The 5th largest city in the country, Phoenix is the center of one of the fastest growing job markets and economies in the United States.


Education: The midtown area of Central Phoenix is part of the Madison Elementary District (grades K-8) and the Phoenix Union High School District (grades 9-12). Nearby Phoenix College serves as one of the largest community college systems in the country; and Arizona State University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine both have state-of-the-art Central Phoenix campuses, drawing in thousands of students each school year.

Shopping & Dining: Phoenix’s central corridor is known for its eclectic mix of coffee shops, bars, and restaurants including Postino Central, Pane Bianco, Durant’s, St. Francis, and a variety of Fox Restaurant Concepts’ options including Culinary Dropout and Dough Bird. Local boutiques are aplenty in Central Phoenix and offer everything from vintage finds to luxury items to unique gifts. Nearby Biltmore Fashion Park provides many brand name stores for a more traditional shopping experience.

Entertainment: Central Phoenix is home to several of Arizona’s major event and sporting venues including Talking Stick Resort Arena and Chase Field. The area is also the primary hub for cultural events with The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, and Ballet Arizona all performing in downtown’s Symphony Hall. Several other theaters, museums, and event spaces are located in the central city including The Orpheum Theater, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Science Center, and the Arizona Convention Center.

Unique to Central Phoenix: Despite its urban feel, Phoenix has also been named as one of America’s 15 best hiking cities by National Geographic; Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak are local favorites!