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Phoenix’s Uptown area is popular with people who want to live near downtown or Midtown Phoenix. Neighborhoods vary from historic homes to luxury mansions.
This central neighborhood in the city of Phoenix includes both urban and suburban areas. Ranch-style, historic brick or block and newer stucco homes can all be found here. Million-dollar estates dot the northwest central neighborhood. Mountain preserve areas surround and run through this area. Popular restaurants are plentiful. Many of its schools are top rated and draw students from other parts of the Valley. And light rail runs through the southern part.
Explore the four areas of Uptown
North Central: 85012 is the most upscale area in Uptown and overlaps the Midtown neighborhood. It’s also the second-priciest neighborhood in Phoenix. Mansions, large and midsize ranch houses and smaller historic homes can be found here as well. The area is home to several popular local restaurants.
Madison: 85020 is named after the popular school district in this area that draws residents as well as students. Two mountain preserves wrap around the neighborhood. There’s a wide range of housing here from big ranch-style homes to relatively affordable condominiums. Two resorts can also be found in this area.
Lookout Mountain/Moon Valley: 85022 is tucked away among mountains and desert preserves. Big homes with sweeping views, smaller block homes from the 1960s and newer stucco houses and condos are all part of this neighborhood on the northern end of Uptown.
Northwest Central: 85021 has one of the Valley’s first shopping centers and overlaps with the Black Canyon neighborhood. Uptown’s most affordable homes can be found here. But there are also large houses on big lots farther north in this neighborhood.
Living In Uptown Phoenix
Expect mostly older, established neighborhoods with larger homes near mountain preserves and great schools. A well-worn and popular bridle path can be found in North Central, where home prices are highest. Mountain preserves flank Madison and Lookout Mountain neighborhoods. New hip eateries draw residents and visitors. Families, Baby Boomers, young professionals and college students all want to live here. School mornings can be busy in Madison. Light rail runs through the southern end of this neighborhood.