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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$570,500 :: 3866 E RAVENSWOOD Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

5 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 4,830 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,762 sq ft
Added: 04/22/19, Last Updated: 04/22/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5911868
Community: SEVILLE PARCEL 21
Tract: SEVILLE PARCEL 21
Status: Active


Absolutely gorgeous home in Seville Golf & Country Club! Buyers are not only purchasing a great home, but afabulous lifestyle! The estate style home features formal great room & formal dining area, inviting kitchen w. views of the park-like backyard w. bbq grill, ramada, outdoor fireplace perfect for entertaining. Journey upstairs on either of the double staircases into the large Master Suite and bathroom w. 2 separate walk-in closets! Upstairs buyers will find 4 additional oversized bedrooms and 2 additional full bathrooms. Home boasts soaring ceilings, expansive living spaces, home office, and family media room. Located within walking distance to A+ elementary school and private county club! NO POOL, NO PROBLEM! Sale includes 1 yr Seville Country Club membership! See additional remarks

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$295,000 :: 261 E MESQUITE Street, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,576 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 04/22/19, Last Updated: 04/22/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5909813
Community: FARMHOUSE MEADOWS
Tract: FARMHOUSE MEADOWS
Status: Active


Welcome home! This well maintained 3 bedroom 2 bath home is nestled in the heart of Gilbert, close to all the charming restaurants and shopping you could ask for! Entertain your guests in the resort style backyard with a sparkling pool and custom water feature. This home offers an oversized master bedroom with walk in closet, vaulted ceilings and fresh designer paint. Schedule your showing today, before it's gone!

Listed with United Brokers Group


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$335,000 :: 3679 E STILES Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,129 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,050 sq ft
Added: 04/21/19, Last Updated: 04/21/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5914743
Community: BUNGALOWS AT COOLEY STATION PHASE 1
Tract: BUNGALOWS AT COOLEY STATION PHASE 1
Status: Active


Brand new home, never lived in. For sale or rent.This beautiful home has three bedrooms & den on 2nd level. Master suite has a separate tub and shower. Kitchen and living room on first level w/ shaker style twilight-stained cabinets and hardware. The kitchen has tile backsplash, granite countertop & stainless steel appliances. There is both gas range and oven.Stunning 18x18 tile & eight-foot interior doors, and an upgraded exterior with stone.Better-than-new condition, ready for move-in! All window coverings, all landscaping (pavers on patio), all-appliances (fridge, W/D), epoxy painted garage floor, sealed-grout, ceiling fans, even has drawer-liners. In the Cooley Bungalow development with heated-public pool, play areas, top-rated Gilbert schools & convenient to freeway

Listed with Gold Trust Realty


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$562,000 :: 4085 E LAFAYETTE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,290 sq ft
Lot Size: 20,909 sq ft
Added: 02/03/19, Last Updated: 04/21/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5877623
Community: Seville Parcel 20
Tract: Seville Parcel 20
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/21/2019 by 2%
Status: Active


Great opportunity to own a 5bed, 3 bath with 3290 of livable space on a HALF ACRE LOT. This is a spit floor plan with an amazing large front room. Private Pool, 2 large roll out awnings off back of house for lots of shade and a gas fire pit for the whole family to gather around. Plus living close to the club house with all the amazing amenities make for great location for all. You don't want to pass on this home.

Listed with HomeSmart


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$275,000 :: 2777 E BART Street, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,884 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,050 sq ft
Added: 04/21/19, Last Updated: 04/21/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5914710
Community: LYONS GATE PHASE 1 AND 2
Tract: LYONS GATE PHASE 1 AND 2
Status: Active


Make the popular Lyon's Gate community your home. The large great room/dining room area with entertainment niche is directly off the kitchen with staggered maple cabinets, pantry and stainless steel appliances, yes, the refrigerator conveys. Use the lower level bedroom as a guest bedroom or den. A full bathroom completes the downstairs space. The large master suite includes a walk-in closet and gorgeous master bathroom. Two large bedrooms, a full secondary bathroom and laundry room complete the upstairs areas. The upstairs and downstairs bedroom have new carpeting with tile in the remaining areas of the home. The end unit means additional privacy from the low maintenance patio area. The community pool and park are a short walking distance.

