The city of Phoenix is enormous, and to help with the problem of urban sprawl it is separated into regions called "urban villages." The idea is that each village will contain the employment opportunities, shopping, and services that the residents need. One of the most sought-after regions, the North Mountain Village, covers 34.6 square miles of North Central Phoenix. To break it down even further, this suburb contains the Sunnyslope, Metrocenter, and Moon Valley neighborhoods. Sorry, we know that's a lot of technical information. But now that you've made it through that, we'll give you some details about North Mountain Phoenix itself.
Of the surrounding villages, North Mountain is considered to be a busier area of the city. The neighborhoods are quite variable; including traditional central corridor areas, homes in the foothills of the Phoenix Mountains, and suburban neighborhoods near the Metrocenter. Residents in North Mountain Phoenix enjoy a close proximity to some of the best activities the city has to offer. If shopping, hiking, and affordable housing sound good to you, read on to learn more about North Mountain Village!
Phoenix is known for being one of the more affordable major cities in America, which is just one of the reasons so many people venture out here. It also has a TON of housing. There is a large selection of North Mountain Village apartments in Phoenix to choose from that can accommodate any budget. With one bedrooms starting at $400 and three-bedrooms maxing out around $1300, finding housing is usually just a matter of figuring out what amenities you want and what you want to be close to. Most North Mountain apartments come with a pool, are within close proximity to a golf course, and are just minutes away from whatever shopping you need. These North Mountain neighborhoods, especially Moon Valley, are also known for having unique architecture that varies from the typical adobe look of most Phoenix homes.
At the core of North Mountain Village is the Metrocenter, which provides over one million square feet of shopping, dining, and entertainment. For years, the community considered the mall to be inadequate and on the decline, but in 2012 new management took over and has been turning it into the vibrant location the area needs. There is also a sprinkling of local restaurants and bars throughout North Mountain village, but there aren't many vast, concentrated commercial areas aside from the mall.
When it comes to nightlife, most people go either to Scottsdale or make the short trek to Downtown Phoenix. There are not many night cap options aside from restaurants in North Phoenix, which makes it all the more important to find the perfect apartment. Rather than going out, spending an evening sipping drinks poolside is how many Phoenicians spend their nights.
The good news is that it's really easy to find North Mountain Village apartments that accept dogs and cats. The great news is that there are also many fun places nearby to exercise and explore with your dog!
The nearby Mountain Preserve (it is named North Mountain, after all) has some of the best hiking in the city. If you're hiking with your dog, we recommend the Lincoln Road trailhead because it's not too hard, not too easy, and there's a doggie bag dispenser in case you forgot to grab some on your way out the door!
When it comes to pet stores, groomers, boarding, training, veterinarians, and practically anything else your pet could need--North Mountain Village has many options to choose from that are both affordable and trustworthy.
One of the greatest assets of North Mountain Village is its central location. You can easily commute with little time to most other areas. Scottsdale, Downtown, and the west side of the Phoenix valley are only about a 15-20 minute drive away.
While public transit is usually not the way people choose to navigate their city, there are some available options. With the city being as large and sprawled as it is, traveling long distances with public transit usually involves a lot of transfers and time since there are very rarely direct routes. Within the city there are many running bus lines, and there's also a light rail service that serves the Downtown area.