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Living in Arcadia
Arcadia is very family oriented as there are large grassy yards, many homes with pools, sports courts are becoming standard, quiet streets, and the Arcadia Schools are among the best in the state. There are public, charter, and private schools available.
Arcadia is perfect for the active person with majestic Camelback Mountain being right there for hiking or mountain biking. Piestewa Peak (formerly Squaw Peak) is just a short 15 minute drive away too. Papago Park is about a 10 minute drive from Arcadia. There is plenty of hiking, trail running, mountain biking, beautiful scenery, and amazing sunsets at any of these parks. The Arizona Canal Trail that makes up the southern border of Arcadia is perfect for jogging, biking, rollerblading, or just taking a stroll. The canal goes for miles throughout Central Phoenix and connects into the trails along the Scottsdale greenbelt.
Arcadia ShoppingLa Grande Orange Grocery and Pizzeria (locals refer to it as LGO). Living in Arcadia puts you in the middle of two of finest shopping areas in the Metro Phoenix Area as there is the Biltmore Fashion Park and the infamous Scottsdale shopping.
Arcadia RestaurantsIn short, your Arcadia dining options are plentiful. Within a five minute drive of Arcadia there is everything from casual dining to some of the finest dining in the Metro Phoenix Area. Lons at the Hermosa (Artful American Cuisine), T. Cook's (Mediterranean inspired cuisine) at the infamous Royal Palms Resort, The Vig (Contemporary Eclectic), and Vincent on Camelback (French).
All of the following can be found at the elegant AAA Five Diamond Phoenician Resort… Relish Burger Bistro (gourmet burgers), Il Terrazzo (American-Italian cuisine), J&G Steakhouse (sophisticated classics). Two fun neighborhoods spots are La Grande Orange Grocery and Pizzeria and Postino WineCafe.
In that same 5 minute drive to the east of Arcadia you will enter the wonderful world of Scottsdale (including Old Town Scottsdale of course) which I believe has more dining choices per capita than anywhere in the world (ok I just made that up).
Drive 10 minutes west of Arcadia and you will end up in Phoenix's Biltmore Area where there is a plethora of great restaurants in and around the Biltmore Fashion Park.
The bottom line is that you won't go hungry while living in Arcadia.
Arcadia HomesSince Arcadia's beginning, it has been synonymous with luxury homes as these were built as estate homes. Most homes are built on at least a half acre up to 5 acres. With the high quality of the original construction, Arcadia amenities, and its location, Arcadians tend to stay and renovate/expand their homes rather than moving away. Most Arcadia homeowners will normally get first-class architects involved in the process. On occasion, it is decided that some homes are beyond a renovation, are torn down, and started from scratch. Nevertheless, the talented architects design the new construction to still have the charm/character of yesteryear so that it blends seamlessly with the other existing homes.
When looking for Arcadia homes for sale, it can get really expensive starting at about $400,000 for what would be considered a small (2,000 sqft) fix-up home to upwards of 4 million dollars. Most Arcadia homes are sizeable with the average size being around 4,000 square feet with at least 4 if not 5 bedrooms. Many Arcadia homes have pools as well as guest houses. Arcadia Real Estate does have some raw land available, but even this can be very pricey depending on where it is located. There is currently land within Arcadia available from $500,000 to $2 million.
Where Exactly is Arcadia?Generally speaking Arcadia is in Central Phoenix just south of the infamous Camelback Mountain.
Many people have a different idea of where the exact boundaries are and for good reason as there isn't an official designated boundary area. I will define Arcadia as the following boundaries:
North: Camelback Mountain -- purists would say Camelback Rd
South: Arizona Crosscut Canal (Indian School Rd more or less)
East: 68th St
West: 44th St
There are some really nice neighborhoods/homes next to Arcadia which I would label as "Arcadia Lite".
Arcadia is mostly in Phoenix, but the eastern most portion is actually Scottsdale.