F.Q. Story is located in the central downtown area of Phoenix, Arizona. Today F.Q. Story includes some of the most desirable small to midsize historic homes in the valley. These properties range from 1,050 square feet to 2,650 square feet and are $270,000 to $750,000. The neighborhood owes its name and development to Francis Quarles Story, an early pioneer who lived in California and extended his business ventures to Arizona. Story catalyzed other growth in the surrounding downtown area such as the Grand Avenue streetcar line which he then used to attract new homebuyers to his “streetcar suburb”.
As the city around F.Q. Story has changed the streetcar has been replaced by the light rail and owners of these homes have become keepers of historic masterpieces. In 1988 F.Q. Story was the second neighborhood to be added to the National Register of Historic Places, the first being Roosevelt Historic District. Residents of F.Q. Story were some of the first to see the importance of preserving the architectural beauty of the neighborhood. Each holiday season residents show off their homes to visitors during the F.Q. Story Home Tour.
Homes in F.Q. Story are historic masterpieces built between 1920’s and 1930’s. Each street has a wide variety of homes including Spanish Colonial Revival, English Tudor, Craftsman bungalows and transitional ranch. The homes are surrounded with mature trees and palms, there is something for everyone. When looking around the neighborhood it is clear that the homes are as diverse as the people who live in them.
F.Q. Story is in a fantastic location, the development lends itself to forgetting about the city around you and becoming a part of smaller close knit community. The residents of Story are diverse and many of them have lived there for decades and are happy to share their love of these homes with newcomers. While the neighborhood feels like part of a small town it is conveniently in the middle of urban Phoenix. For better or worse F.Q. Story shares one of its boundaries with the I-10 freeway making commuting to other areas simple and if you would rather not drive the light rail is easily accessible.
Like other historic districts F.Q. Story is near all that Central Phoenix has to offer. Residents enjoy proximity to downtown attractions including Chase Field, Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, First Friday, endless dining experiences, bars like SideBar, and cafes. The schools that service F.Q. Story are as diverse as its residents. There is education for every age group and need. Nearby schools include Kenilworth Elementary, Phoenix College Preparatory Academy, Central High School, Metropolitan Arts Institute, BASIS Phoenix, Phoenix College, Khalsa Montessori, Arizona State University Downtown, Brophy College Preparatory, Xavier College Preparatory, and many more.
The variety of F.Q. Story homes for sale and the beauty of each home make the neighborhood a treasure for downtown Phoenix. F.Q. Story is a vibrant area with a rich history. Most importantly it’s a great place to call home.
If you are interested in homes for sale in F.Q. Story, please contact Vickie McDermott at 602 722-7971 or email her at email@example.com