North Central Phoenix Homes for Sale

An Historic Beautiful Neighborhood within a Vibrant City

North Central Phoenix is a fantasitc place to live for many reasons.  It is a historic, beautiful neighborhood that has much to offer.  If you are from the northeast or midwest and love green grass and lush foliage, you won’t be disappointed when you search through the listings for North Central Phoenix homes for sale.

The historic North Central neighborhood is a verdant green oasis at the heart of our desert city. It is an area known for the Murphy Bridle Path, large irrigated lots, historic homes and consistently excelling schools. The neighborhood is within the award winning Madison School District and near Brophy College Preparatory, Xavier College Preparatory and Central High School. The streetscape of tree-lined Central Avenue and the Murphy Bridle Path are listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places. The olive trees lining Central Avenue are more than one-hundred-years old.

There is elegance nearby with the Arizona Biltmore.  The vacation property is a Waldorf Astoria resort.  It was owned at one time by the Wrigley family of Wrigley stadium and chewing gum fame.  The first swimming pool at the location was known as Marilyn Monroe’s favorite pool and is also where famous song writer Irving Berlin developed many of his tunes including “White Christmas.”

Biltmore Fashion Park offers a wide-ranging, distinctive collection of stores from exclusive designer shops to the top nationwide brands.   Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s are here.  Inside Saks you will find outposts for Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi.  You can amble around the property and find yourself in a shade-filled, verdant oasis.  There is also Union which was opened in 2012.  It is a cluster of eighteen fun local retailers all on the east end of the park.  There are a multitude of beautiful North Central Phoenix homes for sale in the Biltmore area.

You are ten to fifteen minutes from downtown Phoenix where you will find the Phoenix Convention Center and the downtown campus of Arizona State University.  If you want to leave your vehicle at home, you can take the light rail down to an Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field or catch a Phoenix Suns or Phoenix Mercury game at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Roosevelt Row is a happening place with art walks on the first Friday of the month and hip, urban coffee shops.  Downtown is also home to the tallest buildings in Phoenix.

Within the boundaries of Seventh Avenue to the west, Seventh Street to the east, Camelback to the south, and Northern to the north, you will find many beautiful North Central Phoenix homes for sale.

 

North Central Phoenix Charm

Beautiful Homes, Irrigation, and The Murphy Bridle Path

North Central Phoenix does not have as long of a history as many other places but there are many families that go back three generations.  My grandparents moved here in 1960 and my parents grew up here.  I was born in North Central Phoenix and lived here all of my life.  Many of the kids that I went to school with and played little league with still live in the neighborhood.

Among the North Central Phoenix homes for sale, you will find many different styles.  There are substantial ranch style homes on large irrigated lots.  Other styles of home you can find are mid-century modern, spanish style, red brick homes, and modern homes.  If you are not as much in to yard work, there are attractive condominiums and stylish town houses.  When previewing all of the North Central Phoenix homes for sale, you will find that they are both attractive and livable.

Many of the homes in the north central phoenix corridor are irrigated.  It has been said that irrigation is the most cost efficient way to deep water your property.  Your yard will be flooded with two to three inches of water twice a month in the summer and once a month in the fall and spring.   Although it is not advised from a health and germ standpoint, many kids have a blast splashing and surfing in the irrigation in the summer months.

The iconic Murphy Bridle Path cuts right through the center of town beginning at Bethany Home Road.  The trail goes north along Central Avenue all the way to the Arizona Canal.  It stretches for a little more than two miles.  William J. Murphy moved to Phoenix from Illinois in 1883.  He pioneered the Arizona canal and helped develop the citrus industry.  Murphy planted a row of ash trees on each side of Central from 1895 to 1906.  The Arizona Horse Lovers Club named it in 1948 as the Murphy Bridle Path.

If you enjoy gazing at magnificent historic homes, walk along this shaded path with all the many families, joggers, and bicycle riders that take to this dirt path for their daily breath of fresh air.

Although it has been said to be ten degrees cooler due to the ash, olive and mesquite trees lining the Bridle Path, be sure and bring plenty of water.

 

 

This iconic Murphy Bridle Path cuts right through the center of town beginning at Bethany Home Road.  The trail goes north along Central Avenue all the way to the Arizona Canal.  It stretches for a little more than two miles.  William J. Murphy moved to Phoenix from Illinois in 1883.  He pioneered the Arizona canal and helped develop the citrus industry.  Murphy planted a row of ash trees on each side of Central from 1895 to 1906.  The Arizona Horse Lovers Club named it in 1948 as the Murphy Bridle Path.

If you enjoy gazing at magnificent historic homes, walk along this shaded path with all the many families, joggers, and bicycle riders that take to this dirt path for their daily breath of fresh air.

Although it has been said to be ten degrees cooler due to the ash, olive and mesquite trees lining the Bridle Path, be sure and bring plenty of water.

Irrigation

Many of the homes in the north central phoenix corridor are irrigated.  It has been said that irrigation is the most cost efficient way to deep water your property.  Your yard will be flooded with two to three inches of water twice a month in the summer and once a month in the fall and spring.   Although it is not advised from a health and germ standpoint, many kids have a blast splashing and surfing in the irrigation in the summer months.

Quality of Life

Great Schools and Foodie Fun

Most people looking at the listings for North Central Phoenix homes for sale have education as one of their top must-haves.  The Madison Elementary School District is found here and has a long-standing and well- deserved reputation.  St. Francis Xavier Elementary School and All Saints Episcopal Day School are both very well-regarded. For high schools, Central, Sunnyslope, Brophy College Preparatory, and Xavier College Preparatory are all excellent schools.

The Uptown Farmer’s Market is open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at the North Phoenix Baptist Church at the corner of Bethany Home Road and Central.  You will find wonderful fresh farm grown vegetables and delicious baked breads as well as crafts and food trucks.

There are so many great restaurants in North Central Phoenix, it is difficult to name them all.  Ask ten friends for a recommendation and you will probably get ten different answers.  There are most likely over a hundred restaurants and it seems like every week there is an announcement of a new incredible cafe breaking ground.

 


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