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.

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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;…
  • 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;…
  • 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;…

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

  • TOWNhouse
    2720 N 68th St, Suite 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 | TOWNhouse is an inspiring concept space in the design district of Scottsdale that celebrates creative culture as a lifestyle. They have crafted the most welcoming a space that features designers, artists and artisans, architects, culinary creatives and collectors. A blend of vintage, modern, found objects;…
    5538 N 7th St, #120 Phoenix, AZ 85014 | The exhibit “bad optics” next to Framed Ewe is open through Sunday, November 26th. BELHAUS is a contemporary artist-run gallery directed by Gino Belassen composed of both international and local artists. With a fundamentally-minimalist approach their mission is to make collecting art more approachable, and;…
  • Clever Ramen
    1455 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 | From the folks that brought you the popular Clever Koi in Midtown, comes the convenient and delicious build-your-own ramen, steamed buns, and fries at Clever Ramen. Consider this assembly line style, but elevated, this super clever spot hits on all levels! The food is;…

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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.;…
  • 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