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Arcadia (Phoenix)

Coordinates: 33°29′53″N 111°57′39″W / 33.49817400°N 111.96073300°W / 33.49817400; -111.96073300
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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 the areas of Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. It is bounded 44th Street to 68th Street and Camelback Road to the canal. 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. 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. After this period, the rest of Phoenix caught up with the farms and the area suburbanized with characteristic ranch homes on large lots.[1] Arcadia High School serves and derives its name from the neighborhood. The neighborhood is also just south of Camelback Mountain.

The 2010 film Everything Must Go starring Will Ferrell takes place in Arcadia.


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

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