Are addresses in the Phoenix area really that helpful?

Figuring out Phoenix and surrounding city addresses

Yes, an address is the unique identifier for a location within a city, and should let everyone know exactly where you live, but how useful is it?  How are addresses determined and what do they mean? Most addresses include a north/south/east/west coordinate.   North, south, east or west of what? Are all addresses based on one central coordinate in downtown Phoenix, or does each city have their own coordinate sytem?  How much  do we really rely upon an address to arrive at a destination?  If you know the answers, congratulations; if not then  read on.

Phoenix Metropolitan Growth

Currently, the Phoenix metropolitan area feels like a huge city where you can cross city limits or boundaries and not even realize that you traveled from one city to another. It hasn’t always been that  way.  The growth in many cities has been explosive.  For example, according to the 1990 census, Gilbert was a small town of 29,188. Just 10 years later in 2000, the population had grown to 109,697, an increase of 275%. Current estimates for 2012 put the Gilbert population at 212,000. Many of the cities in the Phoenix valley were incorporated in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s when it was considered a significant distance between cities or towns.  Therefore, addresses were based upon a specific crossroad or location within each community.

If you really want a trivia challenge, try and identify where the addresses originate for each valley city!  Start with your own.  Understanding this may give you a little better insight into the relative location the next time you read an address.   For example, the picture above shows the street signs at the intersection of Gilbert and Elliot, the zero point for Gilbert addresses.  Any  address on a  north/south running road that is south  of Elliot will be XXXX South and the name of the street.  If the street runs east & west, and the house is east of Gilbert Rd., the numeric  portion will be XXXX East and the name  of street.

Let’s turn to Tempe. You’ll notice that the street sign to the left shows coordinates of O West and O North.  This street sign is located at the intersection of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Ave.  On this same intersection is the original house built by Tempe’s founder, Charles Trumbell Hayden, built in 1873.  It is the longest continuously occupied structure in the valley.  Not surprisingly, all Tempe properties look to this intersection as the origin of Tempe addresses.

If you’re ever in downtown Chandler walking around, the zero point  for all Chandler addresses  is Arizona Ave. and Commonwealth Ave. in the downtown Historical area where the city of Chandler hosts many events throughout the year.

So how do we get around?

As you can see it would be a grand undertaking to memorize all the intersections for each city that relate to the origins for their addresses.  And that is only half of the equation.  You’d still need to learn and memorize the street name.  When I moved to Gilbert many years ago I was surprised that in addition to the address the crossroads were frequently mentioned.   Fortunately for all Phoenicians, the majority of the major arterial roads do not change names as they run through  the valley cities. For example, Baseline Road starts in Apache Junction to the east and runs west through Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Phoenix, and Laveen. Even in commericials, you’ll often hear the crossroads given in addition to the address.  Obviously, there is logic to each address, but unless you’re very well acquainted with each city, you’ll  find that memorizing the major arterial streets will serve you best when trying to navigate the valley.

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$800,000 :: 5022 S SETON Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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5 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 3,392 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,148 sq ft
Added: 06/18/21, Last Updated: 06/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6252491
Community: BRIDGES AT GILBERT PHASE 1 PARCEL 1
Tract: BRIDGES AT GILBERT PHASE 1 PARCEL 1
The price of this listing was last increased on 6/19/2021 by 8%
Status: Active


Pulte's most popular single level plan!! Located in The Bridges @ Gilbert this home is sure to WOW you the moment you step through the front door! Light and Bright floorplan!!! Custom accent features and trim work throughout! Multiple sliding doors leading to outdoor living spaces perfect for entertaining Family and Friends! Enjoy your Chef's kitchen with gas cooktop, wall oven, massive walk in pantry, generous counterspace and an oversized kitchen island! Guest casita is perfect for inlaws, teenage kids or if you have a home based business! Other additional items included in the sale are: Fridge/freezer in laundry, freezer in garage, flat screen tv's in Casita and back patio & EV fast charger in garage. (none of which are warrantied) Sparkling Pool/Jacuzzi, Resort style backyard!!!

