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Get to know Arcadia

Nestled in a lush corridor below Camelback Mountain along the Arizona Canal, Arcadia straddles the line between Scottsdale and Phoenix in both the literal and figurative senses, though it mostly falls within the latter of the two cities. The neighborhood owes its surprising amount of greenery to the irrigation provided in its days as a citrus-growing community, and there’s still a few holdout orange groves today. Properties here seldom run smaller than half an acre, with larger lots approaching five or more, filled with a range of home styles from classic Pueblos to custom new-build showpieces. While much of the area is residential, it’s host to a vibrant shopping and dining scene, with a mix of wine bars, brewpubs, and eateries of all sorts. A bike path along the canal and a handful of trail heads into the mountains offer year-round excuses to stay active outdoors.

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Arcadia Commerce & Culture

Arcadia is known throughout the Phoenix metro for its broad variety of restaurants and retailers, a scene that strongly leans more independent vs. chain. You’ll find many merchants and restaurants clustered into two robust shopping plazas, Camelback Village Center and Gaslight Square, which are filled with just about everything from antique shops to trendsetting boutiques. Whatever you can’t find here—and there’s not much—likely isn’t more than a stone’s throw away. The east edge of the neighborhood skirts Scottsdale’s Old Town, and just across Arcadia’s western border lies the tony Biltmore section of Phoenix, with its namesake Art Deco hotel and the open-air Biltmore Fashion Park.

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