Quick guide to Murphy's Bridle Path in North Central Phoenix
My first trip to Phoenix was a work trip, I was considering a move here for work, but I'd never actually been to Arizona (2011). I worked for a national pizza chain and the Phoenix market was struggling. The guys who would become my co-workers were dying for someone to come out and help as they were all being super overworked. I promise I have a reason for telling you all this haha. I'll never forget my co-worker driving me around to look at the homes in North Central Phoenix because they wanted me to take the job - and this area is incredibly beautiful. And he was smart, it did in fact make me want to move to the area. Not only are the homes huge and beautiful, but they sit on large mostly irrigated lots. You can usually spot an irrigated neighborhood in Phoenix because they tend to be very green, with lots of trees, and you'll often see berms at the edge of the yards. If you're asking "what do I mean by irrigated?" these lots have the ability to use canal water to flood their yards at different intervals depending on the time of the year. Hence the North Central Phoenix area is so green and pretty. When I think of North Central Phoenix, I think of 7th Ave to 7th Street and Glendale to Northern. There are also some beautiful neighborhoods around there, but this is a particularly oh la la neighborhood.
Flash forward, the neighborhood was a little over my budget and I did not move there as much as I'd have loved to, but these days I do get to occasionally show homes to buyers in there, and what a treat that is. In this video, I had just finished work and knew I'd be in the area so I packed my tennis shoes so I could get out and walk Murphy's Bridle Path while I was nearby.
If you don't already live in the neighborhood your best bet for getting to the walking path known as Murphy's Bridle Path is to park in the church parking lot on the Southeast Corner of Bethany Home and Central Ave. Note: the parking lot does become a Farmer's Market on Saturdays. The path is along the East side of Central Ave beginning at Bethany Home and stretches up just a little beyond Northern where the canal crosses before you get to Dunlap.
If you live in the area, I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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Hi, I'm Christina! I'm a full time licensed real estate agent in the state of Arizona. I am passionate about all the things that go into making a house a home. I'm happily married and we have two cats at home. We are currently about one year into a full house remodel... and we're still married! I promise I'll add some blog posts on the remodel soon. I love the state of Arizona and consider myself a specialist in the South and Central areas of Scottsdale and Phoenix.
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