Woodlea Historic District

Homes For Sale In Woodlea Historic District

The Woodlea Historic District is bounded by Glenrosa Avenue and Mackenzie Drive, 7th and 15th Avenues.

Map for Woodlea Historic District Central Phoenix HomesWoodlea Historic District houses just over 140 historic homes in this adorable neighborhood which you’ll find just west of the shops at Melrose on 7th Avenue.

Melrose District 

The adjacent Melrose District (also called Melrose on 7th), is a very hip stretch along 7th Avenue lined with restaurants, shops, music stores, boutiques and coffee shops like Copperstar Coffee.

Melrose on 7th Commercial Buildings

Melrose on 7th Avenue’s buildings with old school shopping are also historic with cool architecture. The modern and quirky businesses are usually nostalgic and a huge draw to this fun neighborhood.

Mom & Pop Shops

There’s even a newer organic Herb store getting a lot of attention that I frequent. There are an abundance of antique shops, restaurants and unique boutique shops up and down the houses that surround the Melrose neighborhood, A light-rail station is also in walking distance. This neighborhood is in a highly desired central Phoenix location.

The Architectural Styles and Square Footage in Woodlea Historic District 

This historic neighborhood includes only 166 single family homes on irrigated lots. The architectural styles are diverse and stunning with modest square footage. They’re mostly Cottage Style homes like Transitional Ranches including French Provincials from the 1930s and 1940s.

Additional Historic Home Designs

However, a wide range of other historic design types are also represented, including various Period Revival styles. Square footage ranges from around 850 to around 1300 with either 2 or 3 bedrooms and 1 to 2 bathrooms. 

The Platted Subdivision

The Woodlea Historic District includes most of the original Woodlea Subdivision as originally platted. Homes in a wide range of styles popular in Phoenix during the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s can be found interspersed throughout the district although the oldest houses are generally found on Mackenzie Drive and 9th Avenue.

Construction Materials Used

Most homes in Woodlea are constructed of brick or concrete block, with the exterior walls painted or stuccoed. There are also a few adobe homes. So, the homes are generally one-story in height.

Shade trees and Unique Curbing

Woodlea graces an abundance of large palms and mature trees providing ample shade and give the neighborhood a unique charm. The street curbing is vertical and sidewalks are present but there is no landscaped parking strip. Most homes have concrete driveways with detached garages in the rear yard, although several of the Ranch style homes have attached garages.

A Quiet, Cottage Community

Although this historic neighborhood is nestled in one of the historic district’s that’s in the the heart of Phoenix, it is a quiet, cottage community where most of the homes are between 40 and 70 years old. Homeowners seek out the Woodlea Historic District neighborhood for its history, central location, lush landscaping and nearby amenities including Melrose on 7th Avenue.

Woodlea’s First Home

Woodlea Historic District development is between 1928-1949. The first known home built is believed to be in 1916. And, one noteworthy resident was Lorna Lockwood, the state’s first female Supreme Court judge, who lived in Woodlea while serving on the bench. Historic Designation was given to Woodlea in January, 1999.

Nearby Historic Districts to Woodlea

If you like the location and homes of Woodlea, you’ll probably like Pierson Place and Yaple Park, both just across on the east side of 7th Avenue also walking distance to the Melrose District,  or Cheery Lynn, North Encanto and Del Norte Place Historic Districts.

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