In true Arcadia style, The Agency hosted the official Grand Opening celebration of Novella at Arcadia this week, which brought together the VIPs of the real estate world along with local neighborhood residents and friends. The block party-style celebration set out to showcase everything the Arcadia lifestyle has to offer and was held poolside where over 150 guests gathered under twinkling lights for the debut of one of Phoenix’s most buzzed-about new developments.

Local Polynesian band The Royal Islanders set the stage for fun with upbeat Polynesian music throughout the evening and surprised guests with an incredible hula dancer and fire performance show. Guests sipped on an array of cocktails and fresh pressed juices fresh picked from the neighborhood citrus trees and local food truck Queso Good served up tasty quesadillas and tacos. Popular neighborhood bakery and hotspot La Grande Orange dazzled guests with dozens of fresh baked treats including retro-inspired mini Hostess cupcakes and Ding-Dongs, French sea salt chocolate chip cookies and decadent blondies. Guests checked out the two stylish models and socialized with neighbors and friends late into the beautiful spring evening. 

Designed to embrace the casual, walkable lifestyle and natural landscape of Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood, Novella at Arcadia is a collection of 36 contemporary residences in the heart of Phoenix’s treasured Arcadia neighborhood. The three-bedroom townhomes showcase large, light-filled great rooms, polished chef’s kitchens with a large eat-in island and full height subway tile backsplashes, thoughtful spacing between bedrooms, and direct access two-car garages for ease of living. Bartenders stationed in the stunning kitchen and indoor/outdoor patio showcased the ease of entertaining at Novella. Vanishing walls of glass create a seamless fusion of indoor and outdoor spaces, leading to spacious terraces and garden-facing balconies – the perfect compliment to the casual and friendly lifestyle Arcadia is known for. 

Real estate agents and party guests alike were enamored with the stunning bathrooms that feature a number of attractive amenities, including quartz countertops, tile showers and a choice of painted shaker cabinets, along with Delta Trinsic bath hardware. The ladies in particular loved the cleverly designed bathrooms that conjoined with huge walk-in closets outfitted with smart organization systems. 

A private, communal outdoor area includes a gated resort-style community pool and spa with ample lounge space, a fire pit, and built-in barbeques for al fresco dining and entertaining. Shade trees and citrus groves offer plenty of shade and Arcadia’s famed fresh fruit.

Novella takes full advantage of its central location, offering unrivaled walkability to world-class dining and shopping, including local hotspots Postino WineCafe, Chelsea’s Kitchen, and The Henry. Residents enjoy a quiet, peaceful neighborhood feel for afternoon strolls and bike rides, as well as easy access to the hiking and climbing trails of Camelback Mountain. Novella is also located minutes from The Phoenix Airport and the cultural offerings of Downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale.

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