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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$675,000 :: 953 E LODGEPOLE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 2,961 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 02/24/21, Last Updated: 02/24/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6196398
Community: FELTY FARMS
Tract: FELTY FARMS
Status: Active


A beautiful 1 level, split floorplan, 4 bed 4 bath home in the Felty Farms community. Extra care has been taken to this home. Master bedroom with built-in, walk-in closet, jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Dual master bedroom, great for guests or other family members. Large kitchen with upgrade cabinetry, granite countertops and appliances to include but not limited to stainless double ovens, stainless refrigerator and gas cook top, Large family room, eat in kitchen, pantry, separate living and dining room, designer lighting fixtures, white shutters and window coverings throughout. Larger laundry room with sink, 3-car garage.

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/!


$443,000 :: 4115 E PAGE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,008 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 02/24/21, Last Updated: 02/24/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6198464
Community: HIGHLAND GROVES AT MORRISON RANCH
Tract: HIGHLAND GROVES AT MORRISON RANCH
Status: Active


This Gilbert one-story home offers a patio, and a two-car garage. This home is vacant and cleaned regularly.

Listed with Opendoor Brokerage, LLC


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$435,000 :: 4149 E DOUGLAS Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,962 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 02/24/21, Last Updated: 02/24/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6198450
Community: TOWNE MEADOWS AMD LOT 1-591 TR A
Tract: TOWNE MEADOWS AMD LOT 1-591 TR A
Status: Active


Beautiful Corner lot. Single Level, 4 bedrooms. 3 car garage with tons of cabinets & service door. Beautiful fenced Pool with Built in BBQ. Gorgeous brick fireplace in family room, open from kitchen with bay window. Large Master bedroom with bay window. 4th bedroom/Den with walk in closet Formal LR/DR . Large side yard with double gates. GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD & SHORT DISTANCE TO HIGHLAND HS! This home wont last long!

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$1,400,000 :: 3683 E CAMPBELL Court, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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6 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 5,758 sq ft
Lot Size: 36,591 sq ft
Added: 12/18/20, Last Updated: 02/24/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6169244
Community: CIRCLE G AT THE HIGHLANDS
Tract: CIRCLE G AT THE HIGHLANDS
Status: Active


Looking for a Quality Custom Basement Home in Popular Gilbert Arizona? Well look no further. This rare, 1 owner, 6 bdrm/5 bath home sits on just under an acre lot in quiet Circle G at The Highlands subdivision. This truly amazing home with too many special features to list has the highest quality & impeccable taste thru-out. Start with the Porte cochere entrance with circular drive, then move to 8-10' Corinthian columns, cove molding, unbelievable kitchen, granite counters, double ovens, subzero refrigerator, Viking cooktop, warming oven, icemaker, cherry cabinets, over-sized basement with its own bedroom & bath as well as it has a wet bar in the entertaining area. Check out the resort style backyard that has a heated salt water diving pool & a gas grill & firepit for entertaining!

Listed with DPR Realty LLC


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$634,900 :: 1532 E APPALOOSA Court, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,796 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,326 sq ft
Added: 02/24/21, Last Updated: 02/24/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6198430
Community: SILVERSTONE RANCH
Tract: SILVERSTONE RANCH
Status: Active


Don't miss this updated pool home in Silverstone Ranch! This home has been refreshed with new interior paint and new carpet. Formal living and dining room off the entry and a family room open to the kitchen at the back of hte home. The spacious kitchen features granite countertops, a large island for extra prep and storage, and stainless steel appliances including a double oven and gas cooktop. One bedroom and full bathroom on the main floor, great for guests. The primary bedroom has a full ensuite bathroom with dual sinks separate shower and tub, and two walk in closets. Secondary bedrooms also have walk in closets. The backyard boasts a large covered patio extended with pavers, a firepit and built in BBQ, and a sparkling pool. Vacant and ready for viewing, come see!

