Roosevelt Row Arts District

Roosevelt Row Arts District

Phoenix, Arizona Homes for Sale

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About Roosevelt Row Arts District

The National Register of Historic Places recognized the Roosevelt neighborhood in 1983 and, since then, this district has emerged as one of the most desired neighborhoods in downtown Phoenix. Redevelopment began in the late 1980s with the help of a forward-thinking mayor. Now the area, adjacent to the northwest corner of downtown Phoenix, is home to a thriving artist community, faithfully restored homes, and a bustling arts and business district.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $320,000 to $1,450,000

Closed Prices: $153,000 to $1,300,000

Median Sale Price: $527,500

Average $ per sq ft: $460

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $140 to $1358/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1905 to 2017

Sq. Ft.: 720 to 4659 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Getting Around Roosevelt Row Arts District

Around Roosevelt Row Arts District

This district runs from Van Buren Street, north to McDowell Road. The southern portion of Roosevelt is mostly industrial, so most of the residential options are concentrated along the northern part of the neighborhood. Architectural styles include California and American Craftsmen, Tudor, Spanish Colonial, and a smattering of 1930s and 40s ranch-style homes. There are also newer condominium buildings with a full slate of amenities in the area.

Most of the hip eateries lie on Roosevelt Row (RoRo) in the heart of the district along Roosevelt, stretching from 7th Avenue to 16th Street. Sushi spots, creperies, cafes, and restaurants with dynamic flavors offer diners places to indulge day and night. Most of the restaurants are open until late at night, which allows residents to walk RoRo after the sun goes down during the summer.

Tall palm trees, grassy lawns, and recently renovated homes set back from the street are common scenes. Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, dominates the skyline -- it's especially striking when its retractable roof is closed. There are also several parks, including a traditional Japanese garden and a dog park, in addition to a couple of schools, art galleries, and museums, making Roosevelt a destination for locals and tourists alike.

First Friday, which sees the local galleries and venues open their doors, has been a resounding success for the Roosevelt neighborhood and the nearby Warehouse District. Streets come to life on all Friday nights with art galleries, shows, live music, and trendy bars. Combined with the late-night hours at RoRo, residents and visitors don't lack for TGIF entertainment. The light rail stations that connect Phoenix to Tempe and farther west simplifies transportation for Friday night partiers and those who are parallel-parking averse.

The Burton Barr Public Library and the surrounding Japanese Friendship Garden and Margaret T. Hance Park are all within an easy bike ride or walk and have plenty of activities for children and adults alike. Hiking and mountain bike trails on Camelback Mountain, South Mountain Park, and the Dreamy Draw Recreation area take just minutes to reach by car. The Phoenix Art and Heard Museums keep Sunday hours and there are several local movie theaters.

Locals Love

  • Historic homes
  • Great arts and entertainment district
  • Easy commute to downtown

Locals Don't Love

  • Lack of shopping options
  • Interstate 10 divides the neighborhood
  • Homeless people

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