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Woodlea-Melrose: The Ultimate Guide

Broad street in Woodlea-Melrose, Phoenix

The Woodlea-Melrose neighborhood is a beautiful cottage community that is rich with amenities. The name “Woodlea” was given because of its trees and lush landscape, which still exist today and distinguish this area from surrounding neighborhoods. Development of this community began in 1928, and following a short break during the depression, most of its building was completed in the 1940s. You will find 140 homes here with mostly Tudor Revival and Transitional Ranch architecture. You will also find Spanish Colonial, Pueblo Revival and Bungalow homes, along with a single Art Deco house. The average home in this area has 2-3 bedrooms and 1-2 bathrooms, with an average of 850 to 1,300 square feet. The streets are broad and the homes have large yards with beautiful landscapes. Retro-styled 7th Avenue businesses provide amazing amenities and give this neighborhood a one-of-a-kind feel. Find homes for sale in the Woodlea-Melrose, Phoenix area below.

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Woodlea-Melrose Historic Neighborhood

Years Built

Homes were built from 1928 - 1940s


140 Historic Homes


Tudor Revival, Transitional Ranch, Bungalow, Spanish Colonial Revival, Pueblo Revival, & Art Deco


Homes on average are 3 bedroom and 1-2+ bathrooms, with 850-1,300+ square feet.


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

What You'll Love

Walkable neighborhood lifestyle, large yards, lush mature landscape, fun retro amenities, & kind inclusive community

Life in Woodlea-Melrose

Woodlea-Melrose is one of the hippest places to live in Phoenix, Arizona. You get Midtown & Uptown living right at your fingertips. The neighborhood truly encompasses the businesses along 7th Avenue, including those in the popular Melrose District. Most of the commercial buildings in this area have cool retro styling, and there’s a strong urban vibe thanks to the many restaurants, coffee shops, music stores, boutiques, bars, and shops. Steele Indian School Park is also located nearby. You can walk to rent a bike, grab something to eat, stop for a drink, and do most of your errands on foot. With the light rail steps away, you can also adventure around the city as you wish.

Where is Woodlea-Melrose located?

Woodlea-Melrose is located in one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Midtown Phoenix. Steps away from top retro boutiques, cafes, restaurants, bars, music venues, near Encanto Park, Steele Indian School Park, the Central Arts District, and minutes from downtown, uptown, Biltmore & Arcadia, and all major freeways.

Parks near Woodlea-Melrose

These are the parks in or near by the Woodlea-Melrose neighborhood:

  • Lyceum Park
  • Steele Indian School Park
  • Colter Park
  • The Willow Park
  • Encanto Park
  • Walton Park
  • Hu-O-Te Mini Park
  • Murphy Bridle Path
  • Central Park
  • Madison Park
  • Longview Park
  • Monterey Park
  • Margaret T Hance Park

Schools in Woodlea-Melrose

These are the schools zoned for the Brentwood neighborhood:

Architecture in Woodlea-Melrose

Woodlea-Melrose is a serene, yet vibrant community with a gorgeous display of mostly Tudor Revival and Transitional Ranch homes. A mixture of other architectural styles are also sprinkled throughout the neighborhood. You’ll find Bungalow, Spanish Colonial Revival and Pueblo Revival architecture, as well as a single Art Deco home. With its broad streets, large yards, mature trees and well-manicured landscapes, this neighborhood is full of greenery and has an open, spacious feel. Many of the most beautiful historic homes for sale in the Phoenix metro area are located here.

Woodlea-Melrose Featured Listings

Browse real estate listings in Woodlea-Melrose to see some of the most sought-after historic houses for sale in Phoenix, Arizona.

Woodlea-Melrose 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 Woodlea-Melrose 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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