The number one thing our clients ask for when looking for a home may surprise you. It isn’t a modern kitchen with chef-grade appliances, oversized master suite, his and hers closets, infinity edge pool, or mountain views (although, all these items are on their must-have list). What they’re looking for is the lifestyle. They want to be in a neighborhood that reflects how they live, what they enjoy doing and encompasses who they are. They want the Arcadia Lifestyle.
As cliché as it may sound, Arcadia truly has that quintessential trendy, modern, hip, classic, timeless feel, all wrapped into one tight knit, affluent community. Second, only to Paradise Valley, Arcadia is one of the most desirable and priciest addresses in Phoenix. Nestled inbetween Paradise Valley, the Biltmore Corridor, and Old Town Scottsdale, Arcadia has accessibility to all the upscale amenities these neighborhoods have to offer, plus picturesque views of Camelback Mountain. Within a 5-mile radius you’ll find exclusive country clubs, luxury resorts, a central business district, two fashion parks brimming with luxury retailers, the best restaurants and nightlife, and so much more.
Commonly referred to as Arcadia Proper, the boundaries of this neighborhood may shift depending on who you’re talking to. Roughly spanning from 44th Street to 68th Street, Camelback Road to just north of Indian School Road, Arcadia sits within both Phoenix and Scottsdale city limits. Originally home to citrus orchards, the irrigated, oversized lots are ripe with mature landscaping, grassy front yards and expansive floor plans. The neighborhood has retained its 1950’s charm, while embracing the renovated and restructured show pieces that are on par with what modern day buyers are looking for.
On the weekends you will find locals engaged in leisure activities – joggers on the canal, parents pushing strollers to the park, little leaguers swinging bats, and people of all ages riding beach cruisers from one restaurant or bar to the next. The tight knit feel and family focused community is the essence of Arcadia. While the neighborhood may have a trendy vibe, it doesn’t come with an air of arrogance or fleeting restaurant concepts that you might find in similarly affluent communities. La Grande Orange, Postino’s Wine Cafe, Chelsea’s Kitchen, and The Vig are a small sampling of long-standing, locally owned restaurants that appeal to all age demographics, and are popular with those living in and outside of Arcadia. Other neighborhoods claim to have all these amenities, but simply can’t deliver when compared to what Arcadia has to offer.
Living in the neighborhood gives our team a competitive advantage and a deep understanding of pricing, availability and trends in the real estate market. Our clients look to us for pricing guidance, negotiating acumen and for the inside scoop on where people really want to live. Lucky for us, those are easy question for us to answer. Give us a call and we’ll give you a private tour of the Arcadia Lifestyle.