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Moontower v. Altura: Which Downtown Phoenix Apartment is Right for Me? (Updated for 2024)

By Ellen

With the extensive amount of apartments available in downtown Phoenix, it can be daunting to navigate everything that each property has to offer and which one will be right for you.

With many floor plans to explore, state-of-the-art amenities and a convenient location to downtown Phoenix, we know Moontower Phoenix will make an amazing home for our future residents. However, we know there are other options with similar location and amenities. 

In order to help you narrow down your options and understand what each property has to offer, we’ve made a side-by-side comparison between Moontower and Altura to evaluate the basics, location, amenities, pricing and floor plans.

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Altura Phoenix Pool

Photo of the Altura’s pool, courtesy of

Comparing Downtown Phoenix Apartments: Moontower v. Altura

Property Moontower Altura
Address 811 N. 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 330 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ
Year Built 2023 1999
Number of Stories  24 30
Distance from Roosevelt Row  6-minute walk 5-minute walk

The Basics

To start, let’s look at the basics. 

Moontower Phoenix

Address: 811 N. 3rd St

Year Built: 2023

Number of Units: 326

Number of Stories: 24


Address: 330 E Pierce St

Year Built: 1999

Number of Units: 257

Number of Stories: 30


Moontower Phoenix

Located at 811 N. 3rd St, Moontower is only one block from the bustling Roosevelt Row, home to First Friday and tons of local bars and restaurants. 

Lucky’s, Châm Pang Lanes, Cobra Arcade Bar, Lacuna Kava Bar, and the Farmer’s Market are all within a block of Moontower. Other Phoenix hot spots, including Matt’s Big Breakfast, The Brill Line, and Pedal Haus Brewery are just a few minutes walk away.

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Exterior of Moontower Apartments Phoenix, a new luxury apartments in downtown phoenix


Altura is located on the corner of N 3rd and E Pierce Street, offering a central location to many attractions in downtown Phoenix.

It’s only a few minutes walk to ASU Downtown Campus and the Arizona Center shopping mall. It’s also close to several beloved downtown Phoenix spots, including Pomo Pizzeria, Xanadu Coffee and Moira Sushi.


Both locations offer a wide range of amenities. To make the comparison process easier, we have created this chart of the amenities available at each location. 

Moontower Altura
Rooftop Pool X X
Rooftop Hot Tub X
Fitness Center X X
Yoga Studio X X
On-Demand Equipment X
Private Conference Rooms X
Clubhouse/Lounge X
Outdoor Space w/ Grilling X X
Sauna X
On-site Coffee Shop X
Parking X X
Bike Parking X X
Bike Repair X


For more information on amenities, visit the amenities pages for Moontower and Altura

Moon Tower Phoenix residents hanging out in the club room

Pricing and Floor Plans

Moontower Phoenix

Moontower Phoenix Kitchen

Kitchens at Moontower feature marble look quartz countertops and glazed zellige look tile backsplash. Pictured here is the Palo Verde floorplan.

Moontower has studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom floor plans. You can find current availability and pricing on our floor plan page.

The kitchen features elevated finishes and fixtures including white oak cabinets, brass hardware, marble-look quartz countertops, and zellige-inspired backsplash. The space is equipped with stainless steel appliances, including a full-sized fridge, oven and stove top, microwave and dishwasher.  


Altura Interior Room

Photo courtesy of Altura.

Altura offers studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and Penthouse units. They also offer premium units on the 28th floor with higher ceilings, upgraded finishes, and premium appliances.

At the time of publication in January 2024, rates at Altura range from the $1,300s to over $3,000 per month, depending on unit type. All rates are subject to change. You can find current availability and pricing on Altura’s Residences page.

Their kitchens include high-end appliances including quartz countertops and gas ranges. The units also feature floor-to-ceiling windows, offering views of the skyline or the scenic desert mountains.

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We hope this article will give you insight on these downtown Phoenix properties and help you decide which is best for you. If you have any questions about Moontower or downtown Phoenix living, contact our leasing staff! We would love to help you with your housing search.

*Penthouse pricing not included

Originally published 8/2/2023. Last updated 1/3/2024.

Ellen, Moontower Contributing Author


Ellen is a regular contributing author for, covering leasing tips and all things downtown Phoenix. She has 3 years of experience in multifamily leasing and marketing. Ellen is a huge foodie and has a dog named Leo.

January 03, 2024

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