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Overview for Arcadia, AZ

5,192 people live in Arcadia, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $126,510. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

46 years

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Welcome to Arcadia

Lush landscaping and historic homes in a prestigious Phoenix enclave
Arcadia defies all expectations for desert life. Here the bright blue sky and lemony sunshine reign over a verdant landscape of colorful trees and wildflowers. The exceptional foliage cuts a colorful swath across the rich green fields of this prestigious neighborhood, creating a stunning setting for the tranquil lifestyle for which Arcadia is known. While Arcadia is just minutes from the dynamic heart of Phoenix, the residents of this rural gem feel a world away from the frenzy of city life — and that’s why most newcomers seek out this tranquil spot.

Real estate lives up to the spectacular backdrop, with a wide range of architectural styles and gorgeous lush, expansive lawns. This is where you can find English cottages with ivy winding up the walls and a sparkling pool set against a thick bed of grass or a Spanish-style mansion with terracotta tiles and wildflower gardens. Arcadia is brimming with outstanding bistros and beautiful parks, and the sophisticated residents of this exclusive town enjoy a lifestyle of luxury and rural beauty.

What to Love

  • World-class dining
  • Stately homes on sprawling lots
  • Country club culture and five-star spas
  • Verdant landscape and towering fruit trees

Local Lifestyle

Arcadia’s stunning terrain and unique foliage make this an idyllic setting for getting out into the fresh air. Residents can often be found biking along the Arizona Canal Path or practicing their swing out on the golf course.

Life in this tranquil spot is a lesson in laid-back luxury. Spas and world-class dining are minutes away, as is the cosmopolitan urbanity of nearby Phoenix. Still, Arcadia locals prefer the neon pinks and purples of the sunset to the thumping music of a nightclub.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

With world-class chefs and global influences, the dining scene in Arcadia is exemplary. Steak 44 sports a classic supper club atmosphere and an impeccable menu of sumptuous dishes. The elegant dining room dazzles with rich leather banquettes, wine bottle-lined walls, and chic black-and-white photography, while the cuisine sizzles with traditional fares like twin lobster tails and buttery wagyu filets.

The raw oyster bar at Buck and Rider is outstanding and sets the tone for a delectable dinner of fresh seafood and superior dishes. The handcrafted cocktails are works of art, and the seafood risotto and lemon meringue pie are particularly impressive.

French haute cuisine fuses with Southwestern flavors at Vincent on Camelback, a local chef-driven landmark with a decidedly upscale ambiance. The nationally acclaimed menu features standouts like sea scallops with white truffle beurre blanc, lobster salad with heirloom tomatoes, and duck confit, not to mention a celebrated wine list.

Creative Mediterranean cuisine defines T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort & Spa. This elegant bistro pampers guests with a lavish breakfast-through-dessert menu of bold flavors, hand-selected ingredients, and spectacular desert views. The hospitality is first-rate, and the exquisite dishes include artfully crafted plates like Salt Springs mussels with garlic cream and lemon butter.

Things to Do 

Locals adore Arcadia for its lush landscape and fragrant fruit trees, and there is no better way to experience the setting than to get out and play in the sunshine. The Arizona Country Club has been a coveted destination for families since 1946 and sets an idyllic scene for golf, tennis, and dining. Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, this exclusive members-only club has been ranked number one in the state for its award-winning clubhouse, championship golf course, luxe swim and spa facilities, and gracious hospitality.

Early mornings and lazy afternoons in Arcadia belong to the Arizona Canal Path. This scenic trail welcomes bicyclists and hikers to explore the multi-use pathway winding through Maricopa County. Neighborhood residents enjoy getting out for morning jogs and afternoon strolls with the family pup.

Palm trees tower over Arcadia Park, a lovely neighborhood green space with open lawns, athletic fields, and a meticulously maintained playground. Afternoon playdates are elevated to full-scale adventures with the double rock wall, slides, and sand pit. Canine companions get in on the play, as well, with an expansive area for dogs to run free.

The wild beauty of desert life is on display at the stunning Desert Botanical Garden, a bastion of local flora. Spanning 140 acres and featuring 50,000 plant species, this serene garden is the perfect way to experience Arizona’s unique topography. The bright green plants make a striking scene against the clear blue sky, and the butterfly garden is a whimsical surprise.


Families living in Arcadia enjoy access to several excellent schools through the Scottsdale Unified School District, as well as esteemed private academies, including:


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Demographics and Employment Data for Arcadia, AZ

Arcadia has 1,856 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Arcadia do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,192 people call Arcadia home. The population density is 2,708.519 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

48.31 / 51.69%

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Schools in Arcadia, AZ

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The following schools are within or nearby Arcadia. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Hopi Elementary School
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