Considering a move to Phoenix? Whether you’re being called by the warm (okay, hot) weather, booming job market, affordable housing, exciting nightlife, or abundance of things to do, Phoenix has a lot worth moving for.
If you’re a young professional looking for your next home, we’ll help you narrow it down. We’ve put together a list of the best Phoenix neighborhoods for young professionals to help with your hunt.
If you like the hustle and bustle of city life, Downtown Phoenix may be your place. Situated near the business and financial districts, your commute will be a breeze if you live downtown. Want to head further afield? Phoenix has a fantastic light rail which you can hop on easily.
Downtown Phoenix is hip and trendy, and you likely won’t have to hunt for networking opportunities. You’ll be close to the Footprint Center and Chase Field, too, so if you’re a Phoenix Suns or Diamondbacks fan, you’ll feel right at home.
If you like the idea of the city vibe but want something with a somewhat lower price tag, take a look at Encanto. Bordering Downtown Phoenix, this neighborhood has a variety of housing styles to choose from. Whether you’re after a budget-friendly apartment, modern condo, ranch, or a house with architectural flair (think Spanish Colonial, Southwest, or Arte Moderne), you’ll find it here.
If you work in the city center, you’ll have a swift and short commute from your home in Encanto. It’s also home to the Phoenix Art Museum, which hosts a vast collection of Asian, European, and Modern works.
If you want to be minutes from the action but not in the action, check out Arcadia. This neighborhood has the best of both worlds, with plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. If you want to experience the city, it’s a short and easy jaunt away.
You’ll be close enough to the business centers to have a high-end feel, but far enough away to not feel that downtown pace at your doorstep. YoPros living in Arcadia are drawn to the location-location-location and stay for the convenience and neighborhood feel.
Another easily accessible community is Camelback East. You’ll find a welcoming, laid-back community vibe here. Camelback East is perfect for those who work in the city but want to retreat to a more relaxed home life.
There are plenty of affordable condos and apartments here, giving it a reputation as a great place for singles and young professionals. Set amongst the desert landscape, there are renovated ranches, and Neocolonial and Southwest-style homes here. You’ll also have excellent access to hiking trails, the zoo, and botanical gardens, and lots of bars, restaurants, and cafes to choose from.
More of a social butterfly? Oldtown Scottsdale may be the spot for you. Don’t let the name confuse you: Oldtown Scottsdale is one of the hippest and most attractive neighborhoods for singles and young professionals in Phoenix.
You’ll find some of the best social activities and hottest spots in the city in Oldtown Scottsdale. The median age here is relatively young and there is a great variety of housing options to choose from. Nightlife, boutiques, museums, and art galleries are abundant here, giving you plenty to stay entertained.