Aldea Linda – One of Tucson’s Historic Districts

Last Updated on August 24, 2021 by Kim Labriola

About Aldea Linda Neighborhood

Aldea Linda is located north of 22nd Street and east of Swan Road. It was developed 1947 to 1964 and it received historic district status in 2009. If you are looking for a quiet, rural feeling neighborhood located in midtown Tucson that is close to shopping and amenities, look no further than Aldea Linda!

Aldea Linda means beautiful small village, with homes situated on one main road, Calle Jabali (translates to Wild Boar Street ). The neighborhood is defined by larger 2.5 – 4.8 acre parcels with great setbacks. Many properties have semicircular drives made of gravel. The natural vegetation of mesquite and creosote affords more privacy, and a quiet rural feel. The combination of these factors is a major contributor to the historic status of the neighborhood.

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A home with a mountain view in Aldea Linda neighborhood, viewed through the native Creosote shrubs.
A home with a mountain view in Aldea Linda neighborhood, viewed through the native Creosote shrubs.

The unique history of Aldea Linda neighborhood

The seventy-five acre development was originally platted in 1947 by Samuel P. Goddard Jr. and Julia “Judy” Goddard. Samuel would later become governor of Arizona. Their son Terry Goddard served as the United States Attorney General.

The original subdivision consisted of eighteen buildings and included an art school and a church. Categories of homes are Late 19th and 20th century revivals, Spanish Colonial Revival, Modern Movement Ranch, Modern Sonoran, and Neo Eclectic. There are fourteen buildings that contribute to the historic designation, and four noncontributing buildings. The materials used in the homes are brick, burnt adobe, asphalt shingle, concrete tile, mission tile or wood shake roofs.

Several noteworthy architects designed homes in the area, including: Josias Joesler, Emerson C. Schoeler, Builder Tom Gist, Rodrigo J. Gomez, Jerry Robinson, and T. Roger Blyth. Emerson C. Shoeler is credited with the art studio building.

Homes do not come up for sale very often due to the neighborhood’s small size. If you would like information on buying or selling a home in Aldea Linda please contact us at or 520-975-8956