Arcadia community is a combination of old-Phoenix with modern appeal. Classic ranch style homes, Contemporary, Santa Barbara Tuscan, Victorian Style homes and many apartments, condominiums and patio homes built in the 30's, 40's and 50's to today surrounded by aged pine, eucalyptus trees and matured plant vegetation. Hard to believe you are living in the middle of the desert with all this greenery around you. In fact the city once amo nth opens the water lines and submerges everyone's front and backyard under water. This is the way the city conserves water and keep the community green. It is a quite housing community right off Camelback Road that extends East - West direction. If you need to shop or go to a restaurant you would go to the Biltmore area that is adjoining nearby and 5 minutes away. Home's in the Arcadia district depending on the location, year or if remodeled range in price from $550,000 to $4,500,000 and homes in the Biltmore area range from $700,000 to $7,250,000. The Biltmore has the famous Biltmore shopping center full of renown restaurants and famous designer stores. Nearby are many 5 star resorts that line the Camelback Mountain offering a picturesque background to a relaxing vacation under the sun. If you are passionate golfer, you can indulge in the greater Phoenix course designed by the greats. Some of these golf courses occupy desert canyons where civilization feels a world away.
Paradise Valley is a small town with an area of 15.5 square miles nestled in the mountain ranges of Mummy mountain, Camelback mountain and Piestewa Peak with a population of around 13,500 people. It is known for expensive real estate with ranch homes ranging from $1500,000 on one acre lots and custom built estates to $25,000,000 on five acre lots. The schooling is excellent in Paradise Valley. You are a hop, skip and jump away from Arcadia - Central Phoenix, The Biltmore area and Scottsdale. You are actually in the heart of the valley but with intimate settings and not the hustle bustle of urban life. The highly manicured subdivisions surrounded by a charming desert town has breathtaking views of Mummy & Camelback Mountains where ever you turn your head... you can make it your own. Live right next to the most prestigious resorts in the world, including the Camelback Inn, Sanctuary and soon-to-be Mountain Shadows Resort all with restaurants highly quoted. When you're in the heart of it all including El Chorro Lodge, PV Golf Country Club, fine dining and shops, the opportunity is yours to capture!
Scottsdale Road runs South to North and connects North Scottsdale and South Scottsdale, with the dividing point of the two at Frank Lloyd Wright Rd. It is all about location and having that convenience to jump on the 101 freeway and get to in minutes to fabulous shopping malls like Fashion Square, Scottsdale Quarters and Kierland Commons. North Scottsdale has a young bustling life of fun restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, business of every sector and golf courses. For this, there is a very high request for condo living for young first time buyers who desire to be in the middle of action but with a desert beauty. As you drive North on Scottsdale Road you begin to rise in elevation, so temperatures are slightly cooler and the panoramic views become more colorful taking you into a scenery of the far west. The single family homes are in gated and un gated communities with stucco South West features built in the 80's / 90's and with breath taking views of McDowell Mountains and Camelback Mountains. Prices varie depending on the location, year, condition and the unit size.
To the Southwest and Northwest regions of the quaint community of Fountain Hills are the McDowell Mountains, a chain of extinct volcanic mountains. The highest mountains in the range are East End 4,000 ft. elevation and Thompson Peak at 3,900 ft. This one of a kind panoramic patio view is what attracts buyers to this community. Located East of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills has the world's fourth tallest fountain in the center of town and your minutes from restaurants, schools, shopping, casino's golf an hiking in the McDowell Preserves. Enjoy the three annual art fairs and award winning performing arts theatre. The Spanish and Contemporary homes built in the late 1980's to 2015 are listed from $600,000 to $5,000,000 depending on size, location and amenities.
Northern Phoenix has the Camelback Mountain and Phoenix Mountain Preserve that adds breath taking views to the custom, contemporary or classic ranch style homes located at the base of these mountains. You can still find ranch homes and horse properties from the 1950's, 1960's and 1970''s to flip or fix up. The zip code 85028 is an up and coming neighborhood because of the Interstate freeway 51 that was added from 1987 - 2007 which makes it easy and accessible to the 101, 202 and 10 freeway. You are 15 minutes from the Phoenix Airport and 5 - 10 minutes to Paradise Valley shopping mall and endless restaurants to choose from. The schooling is excellent as well in this area. I live in this area and love the quiet and family like neighborhoods. There is strong safety awareness as well as block watches for the neighborhood. The Phoenix mountain preserve has miles of hiking trails or horseback riding as well. The Roadrunner park is great place for children to play baseball, football or tennis. On Saturday's there is a farmers market open to the public selling fresh local farm products. This is a great neighborhood to raise a young family or to buy your first home. The homes are starting from $150 -$230 a sq. ft.
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The Northern Valley takes you back to the Western roots of Arizona. Just past North Phoenix and North Scottsdale area's is located the small, rugged and charming old west towns of Cave Creek and Carefree. Homes in style Ranch, Territorial Santa Fe and Santa Barbara Mission are nestled away in the mountain boulder rock settings surrounded by cactus and natural desert settings. The towns are situated 1000 to 15000 ft. higher in elevation then Phoenix and North Scottsdale, so your panoramic views and sunsets are even more intense and spectacular! Many people like to get away from the city life and traffic and retreat into the charm of the old west. Access to the 101 freeway gets you connected to the Interstate 17, Interstate 51, Interstate 10 and Interstate 202 with in 25 to 40 minutes depending on what side of the valley you need to travel to. This part of North Phoenix and Scottsdale was constructed starting in the mid 90's until today, so you can find homes that start at $350,000 to $800,000 in Cave Creek and $450,000 to $10,000,000 in Carefree. These towns have some of the Valley's best dining, shopping strip centers, great western bars with live music and dancing and contemporary bars, art galleries, hiking, horseback riding, professional desert setting golf courses and outdoor activities, not to mention all the natural wildlife breathing around you. The schooling in these areas is excellent and as far as safety in the neighborhoods, keep in mind that this is a naturally rugged environment which adds to it's beauty and to it's intimate charm!