One of the first things people notice about Phoenix Downtown real estate is the artwork adorning walls, alleys, train cars, and buildings of all sizes. Murals pop up all over the district; some include the Water Writes Mural, the Warehouse District near First Street, the I Have a Name Project mural on Roosevelt near Second Street and Medusa on an exterior wall of Cobra Arcade Bar.
The Roosevelt Community Development Corporation has a “Mural Watch” page on their website, a photo gallery dedicated to the street art in the area.
Downtown Phoenix hosts conference like “Girls In Tech” at the Phoenix Convention Center. The conference gears itself towards women in the technology segment and aligns perfectly with Downtown Phoenix new residents. Start-up companies and entrepreneurs are migrating to Phoenix Downtown real estate because of its authentic feel and mixed-use advantages.
Arizona State University has a Downtown Campus for their Law School and College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, encouraging students to study and live in Phoenix Downtown district.
The light rail system, provided by Valley Metro, shuttles residents, visitors and professionals through Downtown from all over the valley.
But, Phoenix Downtown real estate is welcoming a new set of inhabitants as well, and their recreational equipment, with Small Goal Soccer. Small Goal Soccer got its start in Phoenix and is currently evolving to new heights with teams playing on Downtown Phoenix rooftops thanks to a partnership with Lifestyle Fitness.
Living in Phoenix Downtown
Roosevelt Row is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Phoenix. Homes in the area date back to the early 1900s, some even before Arizona became a state.
The zone experienced a downturn in the 1970s, but like the city’s mascot, it rose from the ashes in the 1990s when artists began replacing plywood with easels in the abandoned buildings.
Roosevelt Row is now a business-improvement district, with a walkable area of galleries, restaurants, and local businesses. This section of Phoenix Downtown achieved a Great Places in America designation by the American Planning Association. Much of this progress is credited to community spaces that now exist, taking the place of the vacant lots or unused buildings.
Hance Park is one space with a whole lot going on within its boundaries. The Burton Barr Central Library and Phoenix Center for the Arts call Hance Park home.
You can also find Downtown’s Japanese Friendship Garden in Hance Park. Built by a joint effort between Phoenix and Himeji, Japan this is a traditional Japanese strolling garden. Meant to encourage meditation, relaxation, and rejuvenation between your mind, body, and spirit, it is a welcomed addition to Phoenix Downtown real estate.
Arizona Commission on the Arts is part of Roosevelt Row and works year-round to provide creative outlets for all Phoenix residents.
First Friday Art Walk, organized by ArtLink, Inc helped make Downtown Phoenix one of “The Top 10 Arts Districts in the US” according to a national news publication. Galleries, restaurants, retail shops, and music venues participate in First Friday, providing attendees with a five-senses experience.
An educational opportunity for a budding artist is provided by Arizona School for the Arts. The school is a public charter school with a current enrollment of more than 800 students in grades 5-12, with a rigorous academic curriculum in conjunction with creative endeavors.
Real Estate in Phoenix Downtown
The resurgence of real estate in Phoenix Downtown draws tech-savvy startups, flexible working office spaces, historic preservationists, and urbanites seeking a walkable community.
The Triangle Neighborhood named such because Roosevelt, 7th Avenue, and the only diagonal street in the city, Grand Avenue determine the boundaries of the district, is experiencing a lot of residential growth.
A living space in downtown’s Triangle is en Hance Park, deemed an “urban oasis,” a collection of 49 smartly designed condos that combine usable space with luxury amenities. The location of en Hance is ideal, right across the street from Hance Park. Residents can choose from a variety of floor plans ranging from studios to one-bedroom flats, to a multi-bedroom plan with an office.
Portland on the Park is nearby, also with views of Hance Park as well as Portland Park. This development is a four-building complex with concrete construction, four different floor plans including penthouses, and offer residents a choice of luxury finishes and interior schematics. Technology is not omitted; the units all come furnished with Digital Home Lifestyles Centers to control your living environment.
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