5 Cool Phoenix Neighborhoods You've Probably Never Heard Of

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Katie Johnson
Historic La Hacienda is located just across the street from the Phoenix Country Club.
Between the home tours, the magazine features, and top 10 neighborhoods lists, some areas of Phoenix get a lot more recognition than others. But don't mistake good PR for better living. In truth, we could think of a number of Phoenix neighborhoods that folks haven't heard of but probably should. Let's start with these five.

See also: 10 Best Neighborhoods in Metro Phoenix

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Katie Johnson
Brentwood is an up-and-coming historic neighborhood located near the I-10 and 51 freeways.
Brentwood
Between McDowell and Interstate 10, 16th Street and State Route 51.
Average price of homes for sale: $150,750.

Thanks to all the touch-ups and tear-downs that go with maintaining the character of an older house, historic homeownership isn't always cheap. But those with a can-do attitude and a little bit of elbow grease can save big in neighborhoods like Brentwood. With convenient proximity to downtown and some of the best food around on Calle 16, this up-and-coming neighborhood offers affordable early 20th-century homes in need of a little TLC.

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Phoenix Country Club

2901 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, AZ

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The Main Ingredient Ale House

2337 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

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Urban Beans

3508 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

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SuTRA Midtown Yoga

2317 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

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Gadzooks

3313 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

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Federal Pizza

5210 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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Churn

5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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French Grocery

5345 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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Lux Coffeebar

4402 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

America's Taco Shop

4447 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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16 comments
Elena Evans
Elena Evans

Shane this made me think of you! Not sure if you found a place yet...

Jennifer-Anne Moore
Jennifer-Anne Moore

Not many metropolitan cities have homes in historical areas that cost less than $150k. That's a tenth of a historical home in other cities.

Jennifer-Anne Moore
Jennifer-Anne Moore

It's not like the guy is writing about Paradise Valley.... these are more than affordable, but that's not the whole point--they are often overlooked by people who see just price tags.

Kassandra Lang
Kassandra Lang

Labels???...I live next to one of the houses mentioned...we are not rich by far.

Eliott Kroll
Eliott Kroll

We knew about these before they were cool. You probably haven't heard of them.

Ed Duber
Ed Duber

I agree...what about undiscovered and up and coming?

Jill Louise Christiansen
Jill Louise Christiansen

You know why I haven't heard of these? Because all but the first are hoods that house the rich. Why do I care about these hoods when all the real life happens elsewhere?

1wayfaringpilgrim
1wayfaringpilgrim

Nice calls on these neighborhoods!  Each one is distinctive in it's own right.

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