Arcadia Homes for Sale
What You'll Love About This Neighborhood
Arcadia is a neighborhood in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. It is bounded 44th Street to 68th Street and Camelback Road to the canal. Arcadia contains well-kept homes on large lots; these homes command relatively high property values (as the neighborhood is adjacent to the upscale suburbs of Paradise Valley, the Biltmore area, Scottsdale and north Phoenix). Built on former citrus groves, This area is one of the best areas known for well-irrigated, mature landscaping. Several yards prominently feature orange, lemon and grapefruit trees as reminders of the area’s past; the area used to be occupied by citrus farmers from 1919 to the mid-1950s. In the mid-1950s, the rest of Phoenix caught up with the farms and the area suburbanized with characteristic ranch homes on large lots. Arcadia High School serves and derives its name from the neighborhood. Arcadia is frequently listed as the top place to live in all of Phoenix Metro due to its ideal location for both work and fun, vibrant food / culture, walk-ability, and plush landscape. It is also just south of the desired hiking destinations of Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak. Much of Phoenix’s cycling scene pedals through this neighborhood, as Campbell / Layfayette is one of the main Phoenix cycling corridors.
The Arcadia AZ zip codes are 85018 and 85251. Arcadia is unique in that a portion of the neighborhood lies in Phoenix and the other portion in Scottsdale. The Phoenix portion of Arcadia is located in the 85018 zip code. The Scottsdale portion of Arcadia is located in the 85251 zip code.
Things To Do In Arcadia
Biking paths are plentiful
This neighborhood is conveniently located with direct access to all of the amenities of Phoenix and Scottsdale just South of Camelback Mountain. Shopping includes: Biltmore Fashion Park, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Old Town Scottsdale and more.
Access to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is just a 15-minute drive from the heart of the city.
Arcadia also has wonderful biking paths along the Arizona Canal, and it’s common to see families biking along the canal on any given afternoon.
Quiet streets, friendly neighbors, local hotspots and beautiful scenery make Arcadia one of the most unique and desirable communities in the Phoenix area.
Bike-friendly restaurants are plentiful in this neighborhood like Le Grande Orange, Postinos, and Chelsea’s Kitchen. The lush gorgeous scenery and location makes Arcadia one of the most desirable communities in Arizona. One of my favorites, Chelsea’s Kitchen:
Chelsea’s Kitchen: (one of my personal favorites):
The kitchen was found as an adobe brick building, and could have been a 1940’s dance hall but was repurposed as a roadhouse celebrating the cuisine of the Southwest. They showcase the region’s farms, and features a wood-wood-burning rotisserie and grill, as well as a unique smoke yard that greets you upon arrival. For those who are thirsty, they serve craft beer and many excellent wines pairing them with a stunning outdoor patio and fireplace offering the best of casual or modern dining.
Restaurants and Dining
Lifestyle and Education
Once home to hundreds of acres of sweet-smelling citrus groves, Arcadia is today the residential jewel for Phoenix and many homes are still surrounded by lush fruit trees. Immaculately maintained, mostly mid-century ranch-style houses with wide lots – perfect for backyard baseball games and family barbecues – are Arcadia’s signature.
Highly respected area schools add to Arcadia’s appeal. This community is also known for great private schools, such as Catholic Brophy and Xavier College Preparatory Academies and Phoenix Country Day. The local elementary school, Hopi Elementary is a local favorite of families, and is within walking distance from many homeowners.