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

By Megan

With the extensive amount of apartment complexes available in downtown Phoenix, it can be overwhelming to navigate all that each property has to offer and which one will be right for you and your roommates.

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With various floor plans to explore, state-of-the-art amenities and a convenient location to Roosevelt Row, we know Moontower Phoenix will make an amazing home for our future residents. However, we know there are other options for those hoping to live in a 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 The Ryan Phoenix to evaluate the basics, location, amenities, pricing and floor plans.

Residents laying by the pool at Moontower Apartments

Comparing Downtown Phoenix Apartments: Moontower vs. The Ryan Phoenix

Property Moontower The Ryan Phoenix
Address 811 N. 3rd Street 188 E. Jefferson Street
Year Built 2023 2020
Number of Stories  24 17
Distance from Roosevelt Row 6-minute walk 20-minute walk


The Basics

To start, let’s look at the basics. 

Moontower Phoenix

Address: 811 N 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ

Year Built: 2023

Number of Units: 326

Number of Stories: 24

The Ryan Phoenix

Address: 188 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ

Year Built: 2020

Number of Units: 330

Number of Stories: 17


Moontower Phoenix

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

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

Châm Pang Lanes, Cobra Arcade Bar, Moira Sushi, 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 Nash Jazz Club, and The Grand are just a few minutes walk away. Other luxury apartments nearby include Altura and The Stewart.

The Ryan Phoenix

Exterior image of The Ryan Phoenix apartments

Image courtesy of The Ryan Phoenix.

Located on the corner of E Jefferson Street and 2nd Street, The Ryan Phoenix is only a couple of blocks from many downtown hot spots.

The Ryan is across the street from the Footprint Center, a popular venue for concerts and sports events. The Ryan is just a few blocks from Wren & Wolf, The Kettle Black Kitchen and Pub, and The Arrogant Butcher. 

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

Moontower The Ryan Phoenix
Pool Deck
Hot Tub
Rooftop Bar
Grilling Area
Gym and Fitness Center
Yoga Studio
Pet Wash/Dog Spa
Coworking Spaces
Private Work Spaces
On-Site Coffee Shop


For more information on amenities, visit the amenities pages for Moontower and The Ryan Phoenix

Image of The Ryan Phoenix pool deck

Photo courtesy of The Ryan Phoenix.

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 floor plan options ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. You can find current availability and pricing on our floor plan page.

Every unit comes fully furnished with stainless steel appliances, full-sized washer dryer, smart TV, ceiling fan, and premium Wi-Fi internet. The kitchen features elevated finishes and fixtures including white oak cabinets, brass hardware, marble-look quartz countertops, and zellige-inspired backsplash. 

The Ryan Phoenix

The Ryan Phoenix apartment kitchen interior

Photo courtesy of The Ryan.

The Ryan Phoenix offers floor plans ranging from studio to two-bedrooms. At the time of publication in January 2024, monthly rental rates at The Ryan range from the $1,600s to over $4,000 per person, per month. All rates are subject to change. You can find current availability and pricing on The Ryan’s floor plan page.

Every unit will come fully furnished with stainless steel appliances, a front load washer and dryer, built-in SONOS speakers and a private balcony or patio. The kitchen features modern shaker-style cabinets, quartz countertops, and wood-style flooring.

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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.

Originally published 9/29/2023. Last updated 1/3/2024.

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Megan 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. In her free time, you'll find Megan on a run, trying out new restaurants, or attending a yoga class.

January 03, 2024

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