Last Updated on February 3, 2023 by Kim Labriola
About the Armory Park Neighborhood
Armory Park is defined by wide streets and avenues situated within a grid layout. The architectural styles ranging from grand Victorian homes to simpler Sonoran-style adobe row housing to cozy bungalows. Lush, mature trees define many parts of the neighborhood.
Armory Park is a historic Tucson neighborhood conveniently located adjacent the downtown area, between Broadway and 18th Street and between Stone and 3rd Avenue.
Walkable and bikeable
The neighborhood is easily walkable to downtown Tucson and the 5-points area. Close proximity to amenities such as downtown shops and restaurants, as well as arts and entertainment are important features.
Easy access to the Streetcar
Hop on the Tucson Streetcar to extend your reach to University of Arizona, 4th Avenue, and the Mercado area.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, which can lead to a property tax savings for those who live in a contributing property.
Armory Park Del Sol
If you’re interested in newer homes in the neighborhood, check out Armory Park Del Sol. It’s an infill neighborhood built in the early 2000s by builder John Wesley Miller.
The school district is Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) and the schools included Safford K-8, and Tucson High.
Homes for sale in the Armory Park neighborhood:
Interested in buying or selling a home in Tucson? Contact us to go over your needs. 520-975-8956 or Hello@RealTucson.com
Armory Park Neighborhood History
Armory Park began life as a military plaza and armory between 1862 and 1873. The rowdy behavior of the soldiers created tension with the neighbors, and the armory was relocated to Fort Lowell.
In 1880 the neighborhood grew rapidly with the arrival of the railroad. The railroad made it possible to import more materials such as brick, milled lumber, pressed tin, and paints in greater supply. This allowed architectural styles popular in the East such as Victorian, Queen Anne, and Greek Revival to be expressed.
There are some noteworthy public buildings such as The Scottish Rite Cathedral (1915 Henry C. Trost architect) and The Carnegie Free Library (circa 1900, Trost and Trost architect), which is now houses the Tucson Children’s Museum.
4 Favorite Things About Armory Park Neighborhood
- Great location, close to downtown Tucson
- Walkable and bikeable to downtown, entertainment, shops, and restaurants
- Beautiful historic homes
- Large established trees and landscaping
Do you have an Armory Park home that you’d like to sell? Or are you interested in purchasing a home in Armory Park? Contact us to go over your needs: Hello@RealTucson.com or 520-975-8956
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