Central City in Phoenix is a vibrant and historic district in the heart of Arizona’s urban center. Located just south of Downtown, the Central City area offers residents and visitors alike an array of dining, shopping, entertainment, education, and culture experiences. From classic brick-and-mortar staples to hip gastronomic experiences, Central City has something for everyone.
With its convenient location and easy access to other Phoenix attractions like Arizona State University’s campus, the Light Rail system and professional sports games at Chase Field and U.S. Airways Center; Central City is the perfect destination for family outings or weekend getaways. As one of the oldest continually operating urban districts in Southwest America, Central City has seen an incredible transformation into a hub for eclectic dining options, unique retail shops, popular nightclubs and bars along with ample recreation opportunities just steps away from your doorstep.
Central City may be an ideal living destination but it also serves as home to stellar educational institutions like Grand Canyon University (GCU), The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix , South Mountain Community College (SMCC) and American Indian College (AIC). With higher learning centers within walking distance of local businesses along with ample culture activities available every which way – Central City is quickly becoming known as one of the top student must-go destinations in Phoenix.
There are plenty of places offering great fare from breakfast to late night bites along with craft beer bars where seasonal brews are always on tap – like DeSoto Market for homemade tamales or Oven + Vine for wood fired pizza – surrounding locals won’t go hungry when living in this urban mecca. Another perk? Sundown Concert Series held every Thursday during summer months brings live music outdoors right into your own backyard!
When it comes time to shop til you drop – forget about malls because Central City offers boutique retailers ranging from vintage finds to fashion forward boutiques that also carry handmade pieces by local artists ready to sport around town or bring home as tokens after visiting friends or relatives back east or out west. A few favorites include Blue Labels Boutique carrying women’s apparel only while Collier Center carries top edge collections year round including exclusive lines only found here!
Living central gives all neighborhood dwellers access not just within their own corner but amenities that speak volumes simultaneous with convenience centralized from health care facilities like Valley-wise Health Medical Center located just north end off 7th St & McDowell Road; library systems such as Burton Barr Library located 1 block East off Central Ave & McDowell Rd.; movie theaters locates east side off 3rd Street & Fillmore Street; plus outdoor recreation areas like En-canto Park next door since 1945 waiting for new visitors around every bend even if living here awhile now!