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Moontower v. CityScape: Which Apartment is Right for Me? (Updated for 2024)

By Germanie

There are numerous apartments available in downtown Phoenix, but with so many options it can be daunting to narrow your search and understand what each property has to offer to benefit your lifestyle.

With many floor plans options to tour, high-end amenities and a favorable location in downtown Phoenix, we know Moontower Phoenix will make an excellent home for our future residents. However, we know how important it is to analyze all of your options with similar location and amenities.

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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 CityScape to evaluate the basics, location, amenities, pricing and floor plans.

CityScape lounge area

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Comparing Downtown Phoenix Apartments: Moontower v. CityScape Residences

Property Moontower CityScape
Address 811 N. 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 1 E Washington St Phoenix, AZ 
Year Built 2023 2014
Number of Stories 24 24
Distance from Roosevelt Row 6-minute walk 24-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: 1 E Washington St

Year Built: 2014

Number of Units: 224

Number of Stories: 24


Moontower Phoenix

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

Lucky’s, Cobra Arcade Bar, Lacuna Kava Bar, and the Farmer’s Market are all within a block of Moontower. Other Phoenix hot spots, including The Brill Line, and Pedal Haus Brewery are just a few minutes walk away. It’s also close to other downtown Phoenix properties, including Altura and The Stewart.

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

CityScape Residences

Located above the Hotel Palomar boutique hotel, CityScape Residences is in the heart of the CityScape shopping center.

CityScape residences, located at 1 E Washington St, are above numerous bars, restaurants, and activities (including a stand-up comedy club). Additionally, outside your door you’ll find a courtyard, CVS pharmacy, Perry Monge Salon & Spa, Orange Theory Fitness and more. Plus, it’s only a 3-minute walk from Footprint Center to catch a game!

It’s also nearby other Phoenix properties, including The Ryan and The Adeline.

CityScape exterior downtown Phoenix

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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 CityScape
Elevated Pool Deck X X
Jetted Hot Tub X X
Fitness Center X X
Yoga Studio X
On-Demand Equipment X X
Private Conference Room X X
Concierge Services X
Clubhouse/Lounge X X
Outdoor Space w/ Grilling X
Sauna X
On-site Coffee Shop X
Parking X X
Valet Parking X
Bike Parking X X
Pet Friendly Services & Amenities X X
Onsite Pet Park X
Printing Service X


For more information on amenities, visit the amenities pages for Moontower and CityScape Residences.

Residents laying by the pool at Moon Tower Phoenix

Pricing and Floor Plans

Moontower Phoenix

Moontower Apartments living room in downtown Phoenix

Open concept living space at Moontower. Pictured here is the Palo Verde floorplan.

Moontower offers studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom floor plans, with premium units offering private balconies, additional entry-way storage or spacious walk-in closets.

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.

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CityScape Residences

CityScape living room

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CityScape offers studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom floor plans, with premium units offering private balconies, french doors, walk-in closets or gourmet kitchens.

At the time of publication in January 2024, rates for 2024 – 2025 at CityScape range from $1,629 to $4,314 per person, per month, depending on unit type. All rates are subject to change. You can find current pricing and availability by contacting their leasing office or viewing their floor plan page.

The kitchens feature stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, and large windows. Plus, bathrooms in these apartments have spacious linen closets for extra storage.

We hope this article will give you insight on these downtown Phoenix properties and helps 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.

Originally published 9/22/2023. Last updated 1/3/2024.


Germanie is a Leasing Specialist at Moontower. She has 7 years of experience in sales, and 3 years of experience in multifamily leasing and marketing. In her free time, you'll find Germanie trying out new restaurants in downtown Phoenix or attending a yoga class.

January 03, 2024

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