Stories of real life at home in our community

Our favorite local businesses by neighborhood

Inspiring local design and interiors


The Neighborly is a resource for Phoenicians and soon to be Phoenicians to find home through the People, Places and Spaces that make our city an inspiring and unique place to live. We want to help you find your perfect Phoenix home and introduce you to your neighborhood and life in the desert.

People View All

The stories of real people in our community told through the lens of home buying, selling, renting, and renovating.

  • Desert Exchange
    Early in the pandemic days I met Michelle and Joey, a couple from Los Angeles, at one of my favorite listings, The Onyx House. Dipping their toes into valley real estate and trying out the potential move, the Onyx House showed the couple that Phoenix real estate could really deliver the goods; architecture, space, and … Read more
  • That Special Something
    Not every home is special. There, I said it! Some homes are just regular, some are not great, and then there are some that knock your socks off! When it comes to the “knock-your-socks-off” kind of homes, it’s not always the bigger the better or the most expensive that win. I believe it’s a combination … Read more
  • Southwestern Sensibilities
    A desire for space and simplicity has taken the housing market by storm. It’s no wonder so many folks are finding their way to the Southwest and specifically Arizona. Arizonans have known the beauty of the Sonoran Desert, the spectacular colors of a warm sunset, the crisp light of a winter morning, and the amazing … Read more

Places View All

A collection of our communities best restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops and concert venues by neighborhood.

  • Proof Bread
    3110 East Shea Boulevard Phoenix, 85028 | Warm fresh local bread- do we really need to say more? Proof Bread has been a local staple at farmer’s markets across the valley and their physical locations are a literal treat to visit. We love grabbing bread for the week, seeing a new creation in their … Read more
  • Shea Cheese
    10880 N 32nd St Phoenix, 85028 | Shea Cheese A local cut to order cheese shop with an affinity for unique beverages, snacks, and of course cheese sits comfortably within the Sheaborhood area. Offerings classes and unique tasting events Shea Cheese is a snacking gem for the surrounding community. We love their natural fun wine … Read more
  • Window Coffee Bar
    903 W Camelback Road Phoenix 85013 | Previously at The Hive in the Coronado neighborhood, Window coffee bar can now be found in the Melrose district. Come for specialty drinks, toasts, and pastries. Stay for the welcoming staff and environment. The prickly pear lemonade paired with the tomato basil toast was delicious. While you’re at … Read more

Spaces View All

An in depth look at inspiring design with local shopping guides.

  • Interior Trends- Saltillo and Spindles
    The Southwest style that we all know (and some love) is back in a big way. From artwork to fashion, and of course interiors- the trends have shifted back to the iconic Southwest and unique desert lifestyle. No longer dimly lit and romanticized, today’s Southwestern style is bright, open, airy, with organic elements and warmth. … Read more
  • Interior Trends- Zellige and Scallops Please
    Show me a scalloped edge and an iridescent tile and I’m in! The latest interior trends taking over design and how to incorporate them into your home.
  • Subtle Southwest
    Feeling inspired by our Southwestern Sensibilities feature? We’ve found some unique pieces to bring into your own home. Find them below. Leather sofa Curiti Fique Area Rug MushLume Cup Light Pendant Artwork by Carlise Burch Midcentury Carlo Scarpa Walnut Chair