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$550,000 :: 1014 W SHERRI Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,822 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 03/22/19, Last Updated: 04/21/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5899784
Community: WINDHAVEN UNIT 3
Tract: WINDHAVEN UNIT 3
Status: Active


Winner Best Home on Tour! Stunning home in Gilbert's lake community - The Islands. This 5 bed, 3 bath home has been completely updated including roof. You'll love the resort-style backyard overlooking greenbelt w travertine pavers, pebble tec pool, firepit & artificial grass. Formal LR & DR w vaulted ceiling. Remodeled kitchen w GE Monogram appliances. Stacked stone fireplace in FR. Office/5th bed downstairs & full bath, plus huge soundproof media room (or teen room/office). Spacious Master Bedroom Retreat w balcony. 3 more gorgeous bedrooms upstairs & guest bath. Propane tank for fireplace, BBQ & firepit. You'll love this home and living in The Islands. Community offers several events throughout the year, plus 3 lakes, walking & biking paths, & large community park.

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$334,900 :: 2653 E HICKORY Street, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,759 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,663 sq ft
Added: 03/22/19, Last Updated: 04/21/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5899663
Community: ADORA TRAILS PARCEL 7
Tract: ADORA TRAILS PARCEL 7
The price of this listing was last increased on 4/21/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


MOTIVATED SELLER! Bring us an offer! basically new, 3 bed, 2 bath, home with a den. Built in 2015 this home has all the bells and whistles. Carpet and modern tile in all the right places. Your new gourmet kitchen boasts, granite counters, maple cabinets, a custom tiled back splash, gas cook top, pantry and breakfast bar. Vaulted ceilings, in the great room and master suite. Two toned paint throughout. The den adds extra space allowing for a teen room/office area. Large master suite with a walk-in closet, & ashower/tub. Pavered driveway & back porch. Extended back porch with a grass backyard. This community has tons to offer. Community pool, gym, kids playgrounds, & walk/bike paths. Don;t miss your opportunity to own a little piece of paradise.

Listed with HomeSmart


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$374,900 :: 3440 E PAGEANT Place, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,387 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 04/16/19, Last Updated: 04/21/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5912315
Community: CORONADO RANCH PARCEL 8B
Tract: CORONADO RANCH PARCEL 8B
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/21/2019 by 0%
Status: Active


****Offers being reviewed**** 3 Bed/2 Bath plus open den in Coronado Ranch, very open floor plan, tile throughout. Updated kitchen and master bath. Shasta heated pool and spa with rock waterfall. Extended 3 car garage with 220V plus RV gate. Miles of greenbelt, tot lots, basketball court, soccer nets. Short walk to Coronado Elementary. Great East Valley location, Gilbert Regional Park on the way! Find Homie Real Estate on the web for a tour without an agent.

Listed with Homie


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$559,000 :: 3103 E FANDANGO Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 4,484 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 04/20/19, Last Updated: 04/21/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5914655
Community: SEVILLE PARCEL 38B
Tract: SEVILLE PARCEL 38B
Status: Active


Come and see this spacious, family home with 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 3 car garage for sale in popular Gilbert Seville community! Private lot with no homes behind. This home boasts grande living areas, a cozy loft, huge movie room (your new fav room), fireplace, wet bar, over size bedrooms w/ attached bathrooms and much more! The fabulous kitchen has ample cabinetry with granite galore, walk in pantry, black diamond appliances, and large island with a breakfast bar. Inside the grandiose master bedroom you'll find a full bath with double sinks, separate tub, large tiled shower and his/her walk-in closet. The stunning backyard is well planned and includes a covered patio with built-in BBQ, putting green, heated pool with grotto and slide, and even a refreshing spa! Schedule a showing today.

Listed with US Investment Realty, 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/!


$400,000 :: 4202 E TERRACE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,564 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,633 sq ft
Added: 04/20/19, Last Updated: 04/20/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5914613
Community: SUPERSTITION MEADOWS
Tract: SUPERSTITION MEADOWS
Status: Active


LIFESTYLE MATTERS! Entertaining & Active living required! MOVE-IN-READY, ULTRA CLEAN, thoughtfully designed, featuring nearly THIRD ACRE BACKYARD OASIS PLAYGROUND. Newly renovated SELF CLEANING pool 2019, NEWER A/C, Tons of Upgrades & Options, NO HOMES BEHIND, 10' RV GATE w/cement drive front & back, Basketball Court, Outdoor Kitchen, Engineered Wood Flooring, Renovated Bathrooms w/Quartz Counter-tops, Designer Paint Lighting & Plumbing Fixtures & so much more. CHEFS KITCHEN w/mega prep area, SEAMLESS Golden Chocolate Granite (10K value) w/back splash, New SS SAMSUNG Appliances, roll-out shelves, crown molding, under-mount sink, & Raised Panel Cabinets. HOA just $32 PER MONTH, Covered & Lit Playground, Strategic Location near Shoppes & Fine Dining. GEM's like this don't last, GET HERE 1st!

Listed with Homesmart


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


 

 

 

 

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