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$560,000 :: 4531 E TREMAINE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,960 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,455 sq ft
Added: 02/24/21, Last Updated: 02/24/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6197789
Community: HIGHLAND RANCH AT SUPERSTITION SPRINGS
Tract: HIGHLAND RANCH AT SUPERSTITION SPRINGS
Status: Active


This gorgeous Gilbert home located in the highly desirable Highland Ranch. There is abundance of space to spread out with over 2900 sq ft of living area, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a flowing floor plan that is made for entertaining. Must see interior is sure to impress with formal living area, formal dining, and a spacious open family room enhanced with a charming fireplace, Saltillo tile flooring, soaring ceilings and a shiplap accent wall. Gourmet kitchen would delight any chef with granite counter tops, ss appliances, wine fridge and a center island. Spacious master retreat includes barn door to the luxurious en suite. The amazing resort style backyard is complete with covered patio, outdoor kitchen with beer tap, sprawling grassy area and sparkling pool. This gem has it all!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$479,900 :: 3425 E JOSEPH Way, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,345 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
Added: 02/24/21, Last Updated: 02/24/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6197655
Community: HIGHLAND 5
Tract: HIGHLAND 5
Status: Active


Fantastic Gilbert Location! In the Popular Tree-lined streets community of Highland V! Extremely popular bright and open floorplan with 4bed/2ba/+ Large Den! Property offers a separate Family and Living room perfect for entertaining! Home is tastefully and professionally updated to include new quartz slab counters, large kitchen island with undermount sink, matching SS appliances, fresh exterior and new interior two-tone paint and all new hardware, lighting / plumbing fixtures and more! Located on a corner lot with a grassy green front and back yard with plenty of shade! 7700sqft lot surrounded by single story homes. Simply a beautiful home in an excellent neighborhood! Just a couple of miles from the San Tan Mall, multiple access points to the freeway and in proximity to

Listed with Premier Real Estate Opportunities


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$400,000 :: 3301 E MEADOWVIEW Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,857 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,050 sq ft
Added: 02/24/21, Last Updated: 02/24/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6196081
Community: SEVILLE PARCEL 35
Tract: SEVILLE PARCEL 35
Status: Active


This stunning view home in desirable Seville is situated on a golf course lot with mountain & golf course views from virtually every room. This home has been completely renovated with fresh interior paint, brand new carpet and wood laminate flooring, interior doors and new fixtures and finishes throughout. Inside you are greeted by a wall of windows in the family room offering lots of natural light. The eat-in kitchen boasts new shaker style cabinets, granite countertops, new SS appliances, pantry and a breakfast bar overlooking the family room. The downstairs bedroom with a full bathroom is perfect as a guest or in-law suite. Gorgeous wrought-iron railings lead you upstairs to the master bedroom with walk-in closet, dual vanities, large soaking tub and walk-in shower. The 2nd master has

Listed with HomeSmart


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$449,000 :: 1872 S RACINE Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,089 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,099 sq ft
Added: 02/23/21, Last Updated: 02/23/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6198298
Community: LYONS GATE PHASE 3 AND 4
Tract: LYONS GATE PHASE 3 AND 4
Status: Active


This Beautiful Meritage Home 3 bedrooms & a den in Lyons Gate Has Modern Finishes . A Bright Open Floor Plan. Celling fans. Large Kitchen. New Quartz Countertops With Composite Granite Sink & Islands Glass Subway Tile, Under Cabinet Lighting .Stainless Steel Appliances. The Master Bedroom Suite Has a Large Bathroom with Separate Tub & Shower, Walk In Closet. This Home Is Highly Energy Efficient. It Also Features: A Water Softener, Crown Molding, Glass Garage Door, Owned Solar hot water heater . Lots Of Storage & Easy To Maintain Xeriscape Landscaping with Rainbird Drip System in Front & Back. The Community Features Include A Childrens' Play Area, Community Pools & Spa & Rec Center. Great School, Close to shopping center ,San tan Village, Top Golf & 202 Freeway.Please wear face covers

Listed with Realty ONE Group


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$240,000 :: 4242 E JASPER Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,188 sq ft
Lot Size: 436 sq ft
Added: 02/23/21, Last Updated: 02/23/21
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6198273
Community: GARDENS PARCEL 5 CONDOMINIUM AMD
Tract: GARDENS PARCEL 5 CONDOMINIUM AMD
Status: Active


Welcome home! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo/town is move in ready. Located across from the playground and houses from the trail. New vinyl plank floors in entry, laundry room and kitchen. New carpet throughout. 2'' blinds throughout.Custom paint throughout along with fans in each bedroom, kitchen nook & loft. Both bedrooms & loft have mirrored doors. Upgraded bath with wains coating surround, upgraded vanity, brush nickle light fixture, & hardware. Kitchen offers upgraded cherry stained maple cabinets, silestone counters, breakfast bar, black smooth top range, microwave, side by side refrigerator, stainless steel dishwasher. Great location with several community pools, close to shopping and restaurants and easy access to hwy 202. This is a must see!

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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