Arcadia is an upscale neighborhood that consistently ranks as the best place to live in Phoenix. Thanks to the quiet, rural atmosphere, over-sized lots, mature lush landscaping and unique shops and restaurants, 85018 is one of the most desirable zip codes in the valley. Arcadia feels like an oasis in the middle of a big city. Being such a highly desirable place to live leaves many people wondering where in Phoenix Arcadia is located and what are its boundaries?
The Three Distinct Districts of Arcadia and Their Boundaries
The boundaries of Arcadia seem to depend on which district you are referring to and who you are asking. Here is a breakdown of where the Arcadia neighborhood is located in Phoenix.
Arcadia Proper has two natural boundaries. Camelback Mountain makes up its northern boundary and the Phoenix canal forms its Southern boundary. It stretches from N 44th Street which forms its Eastern boundary all the way to N 68th Street in Old Town Scottsdale. Arcadia Proper’s most Eastern edge actually extends into Scottsdale with some homes having an 85251 zip code.
Arcadia Lite extends from E Camelback Rd along the North, E Indian School Rd along its Southern border, N 32nd St along its Western boundary and N 44th St along its Eastern boundary, Its Northeastern corner follows the Arizona Canal giving its residents direct access to its walking and bike paths.
Lower Arcadia’s Northern boundary follows E Indian School Rd with Thomas Rd forming the Southern border. Its Western boundary is formed by N 44th St and its Eastern boundary is formed by N 56th St, adjacent to The Arizona Country Club.
Arcadia school district Boundaries
Arcadia residents are part of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), which categorizes Arcadia public schools as part of the Arcadia Learning Community. These schools include Hopi, Tavan Elementary Schools, Echo Canyon, a K-8 School, Ingleside Middle School and Arcadia High School.
The Arcadia High School district map boundaries includes the Northern boundaries of E Lincold Dr, runs along the Southern face of Camelback Mountain and E Chaparral Rd, Thomas Rd forms its Southern boundary, N 40th St forms its Western boundary and N 68th St forms the majority of its Eastern boundary with some areas reaching as far as N Scottsdale Rd in Old Town.
Is the Arcadia Neighborhood in Phoenix a Historic District?
Arcadia is not officially considered a historic district, but the homes in that neighborhood can date back as far as the 1930’s. The historical area of Arcadia mainly include the homes in Arcadia Proper and encompasses the area north of the Arizona Canal, south of Camelback Mountain and Camelback Rd, east of 44th St and west of Scottsdale Rd. While many of the original homes built in Arcadia have undergone extensive remodeling, the original history of the area remains. From the over-sized residential lots, mature citrus and palm trees and Arizona Falls located in the G.R. Herberger Park, the rich history of the Arcadia neighborhood still shines through.
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