CENTRAL PHOENIX VIBE

Phoenix is a big city with a big heart and big opportunities for any person. Phoenix was built on the ‘Five C’s’ (cotton, Citrus, cattle, climate, and copper), and after World War II the high-tech and financial industries began to move into the valley as air conditioning became more widespread and made living much more comfortable in the very hot Phoenix summers. Today, Phoenix is nothing less than the sixth most populous city in the U.S. and also happens to be the most populous state capital in the country. So, not only is it an important business, commercial and cultural hub it is also an important center for government as the state capital (and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents, by the way).

Central City Village itself is the urban village that includes downtown Phoenix. It has an area of roughly 10 square miles that includes not only Downtown, but the surrounding area and the Sky Harbor area directly to the east. What is there not to do or have in Central Phoenix? You want world-class shopping? You got it? You want an abundance of top-rate restaurants and simple but good eateries offering a smorgasbord of cuisines for every budget and taste? You got it. You want access to some of the best theatres, art galleries, museums and cultural events in Arizona? You got it. Want quick access to all the major freeways and Sky Harbor International Airport? You got it. In Central Phoenix you can have it all.

Downtown and Central Phoenix are perfect for those people wanting a life more urban and less suburban. These areas are unique in the city for being home to several historic neighborhoods that range in their architecture from turn-of-the-20th-century Victorian to mid- and late-20th-century modern. Some of them, like the Willo and Encanto-Palmcroft districts, are more established and in demand, whilst others are still in the process of being gentrified and becoming more upscale. Better-known districts in this part of Phoenix include Coronado, Roosevelt, Encanto-Palmcroft, North Encanto, Willo, and Woodlea. To give you an idea: Roosevelt Row was once a blighted, drug infested area and is today the very heart of the Central Phoenix arts and cultural scene. The neighborhood has become home to artists’ work spaces, galleries and studios. The monthly First Fridays artwalk has grown to become the largest monthly artwalk in the United States. That vitality is what Central Phoenix living is all about.

So, what is the vibe of Central Phoenix? Think of the best in urban living, vibrant culture and the convenience of a lock-up-and-go lifestyle. Live Your Vibe in Central Phoenix!