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Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$698,900 :: 147 N DATE PALM Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,781 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,019 sq ft
Added: 06/19/21, Last Updated: 06/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6253424
Community: VAL VISTA MEADOWS
Tract: VAL VISTA MEADOWS
Status: Active


Location, Location! No expense was spared in this model like home featuring 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and an office which has a closet and can be used as a 6th bedroom. Upon entering you will see a large open room that features a pool table and custom light that will convey. Shutters on all the windows, 10'-12' soaring ceilings and new flooring throughout. Stainless Steel Kitchen aid appliances in the kitchen (Fridge will convey). The backyard is an entertainers dream. On just under 1/4 of an acre, the backyard features a professionally designed layout with synthetic grass, travertine pavers, a pergola with built-in BBQ, gas firepit, a pool and a spa... Its amazing! Did I mention that it has a floor to ceiling stone fireplace? And a dry bar with an option for wet bar!

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$450,000 :: 300 E KROLL Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,696 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,228 sq ft
Added: 06/11/21, Last Updated: 06/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6248335
Community: BRECKENRIDGE MANOR UNIT 3
Tract: BRECKENRIDGE MANOR UNIT 3
Status: Active


This stunning 3 bed/2 bath home has been TOTALLY REMODELED! Situated on a cul-de-sac street within walking distance to parks & Downtown Gilbert! Enter the home through a serene courtyard then into the light, bright open floorplan with dramatic vaulted ceilings. The elegant kitchen with white cabinetry, granite countertops, custom backsplash & stainless appliances is open to the dining and living area. The clear story windows allow for the light to spill in. The luxurious spa-like bath has Carrara marble, custom tiled shower and lighted mirror. Wood-like tile leading to the French doors taking you outside to enjoy multiple patios. The 2 large living areas, one with a fireplace, allows for multiple gathering spaces that feel both elegant yet comfortable. New Roof in 2018

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$500,000 :: 152 W IVANHOE Street, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,258 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 06/14/21, Last Updated: 06/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6250093
Community: RANCHO DEL VERDE UNIT 2
Tract: RANCHO DEL VERDE UNIT 2
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/19/2021 by 6%
Status: Active


Great home in a great neighborhood walking distance to Rancho Del Verde park. Open & airy layout; upstairs master bedroom split from other three rooms. Newer bright color paint, updated bathrooms and kitchen with quartz counter, sinks, fixtures and SS appliances.2.5 car garage with epoxy floor.Large pie shape backyard with RV gate, mature fruit trees, Pebble Tech play pool, spa and a lot of room for additions and your personal touch for entertainment.

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$459,000 :: 3529 E MILKY Way, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,781 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 06/19/21, Last Updated: 06/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6246666
Community: LYONS GATE PHASE 9
Tract: LYONS GATE PHASE 9
Status: Active


Welcome home to this highly sought model in Lyons Gate. This home features 3 bed/ 2.5 baths with a loft. Great curb appeal, nice front patio and beautiful landscaped back yard. Tile throughout the entire downstairs. Granite counters and open floor plan. Community offers three pools, club house and play areas. This location is ideal.

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$499,900 :: 2096 E ARABIAN Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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4 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 2,185 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
Added: 06/19/21, Last Updated: 06/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6252455
Community: FINLEY FARMS SOUTH PARCEL 17
Tract: FINLEY FARMS SOUTH PARCEL 17
Status: Active


This stunning home has it all! 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Den, Loft, Pool, RV gate. Beautifully maintained home on one of the largest lots in the community. This oversized backyard is stunning. Gorgeous fenced pool, with large Baja Step, and water feature. Pergola for shade. Built-in grill area, with outdoor fireplace for entertaining. All of that and still room for a large lush grass area, and a cute playhouse! On the first floor, the large open floorplan hosts a beautiful kitchen with granite countertops, walk-in pantry, and family room that features a gas fireplace. Powder room and private den finish off this first floor. Upstairs, you have a large loft area with amazing balcony overlooking the backyard. Additional 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Double Master ensuites on the 2nd floor.

