Last week I wrote about Tucson’s Reid Park, and featured many of its amenities. This week I’ll be discussing the many neighborhoods around Reid Park. There is a diverse range of housing available within less than a mile of Reid Park. There are high end historic homes as well as affordable townhouses and condos close by. So whatever your needs are, you can find a home in one of these popular neighborhoods.
If you are looking for a home located in central Tucson within walking and biking distance of recreation and shopping, look no further than one of the neighborhoods near Reid Park.
Colonia Solana Historic District
Colonia Solana is the neighborhood that borders the park on the northwest side. It is south of Broadway and East of Country Club. There are only about 110 properties in Colonia Solana. The neighborhood features large homes, typically over 3,000 sf, on large natural desert lots. The neighborhood is in TUSD school district and is serviced by Robison Elementary, Mansfeld Middle, and Tucson High schools. It gained National Historic District status in 1989. Read the blog I wrote about Colonia Solana’s history
San Clemente Historic District
San Clemente is the neighborhood directly east of Reid Park. It is bordered by Broadway, Alvernon, Timrod, and Columbus. It earned the National Historic District designation in 2005. San Clemente features a grid pattern with curvilinear streets to slow traffic & create a distinct community. The neighborhood, which consists of about 225 homes, was started in the 1920s, but most homes were built in the 1940s – 1950s. Homes are typically between 1600 sf – 3000 sf. The neighborhood is in TUSD school district and is serviced by Lineweaver Elementary, Vail Middle, and Rincon High schools.
Broadmoor – Broadway Village
Broadmoor/Broadway Village is another area of single family homes that is just west of Reid Park and is bordered by Broadway, Country Club, Tucson Blvd., and Stratford Drive. Most homes were built from the 1940s – 1950s. Originally, the neighborhood was built upon a former golf course. Most homes are 2-4 bedrooms with 1-2 bathrooms, with an average size of 1600 sf. The neighborhood is in TUSD school district and is serviced by Robison Elementary, Mansfeld Middle, and Tucson High schools. Read the blog I wrote about Broadmoor/Broadway Village neighborhood
Townhome and Condo Communities near Reid Park
The first on is Randolph House, which was built in 1949. Most units are about 700 – 1200 sf. The architecture and grounds of this community are very unique with the extremely lush landscaping and a ton of charm. There is a community pool in the neighborhood too.
Eden Roc Gardens
Eden Roc Gardens is another community nearby that is just north of the Doubletree Hotel. Eden Roc was designed by Tucson architecture firm Swaim and Cook. Robert Swaim also designed the Orchard River community near Fort Lowell Park. The Eden Roc community features very spacious feeling units between 1100 – 1500 sf in size. There is a nice sized community pool and a unique Easter Island style fountain in the common area.