Whether you’re an incurable renaissance romantic, an admirer of all things contemporary, a devotee of master-planned amenities or looking to get away from it all in a secluded hideaway, the dynamic districts, communities and neighborhoods of Phoenix dazzle with unique characteristics and personalities.
One of the great things about owning a home, land or other real estate in Phoenix is the city’s ability to offer a solution for just about every lifestyle. Enamored of downtown city life? Like to walk to cosmopolitan treasures such as art venues, museums, concerts or perhaps the ASU downtown campus? Or maybe you’re the type who works in the city’s heart but can’t stand the thought of a long commute. No problem – conveniently located near hop-and-go light rail lines, urban-living lovers will find elegant restored buildings filled with sophisticated lofts. If you prefer a single-family solution, a flourishing resurgence of quaint historic homes near the center city features distinct architectural styles, especially Craftsman and Bungalow. Many of these homes have large covered front porches and most enjoy a tight-knit, neighborly look and feel reminiscent of days gone by.
For those who prefer the lush quiet of upscale suburbia, head further east and enter one of the Phoenix’s original swank neighborhoods, Arcadia, where right-there views of Camelback Mountain abound and mini-citrus orchards and carpets of soft grass dominate the acreage surrounding traditional sprawling ranch homes and contemporary custom estates. Luxurious mountainside mansions flaunt to-die-for city views, while a number of country club-type communities are nestled around championship golf courses. If you’re an equestrian, you’re guaranteed to appreciate the city’s numerous horse properties and communities, where bridle paths, corrals, hot walkers and mare motels dot the landscape. In these neighborhoods, it is not at all unusual to see a rider and horse out for an early morning Saturday stroll…we kid you not.
For recreation, if your family enjoys water sports, there are a number of fresh-water lakes just outside the city limits that offer boating, water skiing, fishing and even house-boating…just set your GPS and away you go. Small in-city lakes even tout urban trout fishing every spring. If sports are what float your proverbial boat, the metropolitan area boasts a full roster of professional sports teams, including a vibrant Spring Training lineup where locals and out-of-state fans converge to cheer on their favorite “boys of summer” in a close-to-the-action environment. Meanwhile, hikers and bikers alike love to lace up the boots and head out to one of the countless trails in and around town, but no matter what’s your pleasure, everyone raves about the city’s 300 or so days of sunshine and magnificent crimson-hued sunrises and sunsets – there’s nothing else like it on earth.