South Mountain Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Arizona
South Mountain, one of the more recognized urban villages within Phoenix, Arizona, is known as the "Gateway to the World's Largest Municipal Park" and features some of the best views in the entire metropolitan area. This area south of downtown Phoenix is popular for many reasons, but one of the key attractions is South Mountain Park/Preserve. It features over 16,000-acres of wonderful views, undeveloped desert landscapes and 58-miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking for all skill levels.
South Mountain lies between the Salt River to the north and the South Mountain Park Preserve to the south, with 48th Street and 27th Avenue as the east-west boundaries. Its location is advantageous as it is in close proximity to downtown Phoenix. Noted for its diversity, South Mountain is home to a wide range of lifestyles. There are farms to the west, an industrial region to the north and numerous residential and recreational areas scattered throughout. The area was once graced with citrus orchards and commercial flower growers, and those roots can also still be found.
The area was long ignored by developers, but today, it is a mix of rural, industrial and affordable housing. Over the last several years, the dynamic has continued to change, bringing more and more people to discover for themselves that South Mountain is one of the under-utilized gems of the valley.