The Arcadia Neighborhood
The Arcadia Neighborhood
An area once filled with sweet-smelling citrus trees, Arcadia, has blossomed into one of the most enviable real estate neighborhoods in the Phoenix metropolitan. The region is rooted in history, charm, and fully envelops the American Dream.
Arcadia is located in Phoenix, Arizona, south of Paradise Valley and to the west of Old Town Scottsdale. It is just between 40th and 68th Street from Camelback Mountain south to Thomas Road.
History of Arcadia
While Arcadia is not considered a historic district within Phoenix, the area does have a rich history beginning all the way back in 1919. The subdivision emerged from the development of the Salt River Reclamation project. During the project, residents in the area were urged to grow lawns and plant citrus trees to add value to the property. The result? A lush green oasis with Camelback Mountain sights for all residents.
HUGE Homes in Arcadia
It’s no surprise that Arcadia’s luxury real estate has held strong and consistently increased throughout the years. The market is top-rated among young families, millenials, and investors. Properties in Arcadia typically feature custom ranch-style homes with large lot sizes, and a more modern appeal. The Arcadia-Camelback Neighborhood Association describes the homes as “generous setbacks, wide side yards, understated homes, broad lawns, and historic citrus trees.” These citrus trees still remain on many of the properties creating a fruitful smell for all.
Several homes in Arcadia have since been renovated because of the lack of quality construction in the late 50’s and 60’s. These custom, luxury renovations have created climbing property value and buying a home in the area is extremely appealing to many. Home-buyers see purchasing a property in Arcadia as a strong investment as many people see there being no dip in the market in the foreseeable future. For an example of homes in the area, take a look at the drone shot above.
Best Restaurants + Resorts In Town
With many upscale eats to choose from, Arcadia features some of the best restaurants in the metro. From hearty meals to lighter fares, this is the place to visit in the Valley.
Postino Arcadia went from a neighborhood post office to a stylish wine bar with a huge glass garage door and a mid-century modern decor. The food is classic italian with it’s signature bruschetta that no soul dares to leave behind.
With its modern charm, The Henry is known for its top-notch brunch and upscale bistro items. Many people flock to the restaurant to relax alongside its gourmet coffee, fresh-pressed juice, and cocktail bars.
Comfort food is the motto at Nook Kitchen! The menu features anything from poutine fries to halibut tacos and a unique array of bruschettas. The atmosphere is cozy and is the perfect place for a night out on the town.
The Vig is a popular restaurant and tavern that is known for its laid-back feel and hip ambience. The menu highlights include the “Vigazz Burger” for a spicy twist on a classic and more adventurous plates like Carne Asada atop a potato pancake.
After the restaurants are the resorts a plenty! Resorts first started popping up in Arcadia in the 1930s. The Royal Palms Resort and Spa is one of many and is located at the base of Camelback Mountain. It features a luxury Spanish Colonial style decor and over 65 acres of land. The resort serves world-class cuisine, relaxing spa services, a nearby golf course, and gorgeous desert views. Other close-by resorts include the luxury Phoenician in Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Camelback Resort.
Camelback Mountain Views
Arcadia is highly desired because of its close proximity to Camelback Mountain. As one of the nation’s top hiking destinations, Camelback Mountain attracts visitors from around the world. It’s trailheads are close to Arcadia and range from easy to extremely difficult. The summit sits at 2,704 feet above sea level and shows off a view of the Valley. At one point in time, Arcadia was deemed “the oasis at the foot of Camelback Mountain.”
Fourth of July Festival
As one of the few neighborhoods that hosts a Fourth of July party, Arcadia strikes it big with its more than two-decade old celebration. The parade began in 1996 when Johanna Boslin planted flags in her neighbors yard and the neighbor, Bud Katz stated, “The flags look so beautiful, flapping in the breeze. Now all we need is a parade.” From there on the tradition of a parade began! The event features pie eating contests, classic cars, activities, and more. The family-friendly affair takes place each year on July 4th and continues its tradition of decking out in red, white, and blue to celebrate America’s Independence Day.
In summary, Arcadia is filled with rich history, prime real estate, and a beautiful mountain view that all Phoenicians envy. The land is filled with easy to walk to restaurants, relaxing resorts, tons of trails at Camelback Mountain, and so much more. To learn more about the Arcadia neighborhood watch the video below or visit, https://www.viewphoenixmetrohomes.com/ to search homes in the area for FREE.