Bordering Scottsdale Arizona there is a truly remarkable neighborhood called “Arcadia”. Known for its lush landscaping, picturesque real estate and most famously the residents. City boundaries first, The Arcadia neighborhood is bounded by 40th street to the west, 68th to the east, with Indian School to the south, and Camelback Road to the north. Please note areas bordering Arcadia (proper) have been becoming incredibly popular in the last few years so I have included a map search for your convenience for those “adjacent areas “ as well.
Arcadia has become incredibly popular in the last few years and the reason is “Community and Lifestyle” Kids are seen riding their bikes thru the street; guys and gals from 18 to 80 will play football on neighboring lawns, everyone waves “ hi” ; If you’re out for a walk in the neighborhood on a Sunday, don’t be surprised if you’re invited in for barbecue and end up making new best friends. It’s a wonderful lifestyle Norman Rockwell captured so iconically in his art. The per square foot home prices for living the dream in Arcadia recently past Paradise Valley.. and demand is HIGH ! The homes in Arcadia boast high property values and lots ranging in size from 6000 square feet to 5 acres. Arcadia sits adjacent to several similar upscale communities like those of the Biltmore area, Paradise Valley, north Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Arcadia has an interesting history, The neighborhood took its name from the ancient Greek city of "Arcadia", reputed to be a place of uncommon peace and quiet. In June 1915, the first tract of land platted in this area was recorded: It was called "Citrus Homes", as the neighborhood was originally developed as small citrus orchards.
(Above Arcadia Az in 1950ty's)
The original Arcadia community was first recorded four years later; the large sized lots were aimed to attract wealthy homeowners. (Anyone wanting to build a house had to satisfy a minimum cost of development and the requirement that the house’s exterior design fit the existing neighborhood’s aesthetic norms.) By the mid-1960s, most of the citrus farms were turned into estates. Today many orange trees still line the streets and yards of the homes in Arcadia. Arcadia is one of the most desired addresses in the Phoenix area. Homes in Arcadia come in a wide variety of architectural styles including many custom-built homes(new construction is up 100% this year) charming estate homes including, ranch, contemporary farmhouse, modern contemporary along with many other options. Generally, the best homes for sale in Arcadia sell quickly. The prices of homes for sale in Arcadia vary depending upon a number of factors including the property’s age, size, style, special features and location; primary among these is location and style; Everyone wants to be on the best streets. Homes for sale on Exeter and Dromedary tend to sell quickly. Homes in Arcadia start around $550,000 and can reach upwards of $4.5 million. Arcadia was named “Best Place to Live” by Money magazine. With large yards, many homes with pools, biking paths along the Arizona Canal, sports courts and award winning schools, Students in Arcadia are served by the award-winning Scottsdale Unified School District, most notably Hopi Elementary, Ingleside Middle School and Arcadia High. In addition to all of those wonderful features, Arcadia also has an ideal location in close proximity to hiking, excellent shopping, and exquisite dining at the Biltmore Fashion Park and Scottsdale Fashion Square. Old Town Scottsdale and Downtown Phoenix are also just minutes away giving Arcadia residents easy access to a thriving night-life and highly-rated restaurants. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is about 15 minutes away which is also a great convenience for Arcadia residents. So, if you desire to live in an upscale community with a small-town ambiance and easy access to big-city amenities, consider the homes for sale in Arcadia.
Arcadia versus Paradise Valley homes for sale
I am often asked, what is the primary difference between Arcadia and Paradise Valley for home buyers looking for homes between 1.5 and 3.5 million. Following are a few primary differences 1. Arcadia as pretty as it is, has very visible power lines, even in the views of homes over 3 million. Paradise Valley has buried it's power poles/lines.
Arcadia's lots sizes vary; one acre lots are rare. Paradise Valley homes are almost all on one acre or larger lots.
Arcadia has a younger demographic than Paradise Valley and is closer to metro phoenix whereas Paradise Valley has a larger border with Scottsdale.
If you have questions regarding homes for sale in Arcadia or would like more information regarding other real estate options in the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley area, please do not hesitate to call, my cell at 480-450-4632.
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