Listed with 3rd Base Realty Group LLC


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$519,000 :: 3453 E ROBIN Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,197 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,921 sq ft
Added: 06/19/21, Last Updated: 06/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6253310
Community: LAKEVIEW TRAILS NORTH AT MORRISON RANCH
Tract: LAKEVIEW TRAILS NORTH AT MORRISON RANCH
Status: Active


This home is in the beautiful community of Morrison Ranch! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a huge loft on the second floor. Grass & tree lined streets. This home is just a short walk to the lake and even closer to the park at the end of the street! Many walking and bike paths. Beautiful kitchen, upgraded cabinets, granite counters, double ovens, electric cooktop, built-in microwave oven & 2 pantries with a 1/2 bath downstairs. Tiled main level and plush carpet upstairs with beautiful wood banister. Master has his/her closets, double sinks, soak tub with separate shower and toilet room.

Listed with Crossroads Brokerage


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$430,000 :: 472 E PINTO Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,702 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
Added: 06/10/21, Last Updated: 06/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6248894
Community: MIRA VISTA PLACE
Tract: MIRA VISTA PLACE
Status: Active


This is a wonderful move-in ready home located in a great neighborhood just minutes from San Tan Village Shopping, dining and entertainment, and convenient access to the Loop 202 freeway. This home has been well maintained and features a newer roof (2014), HVAC replaced in 2013, brand new front yard drip system and smart garage door opener that can be controlled from your phone! Solar panels for additional savings on your electric bill! Inside you'll love the high ceilings and open kitchen with newer appliances, crisp white cabinetry and a center island with breakfast bar seating. The master suite is HUGE and offers a dual sink vanity, separate shower and tub, large walk-in closet and private toilet room. Covered patio in the backyard and tons of space for the family! Come and see tod

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$1,949,000 :: 2112 E SANOQUE Court, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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5 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 4,833 sq ft
Lot Size: 35,284 sq ft
Added: 06/19/21, Last Updated: 06/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6252446
Community: CIRCLE G AT OCOTILLO
Tract: CIRCLE G AT OCOTILLO
Status: Active


OWN YOUR VERY OWN ISLAND and approx. 90,000 gallon resort style pool at this recently remodeled, gorgeous CUSTOM Circle G Estate! Even Jimmy Buffet would find PARADISE in Gilbert Arizona at this $500k LAGOON style estate sized pool with multiple waterfalls & volcano fire features, slippery slide, 20 person hot tub, huge grotto, massive baja deck, swim up bar, firepit IN THE POOL beside hot tub and ''lazy river'' style pool with it's very own grassy center island w/palm trees! You won't see this backyard again ANYWHERE! Misters line the pool and the home to create one of the most amazing yards you could ever relax in. Built in BBQ, turf, massive covered patio spaces w/misters and too many mature palm trees to count! Recent remodel gives you the feeling of walking into a new build with it's

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$645,000 :: 1340 E SPUR Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,478 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 06/19/21, Last Updated: 06/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6250669
Community: ValVista Place
Tract: ValVista Place
Status: Active


Move in Ready Home in Highly desirable Gilbert Area. Very Popular Mont Clair floor plan. Brand New remodeled kitchen with New Custom Cabinets, Large Island, Quartz Counter tops, Gorgeous back splash, upscale Stainless Steel Appliances, Double Oven/Range, new SS Dishwasher and tile flooring. Formal Living Rm and Dining Rm with Bamboo flooring and 6'' baseboards throughout. Upgraded Marble Fireplace, Large Master Bedroom with Large bathroom covered in Travertine with separate Jet Garden tub and Huge Separate Shower. Large covered patio in backyard with lush landscaping, Artificial Turf, and Pebble-Tec Pool with relaxing water fall and in ground self cleaning system.This home is close to down town Gilbert, Restaurants and San Tan Mall.

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