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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$639,990 :: 4875 S QUIET Way, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,797 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
Added: 11/02/21, Last Updated: 01/17/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6315421
Community: LAYTON LAKES PHASE 2 GILBERT PARCEL 15
Tract: LAYTON LAKES PHASE 2 GILBERT PARCEL 15
Status: Active


Come See this Beautiful 4 Bdr 3 Bth Home in the Wonderful Layton Lakes Community. This home has Wood Like Tile in all the Walkways, Kitchen, and Dining Rooms. The Nicely Updated Kitchen has a Large Island, Granite Counter Tops, Gas Stove, Upgraded Cabinets, and Plenty of Counterspace. The Kitchen has Direct Access to the Raised Dining Areas with a Picture Windows of the Backyard. The Kitchen also looks over into the Great Room so that you can be part of the Entertainment. The Large Great Room is perfect for entertaining Guests and Family. There is a Bedroom and Bathroom Downstairs with a Tile Shower. Upstairs you will find 2 Additional Guest Bedrooms that share a Hall Bathroom with Dual Sinks and a Tile Shower. The Oversized Master Bedroom has a nice On-Suite Complete with Raised Cabinets,

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$650,000 :: 270 E APPALOOSA Court, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,735 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Added: 10/29/21, Last Updated: 01/16/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6314413
Community: SETTLER'S POINT PARCEL C LOT 1-203 TR A-D
Tract: SETTLER'S POINT PARCEL C LOT 1-203 TR A-D
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/16/2022 by 0%
Status: Active


Prepare to be amazed! Come and see this wonderful 5 bed, 3 bath residence now on the market! Great curb appeal, low maintenance landscape, 3 car garage, and RV gate! Inside you will find a spacious dining & living area w/high ceilings, luxurious light fixtures, carpet in all the right places, and warm palette throughout. Cozy family room off the fabulous kitchen, which includes ample wood cabinetry, a walk-in pantry, granite counters, pendant lighting, an island w/built-in dining table, & breakfast nook w/a lovely bay window. The primary bedroom features a walk-in closet, private balcony access, walk-in closet, and upscale ensuite w/dual sinks. The expansive backyard, with its covered patio and view fence, is the perfect place to spend quality time with friends and loved ones! Call NOW!

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$601,000 :: 907 E ENCINAS Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,699 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
Added: 01/04/22, Last Updated: 01/16/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6337422
Community: CIRCLE G MEADOWS 3
Tract: CIRCLE G MEADOWS 3
Status: Active


This Gilbert two-story home offers an in-ground pool, and a two-car garage.

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$655,000 :: 4139 E Vaughn Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,829 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 12/03/21, Last Updated: 01/16/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6326341
Community: Highland Groves at Morrison Ranch
Tract: Highland Groves at Morrison Ranch
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/16/2022 by 3%
Status: Active


With treelined streets, sidewalks, lakes with fountains, sports courts, children's playgrounds and front patios, Highland Groves at Morrison Ranch has a timeless charm reminiscent to the time when you were growing up, which you and your family can experience today. This nicely appointed and freshly painted family home has cherry cabinets, granite counters, central vac, jetted master bathtub and upgraded wiring/sound system. There is plenty of flexibility with both family and formal space for your lifestyle. Working from home or need a playroom? The upstairs loft will be perfect for you. Have a 3rd car, extensive tool collection or a hobby? The 3rd garage space provides the flex space you need. Gift yourselves this holiday season with a home to create your own special family memories.

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$625,000 :: 708 W DOUGLAS Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,616 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
Added: 12/13/21, Last Updated: 01/16/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6331610
Community: SILVERHAWKE
Tract: SILVERHAWKE
Status: Active


Look no further! This two story residence is waiting just for you! Offering a 3 car garage and a fantastic interior filled w/so much natural light. Gather around the fireplace this holidays. Spotless eat-in kitchen is a cook's delight w/plenty of counter space, recessed lighting, built-in appliances & large island w/breakfast bar. Unwind after a busy day in the primary retreat offering balcony access & a large ensuite w/dual sinks, separate tub & mirror walk-in closet. Entertain your guests in this amazing backyard w/covered patio & sparkling blue pool. This is the one for you! Make this gem yours today!

