Just east of the University of Arizona, this highly desirable neighborhood is the trifecta of all the very best things about neighborhoods. Location, charm and walkability. The main street throughout he neighborhood is 3rd Street. Gracious large homes line the street with mature vegetation. Beautiful, green and oozing with charm, this street also acts as a main bicycling artery to the U of A.
Homes were mostly built in the 1920’2 to 50’s and homes can be described as a mixture of Sonoran Revival, Pueblo Revival and Mission Revival with later homes built in the Modern style. The material palette can be adobe block, brick, concrete and masonry block with steel casements and wood double hung windows, wood floors, built-ins and tile roofs. Lots can be small and once moving away from larger 3rd street houses becoming small bungalows averaging around 1000 square ft with large yards and detached garages off alley ways.
Claim to Fame
Besides the wonderful examples of historic regional architecture, the neighborhood is located directly east of UA. Many of the families in the neighborhood have connections with the university. it’s location to amenities is supreme with Himmel Park, library, pool and tennis courts, Rincon Market and shops all within a shot walk or bike ride. It is also the location to Sam Hughes Elementary School.
Due to the desirability of the area, home values can be vary high depending on the size, shape of the home and location in the neighborhood. In general, owners have honored the charm and style of the home with remodels and maintaining the flavor of the era. Occasionally there are tragic additions and mistakes, which hurt the value of the home.
This neighborhood gets top scores for walkability. There are coffee shops in all directions including, Bentley’s, Rincon Market and two Starbucks. It’s a cycling hub! Just beware some streets are in desperate need of repair.