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Moontower v. AVE Phoenix Sky: Which Apartment near Downtown Phoenix is Right for Me?

By Grace

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

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

Read Next: Downtown Phoenix Apartment Review: AVE Phoenix Sky

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 AVE Phoenix Sky to evaluate the basics, location, amenities, pricing and floor plans.

Image of the AVE Phoenix Sky apartment rooftop pool deck

Photo courtesy of AVE Phoenix Sky.

Comparing Downtown Phoenix Apartments: Moontower v. AVE Phoenix Sky

Property Moontower AVE Phoenix Sky
Address 811 N. 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 601 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ
Year Built 2023 2023
Number of Stories  24 17
Distance from Roosevelt Row  6-minute walk 13-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

AVE Phoenix Sky

Address: 601 N 3rd Ave

Year Built: 2023

Number of Units: 254

Number of Stories: 17


Moontower Phoenix

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

Châm Pang Lanes, 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 Pedal Haus Brewery are just a few minutes walk away. Other luxury apartments nearby include Altura and The Stewart.

Read Next: 9 Best Bars in Downtown Phoenix

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

AVE Phoenix Sky

AVE Phoenix Sky is located on the corner of 3rd and W Filmore in the heart of downtown Phoenix.

It’s only minutes from several popular Phoenix restaurants and bars, including The Vig, CIBO, Pomo Pizzeria, and Gracie’s Tax Bar. It’s also conveniently located near the 4th Valley bus stop and is just steps away from the Civic Space Park.

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Image of AVE Phoenix Sky apartment exterior

Photo courtesy of AVE Phoenix Sky.


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 AVE Phoenix Sky
Rooftop Pool X X
Rooftop Hot Tub X X
Fitness Center X X
Yoga Studio X
Private Conference Rooms X X
Clubhouse/Lounge X X
Outdoor Space w/ Grilling X X
Sauna X
On-Site Coffee Shop X
Dog Spa X X
Parking X X
EV Charging Stations X X
Bike Parking X X

For more information on amenities, visit the amenities pages for Moontower and AVE Phoenix Sky

Rooftop pool and hot tub at Moontower Phoenix, luxury apartments on Roosevelt Row.

Make a splash in Moontower’s rooftop pool and hot tub, featuring exclusive moon’s-eye views of downtown Phoenix.

Pricing and Floor Plans

Moontower Phoenix

Moontower has studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom floor plans. You can find current 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.  

Image of Moontower Apartments' Desert Lily living room

The living room in Moontower’s Desert Lily unit.

AVE Phoenix Sky

AVE Phoenix Sky offers studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. At the time of publication in February 2024, rates at Ave Phoenix Sky range from the $1,400s to over $4,000 per month, depending on unit type. All rates are subject to change. You can find current availability and pricing on Ave Phoenix Sky’s floor plan page.

The kitchens include soft-close cabinets and under-cabinet lighting, natural earth-inspired quartz countertops, tile backsplash, and stainless-steel appliances. The units also feature a full-size Samsung washer and dryer, a smart home technology package with a smart thermostat, keyless door locks and floor-to-ceiling windows. Select apartments feature kitchen islands or peninsulas, built-in wine refrigerators, and private patios or balconies.

Image of AVE Phoenix Sky apartment unit interior

Photo courtesy of AVE Phoenix Sky.

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.


Grace is a regular contributing author for, covering leasing tips and all things downtown Phoenix. She has 2 years of experience in multifamily leasing and marketing. Grace is an avid sports fan and a huge animal lover.

February 19, 2024

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