^
Keep New Times Free
4
| Lists |

5 Cool Phoenix Neighborhoods You've Probably Never Heard Of

Between the home tours, the magazine features, and top 10 neighborhoods lists, some areas of Phoenix get a lot more recognition than others. But don't mistake good PR for better living. In truth, we could think of a number of Phoenix neighborhoods that folks haven't heard of but probably should. Let's start with these five.

See also: 10 Best Neighborhoods in Metro Phoenix

Brentwood Between McDowell and Interstate 10, 16th Street and State Route 51. Average price of homes for sale: $150,750.

Thanks to all the touch-ups and tear-downs that go with maintaining the character of an older house, historic homeownership isn't always cheap. But those with a can-do attitude and a little bit of elbow grease can save big in neighborhoods like Brentwood. With convenient proximity to downtown and some of the best food around on Calle 16, this up-and-coming neighborhood offers affordable early 20th-century homes in need of a little TLC.

La Hacienda Between Third and Seventh streets, Verde Lane and Catalina Drive Price range of homes: $300,000 to $600,000

This condensed subdivision of predominantly ranch- and revival-style homes from the late 1920s was originally built with the Phoenix Country Club in mind but since has found a lot more to brag about. Head down La Hacienda's Seventh Street boundary and you'll find a slew of trendy businesses like Sutra Midtown Yoga, State Bicycle Co., The Main Ingredient, Urban Beans, and Gadzooks.

Medlock Place Between Central and Seventh avenues, Missouri and Camelback roads Average price of homes for sale: $319,633

When it comes to Central Phoenix living, Windsor Square may get all the hype, but Medlock Place is just as conveniently located, if not more so. Along Medlock Place's east side are all the Upward Projects hotspots -- Postino, Windsor, Federal Pizza, Churn, and now Joyride Taco. Down its west side is French Grocery, as well as the north end of vintage shops along Seventh Avenue's Melrose Curve.

Yaple Park Between Third and Seventh avenues, the Grand Canal and Turney Avenue Average price of homes for sale: $324,633

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

In deciding which neighborhood on this list has the best location, we couldn't help but call it a tie between Yaple Park and the aforementioned Medlock Place. Chances are you've driven by Yaple Park on your way to Lux, America's Tacos, or simply while looking for parking during one of the many pop-up sales and street fairs along Seventh Avenue. this historic neighborhood offers a variety of cozy historic homes, large trees, and pedestrian-friendly living with the light rail in walking distance.

Starlite Vista Roughly 15th and Myrtle avenues Average price of homes for sale: $334,900

This hidden Ralph Haver 'hood falls a littler farther west than some of the architect's other developments, but it is by no means less spectacular. Offering a mixture of renovated and untouched midcentury homes, Starlite Vista is in close driving distance to Christown Spectrum Mall, Royal Palm Park, and Interstate 17.

Follow Jackalope Ranch on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.