Live, Work & Play in the North Central Corridor
North Central Phoenix is a beautiful neighborhood known for its historic Arizona charm. With sprawling ranch houses and excellently rated public schools, this family-friendly neighborhood is a great place to settle down and enjoy the energy of Phoenix from the safety of beautiful tree-lined streets. Of course, we don’t just have great schools. The North Central Corridor is also known for some incredible shopping and restaurant destinations along the corridor itself (plus a few hidden gems).
We’d like to give a friendly spotlight to some of the best places to go, things to do, and sights to see in North Central Phoenix. Whether you’re moving here for the first time or experiencing a Renaissance exploration of your own hometown, check out some of our favorite locations in the North Central Corridor.
Best Places to Go for Brunch
Want to stop for brunch between errands or on a leisurely weekend? We know some great brunch spots for the best late breakfast you’ve ever had. Check out the retro backyard patio at the Windsor or a warm and deliciously light Italian lunch at the Postino Central or the LGO Pizzeria.
Best Happy Hour Stops
Looking for a place to let your hair down after hours? North Central Phoenix has some great little spots whether you’re looking for a party or a relaxing drink with a few close friends. Bitter & Twisted has an extensive mix of craft cocktails while The Vig Fillmore has some unbeatable outdoor seating and regular live music. Want dinner and a drink? Head over to Federal Pizza where we always grab a seat by the wood fires and snag a slice of pie with our happy hour.
Best Outdoor Patios and Locally Owned Coffee Shops
When you want a deliciously rich latte or need to meet someone for coffee, head over to the North Central Corridor for one of our craft coffee houses that aren’t just another Starbucks. Luci’s at the Orchard is a breathtaking patio marketplace and espresso cafe while Luci’s Marketplace (not to be confused) is a cozy cafe just down the road. Lux Central has a cool contemporary vibe with an incredible bakery.
Our Local Farmers Market
Our lively Wednesday and Saturday farmer’s market with both indoor and outdoor facilities. This permanent fixture is one of our proudest North Central Phoenix marketplaces where we trade fresh foods and homemade goods, listen to live music, and try foods we’ve never seen before every week.
Best Local Parks
- Granada Park
- Brentwood Park
- Arizona Canal Central
- Margaret T Hance Park
- Japanese Friendship Garden
Arizona has a reputation for being dry but those who live here know just how vibrant and beautiful nature can be. That’s why parks are such an important part of the Phoenix experience. Feast your eyes on the natural beauty and enjoyable planning of each of our incredible local parks. From the curated paths of the Japanese Friendship Garden to the miniature lakeside of Granada park, embrace outdoor living in the North Central Corridor.
Best Dog Parks
- Hance Park Dog Park
- Thelda Williams Paw-Pup Park
- Steele Indian School Dog Park
Have a beloved family pet who needs plenty of exercise and outside time? North Central Phoenix has a great selection of dog parks that are both fun and welcoming for your pooch. The Thelda Williams Paw-Pup park is our favorite with bright, decorative fixtures and built-in doggy water fountains for those extra hot play days.
Best Dining Restaurants
Ready to head out for a night on the town? We’ve got a little bit of everything, whether you’re treating yourself to a delicious dinner, planning to wow a date, or bringing the whole family for a shared diner experience. Here are our favorite picks for truly delicious dining in sometimes surprising packages. Try North Italia for an exquisite modern take on Italian classics or Centrico for that delicious late-night diner feel. The Blue Fin is an incredible teriyaki seafood find and one of Phoenix’s best-kept secrets while the Joyride Taco House is the ideal family dinner experience — right down to the candy-covered churros. Want an unforgettable dining experience? Try the Clever Koi for inspired Asian Fusion and breathtaking venue design.
The Caniglia Group is a seasoned team of luxury real estate professionals that live, work, play and specialize in North Central Phoenix or the North Central Corridor (as it is also affectionately called). If you’re interested in exploring more of the North Central Phoenix Corridor and would like to see houses available in this area, feel free to contact us today at 602-903-7220.