August 20


South Phoenix – One of the best places to consider buying in the Pheonix area

South Phoenix – One of the best places to consider buying in the Pheonix area


South Phoenix is located directly south of the Metro Phoenix area, or down town area.  In essence South Phoenix is made up of the following zip codes: 85041, 85042 and 85040.

The South Phoenix area is South of the Rio Salado, and runs all the way up to the South Mountain preserve on the South end.  It also runs from about 48th St on the east to 35th Ave on the west side.


Why is the South Phoenix area one of the best places to consider buying property?

The area is really appealing for many reasons.  Proximity to the cultural offerings of the Phoenix area.

Sports Fan?  Diamondbacks play only a short drive away.  Football more your style, the Arizona Cardinals have their stadium less than 30 minutes’ drive.  Maybe you are a basketball fan and want to watch the Phoenix Suns take on their opponents, easy, the stadium is just a quick 10 minute drive from most areas in South Phoenix.

Want other cultural activities?  The central Phoenix area offers several museums one can enjoy such as:

The heard, Phoenix Science Center, The Phoenix Art Museum, and more.  Plenty of places to visit.


The South Phoenix area also has a lot of outdoor activities one can enjoy.  The south mountain preserve gives access to about 17000 acres of pristine mountain desert, where one can enjoy nature at its finest.  There are MILES upon miles of hiking trails, horseback riding, mountain and road biking options and even many look out areas where one can enjoy the scenery.

As they say in real estate, it is all about location, location and location.  South Phoenix offers a great place to buy and it is because of location.  It is close to the central Phoenix down town area, Sky Harbor international airport is near, multiple area malls and retails area, and several easy options for commutes.  In short South Phoenix is situated in the perfect spot and is a top reason for it being a great place to consider buying a home or property.



Homes and property

The area of South Phoenix offers a HUGE variety of homes to choose from, and along with that many different price ranges as well.  To see some of the variety of property available and currently for sale see below preset links and searches set up for your convenience below:

Condos and Townhomes

Homes with no HOA

Homes with HOA

Golf Course community homes

Horse Property

Gated community Homes

Homes with airstrip access (planes)



There are of course both elementary and high schools serving the south Phoenix area.

Elementary public schools are the Roosevelt School district as well as the Laveen Elementary school district servicing the Laveen area.


There are several public high schools in the area, which are part of the Phoenix union high school.  They are:

South Phoenix High School

Cesar Chavez

Betty Fairfax


Local – About the area | Things that one should know


South Mountain Preserve – It is more that 16,000 acres of land, and is one of the largest municipal parks in the United States.  There is miles of trails that one can enjoy for hiking, biking and even horse back riding.


SMEEC – The South Mountain Environmental Education Center, which is located in the South mountain park, is an excellent resource in our area.  It is a great place to go and learn about the desert south west.  They offer tours, classes and even astronomy.


Horseback riding – The South Mountain preserve has over 16000 acres of land, which of course includes miles of trails.  This makes for great horseback riding, which one can do.  The Ponderosa stables is located just beyond the entry to the South Mountain preserve on Central Avenue entrance.  Here one can rent horses and enjoy a great outing.


Audobon Society – The Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado audobon society.  It is a great place to visit to see about our local environment.  They have a great mission which is to: “conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity”.  Wow – to me that says it all.  They are located on Central Ave and the Rio Salado.



The Real Estate market, some statistics and market trends

Average days on market

The below graph will show some of the information for South Phoenix real estate.  Specifically it will look at average days on market.  This will give you an idea of how long it could take (on average) to sell a home in the South Phoenix area.

Please keep in mind, you will need to know current market value and price it accordingly.


Average home sale prices

The below graph will show average home sale prices for the South Phoenix area.  This will of course include all properties sold in the South Phoenix area, which will include single family, townhomes, and custom home and even ranches.  Keep this in mind, it is an average for all properties in area.

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Information is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. © 2024

If considering selling your South Phoenix home, make sure to determine your specifics home value.

Average list/sale price

The below graph will show the average list to sell price.


Should you need help either buying or selling.  Call David Baker your local South Phoenix and Laveen real estate agent.  Let me share my knowledge and experience which has helped many clients get a better deal in their real estate transaction.  Let me share and help make you the most on your real estate deals.

Tips and strategies to help you get the best deal………… David Baker.


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