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Alvarado: The Ultimate Guide

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Alvarado is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Phoenix. It was built in the early 1900s and was developed as its own special community. Part of the original neighborhood is now known as Los Olivos. There are 33 large homes built here with Spanish Colonial, Bungalow, Mission Revival Spanish, Victorian Queen Anne, Georgian Revival and Pueblo Revival architecture. The average home here has at least 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and ranges from 2,000 to 5,000 square feet. These homes are mostly on quarter-acre lots, making the properties private havens. If you love Los Olivos, Country Club Manor or Encanto-Palmcroft, then you will definitely be drawn to Alvarado. It is the only luxury neighborhood that is within walking distance to the Central Arts District, light rail, and midtown and downtown amenities. Scroll down to find luxury and historic homes for sale in the Alvarado, Phoenix area.

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Alvarado Historic Neighborhood

Years Built

Homes were built from the early 1900's


33 Historic Homes


Bungalow, Spanish Colonial, Tudor Revival, Mission Revival Spanish, Victorian Queen Anne, Pueblo Revival, & Georgian Revival


Homes on average are 3+ bedrooms and 3+ bathrooms, with 2,000-5,000+ square feet on 1/4 of an acre.


Home median price is $520,000. The closed sales prices range from $415,000-$551,000

What You'll Love

Beautiful estates, mature trees & landscape, amazing location, ornate features, and 2-care garages and big yards.

Life in Alvarado

Alvarado residents are highly cultured living in the haven of the Central Arts District. With families of all sizes and ages. Many are fairly quiet and laid back, working at the top of their field, raising families, with others going into retirement.

Alvarado brings luxury to the heart of Midtown Central Arts District with grand estates and impeccable landscaping. You are steps away from the Heard Museum, Valley Metro Rail, Central Arts District and excellent restaurants. Staying active here is easy with the city’s amenities so closeby.

Where is Alvarado located?

Alvarado is located in the heart of The Central Arts District. Steps away from the Heard Museum, Theatres, top cafes, restaurants, light rail stations, near Encanto Park, minutes from downtown, uptown, Biltmore & Arcadia, and all major freeways.

Alvarado Neighborhood

Parks near Alvarado

These are the parks in or near by the Alvarado neighborhood:

  • Monterey Park
  • Townsend Park
  • Margaret T Hance Park
  • Encanto Park
  • Coronado Park
  • Virgina Park
  • Phoenix Country Club

Schools in Alvarado

These are the schools zoned for the Brentwood neighborhood:

Architecture in Alvarado

Alvarado has large estates with Bungalow, Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival Spanish, Victorian Queen Anne, Pueblo Revival and French Provincial architecture. You’ll discover some of the largest and most beautiful homes for sale in Phoenix, Arizona throughout this neighborhood.

Alvarado Featured Listings

Check out real estate listings in Alvarado to see some of the best luxury homes and historic houses for sale in Phoenix, Arizona.

Alvarado Market Report

We want to ensure that you have all the information needed to make the best decisions when it comes to your home goals. Check out the most recent Alvarado real estate market.

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Vanessa Clayton

Hey Central Phoenix, I’m Vanessa! I’m passionate about serving the Central Phoenix community, and look forward to introducing you to all the best neighborhoods, architecture, events, restaurants, and activities in and around town. With my 25 years in marketing, sales, coaching and real estate you won't find a more caring, dedicated, and qualified professional to serve your every need. I have worked with celebrities, public figures and families around the world. And will work for you like family! When I’m not filming, writing, marketing, and selling real estate, I enjoy spending my time dancing, cooking, baking, doing yoga and walking in and around Central Phoenix with my amazing partner, David, and our beautiful daughter, Luna.
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