Central City

What you need to know

Central City is what people think of when they picture downtown Phoenix.  It also includes Phoenix’s major airport, Sky Harbor.  Many buildings in Central City ecnompass the history of Phoenix and are therefore protected as historic landmarks.  Central City includes some of the most prominent sports venues in the city including Talking Stick Resort Arena and Chase Field.  It is by far the most urban feeling area in the Phoenix metro area, and is growing rapidly with new apartment complexes, bars, and restaurants.  Central City is accessible by the light rail and bus, and has many shareable bike and scooter locations.

Population: 58,161 (2010)
Zip: 85007, 85003, 85004, 85006, 85034, 85008

Communities: Homestead Place, Neighborhood Center, Central City South, Central Industrial District, Downtown Phoenix, FQ Story, Evans Churchill, Warehouse District, Rice Place, Watkins Center, Rio Homes, Wheat Place, Riverside Place, Washington Plaza East, Cope, Arizona Industrial Park, Nuestro Barrio, Lockhart Place, Sky Harbor Business Park, Phoenix Sky Harbor Center, Hollywood Heights, Willetta, Alameda Place, Montezuma Heights, Griffin, East Side, El Capri, Kenwood, Valley of the Sun, Nahler, Del Ray, McDowell Homes, Blue Sky Villa, Roosevelt Manor, Villalobos, Uneeda, Hialeah, Acre City, Gateway Park, Ellenburg, Pacific Place, Portland, Fairmount
Major Light Rail Stops: McDowell/Central Ave, Roosevelt/Central Ave, Van Buren/1st Ave, Van Buren/Central Ave, Jefferson/1st Ave, Washington/Central Ave, 3rd St/Washington, 3rd St/Jefferson, 12th St/Washington, 12th St/Jefferson, 24th St/Washington, 24th St/Jefferson, 38th St/Washington, 44th St/Washington.