The area of Arcadia, South Scottsdale comprises a wide swath of land, with Camelback to the north, and McDowell Road to the south, the 51 Freeway to the west and the 101 Freeway to the east. This large area includes Old Town Scottsdale. Old Town is home to several options for loft style condominiums, such as the Old Town Scottsdale Waterfront, Portales Place, and the Third Avenue Lofts. Other neighborhoods within Old Town and South Scottsdale include The Trails at Scottsdale with both patio homes and single family homes, Scottsdale Highlands Estates and the high end Apache Estates. Some condo communities in this area include the Continental Villas East, Winfield Place and Villas at Bellagio.
The largest subdivision in South Scottsdale is Scottsdale Estates, with approximately 2,450 homes. Consisting of Scottsdale Estates 2 through 16, these single-family homes were built with block construction and sit on larger lots (averaging 7,200 sqft). The sizes of these homes range from a low of 1,000 sqft to a high of 2,500, with the majority of homes in the 1,500 to 1,800 sqft range.
Arcadia is a neighborhood which is located within both Phoenix and Scottsdale. Situated in the area from Thomas Road north to Camelback Mountain, and from 36th Street to Scottsdale Road, the signature of Arcadia in terms of residences, is its ranch style homes on large manicured lots. Development of Arcadia began mostly in the mid-1950s amongst the remaining citrus farms, and therefore the homes in Arcadia include several different types, including large ranch homes, custom homes and patio homes. Some homes still remain from the 1920s, and the majority of the homes in Arcadia have been partially or fully updated. Arcadia homes showcase a variety of architectural styles beyond its typical ranch homes, including country cottage, Revival, Pueblo and blended architectural types. The majority of the lot sizes in Arcadia are large, with few under a half acre, and some properties are up to 5 acres in size. Many homes have swimming pools in their large yards, and others have sports courts.
Further east are several smaller neighborhoods within the larger umbrella of Camelback East Village. Some of the these include Brookmont Heights, Casa Marbella, Picadilly Manor, Dalton Park, Montrose and Greengate, among others.
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Things To Do: There are many options for outdoor activities in this area of Arcadia and South Scottsdale. There are several parks nearby, including the popular McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Mountain View Park, and Zuni Park, among others, which feature a wide range of athletic fields, walking paths, fitness trails and tennis courts. El Dorado Park and Community Center and Chaparral Park also offer numerous athletic fields, walking and bicycle paths as well as pools.
Golf courses are plentiful in Scottsdale, from the links at the Scottsdale-Silverado Golf Club to the courses within McCormick Ranch and Gainey Ranch proper. Other nearby options include Phoenician Golf Course, featuring a 27-hole championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson, Sr. and Homer Flint, and the affordable Coronado Golf Course, with its 9 holes and lighted driving range
Top Golf Scottsdale and Talking Stick Resort and Casino offer other entertainment options in this community. Nearby Scottsdale Stadium is the home to spring training for the San Francisco Giants. There are several shopping centers near this area of Scottsdale such as Camelback Colonnade, the Shops at Gainey Village and The Pavilions at Talking Stick. The luxury Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall with hundreds of high-end and mid-level retail shops is also located adjacent to this area.
Schools: Scottsdale Unified School District serves this community and schools include, among others, Hohokam Traditional, Pima Elementary, Pueblo Elementary, Mohave Middle School, Supai Middle School, Coronado High School and Saguaro High School.