Activity flourishes in Central Phoenix, a neighborhood of Phoenix. Its population is greater than nearby Los Olivos Historic District and the neighborhood offers a greater selection of services. Central Phoenix is built around convenience, and it has more than one shopping center located immediately within the neighborhood. Whether it's a new look or something particular for your home, it can be found here. If you're looking for a new place, check out the apartments for rent in neighboring Los Olivos Historic District and Alvarado Historic District.
Food, Libations and Recreation
There's no shortage of basic to more specialized amenities and services in Central Phoenix. To help focus your search, the streets of E Camelback Rd. and E Indian School Rd. are two of the busiest streets in the neighborhood. On these streets you can find something worthwhile to do, dine out or have a drink. Use our apartment finder tool to help you conduct research on apartments in Central Phoenix.
Central Phoenix has restaurants and bars, including Office Lounge, an opportune spot for drinks after work. To mention just a few of the dining cuisines in the Central Phoenix, the list includes pizza, deli snacks, sandwiches, yogurt and barbecue. Drink up at one of more than a dozen local hot spots and spend the night sipping on delicious cocktails. A few options include Purple Turtle, Kittys and Bullocks Country Attitudes. On top of that, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Wingstop and Wingstop. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
With nearby Hard Knocks Gym and Village Racquet & Health Club, Central Phoenix residents have health options right around the corner.
For more details regarding fun places to grab a bite or hit up Happy Hour in Central Phoenix, take a peek at the Yelp page.
Local Shopping and Conveniences
Central Phoenix is home to a few different grocery stores, such as Lucero Dollar Store and Quick Stop. These stores are located on E McDowell Rd. For specialty foods, there is Fresh Vitamins Inc on W Camelback Rd. and Greenfingers Herbal Clinic on E Desert Park Ln. If you've got a craving for something sweet, Rainbow Donuts on W Indian School Rd. or Rainbow Donuts, which is located on W Thomas Rd., are both sure to hit the spot. On top of that, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Circle K and Quik Trip.
For greater selection and value when shopping, Central Phoenix has department and factory-outlet stores, such as Sambusi Factory and Dollar Days Store. There's no shortage of shopping in the neighborhood. One of the multiple malls in the area, Vien Dong T & L Inc is another great shopping opportunity. For more brand-conscious shoppers, the neighborhood has major retailers and shopping malls. One major retailer is Plaza Suites Hallmark and there's Winsor Square, located on W Glendale Ave.
Living, Demographics and Costs
To help you make budgeting decisions, it's probably good to know that Central Phoenix's cost of living is about 53% higher than in nearby Los Olivos Historic District. On average a household in Central Phoenix spends $83.2K/year in total expenditures. Compare these expenses to those of Los Olivos Historic District, which come to around $54.3K/year.
The neighborhoods of Central Phoenix and Los Olivos Historic District are similar in terms of household size. In Central Phoenix, the average household size is 1.85 inhabitants, and in Los Olivos Historic District it is 1.79 inhabitants.
Is Central Phoenix the right neighborhood for you? A look at how much your future neighbors are bringing in might shed some light. While those who live in nearby Los Olivos Historic District make an average of $69.0K, Central Phoenix residents are raking in an average of $126.7K.
Neighborhood School Stats
School assignments are based, in part, on your rental location. Your children could go to school in the Osborn Elementary District or the Madison Elementary District. Schools near the apartments in Central Phoenix are Southwest Education Center, Osborn Middle School and Madison Park School. Ultimately, it is important to consult with local districts to confirm the exact schools serving the apartments for rent that you are interested in.
The Madison Elementary District provides five elementary schools and four middle schools, with a lower student-teacher ratio and smaller student population than Osborn Elementary District. Madison Elementary District has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Osborn Elementary District.