Located in Maracopa County, Arizona, Central Phoenix is considered to be the “urban hub” of the Phoenix metro area. Central Phoenix includes downtown, midtown and uptown, and is roughly bordered by Camelback Rd to the north, the Salt River to the south, 19th Ave to the west and 40th St to the east. Zip codes for Central Phoenix AZ homes for sale include: 85003, 85004, 85006, 85007, 85008, 85009,and 85034.
Central Phoenix is a mix of vibrant and dynamic neighborhoods with a cultural and historic downtown, professional districts and sports centers. Spreading from Northern Avenue all the way south to Thomas Road – and from 19th Avenue to about 64th Street to the east, Central phoenix includes the Central Corridor with luxury neighborhoods like Biltmore, Camelback Corridor and Arcadia, as well as some of the Historic Districts. Close to Tempe and Scottsdale, Arizona State University, and Sky Harbor International Airport, nearby freeways and interstates provide quick commutes to all corners of the Valley.
If you’re interested in living in the core of it all, Central Phoenix offers easy access to restaurants, retail and cultural attractions as the true urban center in the Valley. Neighborhoods in Central Phoenix like the Biltmore area, Arcadia, and the EncantoPalmcroft area are known for their stately homes set into deep lots covered by mature greenery. Historic Districts in the area such as Willo, Encanto-Palmcroft, F.Q. Story and Coronado offer charming Central Phoenix AZ homes for sale, such as tudors, bungalows and craftsmen dating as far back as the 1920s and 30s.
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 also located near ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus. The Maricopa County Community College District includes ten community colleges and two skills centers throughout the Phoenix metro area.
The Phoenix metro area is 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 headquarters of U-HAUL International; Best Western; and Apollo Group, parent of the University of Phoenix area also located in 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.
Events & Interesting Things to do
Sports venues, museums, theaters, trendy restaurants, shopping and parks – Central Phoenix has it all. During the day, the area is bustling with business activities. The nights come alive for meeting up with friends and family at the many fun venues and events throughout the area. For a complete list of things to do in Downtown Phoenix, download What’s Happening in DTPHX — your ultimate downtown event guide.
A directory of 38 hospital and medical facilities in the Phoenix metro area.
Valley Metro provides public transportation for Central Phoenix and throughout the metropolitan area, with its trains, buses, and ride-share program. The nearest major airport serving Central Phoenix 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’re here to assist you in finding 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 Central 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 Phoenix 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
Mobile: 602.620.6267 (Best)