The Area - What is Uptown?

Uptown is currently one of the most sought after areas for real estate in the Metro Phoenix Area.    The heart of the Uptown Area is considered by many to be Central Ave and Camelback Road, with the renewed "Uptown Plaza" being a major destination for this community.  And who can complain?, there is even a "Shack Shack" burger restaurant on the way.  The area is known for its trendy restaurants and eateries, as well as 

The Uptown Phoenix Area is generally considered to be comprised of Northern Ave to the North, Indian School Road to the South, 16th Street to the East and 7th Ave to the West, with some overlap in adjacent streets.

The Schools

Uptown Phoenix is primarily located in the Phoenix Union High School District. Phoenix Union High School District is well known for its 12 magnet schools, as well as its Bioscience High School. You can view more information about the school district by clicking here.

In addition to public schools, there are two major private schools in this area.  Xavier Preparatory Academy is a private school for girls, and Brophy College Prepatory is a school for boys.  

The Homes

The Uptown Phoenix is a diverse area, with many types of and styles of homes.  Throughout the area, you will find single family, condo and townhome properties.  Single family homes are the most common style. Most homes in this area were built from within 1940 to 1980.  However, there are some pockets of new construction.  The area is currently experiencing rapid gentrification and redevelopment, making it a popular choice for families wanting to be in an urban area.  Home values in the Uptown Phoenix area range from $200,000 to well over $1 million, with the majority falling within the range of $300,000 to $600,000.

What's Nearby

There are a lot of destinations in the Uptown Phoenix Area.  The Biltmore Fashion Park is nearby and has many restaurants and stores such as Lululemon, Sak's Fifth Avenue and the Apple Store.  In addition, the Uptown Plaza features many eateries and an AJ's Fine Food Grocery Store.  You can view more information on the Biltmore Fashion Park by clicking here.

Commute Times

Commuting is a breeze in Uptown Phoenix because of its location close to freeways, and the availability of the Light Rail System to take you to major destinations.  When choosing a new home, it is important to know your potential commute times. Uptown Phoenix is located within the following approx. distance and times of many major employment areas under normal traffic conditions:

  • Chandler - 32 Minutes - 24 Miles
  • Downtown Phoenix - 12 Minutes - 4 Miles
  • North Scottsdale - 29 Minutes - 23 Miles
  • Tempe - 18 Minutes - 12 Miles
  • Sky Harbor Airport - 15 Minutes - 9 Miles 

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