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$800,000 :: 1163 W PALO VERDE Street, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,644 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
Added: 10/28/21, Last Updated: 01/16/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6313716
Community: ARTEMINA
Tract: ARTEMINA
Status: Active


This Gilbert one-story home offers an in-ground pool, a patio, granite countertops, and a three-car garage.

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$599,000 :: 1628 E CANYON CREEK Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 2,071 sq ft
Lot Size: 872 sq ft
Added: 01/14/22, Last Updated: 01/15/22
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6342322
Community: VAL VISTA CLASSIC PARCEL 1 CONDO BLKS 2-10
Tract: VAL VISTA CLASSIC PARCEL 1 CONDO BLKS 2-10
Status: Active


RARE FIND in the Highly Desirable Gated, Lake Community of The Lakes At Annecy in Gilbert. Orig owner has meticulously cared for this home. This Premium lot has 2 private balconies and private courtyard overlooking huge green grassy greenbelt. It is one of the largest floorplans in this community. What the owner loved most about this home is that every Bedroom had its own private bathroom plus a 4th bathroom for guests. 3 Privately Gated, Community Pools with Oversized Spa's, Full Size BB Court & more..Most residents walk, bike or jog to their favorite shopping & dining hotspots as San Tan Village is less than 1 mile away. With over $150K in upgrades, this French Country get-a-away makes a perfect retreat for your family, 2nd home or investment. Kitchen has Stainless Steel Applianc

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$482,265 :: 743 E ZESTA Lane #103, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,337 sq ft
Lot Size: 436 sq ft
Added: 01/15/22, Last Updated: 01/15/22
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6342704
Community: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS AMD
Tract: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS AMD
Status: Active


In the heart of Layton Lakes, Mosaic is the newest community by The New Home Company. This Residence 2 at our Row Townhomes, offers 1,337 sqft of living space in this a two-story open floorplan with expansive great room, large kitchen island, upstairs laundry, lots of storage and a two-car garage. All new homes at Mosaic include our EVO home technology which includes whole home WIFI, video doorbell, WIFI Thermostat, WIFI garage opener, Smart Entry Lock and Lighting Control. Other included features are GE Stainless Steel Appliances, Moen Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Granite Kitchen Countertops and Rannai Tankless Water Heater. Residences of Mosaic will enjoy resort like amenities including a gated entrance, pool and spa and more. Expected completion in August 2022.

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$670,000 :: 1887 E AZALEA Court, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,603 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
Added: 01/15/22, Last Updated: 01/15/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6342628
Community: SAN TAN ESTATES
Tract: SAN TAN ESTATES
Status: Active


In the highly sought-after gated community of LEGEND RIDGE !! Welcome to this open and spacious 4 BEDROOM | 2.5 BATH | 3 CAR GARAGE | 2603 SQFT SINGLE LEVEL | 2012 BUILT| GATED COMMUNITY, in the popular zip code of 85298. Highly rated school district of Weinberg Elementary and Perry High School. Upon entering you are welcome to this beautiful courtyard with serene greenery. Home features 10ft ceilings throughout, Great room with Separate Formal Dining for big family/friends gathering. Kitchen features Granite counters, Stainless Steel appliances, Gas Range, Staggered Cherry cabinets, Breakfast nook, walk-in pantry, RO. Master suite has an exit out to the backyard, en-suite bathroom with dual sinks, garden tub & separate shower with a nice size walk in closet.

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$750,000 :: 4232 E MESQUITE Street, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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5 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 3,453 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,663 sq ft
Added: 01/15/22, Last Updated: 01/15/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6342446
Community: ELLIOT GROVES AT MORRISON RANCH PHASE 2
Tract: ELLIOT GROVES AT MORRISON RANCH PHASE 2
Status: Active


This wonderful 2-story home with 1 bedroom and a full bath for it on the 1st floor, stone accents, a cozy front porch, RV gate, & paver driveway is in turn-key condition & waiting for you! Come inside to discover a bright living room, tile flooring, plantation shutters in all the right places, a formal dining room, & recessed lighting throughout. The spacious great room boasts an entertainment niche & a gas fireplace on the family area, backyard access on the breakfast nook. The stunning kitchen features a plethora of wood cabinets w/crown moulding, mosaic tile backsplash, granite counters, a walk-in pantry, & a center island w/pendant lights over the breakfast bar. The roomy loft can be used as a TV room or an entertainment center. Large main bedroom comes w/soft carpet, a picture wind

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