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Whether you’re a frequent traveler, seasonal resident or just someone who likes a turnkey lifestyle, Phoenix high rise condos offer the convenience of apartment living with the financial benefits of home ownership. You can choose to live uptown near the Camelback Corridor, mid-town close to the Phoenix Art Museum or smack downtown in the Legends District where the Diamondbacks and Suns play depending on your budget and preference. Before you plunk down any hard-earned earnest money, here are some things to consider:

How’s the View?

If a view is important to you, it’s probably a good idea to pick a higher floor facing in the direction that most intrigues you. It’s best if you can visit the condo during different times of the day, as the view can be quite different from early morning to evening. The Summit at Copper Square, for example delivers outstanding views of the city and surrounding area, from South Mountain to the Diamondbacks ballpark depending on which side of the building your condo is located. Speaking of location, remember that the west side of the building will get some heat from the afternoon sun during the Phoenix summer.  South facing units will get some great winter sun.

How Much do I want to Pay Monthly?

Depending on the level of amenities your building provides, the monthly HOA fees can equal a nice house payment. The fancier Phoenix high rises offer services like a concierge, valet parking, rooftop swimming pool and modern fitness center. Fees for those types of services can run from $1,000 to $1,800 per month, depending on your square footage. Even though a high rise like the Executive Towers offers a swimming pool, tennis courts, gated parking garage and 24-hour security, the HOA fees average $500-$700 a month (larger units are more), and include all utilities except Internet, phone and cable TV.

Is This the Right Location?

When deciding on a Phoenix High Rise condo, it makes sense to pick a location near the things you enjoy. Not only will this help you save money on transportation, but will also motivate you to go out and enjoy the neighborhood. Although living anywhere in downtown Phoenix puts you within steps of the light rail and the downtown action, high rises like the Landmark Towers in midtown also put you in close range of trendy restaurants like Postino’s, Joyride Taco House and the Windsor. Phoenix Towers is in a great midtown spot, close to places like the Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum and attend performance at the Phoenix Theatre. If the Phoenix Suns, the Diamondbacks or the Theater are more in your bailiwick, the Stadium Lofts could be a great choice.

If you like having a yard and a little space between you and your neighbor, Phoenix High Rise condos are probably not for you. However, if you enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle where a world of entertainment options (and perhaps your job) lie just outside your front door, you might want to give high rise living a try. And don't forget to make sure you are working with a high rise expert like one of our Phoenix condo mania agents!


Though not guaranteed, information and statistics in this article have been acquired from sources believed to be reliable.

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Last Updated: 2024-06-15 00:49:13