Garfield Historic District MapGarfield Historic District boundaries are roughly Roosevelt to Van Buren, 7th Street to 16th Street while North Garfield Historic District boundaries are roughly I-10 to Roosevelt, 7th Street to 16th Street.

Right before the market crashed, Garfield Historic District was JUST beginning to attract investors and few remodels were done. Of course, after the crash, not much happened in this neighborhood…UNTIL NOW!


Investors Scouring Garfield

I’m a Realtor who has been telling people since BEFORE the crash, “Just wait and see what’s going to happen after the market begins to recover.” People were skeptical but I knew differently and now my persistence to my stance is paying off…literally, for the people who are investing, moving into and out of Garfield.

A Very Fast Changing Neighborhood

The landscape is changing right before our eyes! It’s so exciting because everyone is willing due to what this neighborhood has to offer. The single-family homes are being coveted by multiple investors who are LITERALLY going door-knocking offering to buy residence’s homes. If no one answers, they’re leaving good old-fashioned hand-written notes and calling the owners telling them they want to buy their homes for cash NOW! Why?

A Booming Area

It’s no wonder why. Since the recovery, downtown Phoenix is booming and the Garfield is neighborhood is walkable to Roosevelt Row, First Friday gatherings, Chase Field, and several museums. Garfield is where you can still enjoy an affordable urban lifestyle without the commute. Garfield is walking distance to downtown events of all types: Art, music, sports, theater, museums and politics. I mean, from most streets in Garfield, you can walk around the corner and see a high-rise staring you in the face. Additionally, the new Portland 38 condos near 7th Street have already sold at an average price of $200,000.

The Residents of Garfield

The majority of the residents in Garfield have been there for years. We’re talking about childhood memories where generations of families have lived, where all the neighbors know each other for decades, look out for each other and have each other’s backs. Solid to the earth.

Rapid Change of Residents

However, many are now selling their homes and moving on to their next phase which is giving the opportunity for many newcomers of all types, and it’s happening! I’m on the ground there almost daily right now working with Garfield clients and I’m watching the landscape slowly turn before my eyes. It’s pretty col to watch history change AND be a part of it one home at a time.

Garfield Historic BungalowThe Architectural Styles in Garfield

Garfield homes were designed and constructed from the 1890’s to the 1930’s. The Garfield Historic District contains primarily modest Craftsman Bungalows, Classic and California Bungalow styles.

Overall, the neighborhood provides a sampling of architectural styles from the earliest vernacular homes in Phoenix to the early Ranch-style homes that would become prevalent following World War II.

Pyramid Cottages

Period Revival style homes exist in Garfield as well, but it also includes a noteworthy concentration of older turn-of-the-century structures, including the largest concentration of “Pyramid Cottages” in Phoenix and variants of Southwest styles, Prairie-influenced styles, and International. 

Square Footage

The square footage averages 800 square feet and goes up to about to 1,800 square feet.  Most commonly, 2 bedroom, 1 bath homes are the norm. However, there are also 3 bedroom homes with up to 2 bathrooms and this is BEFORE reconstruction and remodels. Therefore, it’s not uncommon to now see more square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms.

Old, Old Homes

Some of the homes built in Garfield Historic District date back to the 1880’s. The greater Garfield neighborhood is roughly one square mile and stretches from the I-10 to Van Buren, then from 7th Street to 16th Street, and houses two historic districts; Garfield and North Garfield.

National Registry of Historic Places

Both districts were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. Garfield was developed from 1883 to 1955. The neighborhood was one of the first additions to the original Phoenix townsite. It is also an excellent example of a “streetcar subdivision,” where residential development was directly related to the establishment of a streetcar line through the neighborhood.

The Neighborhood

The Garfield Neighborhood is a diverse, historic front-porch community in the heart of downtown Phoenix. While it is the oldest, intact neighborhood in Phoenix, houses are still a bargain here.


Where else can you get a 1910’s fixer-upper? Consider fixing up your own historical home in Garfield, and be within walking distance of the Bank One Ballpark, ASU Downtown Campus, the new T-Gen Genetic research facility, and the upcoming Light Rail facilities. There are Historic Preservation and Neighborhood Initiative Area (NIA) funds to help rehabilitate and restore the historical character of Garfield homes.

Garfield Residents and The City of Phoenix

Thanks to the hard work of Garfield residents, its HP Officers, and the Garfield Organization, the Garfield neighborhood has two of the largest historic districts in the city of Phoenix: Garfield and North Garfield. Garfield was developed from 1883 to 1931 and is the oldest historic neighborhood still relatively intact in Phoenix. Garfield was annexed to the original Phoenix Townsite in the 1800’s.

Eat Your Way Around Garfield

Let’s talk restaurants, food, bars, wine cafes and nightlife which is just perking up like crazy, then next, we’re going to talk about the amazing people of Garfield. The number of new restaurants scheduled to open soon is just short of staggering. The current choices are already fabulous and there’s quite the variety in terms of ambiance and pricing.

A Few Noteworthy Restaurants

Rito’s at 907 North 14th Street has some good eats with its humble exterior. The Ranch Market at 1602 E. Roosevelt is cafeteria-style cocina also with good eats. Then, there’s the 5-star  Pizzeria Bianco at 7th Street & Adams which will leave you drooling as you wait to get a table. Other nearby restaurants include Cibo, Barrio Cafe, FEZ, Thai Elephant, The Breadfruit and many, many more.

Real Estate For Sale In Garfield Historic District

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357 N 15TH Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1661
Year Built: 1943
Subdivision: CLOVIS PLACE
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: Nostalgic beauty in Downtown Phoenix with Casita! Appraised at $338k! 2 be...
Last Updated: August - 21 - 2019
323 N 13TH Place, Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1600
Year Built: 1906
Subdivision: MADRONA PLACE
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: This beautifully remodeled home in central Phoenix mixes historic charm wit...
Last Updated: August - 20 - 2019
815 N 14th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 815
Year Built: 1930
Subdivision: Brown-Holsinger TR
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: Enjoy downtown living. Garfield Historic District. Cozy historic Bungalow ...
Last Updated: August - 18 - 2019
930 N 9TH Street, 3, Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1508
Year Built: 2007
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: Very stylish 2 bedroom, tri-level condo in the heart of Phoenix. Excellent ...
Last Updated: August - 17 - 2019
1117 E POLK Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 600
Year Built: 1940
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: Completely Remodeled in the HISTORIC GARFIELD DISTRICT!! 2 bedroom, with Ja...
Last Updated: August - 14 - 2019
322 N 13TH Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2227
Year Built: 1931
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: Two houses on one lot! Sought after Historic Garfield location. Hard to fin...
Last Updated: August - 09 - 2019
1514 E FILLMORE Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1212
Year Built: 1926
Subdivision: WALLACE TRACT
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: Located in the Historic District just minutes from Downtown, this fabulous ...
Last Updated: July - 26 - 2019
1028 E PIERCE Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1053
Year Built: 2018
Subdivision: HIGHLAND ADD. LOTS 93-102
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: Brand new construction in the heart of the bustling Garfield Historic Distr...
Last Updated: July - 12 - 2019
606 N 14TH Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1054
Year Built: 1930
Subdivision: YAGGY TRACT
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: This charming and quaint single story home is nestled in the heart of Phoen...
Last Updated: July - 11 - 2019

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