Arcadia is a neighborhood in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. It is bounded roughly by 44th Street to 68th Street and from Thomas Rd. to Camelback mountain. 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. Arcadia High School serves and derives its name from the neighborhood.
The film Everything Must Go, takes place in Arcadia.
- City of Phoenix Planning Department. Central Arcadia Special District Plan. July 15, 1987.