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Desert landscapes, year-round pool season, affordable cost of living, and 300 days of sunshine make Phoenix a great choice for those considering a move. If you’re looking to make Phoenix your home, it’s helpful to understand the many areas that make up this sprawling metro area. After all, you don’t want to end up on a snowbird circle if you just graduated college. Here’s our guide to the top 8 neighborhoods in Phoenix for newcomers.

Downtown Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a great place to consider if you love shopping, spring training, and lots of yoga studios and coffee shops. Join swaths of young professionals in one of the luxury apartment complexes or lofts in the redeveloped downtown area. The Scottsdale Waterfront is a mixed-use, 1.1 million square foot project that boasts everything from retail and commercial offices to restaurants and high-rise residential buildings, making it a destination for people all over the Phoenix area.

Old Town is the heart of downtown Scottsdale and contains the highest population of millennials. This lively area has a bustling art scene (i.e. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art), nightlife, and plenty of drinking and dining establishments—like the local dive, Coach House, Scottsdale’s oldest bar and one of the best bars in the Phoenix area. Did we mention shopping? Fashion Square is a behemoth shopping center with luxury high-end stores and offers some of the best people-watching in the city. With everything Downtown Scottsdale has going for it, it’s not hard to see why it’s one of the best neighborhoods in Phoenix.

North Scottsdale

Is a residential neighborhood more your speed? Head up to the ‘burbs of North Scottsdale. The more laid-back feel is popular with a slightly older, more grown-up crowd. Scottsdale Airpark, a large employment center with over 55,000 employees, spurred residential and commercial growth in the area, making it possible to live, work, and play in North Scottsdale. The neighborhood is known for its upscale boutique shops, wine bars, and luxury spas. McDowell Mountain Regional Park is nearby, offering residents hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails year-round. Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home, the famous Taliesin West, is located in North Scottsdale, too. The home now operates as an architectural school and tours of the expansive property are available.

Downtown Phoenix

Need to be in the nexus of commerce, art, and culture? Phoenix’s downtown scene is the place for you! Several new, mixed-use commercial buildings have revitalized shopping and dining downtown, and it’s where Phoenix’s sporting events, concerts, and nightlife happens. Get your culture on at the Phoenix Art Museum, one of Phoenix’s hidden gems, or take in a show at Comerica Theater. Tour art galleries throughout the city on First Friday, one of the country’s biggest self-guided art walks. The light rail makes it easy to get around without a vehicle, but the downtown area is extremely walkable, too.

Roosevelt Row Arts District

Speaking of downtown, the creativity-fueled Roosevelt Row Arts District, or RoRo for short, links downtown to several residential neighborhoods. Houses have been converted into chic bars and live music venues; patios are plentiful, and there are lots of funky boutiques. Starving artists won’t go hungry with RoRo’s collection of hip and trendy eateries, either. Have brunch on the massive, outdoor patio at Vig Fillmore or head to Taco Chelo for carnitas tacos and tequila flights inside their hip bar and restaurants. Bottom line: Roosevelt Row is one of the best neighborhoods in Phoenix if you’re into indie films, craft cocktails, art murals, and galleries.

Paradise Valley

Sometimes referred to as the “Beverly Hills of the Southwest,” this once-rural area now boasts multi-million dollar houses on its cliff sides, and it features 3 golf courses and 10 resorts and spas. Most of the area is filled with large, single-family homes, while almost all of the area’s restaurants and shops can be found along N Scottsdale Rd. Suffice to say, Paradise Valley is a bit bougie.


Part of Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arcadia was built upon former citrus groves and was occupied by citrus farmers during the first part of the 20th century. Now, its leafy streets are home to some of the best dining and shopping in the Valley of the Sun. Arcadia is one of Phoenix’s most picturesque and popular neighborhoods—an ideal location for both work and fun, with its vibrant food and culture, walkability, and plush landscape. Speaking of, nearby Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area offers some of the best hiking in (and views of) the city. Arcadia is a well-rounded hood with plenty to offer newcomers and longtime residents alike, making it a shoo-in for one of the best neighborhoods in Phoenix.


The city of Tempe is bordered by Mesa to the east, Scottsdale to the north, Phoenix and Guadalupe to the west, and Chandler to the southwest. It’s home to Arizona State University, which means there’s always something going on here, including watching ASU’s 24 collegiate sports teams, catching a theater performance at the Tempe Center for the Arts, or hanging out at local drinking establishment, Four Peaks Brewery. You can also check out the historic Maple-Ash neighborhood — this funky area is varied with older architecture ranging from farm cottages to ranch houses. Salt River runs through the northernmost point of the town, giving residents the perfect place to kayak, sail, standup paddleboard, or simply enjoy a view of the water.


The fourth-largest city in Arizona, Glendale is nestled in the northwestern quadrant of the Phoenix Metro area. This once-anonymous suburb of Phoenix has turned into its own thriving mini-metropolis, complete with shopping and sports, easily claiming the title of one of the best neighborhoods in Phoenix! Glendale’s charming downtown features a small shopping district, Catlin Court, where historic homes have been converted into specialty shops, cafes, restaurants, and antique stores. On the western edge of Glendale, the Westgate City Center is a thriving mixed-use urban development featuring numerous shops, clubs, bars, and restaurants, as well as the State Farm Stadium (NFL’s Arizona Cardinals), and arena (NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes).

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