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The 85022 area of Phoenix, AZ is located in the northern area of the city. It sits between Interstate 17 and the 51 freeway. North of this area is the 101 freeway. This makes this area easily accessible, no matter where you need to go. The 85022 community also offers beautiful views of the mountains in all directions.

Phoenix, Arizona

Saguaros at Sunset in Sonoran Desert near Phoenix.

South of 85022 is the downtown and midtown area of Phoenix. Then, to the east is the city of Scottsdale and to the North is Cave Creek.

Education

The 85022 area has many school options for all ages. North Phoenix offers public, private, and charter schools in the area and all surrounding areas. The Paradise Valley Unified School District serves the majority of the 85022 community.

Phoenix and the surrounding cities offer traditional, private, and vocational colleges. Arizona State University is the biggest traditional college in the Central Arizona region. Maricopa County also operates the award-winning community colleges of the area such as Mesa Community College and Rio Salado College. Grand Canyon University is in near proximity of the 85022 area as well. The GCU campus is also in the North Phoenix area.

Things to Do

North of 85022 is Desert Ridge Marketplace, an outdoor mall with every kind of store in the complex you could want. Desert Ridge Marketplace also offers restaurants and a large movie theater.

Just 15 miles south is Downtown Phoenix, where many events take place throughout the year. One of the most enjoyed activities are First Fridays, which take place on the first Friday of every month. This event is an art walk that covers multiple blocks in the downtown areas. Many local businesses in the area participate in First Friday.

Along with the great views come amazing trails to explore. The 85022 area has many different hiking, biking, and horse trails. Nearby are the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and the Lookout Mountain Preserve. There are also many more places to explore right outside of Phoenix.

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