The Central Phoenix residential property market includes the downtown, midtown and uptown, all offering a wide variety of home choices to prospective buyers. This community adjoins the upscale homes of Paradise Valley and Arcadia to the east, while N 15th Avenue defines its western boundary. As can be seen too from this map, Central Phoenix is bounded north by the Phoenix Mountains Preserve and by the eastern stretch of Northern Avenue. McDowell Road defines this community’s southern border.
The wide-ranging choices of Central Phoenix homes for sale can be readily seen at the downtown district. Available residences in the city center can include historic homes, new high-rise condos, townhouses and some new construction housing.
In the historic downtown district of Willo, the sales listings typically feature single family homes built in the 1920s with floor plans ranging from about 1,000–3,000 square feet designed with two to three bedrooms and asking prices quoted at between the $300s and the $700s. Home values reach the $1 million range for mansions and condos at the downtown Encanto neighborhood. Luxury condominium units here have floor areas ranging from approximately 5,200 square feet up to over 11,000 square feet in two- to four-bedroom layouts. High-end single family homes in Encanto can usually be found at this community’s Palmcroft and Phoenix Country Club subdivisions where typical sales listings are homes with floor areas of between 4,000 and 9,700 square feet with four to six bedrooms.
For more affordable choices, check out the residences at Coronado where almost two-thirds of the residences were constructed before 1960. Current pricing of single family homes here start in the $200s for two-bedroom residences with floor plans of about 1,000 square feet.
Amenities: There are plenty of life and leisure venues at Central Phoenix where the downtown hosts the Talking Stick Resort Arena, home to the Phoenix Suns. The home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Field, is also located at the city center. Other Central Phoenix attractions include Encanto Park which provides golf courses and a lagoon open for boating and fishing. Hip restaurants, coffee shops and bistros, such as Postino Central, Pane Bianco, Clever Koi, and St. Francis, are likewise part of the lifestyle offerings in the downtown. Some of the best local shopping destinations are in Central Phoenix: Uptown Plaza, Park Central and Biltmore Fashion Park are but some of the choices for local shoppers.
Schools: The Arizona State University campus and the College of Medicine of the University of Arizona are located in the downtown Phoenix. Central Phoenix includes Kenilworth Elementary School, Phoenix Prep Academy, and Central High School.