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Old 09-10-2009, 11:41 PM
 
Location: North Central Phoenix
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I live in north central phoenix and i was just wondering what area in phoenix, would you consider to be nicer, arcadia or north central phoenix? or are there any other areas actually in the city of phoenix that are nicer than both of these?

i am currently very satisfied with north central phoenix, but i was wondering what you guys thought?
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:43 PM
 
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I consider Arcadia nicer. Very good school district, higher property values, large lots, some of the best dining the valley has to offer, and proximity to employment.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:47 PM
 
Location: North Central Phoenix
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I consider Arcadia nicer. Very good school district, higher property values, large lots, some of the best dining the valley has to offer, and proximity to employment.
very valid points
i like the older feel of north central phoenix though...the bridle path is nice.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:53 PM
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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Keep in mind that north central Phoenix covers a pretty large, diverse area. That can also include Sunnyslope, which isn't exactly the best section of town. But generally, both the north central & Arcadia areas are greenbelts with many older, well kept homes ... as well as being higher income areas.

Arcadia is close to Scottsdale ... and north central is close to downtown Phoenix & the central corridor. Take your pick. Both areas are highly recommended, and I prefer both actually.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: North Central Phoenix
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Keep in mind that north central Phoenix covers a pretty large, diverse area. That can also include Sunnyslope, which isn't exactly the best section of town. But generally, both the north central & Arcadia areas are greenbelts with many older, well kept homes ... as well as being higher income areas.

Arcadia is close to Scottsdale ... and north central is close to downtown Phoenix & the central corridor. Take your pick. Both areas are highly recommended, and I prefer both actually.
well when i'm saying north central phoenix, i'm thinking from camelback to dunlap and 15th ave to 16th st really.
but i guess technically sunnyslope is included.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:18 AM
 
Location: NE Phoenix!
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That's a tough call, but I'd generally go with Arcadia. There's just a lot of stuff to do, a great housing stock (many 1950s ranch homes), and it's so close to Camelback Mountain. I'd go with some central Phoenix neighborhoods over both, though - Encanto and Willo come to mind.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:29 AM
 
Location: North Central Phoenix
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That's a tough call, but I'd generally go with Arcadia. There's just a lot of stuff to do, a great housing stock (many 1950s ranch homes), and it's so close to Camelback Mountain. I'd go with some central Phoenix neighborhoods over both, though - Encanto and Willo come to mind.
honestly i'm not too concerned with the "things to do" aspect. i'm used to driving out of the area to do fun things. but like the actual housing and landscape part. which area would you say is more desirable?
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:33 AM
 
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North Central PHX = north border of Dunlap? WOW are you missing out on a lot of PHX there...what would you call 32nd/Shea area? What about 1-17/Greenway? Just curious about your definition of north.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Back in the day Sunnyslop was considered north central, but now it's really just central phoenix, north centeral runs up towards bell/union hills and pretty much anything north of bell is north phoenix.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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North Central PHX = north border of Dunlap? WOW are you missing out on a lot of PHX there...what would you call 32nd/Shea area? What about 1-17/Greenway? Just curious about your definition of north.
Well, the OP said north central Phoenix. I wouldn't include anything as far out as Shea or Greenway as "central". North, yes, but not close to the city center. Terms like "north" and "north central" in describing areas of the Valley do mean different things to different people, but the OP defined the area she was talking about for purposes of her question.

To the OP -- I grew up in Arcadia, and still love it. There are lovely parts of the area of north central Phoenix you describe as well, but it's a much bigger area, so it's hard to directly compare the whole thing to Arcadia. Arcadia, overall, gets my vote.
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