Arcadia is a neighborhood shared by Phoenix, and Scottsdale, Arizona. It is bounded roughly by 44th Street to 68th Street and from Camelback Road to Thomas Road. Arcadia contains well-kept homes on large lots; these homes command relatively high property values (as the neighborhood is adjacent to the upscale suburbs of Paradise Valley, the Biltmore area, Scottsdale and north Phoenix).Built on former citrus groves, Arcadia is known for well-irrigated, mature landscaping. Several yards prominently feature orange, lemon and grapefruit trees as reminders of the area’s past; the area used to be occupied by citrus farmers from 1919 to the mid-1950s. In the mid-1950s, the rest of Phoenix caught up with the farms and the area suburbanized with characteristic ranch homes on large lots.
When looking for Phoenix homes for sale in Arcadia, you’ll find a wide variety of architectural styles, from sprawling, 4- to 5-bedroom ranches built in the postwar era to revivals and pueblo-style homes dating to the late 1920s and early ’30s. There are quite a few new homes for sale; where older homes are torn down in favor of starting fresh, the builder typically remains true to the unique architectural character of the area. There are plenty of swimming pools, and many homes have guest houses. Lots are typically at least a half acre, and are often much larger, with lush, green lawns and well-manicured landscaping, predominantly of brightly colored oleander hedges, swaying palms, and the citrus trees that made Arcadia in such demand with homebuyers.