Lower Arcadia is a community just south of Arcadia Proper. This neighborhood is located in the area from Indian School Road south to Thomas Road, and from 40th Street to 68th Street. Most homes in this area range from 2,000 to 3,000 square feet, and feature prices that are on average lower than the homes in Arcadia Proper. Many of the homes in Lower Arcadia are being remodeled, and this area is considered to be up and coming. Specific neighborhoods within Lower Arcadia include Long Manor, Hacienda Del Campo, Osborn East Estates, Arcadia Grove Condominiums, Golden Keys Five and Olivewood Townehomes.
The central location of Lower Arcadia makes this neighborhood an ideal home base for commuting to downtown Phoenix or any of the outer suburbs. means shopping, culture and entertainment options aren’t more than a few minutes away. Lower Arcadia is five minutes from downtown Scottsdale, a cultural and art hub. Shopping at the Biltmore Fashion Park and Scottsdale Fashion Square is minutes away, and ten minutes away is downtown Phoenix with its many museums (science, children’s, art), sporting venues (Chase Field and Talking Stick Resort Arena) and theatres (Herberger and the Dodge).
Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy nearby Camelback Mountain as well as the many bike and jogging paths throughout Lower Arcadia and along the Arizona Canal. Arcadia Park has playgrounds, volleyball courts, grass areas, picnic ramadas and multipurpose sport fields. Golfers have many options as well, including the Arizona Country Club, Phoenician Golf Course, in the foothills of Camelback Mountain.
The Paiute Neighborhood Center contains a Boys and Girls Club for local youth. The Scottsdale School District serves family-friendly Lower Arcadia, including Hopi Elementary and Tavan Elementary, Ingleside Middle School and Arcadia High School. All are A rated public schools. Lower Arcadia also has several private and charter school options available to its residents.