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.