RooPho Realty, LLC
610 E. Roosevelt St. #140 Phone: 602-224-0554
Located in the Roosevelt/Phoenix Art District
Cheery Lynn Historic District, Phoenix AZ
Cheery Lynn Historic District was a prototype neighborhood of its time through its homes’ defined character and identity. Predominantly built in English-influenced architecture, the initial success of the neighborhood relied on the packaging of neighborhood amenities, financing and architectural design. Later designs were modest versions of the French Provincial Ranch style.
The Cheery Lynn subdivision is bounded by Flower Street to the north, Earll Drive to the south, Randolph Road on the west, and 16th Street on the east.
Many drive by the Cheery Lynn district and not realize you are there. If so, the next time you are heading north on 16th Street, take a left turn onto Cherry Lynn Road (just a few streets north of Thomas) and take a look. When Cherry Lynn Road ends at Randolph Road, turn right to tour Flower Street or left to travel Earll. That’s the Cheery Lynn Historic District: a trio of three long, uninterrupted blocks of lovely homes behind grassy lawns.
The manicured lawns of this “subdivision” may feel suburban, but that’s where the similarity ends. Each of these homes is one of a kind. You will notice the English Tudor or Cottage style, built in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Mixed in are a few Spanish and Mediterranean-style homes. Homes built later, post-WWII, are of a more modest French Provincial Ranch style. With all the different styles of homes this makes a very interesting and lovely neighborhood.
Most homes in this area average about 1350 square feet. The 1940’s ranch homes typically have around 1000 square feet with two bedrooms and 1 bath, while the grander, older homes are somewhere closer to 3000 square feet and have at least 3 bedrooms and 2 baths (and possibly a second story).
Although Cheery Lynn was remote from downtown Phoenix when the first home was built in 1928, today it is a central Phoenix neighborhood. The homes feel very residential but at 16 th Street there is plenty of retail. Retaining its residential quality while enjoying retail along 16th Street. It’s been 80 years since this real estate was developed, yet Cheery Lynn retains the distinction it had when these homes were brand new and sold at a premium because they were walkable to the exclusive Phoenix Country Club just west.
Note: The Greater Cheery Lynn Neighborhood Association considers their neighborhood to be larger than the official historic designation, pushing the northern boundary up to Osborn Road. You might want to think bigger too so you don’t miss a chance at owning a home in the greater Cheery Lynn neighborhood.
Adobe Style 1935
Mediterranean Revival 1930
Craftsman Bungalow 1935
Spanish Revival 1940
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Chris F. Campbell, Urban Real Estate Specialist
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