CENTRAL AVENUE CORRIDOR

Light Rail Downtown Phoenix, AZ, Central Avenue Corridor

Located halfway between the major arterial roads of 7th Street and 7th Avenue, Central Avenue is the dividing line for Phoenix’s east and west sides. This corridor divides a larger area known as Midtown Phoenix; The collection of wonderful neighborhoods north of Downtown and south of the North Central and Sunnyslope area.

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Downtown Phoenix, AZ

While driving south on Central Avenue, you’ll be taken into the core of downtown Phoenix. Driving north, however, will take you into some of the finest real estate Central Phoenix has to offer. It’s fun to just cruise around and view the beautiful estates or take a serene stroll along the Murphy Bridle Path. Buying a home in the Central or North Central Corridor is a wonderful choice.

Murphy Bridle Path

Murphy Bridle Path, North Central Phoenix, Corridor, Luxury Estates

Murphy Bridle Path

This particular landscape or streetscape’s history is significant in telling the story of how Phoenix developed in the late 1880’s and the early years of the 20th century.

William J. Murphy, who moved from Illinois to Phoenix in 1883, built the Arizona Canal and established the Valley citrus industry in the northern extension of Central Avenue in 1895. The roadway cut through the Orangewood subdivision he developed and was first paved in 1920.

In the early years, horses, being a popular mode of transportation, traveled up and down the street. As motor vehicles took over, the horses, Weight said, moved to the east side of North Central Avenue. The earliest reference to the Murphy Bridle Path that the city’s historic preservation office discovered was in 1948 when the bridle path was dedicated by the “Arizona Horse Lover’s Club.”

Murphy was also responsible for creating the lushness. He planted a row of ash trees on each side of the street from 1895 to 1906. Then, he added a row of olive trees on each side from 1906-1915. In the 1960’s, the ash trees were replaced by pine trees and residents complained so heartily that the city replaced the pines with ash trees in the 1970’s.

Central Avenue Estates For Sale

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$1,049,000
5750 N CENTRAL Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 6555
Year Built: 1952
Subdivision: RANCHO SOLANO BLKS 1 & 2
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: TRUE NORTH CENTRAL ESTATE SITUATED ON A 1.25 ACRE LOT. PREVIOUS SELLERS ADD...
Last Updated: June - 15 - 2017
$975,000
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 4063
Year Built: 1979
Subdivision: MADISON MEADOWS LOT 1-59
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: Exclusive Central corridor residence on over 1/2 acre with private gated en...
Last Updated: June - 09 - 2017
$779,000
6319 N CENTRAL Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2611
Year Built: 1949
Subdivision: NORTH CENTRAL PARK
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: You will be amazed by this amazing renovated bungalow in the heart of Nort...
Last Updated: June - 07 - 2017
$529,000
6520 N CENTRAL Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2079
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: ORANGEWOOD BLK 2 LOTS 11-15
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: Great Central Property Opportunity!!!!! Home can be completely rebuilt to s...
Last Updated: June - 07 - 2017
$1,149,000
6719 N CENTRAL Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 3999
Year Built: 1952
Subdivision: LA MAR ESTATES 2
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: This ''Sleeping Beauty'' rests in one of the best locations in Phoenix! Bea...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2017
$1,590,000
6019 N CENTRAL Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 7
# of Bathrooms: 7.5
Square Footage: 7707
Year Built: 1991
Subdivision: ORANGEWOOD BLK 2 LOTS 11-15
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: Awesome family home on privately gated 1.31 acre lot, with 6 beds & 6.5 bat...
Last Updated: April - 25 - 2017

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