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Denise van den Bossche

Associate Broker, Realtor & Team Leader (602) 980-0737

Denise van den Bossche

ARCADIA Neighborhood

Arcadia Proper

Arcadia is a neighborhood bordering Old Town Scottsdale, at the southern base of Camelback Mountain just south of Camelback Road. Sky Harbor Airport and downtown Phoenix are only 15 minutes away. The neighborhood has a rich history dating back to the early 1900s, popular for citrus, irrigation and proximity to the canal. Arcadia is popular with families who enjoy large homes and over-sized lush green yards. A long list of well known celebrities, politicians and business leaders have resided here, including Alice Cooper and Glen Campbell  (By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Rhinestone Cowboy). Well known Arcadia High School graduates include Steven Spielberg and Lynda Carter.

Strollers, hikers and cyclists fill the shady streets, many heading to the nearby Arcadia canal to the Fashion Square Mall, Shops on Stetson or west to the Biltmore Resort. There are very few homeowner's associations (HOAs) in Arcadia. The schools have long wait lists and high parent involvement.


Arcadia is a neighborhood that lies in Scottsdale (85251) and Phoenix (85018). Because it is not its own town or zipcode, calculating statistics requires manual effort.

Last year a 1.05-acre parcel of vacant land on the prestigious Exeter Blvd sold for a record-breaking $4.75 million. The land was originally owned by the Frank Lloyd Wright family and is adjacent to the historic David and Gladys Wright house, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the mid-1950s.

According to April 2023, the median listing home price in Arcadia was $1.8M, trending up 4.1% year-over-year. The median listing home price per square foot was $586. Homes here over the last 12 months have sold for up to $7 and $8 million.  Arcadia has been in its own market bubble for nearly a decade, outpacing the local housing market so significantly that statisticians must manually exclude it when discussing housing trends.

Arcadia Lite

As a result of the popularity of Arcadia, its adjacent neighborhoods south of Indian School and west of 44th Street are now referred to as Arcadia Lite. New hip restaurant concepts have opened throughout the area and along the canal, creating a trendy andwalkable subburb of Arcadia and Old Town Scottsdale. This area attracts young professionals looking to be in the Arcadia area at a slightly lower price point, with higher urban density. Views of Camelback Mountain are key to property valuations.Here are current Cromford Statistics as of May 7, 2023 on Homes priced between $800,000 to $1Million in Arcadia.


Many residents belong to the fabulous and family-friendly Arizona Country Club, home to the original Phoenix Open PGA Golf Tournament. Just across Camelback Road is the Phoenician Resort which is known for its golf course, fabulous happy hour, steak restaurant and a pool & fitness membership package popular with the locals. Nearby is the Camelback "Cholla" hiking trailhead which was recently relocated from Invergordon. At Scottsdale Rd is Scottsdale Fashion Square and Old Town Scottsdale. To the west at 44th Street are the popular Steak 44 and Henry Restaurants, the Village Health Club, AJ's gourmet groceries, boutique shops, and the new $45 million NBA Champion Phoenix Suns practice facility.  Two nearby Farmer's Markets include Old Town Scottsdale, and in Phoenix at 40th & Camelback Roads.


New Remodeled 4 bed/3bath Arcadia Lite: Listing Link

Quick Little Video

Available in Arcadia Lite, Open this weekend and by appointment Text 602-980-0737. 

This video features a 4,000 square foot home sold in 2022, located at 68th St & EXETER, on the street closest to Old Town Scottsdale. Listing agent Denise van den Bossche explains, "When I first represented the owners on this new build in 2020, neighbors shared with us the secret code that allows us to walk to the restaurants in Old Town in under 3 minutes." As you venture south from the prestigious EXETER Blvd, where most of the original homes have evolved into spectacular mansions, you can see a 1950 ranch home next to a new 8 million dollar home.


Denise van den Bossche ( has been a career Real Estate professional in the Phoenix - Scottsdale Valley since 1982, participating in the Phoenix Valley’s growth from a population of 1.5M to the current 4.5 million. She knows the communities, neighborhoods, builders, architects and the market cycles and can be reached at 602-980-0737

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