There are a number of neighborhoods within Phoenix metropolitan limits where a newcomer might settle. Several are outlined below.
Arcadia has been described as Phoenix's oldest and most beautiful neighborhood. The neighborhood stretches from the Camelback Mountain foothills all the way to the streets of Thomas Avenue. Arcadia contains houses ranging from adobe style to mansions, with prices ranging from modest to luxury. Arcadia also has great parks, lots of shade, and well-regarded schools.