Best Drive - 2010
Central Avenue between Camelback and Northern
Maybe it's all the gorgeous trees that grow in some places right over the street and touch in the middle, creating a crazy canopy that drops the temperature what feels like 10 degrees. Or maybe it's all those gorgeous 100-year-old houses lining both sides of the street. Or the sexy joggers bouncing past. Or those little horse properties that dot this lovely three-mile stretch of residential Phoenix. Probably it's the combination of these things that make this one of the best drives in town. We go out of our way to enjoy it, ogling as we go past the tidy lawns of a handful of new-built properties and the oddly un-Phoenix-like absence of desert scrub and messy medians. Beautiful!