Best Neighborhoods To Live In Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona is a thriving and diverse city which is not only the state capital but the most populated city as well. Being home to over 1.5 million residents, Phoenix is filled with many amazing features which include amenities, schools, entertainment venues, business districts and much more. 

Some of the best neighborhoods in Arizona can be found in the exciting city of Phoenix. From family friendly suburbs to hip and cool urban centers, Phoenix offers an eclectic mix of communities which suit each and every walk of life. 

Below is a snapshot of 10 of the best neighborhoods located in Phoenix, Arizona and a few of the reasons why residents have come to love calling them home. 

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Arcadia is one of the most sought after areas in Phoenix. The family friendly, suburban style neighborhood falls to the east of Phoenix’s downtown district, roughly between Phoenix and Scottsdale. A beautiful community, Arcadia is the perfect spot to set down roots and raise a family. The neighborhood is ideally located near all Phoenix has to offer, or a quick trip into Scottsdale can accomplish errands and more. 

Homes for sale in Arcadia are a collection of well appointed single family homes which vary in styles. Most detached homes, Arcadia properties range in size catering to both couples and families alike. Homes tend to begin in the low to mid $400K’s and climb to nearly $2 million +. 

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Central Phoenix

Also known as CenPho, Central Phoenix is an up and coming district which has become a popular area, especially for those who enjoy the art, culture and nightlife offered in the community. An urban oasis, Central Phoenix is filled with tasty restaurants, unique shops, interesting art and cultural centers and much more. Many residents are drawn to the community for its unique and diverse atmosphere and great walkability. 

Homes for sale in Central Phoenix cover a wide range of styles and sizes. From amazing, luxury estates to beautiful condominiums and loft style properties, Central Phoenix’s real estate is about as diverse as its residents. Properties can range from the mid to upper $600K’s to $5 million. 

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Though technically a city of its own, Glendale is only 9 miles from downtown Phoenix and offers amazing real estate opportunities for prospective homebuyers. Home to roughly 250,000 residents, Glenda is a charming area that has many amenities and features of its own. Residents enjoy the many quiet and friendly subdivisions which make up Glendale, while also being able to quickly access all the fun and excitement found in Phoenix. 

Homes for sale in Glendale, Arizona encompass just about every home style. Single family detached to townhomes, condominiums, multi family housing to luxury estates. Prices are equally as varied with listings ranging from the mid to upper $300K’s to $5 million +. 

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Tempe is also technically defined as a city, though falling directly east of downtown and between the downtown district and the Arizona State University Campus. Home to just over 185,000 residents, Tempe is a beautiful and diverse community which offers an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, entertainment ventures, parks and more. The university adds a feel of excitement and energy to the neighborhood, especially during its various events and sports games. 

Homes for sale in Tempe, Arizona can be found in many different styles. Single family homes are the most common style, however there are a wide selection of townhomes, row homes and condominiums also found throughout Tempe.

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Uptown Phoenix

Uptown Phoenix is considered by many as one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city. It’s prime location provides easy access to all points of the city, while its real estate encompasses some of the city’s most historic and unique housing. The mix of new development and estates to older, established mansions makes Uptown a one of a kind community within the city. 

Homes for sale in Uptown Phoenix are diverse to say the least. The many subdivisions and communities which make up Uptown each offer a variety of housing styles and sizes. Stucco estates, sprawling ranches, historic mansions and luxury condominiums are dotted throughout the area attracting buyers from all over the city and state. Prices are equally as varied and can range just around $500K to $5 million +.

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Paradise Valley

A small, affluent community, Paradise Valley is located slightly north of Scottsdale, and slightly east of the Phoenix Mountain Reserve. A sought after community, Paradise Valley lives up to its name and offers residents a plethora of high end amenities and top-tier restaurants, shops, golf courses and more. The town is home to just under 13,000 residents and features some of the most sought after real estate in the area. 

Homes for sale in Paradise Valley can be found in many beautiful styles. Contemporary condo buildings to sprawling ranches, beautiful, well appointed residences abound in Paradise Valley. Due to its popularity, prices are higher than some other areas, typically ranging from the mid $400K’s to $5 million. The average price of real estate in Paradise Valley is approximately $ 3 million. 

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South Mountain Village

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the South Mountain Village community as it perfectly blends access to beautiful trails and parks, all while falling only 15 minutes from Phoenix’s downtown district. South Mountain Park anchors the community and spans an impressive 16,000 acres of land, making it one of the largest municipal parks in the country. Along with its extensive trail network, one can also enjoy some of the best views in the area at Dobbins Lookout. 

South Mountain Village homes for sale can be found encompassing virtually every style. Prospective home buyers can find a property which perfectly suits their needs as the community offers single family detached homes, single level homes, two storey properties, ranches, condominiums, townhomes and luxury estates. Prices can be found between the upper $100K’s to $4 million and up. 

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Located west of downtown Phoenix is the family friendly neighborhood of Tuscano. Situated between W. Broadway Road and W. Lower Buckeye Road, Tuscano is a beautiful new community which is just north of the Salt River. A master planned community Tuscano residents enjoy easy access to downtown and surrounding areas via the many major roadways which surround it. 

Tuscano was developed by Express Homes and D.R. Homes features a collection of single family detached properties. There are a variety of floor plans and layouts for buyers to choose from single to two story properties. Prices are attractive ranging from the low $300K’s to high $400K’s. 

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Laveen Village

Described as an “Urban Village’, Laveen is situated only 8 miles from downtown Phoenix, between South Mountain Park and the confluence of the Gila and Salt rivers. The popular community is home to a number of neighborhoods, parks, light commercial areas and more. Homeowners enjoy their prime located, comfortably able to access the stunning South Mountain Park or head quickly into Phoenix via Ed Pastor Freeway, which runs along the west side of the community. 

Real estate opportunities are diverse in Laveen Village and range from established communities to new developments and master planned neighborhoods. Homes can be found ranging in size and style and fall between the mid to upper $200K’s and $4 million +. 

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Encanto Village

Encanto Village is one of the 15 villages which make up Phoenix, and is home to many of the city’s most popular neighborhoods and subdivisions. There are approximately 50,000 residents who make up Encanto Village. Within the Village, Encanto, the area's namesake, is a highly sought after and desirable neighborhood. Residents and prospective buyers are attracted to the area for its unbeatable location, amazing amenities and exceptional real estate opportunities. 

Encanto Village is home to a majority of the city’s historical districts with 21 of the 36 falling within its boundaries. Many historic properties as well as cozy bungalows, spacious ranches and modern condominiums can be found for sale in Encanto. Prices generally fall between the low to mid $200K’s to over $1 million. 

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Phoenix is an amazing city which is home to a wide array of neighborhoods and communities. Regardless of what one is in the market for, Phoenix is filled with areas which will perfectly blend with your lifestyle. From gated neighborhoods, to urban districts, historic areas, to rural getaways, Phoenix’s plethora of communities are eagerly awaiting to welcome you home!