The Greater Coronado Historic District
The lay of the land
Greater Coronado was developed over several years from the 1920s going through to the 1940s and consists of three distinct districts; Coronado, Country Club Park and Brentwood. The area is approximately 1 1/2 square miles and includes some 5,000 homes. Construction started on the western edge in the twenties and moved east and north.
The architecture and history
The homes in the west, were built in the 1920-30 era and reflect California Bungalow and Spanish Colonial Revival styles while the northern portion is predominantly of the Ranch style made ‘popular’ by the FHA building standards of the late thirties and forties. The earlier Bungalow style homes are noticeable by their larger front porches where families would congregate in the shade. Ranch homes on the other hand were developed with an emphasis placed on a private backyard. A sliding glass door opened out to the back porch and the kitchen often had a window also opening to the back porch and often included an outside shelf which acted as a pass through for entertaining. Houses tend towards the smaller size, this was home to a middle class population of policemen, merchants and railroad engineers. Typically they are 1,100 square feet but some are as small as 700 square feet and usually 2 bedroom with 1 bath.
Voted one of the Best Old House Neighborhoods for 2010 by This Old House magazine Coronado’s charm is easy to see. Palm trees and quaint homes with large porches, Coronado Park, pocket parks, and its central location has attracted artists and architects as well as families who want to be in the school district. Award winning restaurants including the 5 star Barrio Cafe are within walking distance.
What schools will the kids attend?
The public schools that service Coronado in Phoenix include Longview Elementary, Osborn Middle School and North High School. North High School it should be noted offers one of the country’s most rigorous, competitive and internationally recognized
programs, ‘the International Baccalaureate’. You should be aware that there are other private and charter options in the area including Brophy College Preparatory, Xavier College Preparatory amongst others.
Now you really want to find the perfect home in Coronado, Right?
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