The Arcadia neighborhood is one of the most desirable addresses in Phoenix. Arcadia is also the capital, and largest city in Arizona. Citrus groves, and some of the best dining and shopping in the Valley make this east Phoenix neighborhood a very popular area to live in. Arcadia AZ real estate is unique, in that a portion of the neighborhood lies in Phoenix and the other portion in Scottsdale. The Phoenix portion of Arcadia is located in the 85018 zip code, and the Scottsdale portion is located in zip code 85251.
Arcadia offers exquisite views of the CamelBack Mountain landmark, named for its uncanny resemblance to a “kneeling camel.” Residents of the area have easy access to some of the best hiking at Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area, located between Arcadia and the city of Paradise Valley. When it comes to shopping, Scottsdale Fashion Square is the largest shopping mall in Arizona – only 5 minutes from Arcadia. The Biltmore Fashion Park is also nearby and features over 75 retail stores. Arcadia Park and Herberger Park are also popular family destinations, offering tennis courts, lighted volley ball courts, multi-purpose fields, an exercise course, playgrounds, and picnic areas.
Continuous sunshine makes this phoenix area an outdoor lover’s dream. Residents can explore the extensive trail system at South Mountain Park, hike up Camelback Mountain, or visit the Desert Botanical Garden. On those hotter than hot summer days, one can also escape to some of the best nearby local museums and galleries in Arizona. Downtown Phoenix is located within 10-15 minutes of Arcadia, making it easy for residents of Arcadia AZ real estate to take advantage of the many amenities that the downtown area has to offer. Along with Arcadia’s excellent public school system, it’s no wonder that Money Magazine voted Arcadia as one of the “Best Places to Live in the US.”
If you are in the market to buy Arcadia AZ real estate, you’ll find a variety of residential options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for upscale homes, new construction homes, unique architectural homes, single-family homes, townhomes, condos or investment properties, we are experienced Arcadia AZ Realtors® that can help you find the perfect home for your lifestyle, preferences and needs!
Bounded roughly by 44th Street to 68th Street and from Thomas Rd. to Camelback mountain, the neighborhood of Arcadia contains well-kept homes on large lots. Many of the homes in the community sit on 2-5 acres – it’s an exception to find Arcadia AZ homes for sale anything less than half an acre. Built on former citrus groves, Arcadia homes are surrounded by leafy streets and developed landscaping. You’ll find a wide variety of architectural styles, including ranch, contemporary and modern, territorial, Santa Barbara, and Mediterranean style.
The median home value within the 85018 zip code is $384,900. The median age of Arcadia az real estate is 24 years. Renters make up 24.56% of the population and 19.79% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate). The median home value within the 85251 zip code is $213,300. The median age of real estate is 38 years. Renters make up 37.96% of the population and 20.49% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
Arcadia and the surrounding area gets around 7 inches of rain per year and no snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 28. On average, there are 299 sunny days per year,with July highs around 105 degrees and January lows around 35 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 45 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable.
As of 2014, the population within zip code 85018 is 219,867, with 1,195 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 45.1. 52.98% of people are married and 12.99% are divorced. The average household size is 2.18 people. 26.20% are married, with children and 10.85% have children, and are single. As of 2014, the population for zip code 85251 is 34,643 with 4,710 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 37.6. 34.70% of people are married and 15.50% are divorced. The average household size is 1.97 people. 2 4.46% are married, with children and 19.27% have children, and are single.
Schools & Education
The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. Buyers of Arcadia AZ homes for sale are served by the highly acclaimed Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD). The district also serves most of Scottsdale, most of Paradise Valley, a portion of Phoenix, and a portion of Tempe. All schools within SUSD are high performing or excelling by the Arizona Department of Education. Schools spend $9,030 per student. There are 22 students per teacher, 237 students per librarian, and 900 students per counselor.
Arizona State University (ASU) is the main institution of higher education in the Phoenix area with its main campus located in Tempe. ASU also has campuses in northwest Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix, Mesa and Glendale. A branch of the University of Arizona College of Medicine is located near ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus. The Maricopa County Community College District includes ten community colleges and two skills centers throughout the county, providing adult education.
Phoenix is currently home to four Fortune 500 companies including: Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, PetSmart and Republic Services. Honeywell’s Aerospace division is headquartered in Phoenix, and the valley hosts many of their avionics and mechanical facilities Intel has one of their largest sites in the area, employing about 12,000 employees. The city is also home to: the headquarters of U-HAUL International; Best Western; and Apollo Group, parent of the University of Phoenix. US Air/American Airlines is the largest carrier at Sky Harbor International Airport and Mesa Air Group, a regional airline group, is headquartered in Phoenix. Phoenix also has has a significant military presence , with Luke Air Force Base located in the western suburbs.
The unemployment rate for zip code 85018 is 4.30%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 39.70%. State tax is 7.95% and income tax is 3.36%. The income per capita is $50,525, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $72,163. The unemployment rate for zip code 85251 is 4.30%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 39.70%. Sales tax is 8.30% and income tax is 3.36%. The income per capita is $36,736, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $48,273.
Interesting Things to Do
Comprehensive directory of interesting things to do in or near Arcadia – dining, shopping, museums, golf, hiking, outdoor activities, family fun, and a whole lot more!
Directory of 38 hospital and medical facilities in the Phoenix metro area
Valley Metro provides public transportation for the Arcadia neighborhood and throughout the metropolitan area, with its trains, buses, and ride-share program. The nearest major airport serving Arcadia AZ homes for sale is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX / KPHX), with international and domestic flights – located 6 miles from the center of Phoenix. Another major airport is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA / KIWA), offering domestic flights from Mesa, Arizona.
The Janus Group is a full-service real estate brokerage representing buyers and sellers in the Phoenix metropolitan area. If you are a buyer, we’ll help you find the ideal home in the right neighborhood to fit your lifestyle, preferences and needs! We focus our real estate services in the following communities, but not limited to: Arcadia, Willo Historic District, North Central Phoenix, Central Phoenix, Paradise Valley and the Biltmore District.
If you are considering selling your current home, we utilize the latest real estate marketing tools online and offline to expose your property to the widest range of qualified buyers. We will market your home to sell as quickly as possible and for the best price!
Our extensive knowledge of the Phoenix AZ real estate market and surrounding area allows us to guide our clients intelligently. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or invest, our mission is to provide exceptional customer service while assisting you throughout the transaction. Please give us a call today or fill out the online contact form, and let us know how we can best serve your real estate needs. We look forward to speaking with you!
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Joe Janus, Realtor®
Janus Group Real Estate (HomeSmart)
5225 N. Central Ave., Suite 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
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