Everything you need to know about building a home in this Phoenix neighborhood.

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TJH builds new construction homes in Arcadia designed with Arizona’s landscape and architecture in mind.

Everything you need to know about building a home in this Phoenix neighborhood.

Arcadia, with its spectacular surroundings offering plenty of outdoor activities and its luxury shops, spas, and restaurants, has something wonderful for everyone. Considering it also has some of the best schools in Arizona, no wonder so many families in Phoenix and Scottsdale dream of living in Arcadia. It’s easy to have a perfect day in this beautiful and cultured neighborhood.

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Arcadia is an ideal neighborhood for those seeking outdoor adventure while still living near top amenities.


Why build a new home in Arcadia?

Many of the homes in Arcadia were built between the 1920s and 1950s, meaning they may not have the modern layout and smart home features that you’re looking for. Building your new home in this sought-after neighborhood allows you to personalize it with elements that fit your tastes and lifestyle. 

BUILD by TJH is a cost-effective and stress-free way to build your dream home in Arcadia. As the nation’s largest, single-lot, new home replacement builder, our size and scale allow us to secure custom-quality materials for less. Your price gets locked in at contract, meaning we don’t pass on surprise overages or spikes in materials costs to you. 

Our end-to-end process creates happier homebuilding. We own every step of construction, from beginning to end, so you don’t have to worry about the details. Every BUILD client has a dedicated project manager overseeing construction on your home and a build experience specialist keeping you informed.

All of our new homes in Arcadia are warrantied against structural defects or soils related issues for nine years, failures in the covered systems for two years, and deficiencies in the fit and finish components for one year. As a result, you can rest assured in the lasting quality of your new TJH home.

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If you don’t have a homesite, BUILD by TJH will find you one for your dream home in Arcadia.


Finding a lot or homesite in Arcadia

Because lots in Arcadia tend to be large and spoken for, it can be a challenge to find an available homesite that’s the right fit for your new construction home.

Fortunately, our land concierge service makes it simple to find the right off-market property on which to build your Arcadia dream home. Our scale and connections allow us to purchase lots that you may not be able to access on your own or with a realtor.

Those who already have a homesite in Arcadia will also benefit from BUILD by TJH. Rather than renovating an older home that no longer works for your family, tearing down and rebuilding with us is a great new home solution that provides many benefits over large-scale renovations. You’ll get the new construction home you want, while keeping the address and neighborhood you love.

What do I need to know about zoning?

Understanding the ins and outs of zoning and permitting is one of the biggest challenges of building a new home, and why it’s so important to work with a knowledgeable, experienced builder. 

Because the neighborhood of Arcadia may be in either Phoenix or Scottsdale, depending on your location, you must make sure you’re adhering to zoning requirements for the correct city. The City of Phoenix requires a building permit for new homes. Those building a new home in the City of Scottsdale need a building permit, electrical permit, plumbing permit, and mechanical permit.

The Arcadia Camelback Mountain Neighborhood Association reports that some homeowners and contractors in Arcadia have been trying to save time by skipping getting a building permit. Building without a permit is risky and can lead to a fine. Homeowners should only select reputable builders that are familiar with the permitting requirements in Arcadia.

We’ve built many homes in Arcadia and are familiar with all zoning and permitting requirements. We’ll handle the entire permitting process for you, saving you the hassle of liasing with the city and getting caught in red tape. 

We also improve the permitting process for your new home by only building plans from our curated library in Arcadia that conform to local jurisdictional requirements. This streamlines approvals, greatly reducing, or even eliminating, the need for back-and-forth design changes and reviews by the city. 

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If you love your Arcadia location but no longer love your home, our BUILD by TJH team will take care of every detail of tearing down and rebuilding.


How long until I can move into my new house?

The completion of your home build is highly dependent on how long it takes to receive your permits and how many homes your contractor is building before yours.

According to the Arcadia Camelback Mountain Neighborhood Association, the large number of construction projects in Arcadia have many contractors stretched to their limit, with long project backlogs. As a result, some homebuilders in Arcadia may be forced to delay their homeowners’ move-in dates.

Fortunately, you’ll have confidence in your move-in date when you choose BUILD by TJH. Because we’ve developed a predictable, repeatable process for keeping construction on schedule, we guarantee that we’ll complete your new home within 12 months of the start of construction. 

What options do I have for a new TJH home in Arcadia?

The most popular home option in Arcadia is our Mesquite plan, expertly designed to harmonize with Arizona’s landscape and existing architectural styles. Homeowners can choose either our farmhouse or modern architectural style. This single-story plan promotes flow and family time with ample living space, including both a formal and casual dining room, four bedrooms plus an office, and three bathrooms plus a powder room for guests, as well as a courtyard, covered patio, and attached garage. Additional options allow for even more space to fit your lifestyle.

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The Mesquite floorplan allows homeowners to customize the layout and add more room for family, guests, working from home, and game nights.*

All of our homes feature an open-concept layout, spacious great room, gourmet kitchen with island bar seating, indoor/outdoor entertaining, grand suite with a luxurious bathroom and walk-in closet, and many more sought-after features and amenities. 

When you build your new Arcadia home with us, you’ll have the unique opportunity of visiting the TJH Design Studio to work with our design experts to personalize many elements of your new home, from additional structural options to finishes such as appliances, cabinet colors, flooring, wall treatments, lighting, and more—all before contract signing. 

If you prefer to buy a pre-construction or quick move-in home in Arcadia, our sales team will help you find the perfect fit home for your family. Pre-construction homes are a great option if you want to lock in a home in this desirable neighborhood at the best price while still having the opportunity for personalization. View our available homes in Arcadia. 

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Enjoy a new home with the space and layout to fit your family’s needs with BUILD by TJH.


How do I get started?

Find out if building in Arcadia with TJH is the best path to meet your new home needs by requesting a free BUILD Analysis from our team. This informative session includes a financial assessment, site feasibility, and neighborhood comparables to help place your investment into market context. 

*Room size, walls, windows, doors, porches, trellises, and balconies vary per home location and elevation. Plans subject to change without notice.

Ready to build your new home in Arcadia?

Contact our Private Client Group for your free BUILD Analysis to find out if building your new home with TJH in Arcadia is right for you.

Private Client Group
Thomas James Homes
(877) 381-4092

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