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Reason for Living There: Up and Coming

Positioned at the foot of Camelback Mountain, the all-American neighborhood of Arcadia radiates with a strong sense of community. The limits of Arcadia span from 44th Street to 64th Street and from Osborn to Camelback Roads. The area’s southwestern-style ranch houses date back to the 1920’s and its mix of modern chateaulike homes gives Arcadia its sense of authentic Arizona. Formerly a citrus grove, the notable homes on the streets of Exeter and Lafayette are still lined with beautiful grapefruit and orange trees, which annually fill the neighborhood with the scent of orange blossoms. Another perk is its proximity to freeway entrances in addition to being between Central Phoenix and Scottsdale. Homes in Arcadia generally fluctuate in price from $300,000 to $3 million. The Arizona Canal, located just off Indian School Road, provides the perfect place for Sunday bike rides with the family or nightly dog walks. Plus, the breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain definitely don’t hurt Arcadia’s appeal. —C.G.