Armory Park is immediately south of downtown. The effect is colorful and vibrant. There is a youthful vibe mixed with generations of local families. There is something for everyone in Armory Park. Historic homes along tree lined streets along side newer construction. Thankfully the active neighborhood association has fiercely protected the overall look in the neighborhood making it a wonderful place to stroll.
Homes are generally newer than the neighboring barrio adobes from the 1860’s. In the early 1900’s, after the arrival of the railroad, there was rapid expansion of homes. Shifting from the classic Sonoran style home to amore classic American Style and many hybrids in between. An example of this style is the Stillwell-Twigs Building on 5th Avenue.
Claim to Fame
Historical homes reflecting the rich Tucson past, a combination of wide tree lined avenues, back alley streets and close proximity to downtown, make Armory Park, a top pick for those wanting to be apart of downtown scene.
Home values are reflective of the highly desirable proximity to downtown. Well cared for historic homes command top prices. Demands to keep this unique collection of homes in top shape can be demanding, but homes retain and grow in value. It is a stable investment.
Parking can be competitive, expensive and spill over from downtown, especially during events, make walking the preferred way to get around. It’s a great way to get to know the village attitude of downtown. Many of the downtown merchants live in Armory Park and have a welcoming attitude. Pedestrian and Cyclists must be cautious of poor sidewalk and street conditions and other typical congested hazards that are part of downtown living.