Alvarado is one of the smallest districts with roughly 30 palatial homes. Due to the limited supply of homes in this area, their impressive size, and how well maintained many Alvarado homes are, they are sought after. Homes range from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet and $697,000 to $1,350,000.
Alvarado is unlike many Phoenix Historic Districts due to the size and elegance of its homes and properties. Alvarado Historic District is located along the intersection of Monte Vista and Alvarado road, extending north to Oak Street, east to Third Street, west to Central, and south toward Palm Lane. Early development was initiated by the Heard family who founded the world renowned Heard Museum. Today Alvarado homes are behind the Heard Museum and tucked in between old growth trees, tropical landscaping, and historic palms.
Originally built as suburban homes for the elite of the 1920’s and 1930’s these homes have upheld their historic elegance and are Phoenix icons. Driving the streets of Alvarado the old growth trees and original palm trees frame massive Spanish Revival, Mission Revival, Colonial, Bungalow and Craftsman homes. The homes are situated on the front of their lots. This displays the architectural beauty of these homes front and center. Backyards include up to quarter acre lots with pools, two car garages, guest houses, and beautiful gardens.
Alvarado Historic District is convenient being right off central in midtown or the “Central Corridor”. The Phoenix light rail is a short walking distance and the I-10 is moments away this makes any part of the city simple to get to. Being right off Central Avenue means Alvarado residents have access to great local shopping, dining, and culture. The Heard Museum is around the corner and just down the street is the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Opera, the Arizona Science Center just to name a few.
Many local schools are conveniently located for all age groups and learning styles. Central High, Brophy College Preparatory, Xavier College Preparatory, BASIS Phoenix, Kalsa Montessori, Metropolitan Arts Institute, Arizona School for the Arts, Arizona State University, Phoenix Community College, Sunrise Preschools, Encanto Elementary School.
If you’re looking for elegant large homes in the heart of Phoenix Alverado is perfect. Please call me today to hear more about Alvarado or find out about buying or selling your very own historic home.