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The 5 Best Neighborhoods in Phoenix, AZ

Erin Krouse

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Phoenix is a comfortable desert city and the 33rd most walkable city in the US.  Walking to the nearby coffee shop, or neighborhood delicatessen or park, or even a sporting events is a common event.  It is a city that is relaxed and friendly with some exceptional neighborhoods that offer conveniences, as well as, charming atmosphere with a close-knit community feel, and real estate that is considered to be an investment.

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Central City

Central City Village comprises the Phoenix’s downtown area. Central City has a population of 56,660 and a Walk Score of 63. The area features both single-family homes, as well as, lofts, apartments and condos, and has a number of nearby places that are enjoyed on a daily basis.  Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub and the Turf Irish Pub are ideal spots for Irish cuisine and a brew.  Other eating establishments include the Tacos De Juarez, Guys Burgers and Fries, and Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop.

Encanto, Phoenix

The Encanto Village is one of the 15 villages throughout Phoenix.  The neighborhood houses a population of 53,862 and has a Walk Score of 60.  Encanto features a number of establishments that include Bashas’ grocery store, Pink Spot Coffee and Ice Cream, 5th Avenue Café, Zuppa’s Bistro, Jonnies Chicago Red Hot, Sacks Art of Sandwicherie, and Honey Bear’s BBQ.

Camelback East, Phoenix

The Camelback East Village is adjacent to the suburbs Paradise Valley and Scottsdale, and and has a Walk Score of 59. The neighborhood has a number of amenities that offer conveniences, such as, Zipps Sports Grill. Safeway grocery store serves local residents with groceries, as well as Pei Wei Asian Market. Other highlights of Camelback East include Muse Apparel and Papago Park, which is a wonderful place to hike.


Alahambra is located just a few miles from downtown Phoenix and has a Walk Score of 54.  Alahambra has a number of conveniences that make for a comfortable lifestyle such as Uncle Tony’s NY Pizza, Solano Park which is the ideal spot for recreation activities, Federal Pizza, Washington Park, Palo Verde Golf Course, Washington Activity Center, and the Torch Theatre.   Residents also enjoy the convenience of Costco.

North Mountain

North Mountain is the 5th most walkable neighborhood in Phoenix with a Walk Score of 52. Residents enjoy community amenities that include the Wahsun Chinese Restraunt, Lady Diana’s Cakes and Catering, Einstein Brothers Bagels, Gyro’s House, Golden Valley Family Restaurant, Alicaia Park, Pointe in Tyme, Barro’s Pizza, Dunken Donuts, Royal Palm Park, Norton Park, Palma Park, and the Sunnyslope Center.

Phoenix is a city with art and culture, swimming and relaxation, and diverse housing which includes single-family homes, townhomes, condos, apartments, in all different architectural styles, price ranges, and atmospheres, which are geared towards the young and the old.

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posted on: April 12, 2013
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  1. Jason

    Why does this article emphasis “walk score” as being so highly important? I don’t walk to places to this is a useless opinion of the best places to live by someone who does want to carry their groceries home.


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