I grew up about a half mile from this neighborhood in East Phoenix. We never called it Rancho Ventura, it was just, “those older houses on the other side of Thomas Mall.”
It had a lot of small homes on large, irrigated lots. Very nice.
It’s funny how the defintion of “Arcadia” has changed. The neighborhoods just south of Indian School Road are often called South Arcadia now… at least by Realtors and home sellers.
Next thing you know, Rancho Ventura will be called Deep South Arcadia.