Arcadia (Phoenix)

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Along the Arizona Canal in Phoenix, a 750-kilowatt restored hydroelectric plant and art display opened in June 2003 in Arcadia at a natural 20-foot drop called Arizona Falls.

Arcadia is a neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona. It is bounded roughly by 40th Street to 68th Street and from Camelback Road to Thomas Road. Arcadia contains well-kept homes on large lots; these homes command relatively high property values (as the neighborhood is adjacent to the upscale suburbs of Paradise Valley, the Biltmore area, Scottsdale and north Phoenix). Built on former citrus groves, Arcadia is known for well-irrigated, mature landscaping. Several yards prominently feature orange, lemon and grapefruit trees as reminders of the area's past; the area used to be occupied by citrus farmers from 1919 to the mid-1950s. In the mid-1950s, the rest of Phoenix caught up with the farms and the area suburbanized with characteristic ranch homes on large lots.[1]

A local high school shares the name with the neighborhood.

The film Everything Must Go, takes place in Arcadia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ City of Phoenix Planning Department. Central Arcadia Special District Plan. July 15, 1987.

Coordinates: 33°29′53″N 111°57′39″W / 33.49817400°N 111.96073300°W / 33.49817400; -111.96073300