WHERE IS ARCADIA?
While the Arcadia neighborhood is not a historic district, and it is not even entirely in Phoenix (the eastern edge is actually in the City of Scottsdale), Arcadia still has a big place in Phoenix history and so we are claiming it!
The large properties (some near 5 acres, but rarely less than half an acre) and the original luxury guest resorts along Camelback Road like the Royal Palms, will give today’s house hunter an idea of Arcadia property values at a glance. This is one of the most desirable and priciest addresses in Phoenix.
Arcadia is not an official geographical area but a general neighborhood for Phoenix real estate, so its boundaries vary according to who you’re talking to (and where they happen to live). The following covers most definitions, with the more conservative viewpoint in parentheses:
East/west boundaries: 32nd Street (some say 44th Street) to the Phoenix/Scottsdale border (or 64th Street).
North/south boundaries: The southern foothills of Camelback Mountain, north of Camelback Road (or Camelback Road itself) to Thomas (or Indian School).