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, the 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. 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-1950s, 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, ranch and revival style homes along with 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 in Arcadia start around $550,000 and can reach upwards of $3.5 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 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 .
If you have questions regarding homes for sale in Arcadia, or would like more information regarding other real estate options in the Scottsdale, Arcadia, Paradise Valley area, please do not hesitate to call, my cell at 480-450-4632.
Arcadia is a gorgeous community located in the sunny warm climate of Phoenix, Arizona. Arcadia is known for its fresh foods, picturesque mountain views and some of the best hiking destinations in the state can be found here as well. If you are looking for a location that incorporates “living green”, staying active and being family friendly, look no further because Arcadia is the perfect place to raise a family. The temperature in Arizona stays sunny and warm year round, giving its residents access to any and all of the outdoor activities they love like golfing, hiking, biking, running, swimming and so much more.
Looking for entertainment here in Arcadia? Arcadia offers a plethora of options for those who are looking to enjoy the beauty of the Desert and all Arizona has to offer. The Desert Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful places you will ever venture, it has miles of garden to pursue through and marvel in the mysterious desert plant beauty. Echo Canyon Trail Recreation Area also offers visitors with spectacular views and clean, well-maintained trails for all to enjoy and explore. Arcadia is home to a variety of restaurants worth trying that offer meals from all over the world. A local favorite is called Chelsea’s Kitchen which offers farm fresh ingredients and focuses on some of the American favorites like salads, burgers and taco platters.
Wondering what types of homes you can find for sale here in Arcadia? Homes available in this area include ranch style, pueblos, Mediterranean revivals, as well as modern and traditional style homes. Depending on your taste and needs homes in Arcadia are fairly affordable but can reach status of Luxurious the larger, more ornate and privately located they become.
If you would like more information about the homes for sale here in the gorgeous area of Arcadia, Arizona, please don’t hesitate to contact us today! Michael Chaisson Realtor -Scottsdale -Arcadia -Paradise Valley Real Estate 480-450-4632
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