Woodlea Historical District Phoenix Maps Information & Homes
Location: Bounded by Glenrosa Avenue and Mackenzie
Drive, Seventh and 15th avenues. Developed between
Though Woodlea sits in a bustling part of the city,
just north of downtown, it was considered the "country"
when Thomas Mackenzie first eyed it for development in
1928. He reportedly paid $20,000 in gold coins for the
47-acre patch of farmland and named it after the nearby
trees, according to city historical records.
Woodlea's homes are mostly
Cottage Style Homes.
Woodlea saw starts and stops with the Great Depression
and World War II, but developers ultimately put in about
160 homes in a range of architectural styles from
bungalow to ranch.
The Woodlea Historic District is primarily
characterized by its Transitional Ranch and Ranch style
houses, which were popular during its principal phase of
construction. However, a wide range of other historic
design types are also represented, including various
Period Revival styles.
The first known home to be built is believed to be in
Today, homeowners seek out the Woodlea Historic
District neighborhood for its
history, central location, lush landscaping and nearby
amenities, mainly in the Melrose District where it sits adjacent.
The Melrose District is a very hip stretch along 7th Avenue
and is lined with restaurants,
shops, music stores & boutiques. A light-rail station is
alos in walking distance. Most buildings are
historic with cool architecture both modern and quirky
yet sometimes nostalgic.
Woodlea-Melrose Neighborhood Association
Most information is courtesy
of AZ Central. Other parts are written by Laura Boyajian
based on her knowledge of the neighborhood and clients
Wise Choice Properties
2323 N. 3rd St. #200
Phoenix, AZ 85004