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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$297,000 :: 2095 S OLYMPIC Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85295

3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,682 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,921 sq ft
Added: 04/01/20, Last Updated: 04/01/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6056317
Community: WILLOWS
Tract: WILLOWS
Status: Active


Absolutely charming home that shows pride of ownership. This gem boast 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms and an immaculate kitchen. The kitchen includes granite countertops with an island; stainless steel appliances, dark cherry 42'' cabinets; and easy access to the garage to bring in those groceries. Downstairs also includes a nice comfortable and bright family room. All bedrooms are upstairs. The secondary bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom. The master suite has his and her walk-in closets; separate tub and shower along with double sinks. Close to the 202 San Tan freeway, San Tan mall (Gilbert), other shopping and dinning for all tastebuds.

Listed with Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty


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


$350,000 :: 1108 N COLE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,884 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Added: 04/01/20, Last Updated: 04/01/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6059044
Community: CAROL RAE RANCH
Tract: CAROL RAE RANCH
Status: Active


Welcome to this charming home located in the popular & convenient Carol Rae Ranch Neighborhood! This amazing single story home has a light, bright & spacious floor plan. It features 10 ft soaring ceilings, grand windows and a fresh, neutral color palette. 3 beds, 2 baths PLUS a den along with a gorgeous eat-in kitchen including maple cabinets with new brushed nickel hardware, new granite countertops & brand new stainless steel appliances. Tons of updates and improvements have been done to this great property!! All new home & patio roofs inclusive of a transferable warranty (10 year home, 5 year patio) & an all new HVAC system, also inclusive of warranty! (2 year labor, 10 year parts). New interior/exterior paint, all new flooring, updated lighting & much more! Move in ready and a must see!

Listed with Revelation Real Estate


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


$319,900 :: 1208 E CAMPBELL Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,896 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Added: 03/31/20, Last Updated: 03/31/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6059466
Community: STONECREEK TWO LOT 232-382 TR E-G
Tract: STONECREEK TWO LOT 232-382 TR E-G
Status: Active


BEAUTIFULLY UPGRADED SINGLE STORY HOME IN THE POPULAR STONECREEK COMM., LOCATED IN A TOP SCHOOL DISTRICT AND JUST WALKING DISTANCE TO FREESTONE PARK., ON A CUL-DE-SAC LOT. THIS HOME BOASTS ALMOST 1900 SF, WITH 3 BEDS AND DEN WITH SLIDING DOORS, 2 FULL BATHS. ALL BEDRMS HAVE WALK-IN CLOSETS, THE MASTER BATH/BED SPLIT FROM THE OTHERS FOR PRIVACY, THE MASTER BATH HAS SEPARATE TUB AND SHOWER, WITH DBL SINKS, HUGE WALK-IN CLOSET. THE BEDROOMS, FAMILY ROOM AND LIVINGRM ALL HAVE PLUSH CARPET WITH TILE IN THE BALANCE OF THE HOME, COZY WOOD BURNING FPL IN LIVINGRM, ALL ''POPCORN CEILING TEXTURE'' HAS BEEN REMOVED TO GIVE THE HOME A MORE MODERN LOOK, KITCHEN HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH GRANITE COUNTERS AND S/S APPLIANCES, CONVENIENT ISLAND FOR BAR STOOLS, WINDOWS REPLACED IN 2015, ROOF RE-DONE IN 2016

Listed with Weller Realty & Management


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


$310,000 :: 3832 S VERBENA Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,755 sq ft
Lot Size: 2,614 sq ft
Added: 03/31/20, Last Updated: 03/31/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6059473
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 9 PARCEL 1 AMD
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 9 PARCEL 1 AMD
Status: Active


Former Model Home in the popular Power Ranch subdivision. Gorgeous kitchen with upgraded cabinets, energy star stainless steel appliances, granite countertops & tumbled travertine backsplash. Upgraded wood and travertine flooring, berber carpet, two tone paint, plantation shutters on every window, energy efficient Anderson windows, ceiling fans, surround sound & alarm system. To much to list. Enjoy the large paver covered private courtyard with built in BBQ. Water Fountain and potted plants. Fantastic community with access to 5 pools, 3 community centers, soccer, baseball, tennis, volley ball & 27 miles of biking trails! This home is a must see.

Listed with HomeSmart Lifestyles


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


$525,000 :: 2746 E JANELLE Way, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 4,012 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,455 sq ft
Added: 03/31/20, Last Updated: 03/31/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6059478
Community: SHAMROCK ESTATES
Tract: SHAMROCK ESTATES
Status: Active


Outstanding 5 Bedroom 3.5 bath home on a large lot in Shamrock Estates. Master & 4 bedrooms upstairs with oversize den/office downstairs. Large Master with Huge walk-in closet. Secondary bedrooms all have walk-in closets. Kitchen has beautiful staggered cabinets, granite counter-tops, Stainless Steel appliances and Sunny breakfast nook off the kitchen. Formal living, dining in front and large family room off the kitchen in the back of the home. Window coverings include blinds and shutters. Check out the storage under the stairs. Backyard offers large diving depth Pool, covered patio and grassy area for anyone to enjoy. Three car tandem garage. Walk to highly desired elementary school Chandler Traditional Academy-Freedom Campus(CTA) and Rockwell Park.

