The Arcadia neighborhoods are undoubtedly one of the most desirable addresses in Arizona. Offering large properties (some near 5 acres, but rarely less than half an acre) and custom-built homes from the 20s-50s. These gorgeous homes have been meticulously maintained and updated over the years. You’d be hard pressed to find a new home built to this same high quality today.
As a result, the estate homes in the Arcadia Neighborhood can quickly soar to over 3 million and, even in this economy; you’ll have to be quick and aggressive when trying to buy one of these larger homes. Arcadia’s housing market is definitely an anomaly in the valley of the sun. The lush, green, mature landscapes of the irrigated Arcadia parcels are not found many places. Remnants of orange and date groves still suggest a hint of “rural” and so do the quiet streets dotted with distinct architectural styles–Ranch Revival, Pueblo style, or some architectural blend.
Even with their rural feel, Arcadia homes are just minutes from shopping and dining at the posh Biltmore Fashion Park (24th Street & Camelback, Phoenix) or the Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale Road & Camelback, Scottsdale). A short drive will get you to downtown Phoenix, or Old Town Scottsdale, or to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in about 15 minutes. Last but not least, Arcadia notably was named a “Best Place to Live” by Money magazine and it’s not hard to figure out why!