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Los Olivos: The Ultimate Guide

Los Olivos Historic Phoenix Neighborhood

Los Olivos is a prestigious historic neighborhood with beautiful private villas. The area was founded by Dwight B. Heard, one of the most prominent landowners in the Salt River Valley at the turn of the century and namesake of the Heard Museum. He touted that Los Olivos offered the “comfort and freedom of the country” with the modern amenities of the city. The community was built from 1911 to 1955 and it’s among the most architecturally diverse neighborhoods in Phoenix. There are only 14 historic houses here, but they are grand and designed with lots of unique features. Most have Tudor Revival, Craftsman Bungalow and Spanish Colonial architectural styles. They are built on 5-acre lots and each has a depth that takes up an entire city block. The average home has 2,800 square feet with 4-5 bedrooms and 4-5 bathrooms, giving you ample space. It’s rare for historic luxury homes to go up for sale in the Los Olivos, Phoenix area. However, when they do become available, they are must-sees!

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Los Olivos Historic Neighborhood

Years Built

Homes were built from 1911 - 1955


14 Custom Historic Homes


Tudor Revival, Craftsman Bungalow, & Mission Revival Spanish


Homes have 4-5 bedrooms and 4-5 bathrooms, with 2,800+ square feet on 5 acres of land.


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

What You'll Love

Private villas in the middle of the city, immaculate homes & landscape

Life in Los Olivos

Los Olivos residents have a highly luxurious lifestyle. Each home is essentially its own private oasis in the middle of the city. They are steps away from the Central Arts District, cultural institutions, excellent restaurants, sporting events and even a light-rail station. You get the calm of villa life and amazing urban amenities. You can learn about this way of life in our Midtown Lifestyle Guide.

Where is Los Olivos located?

Los Olivos is located in the heart of midtown Phoenix. A sister neighborhood to Alvarado steps away from the Central Arts District, top restaurants, shops, cafes & amenities and only minutes from downtown, midtown, uptown, Biltmore & Arcadia, and all major freeways.

Los Olivos Neighborhood

Parks near Los Olivos

These are the parks in or near by the Los Olivos neighborhood:

  • Monterey Park
  • Margaret T Hance Park
  • Encanto Park
  • Coronado Park
  • Virgina Park
  • Country Club Oval
  • Steele Indian School Park
  • Colter Park
  • Los Olivos Park
  • Amp Island

Schools in Los Olivos

These are the schools zoned for the Los Olivos neighborhood:

Architecture in Los Olivos

Los Olivos includes custom-built historic homes with very unique styles and features. Each home is built on 5 acres of land, and they all have creative designs and beautiful landscapes. Many of the most exquisite historic houses for sale in Phoenix are located here.

Los Olivos Featured Listings

View real estate listings in Los Olivos Heights to see some of the best luxury homes and historic houses for sale in Phoenix, Arizona. New listings are rare here, so you can also check out the prestigious Alvadaro, or Country Club Manor neighborhoods located next door.

Los Olivos 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 Los Olivos 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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