Listed with Delex Realty


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


$679,800 :: 5404 S CARDINAL Street, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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6 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 4,350 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,068 sq ft
Added: 02/20/20, Last Updated: 03/31/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6039391
Community: FREEMAN FARMS PHASE 2 PARCEL 1
Tract: FREEMAN FARMS PHASE 2 PARCEL 1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/31/2020 by 0%
Status: Active


Homes like this one do not come available often... 6 BED | LOFT | FLEX ROOM | 4.5 BATH | 4 CAR GARAGE | RV GATES | POOL | SPA | OUTDOOR KITCHEN W/BBQ and MEAT SMOKER | OUTDOOR FIREPLACE | OVER 4300 SQFT | 13,135 SQFT LOT. This ''LIKE NEW'' home is being SOLD by the ORIGINAL OWNERS who have lightly lived here. This stunning property boasts one of the biggest lots in the popular community of FREEMAN FARMS. This MOVE-IN READY GEM features surround sound, ceiling fans throughout, upgraded lighting, crown molding, oversized baseboards, tile on the diagonal, pull out kitchen drawers, tankless hot water heater, water softener, R/O system, upstairs laundry w/cabinets and a sink, a full bedroom and bathroom downstairs, epoxy garage floors, garage cabinets, overhead racks, and so much more.

Listed with Realty ONE Group


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


$660,000 :: 4547 E CABRILLO Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,527 sq ft
Lot Size: 16,989 sq ft
Added: 03/19/20, Last Updated: 03/31/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6053208
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 5
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 5
Status: Active


4547 E Cabrillo Dr home is 3,527 sq ft, on .39 acre w/ 3 Bedroom, Den, Flex Room, Pool, Spa, Courtyard, & 3 car garage. Gated, private courtyard is a greeting area for guests w/ pavers & fireplace. Gorgeous architecture w/ rounded foyer, wide hallways & open concept. East wing of home boasts Master Bedroom w/ direct access to pool & spa. Spacious Ensuite offers dual sinks, granite counters, soaking tub, snail shower & walk in closet. West wing of home includes bedrooms 2 & 3, + Den w/ beautiful barn doors, Stone Creek built ins, & hall bath. Chef's Kitchen w/ built in stainless steel appliances, spacious island w/ granite counters, & convenient to the family room. Breakfast Nook overlooks the tranquil backyard w/ 29k gallon pool w/ grotto style water feature. Enjoy AZ outdoor living...

Listed with Keller Williams Integrity First


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


$299,999 :: 4328 E CARLA VISTA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,021 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,485 sq ft
Added: 03/24/20, Last Updated: 03/31/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6055391
Community: WILLOWS
Tract: WILLOWS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/31/2020 by 3%
Status: Active


Beautiful home in the desirable Willows community! Boasting 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, with a den on the main floor that could easily be converted into a 4th bedroom. Loft area, upstairs laundry room, large master bedroom with over-sized walk-in closet, double sinks in master bath, as well as separate tub & shower. 2nd bathroom upstairs has upgraded double sinks and full 3rd bath is on main floor. Vaulted ceilings in great room and den, upgraded staggered cherry cabinets throughout with granite counters. Tile floors at entry, kitchen, dining, laundry & all bathrooms. Beautifully maintained and completely move-in ready!

Listed with West USA Realty


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


$409,900 :: 3556 E BRIDGEPORT Parkway, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,211 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 03/31/20, Last Updated: 03/31/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6059376
Community: CHAPARRAL ESTATES PARCELS 1 2 3 & 4
Tract: CHAPARRAL ESTATES PARCELS 1 2 3 & 4
Status: Active


Amazing two story home situated on a corner lot! Boasting grassy front yard w/mature trees, 2 car garage w/extended driveway for extra parking, and cozy front porch ideal to sip your morning coffee. Interior comes complete with formal living & dining room, high ceilings, tile flooring in the right places, fabulous family room, neutral paint through, and large den w/private entrance door. The kitchen features tile counters & back-splash, pantry, high-end appliances, beautiful cabinets, center island, and breakfast bar. Upstairs master suite has full bath with double sinks, separate tub/shower, and walk-in closet. Grassy backyard offers shady/mature trees, covered patio, and above ground spa. You'll love this home! Schedule a showing now!

Listed with eXp Realty


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


$320,000 :: 2633 E Calle Del Norte Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,427 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,663 sq ft
Added: 03/31/20, Last Updated: 03/31/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6059404
Community: Greenfield Lakes Parcel 4
Tract: Greenfield Lakes Parcel 4
Status: Active


INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY with tenants in place until Oct 31st. Single level stunner with 3BR/2BA, heated pool and spa in Greenfield Lakes golf course community. OWNED solar panels, so huge savings without the lease payment. Updated kitchen with upgraded cabinets, granite countertops and backsplash, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures and hardware. Separate living and family rooms with vaulted ceilings. Master bedroom has vaulted ceiling, fan, 2 closets and separate exit to backyard. Master bathroom has dual sinks. Tropical backyard oasis with heated pebbletec pool and spa. Fridge/washer/dryer included. Prime location near San Tan Village and 202. N/S exposure. Sunscreens help keep home cooler.

Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty


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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