Phoenix Area Guide


North Phoenix

A number of new towns and neighborhoods have been developed over the last few years north of highway 101. As you head out of Phoenix for the weekend, you’ll pass the Deer Valley commerce area, then Happy Valley, Tramonto, Anthem, New River, and Black Canyon City. But you also don’t want to miss other areas including Tatum Ridge, Terramar, Stetson Hills, and of course Lake Pleasant, Carefree and Cavecreek. North Phoenix Area Guide

North Scottsdale

You don’t have to play golf to enjoy living in a golf resort. Fairways and greens wind their way around homes, giving homeowners a contrasting view of deserts and lush grass. Many North Scottsdale golf course homes also have views of dramatic desert mountains, with the elevation also cooling summer temperatures. North Scottsdale Area Guide

Scottsdale / East Valley

Scottsdale is tucked in between Tempe, a Native American Reservation, Paradise Valley and Phoenix, yet it has so many qualities that make it a destination of choice for tourists and a city of choice for over 226,000 residents. Scottsdale Area Guide

Central Phoenix

As urban sprawl continues to stretch further and further out, Central Phoenix has been recognized for its close proximity to everything. A collection of neighborhoods, villages and eclectic areas and developed over the last 40 years, you can find something for just about everyone. Camelback Corridor and the Biltmore Estates, 1 acre estates of Paradise Valley, Camelback Mountain and Squaw Peak, urban renewel and luxury townhomes, family neighborhoods and easy access to downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale and the airport make this area central to Phoenix.

Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix is easy to spot, as it is one of only two areas with high rise buildings – the other being the Camelback Corridor/Biltmore area a few miles away.

Downtown Phoenix is known by many as “the place to go see sports, or concerts, or plays or the symphony.” With America West Arena hosting the Phoenix Suns, and the Bank One Ballpark (or Chase Field as it has been renamed) hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks. But the City of Phoenix planners are working hard to make downtown Phoenix more than just an occasional night out with some major improvements in infrastructure and housing. Downtown Phoenix

South East Valley

Mesa, Chandler, Tempe are the underpinnings of the South East Valley. With employers like Motorola and Intel creating the solid base for the original Phoenix Suburb. Now the surrounding farm land has turned into new home developments reaching out to Queen Creek, Apache Junction and other remote areas. With relative easy access to Scottsdale and downtown Phoenix, this corner of the valley continues to provide a mix of affordable housing with close proximity to many Phoenix ammenities. South East Valley

West Valley

The West Valley of Phoenix is enjoying a building boom as big as the east valley. Helped by the massive new NFL Phoenix Cardinals football stadium being built in Glendale and the entire infrastructure around it, the west valley is remaking its image. The new West includes Peoria, Surprise, Litchfield Park, Goodyear, Estrella Park and Buckeye. Affordable new home developments, brand new Spring Training complexes, new office developments, shopping and entertainment make this an enticing area for people looking to move to Phoenix.


What County is Phoenix in? Yep, Maricopa County.

Did you know that… Maricopa County has the largest regional park system in the country, with over 110,000 acres of parks offering camping, hiking, boating, fishing, swimming and more.

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Website