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Arcadia: The Ultimate Guide

Lush green landscape in Arcadia, Phoenix

The Arcadia neighborhood brings a touch of Southern California to Phoenix. While it is not a historic district, its rich history, architecture, and location make it a must to add to our list. Nestled south of the Camelback Mountains, it was originally filled with orchards. In the 1920s, homes started to be built on large lots for the wealthy. Having a built-in irrigation system allowed many orange and date trees, farms, gardens, horse stables, and lush landscapes to remain, giving the area a touch of rural charm. Today, you will find immaculate custom historic homes, high-end architect-designed remodels, and newly built homes. The large lots are beautifully utilized with custom pools, lush mature landscapes, gardens, orchards, and unique additions. Arcadia also feels like it was built for families with some of the best schools in the state, local parks, resorts, country clubs, and businesses that are family-friendly. Scroll down to find amazing historic and luxury homes for sale in Arcadia that you will love.

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Arcadia Historic Neighborhood

Years Built

Homes were built from 1920s - 1950s


Custom Historic Homes, Architect-Designed Luxury Homes & Remodels


Custom Ranch, Spanish Colonial Revival, Pueblo Revival, historic & newly built luxury homes


Homes on average are 3-7 bedroom and 3-14 bathrooms, with 3,000-12,000+ square feet on 1/2 - 5 acres.


Home median price is $520,000. The closed sales prices range from $415,000-$551,000

What You'll Love

Walkable neighborhood, Grand Historic & Modern Luxury Estates, Large Lots with Orchards, Gardens, Horse Stables, Luxury Amenities, Mountain Living, Top Lifestyle

Life in Arcadia

Arcadia has an energetic community buzz. Residents include young families, millennials, affluent individuals, and highly strategic investment property seekers. You can expect a fun, social atmosphere with BBQs at your neighbors, kids playing outside, and adventures available all around you. Maintaining an active lifestyle is easy with local parks, walking trails, country clubs, world-class resorts, horse stables, the Grand Canal bike trail, and the Camelback and Papago Mountains at your fingertips. Arcadia is also perfectly located. It’s just minutes away from all of the top local destinations, including Oldtown Scottsdale, Downtown Phoenix, the best shopping and restaurants, and the Sky Harbor Airport. On any given day you’ll see families out and about, lots of activity at nearby parks, and people enjoying all of the many local amenities. In short, in Arcadia you can have it all.

Where is Arcadia located?

Arcadia is located in the heart of Phoenix. Surrounded by top cafes, restaurants, light rail stations, near Encanto Park, the Central Arts District, minutes from downtown, uptown, Biltmore & Arcadia, and all major freeways.

Arcadia Neighborhood

Parks near Arcadia

These are the parks in or near by the Arcadia neighborhood:

  • Arcadia Park
  • G.R. Herberger Park
  • Old Crosscut Canal
  • Kachina Park
  • Echo Canyon Recreation Area
  • Lafayette Park
  • Camelback Park
  • Pierce Park
  • Papago Park
  • Scottsdale Civic Center
  • Paiute Park
  • Los Olivos Park
  • Chaparral Park
  • Granada Park

Schools in Arcadia

These are the schools zoned for the Arcadia neighborhood:

Architecture in Arcadia

Custom historic homes were built in Arcadia in the 1920s -1950s with Ranch, Spanish Colonial, and Bungalow architecture. You will also find many homes with a blend of styles, along with architect-designed remodels and newly built homes. Many of the most innovative houses for sale in Phoenix are located here. Learn more about the architecture styles in Arcadia below.

Arcadia Featured Listings

Check out real estate listings in Arcadia to see some of the most innovative luxury homes and historic houses for sale in Phoenix, Arizona. If you want this neighborhood’s lifestyle, but can’t afford an estate here, check out the ’50s & ’60s homes in the Arcadia Lite neighborhood next door.

Arcadia Market Report

We want to ensure that you have all the information needed to make the best decisions when it comes to your home goals. Check out the most recent Arcadia real estate market.

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Vanessa Clayton

Hey Central Phoenix, I’m Vanessa! I’m passionate about serving the Central Phoenix community, and look forward to introducing you to all the best neighborhoods, architecture, events, restaurants, and activities in and around town. With my 25 years in marketing, sales, coaching and real estate you won't find a more caring, dedicated, and qualified professional to serve your every need. I have worked with celebrities, public figures and families around the world. And will work for you like family! When I’m not filming, writing, marketing, and selling real estate, I enjoy spending my time dancing, cooking, baking, doing yoga and walking in and around Central Phoenix with my amazing partner, David, and our beautiful daughter, Luna.
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