Central Phoenix Guide
Phoenix offers great living in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun
Relocating to Phoenix, Arizona will place you in the heart of the Valley, pulsing with history, arts and the cultural backbone of the region. For quality living, Phoenix offers its Downtown, Ahwatukee and north Phoenix areas.
Downtown Phoenix is rich with cultural venues such as the recently renovated Symphony Hall, home to the Phoenix Symphony and the acclaimed Herberger Theater Center. The Orpheum Theatre and Dodge Theater also offer their own exceptional stages for music and dance performances.
For sports, the US Airways Center is home to four teams: the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury for men’s and women’s basketball; the Rattlers for indoor football; and the Roadrunners for minor league hockey. Not to mention the Center is a great venue for enjoying concerts and other events. Chase Field, complete with a retractable roof and pool-side seating, is a modern ballpark perfect for cheering on the Diamondbacks. Relocating to Phoenix is a ports fan’s paradise.
The urban center of downtown boasts more than 90 restaurants, bars and markets, plus numerous shops. Also located in the Downtown are the Phoenix Convention Center, the Valley’s most popular convention site, and the Arizona Science Center, which offers unique, family-oriented exhibits.
Just north of the heart of downtown Phoenix are multiple historic districts featuring charming older homes with mature tree-lined streets. This area is just the beginning of the north Phoenix area. Growing up a bit, the Biltmore area to the east offers larger ranch-style homes with plenty of citrus trees and a quieter neighborhood feel tucked between other more urban shopping centers. North Phoenix also includes Piestewa Peak, a quick but beautiful escape for nature lovers.
The northernmost edge of Phoenix, Arizona offers an expansive area of large, new homes with the beautiful desert as its backdrop. Desert Ridge Marketplace also is located here, providing one of the largest and most popular restaurant and shopping destinations in the Valley.
On the opposite side of Downtown Phoenix is Ahwatukee, tucked comfortably next to South Mountain. The charm of the desert preserve and the convenience of suburban living combine for an energetic yet “get away from it all” locale. Ahwatukee still has room to grow and provides housing for everyone whether you need single apartment living or a large single family home.
In all, Phoenix is a unique blend of new and old communities that holds the spirit of the Phoenician lifestyle, which makes finding a place that truly feels like home the easiest thing to do.