Phoenix, Arizona is a thriving city in Maricopa County with seemingly endless advantages for homebuyers considering relocating here. With a genuinely stunning desert backdrop, the city is rich with amenities and attractions that include some of the region’s best shopping, dining, recreation, and entertainment destinations. Among its many notable attractions, Camelback Mountain is a must-see landmark. From the “hump” of Camelback, you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view. However, you’ll have to scale the Cholla or Echo Canyon trails to reach the summit. But once you’ve gained those 1,200 feet, you will be positioned to gaze in wonder at the Phoenix Mountains Preserve and the city’s skyline. Another naturally beautiful destination to be explored here is Papago Park. This iconic park is home to red rock buttes and is located just a few minutes from Downtown Phoenix. Amidst the many recreational opportunities in the park, fishing in the seven acres of lagoons and playing around at the lush Papago Golf Course are among the favorites. The 50-acre Desert Botanical Garden is another site that you must behold. Year-round there are splendid events held here. And we would be remiss not to mention the 16,000-acre South Mountain Park and Preserve. With fifty miles of scenic trails, this municipal park affords breathtaking skyline views and opportunities to observe ancient petroglyphs. For those that don’t want to hike or bike, you can drive up the 5.5 Summit Road which will take you to the highest accessible point, known as Dobbins Lookout.
Phoenix is also home to some truly spectacular attractions for families with children. For example, The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) which displays a one-of-a-kind collection of musical instruments from around the world, and the Phoenix Zoo, one of the United States’ largest non-profit zoos. Another highlight of the Phoenix metro area are the many concert halls, theaters, galleries, and cultural centers. From the Heard Museum to the Phoenix Art Museum to the multitude of venues along Roosevelt Row, there is much to see and do in this spectacular city. Phoenix is also a great place to live if you are a foodie. There are extraordinary dining options to be found in Downtown’s Heritage Square, nearby Old Town Scottsdale, as well as Central Phoenix, and many other neighborhoods.
Speaking of Phoenix neighborhoods, Downtown Phoenix is where you’ll find the artsy Roosevelt Row, CityScape, and local hotspots including the Crescent Ballroom and more than one hundred other restaurants. Downtown is also home to Arizona State University’s downtown campus and the Phoenix Convention Center. Central Phoenix is full of neighborhood hangouts like Linger Longer Lounge, The Vig Uptown, and Culinary Dropout at The Yard. Sometimes called CenPho, Central Phoenix is buzzing with excitement and thrilling opportunities to dance, catch a play, and enjoy a local restaurant. One of the most desirable neighborhoods in Phoenix is Arcadia. With its historical citrus groves, tree-lined streets, and some of the best shopping and dining in the Valley, Arcadia is a great place to buy a home. Homes in Arcadia have easy access to excellent hiking and awe-inspiring views of Camelback Mountain.
One of the city’s oldest neighborhoods is F.Q. Story. Found between Seventh and 16th avenues and Roosevelt Street and McDowell Road, this historic district is home to a wide range of architectural styles including Colonial Georgian, California Craftsman, English Tudor, and more. Willo is another desirable historic district in Phoenix, nestled between Thomas and McDowell roads and First and Seventh avenues. Homes in The Willo Historic District include charming cottages, many of which can be explored during the annual home tour. For homebuyers desiring a rural ambiance, Medlock Place is the neighborhood for you. Located west of Central Avenue and north of Camelback Road, Medlock Place is home to Ranch homes, Pueblo Revival, Spanish Colonial, and bungalows. While Windsor Square is located across Central Avenue from Medlock Place, it has an entirely different character and ambiance. Bounded by Pasadena and Oregon avenues and Seventh Street and Central Avenue, the Windsor Square neighborhood is full of large homes that range in style from Norman to Tudor, and curvy streets that are wide and more open.
Woodlea Melrose is another splendid neighborhood offering the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle. This quiet community consists of tree-lined streets and charming homes built primarily in the 1930s and 1940s. Woodlea Melrose is found between Seventh and Fifteenth avenues and Grand Canal and Indian School Road. So clearly, whether you are looking for a stylish mid-century home or a classic ranch-style house, or even a posh condo with all of the latest conveniences, Phoenix real estate has you covered. If you would like more information regarding homes, townhomes, or condos for sale in Phoenix, Arizona, please allow us to assist you and contact us today.
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