North Central Phoenix is considered one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona. The area roughly runs from Camelback (S) to Northern (N) and 16th Street (E) to 13th Avenue (W). Zip codes for North Central Phoenix AZ real estate include: 85014 and 85015.
Murphy’s Bridal Path – a well maintained dirt and sand packed pathway that was originally used for those with horses and horse property in the late 1800 – runs right along Central Avenue between Bethany Home Road and Northern Avenue. Today, the Bridal Path is commonly used for recreation and exercise – and remains one of the key reasons why so many people are attracted to the area.
North Central Phoenix AZ homes for sale have always been in high demand also due to the area’s convenient location – only 10 minutes from downtown’s business district, making it an easy commute for business people. With culture abounding and business districts of downtown Phoenix only a few miles south, North Central Phoenix real estate offers home buyers a perfect balance of convenience, rural living and hip urban lifestyle!
If you’re in the market to buy residential North Central Phoenix AZ real estate, you’ll find a wide range of styles of and options to choose from, including: single-family vintage ranch homes; classic Tudor homes; Spanish style homes; Tuscan style homes; Santa Fe style homes, contemporary and modern homes; and condos and townhouses.
As of 2014, the population for zip code 85015 is 40,644 with 8,324 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 29.1. 35.93% of people are married and 13.20% are divorced. The average household size is 2.86 people. 29.25% of the people are married with kids and 35.30% have children and are single. The population for zip code 85014 is 23,984 with 5,738 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 36.5. 31.57% of the people are married and 17.66% are divorced. The average household size is 2.07 people. 25.14% are married with kids and 23.27% have children and are single.
Residents of North Central Phoenix experience 7 inches of rain per year with no snowfall. The average number of days with any measurable precipitation is 28. On average, the area boasts 299 sunny days per year, with July highs around 105 degrees and January lows around 35 degrees. Click here for local weather updates.
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. Many folks choose to live in North Central Phoenix area for it’s schools. Madison School District serves the area and has some very excellent schools. There are also private schools such as Brophy Prep for boys and Xavier for girls, both of which have long standing reputations for excellence.
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.
One increasingly popular aspect of North Central is the new small-business commerce that is popping up everywhere. The area is exploding with ‘Mom and Pop’ coffee houses, restaurants, bars, shops and general local merchants. Not to mention, 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.
The unemployment rate for North Central Phoenix AZ real estate owners is 5.40%, with job growth of 1.99%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 38.60%. Sales tax for the area is 8.30%. Income tax is 3.36%. Income per capita is $15,999, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $31,858.
Click here for a directory of 38 hospital and medical facilities in the Phoenix metro area.
The average one-way commute in North Central Phoenix takes 26 minutes. 60% of commuters drive their own car alone, 17% carpool with others, 12% take mass transit, and 3% work from home. The Phoenix METRO light rail, the bus system, DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) and DEE (Downtown Evening Express) make it easy for owners of North Central phoenix real estate to get where they need to go. The nearest major airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX / KPHX), which has international and domestic flights – 6 miles from the center of Phoenix, AZ. Another major airport serving buyers of North Central phoenix homes for sale is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA / KIWA), offering domestic flights from Mesa, Arizona – 34 miles from Phoenix, AZ.
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 perfect 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. Helping you live you™ – your style, your scene, your perfect nightcap spot on the porch … If Phoenix has it, we’ll help you find it. We look forward to speaking with you!
Joe Janus, Realtor®
Janus Group Real Estate (HomeSmart)
5225 N. Central Ave., Suite 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
Mobile: 602.620.6267 (Best)