Beautiful Arcadia is a neighborhood found within the boundaries of Phoenix and Scottsdale, located in the area from Indian School Road north to Camelback Mountain, and from 44th Street to 64th Street. The hallmark of Arcadia is its ranch style homes on large manicured lots, thanks to its citrus groves origins. The irrigation system led to gorgeous, mature landscaped yards, many with abundant citrus trees, and shaded, leafy streets which are a signature of Arcadia. Arcadia is one of the most desired communities in the Valley of the Sun.
Development of this suburb began in earnest in the mid-1950s amongst the remaining citrus farms, and therefore the homes in Arcadia include several different types from large ranch homes, to custom and patio homes. Some homes still remain from the 1920s and the majority of the homes in Arcadia have been partially or fully updated. The homes have a variety of architectural styles beyond its typical ranch homes, including country cottage, Revival, Pueblo and blended architectural types. The majority of the lot sizes in Arcadia are large, with few under a half acre, and some properties are up to 5 acres in size. Many homes have swimming pools in their large yards, and others have sports courts.
The central location of Arcadia means shopping, culture and entertainment options aren’t more than a few minutes away. Arcadia is five minutes from downtown Scottsdale, a cultural and art hub. Shopping at the Biltmore Fashion Park and Scottsdale Fashion Square is minutes away, and ten minutes away is downtown Phoenix with its many museums (science, children’s, art), sporting venues (Chase Field and Talking Stick Resort Arena) and theatres (Herberger and the Dodge). Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy nearby Camelback Mountain as well as the many bike and jogging paths throughout Arcadia and along the Arizona Canal. Golfers have many options as well, including the Phoenician Golf Course, in the foothills of Camelback Mountain.
The Scottsdale School District serves family-friendly Arcadia, including Hopi Elementary and Tavan Elementary, Ingleside Middle School and Arcadia High School. All are A rated public schools. Arcadia also has several private and charter school options available to its residents.