Those Callaways Neighborhoods
Development of the 85254 zip code progressed over a 40-year period from the mid-50’s to the mid-90’s.
The Cholla Corridor was the first to blossom in the mid-50’s. as a northward extension of the town of Paradise Valley. Orange Tree Golf Club with its large luxury lots is a prime example of that growth. The Cholla Corridor reflects the transition from luxury to upper middle-class homes.
The Sweetwater Corridor was built out next. The first homes north of Cactus date back to 1959 with the last subdivisions completed in the early Eighties. While there are a few acre lots, the trend was toward higher density as builders foresaw a limit of developable land south of the Central Arizona Project canals. Still, half to three-quarter acre lots were the norm with a few quarter-acre developments as well. A highlight of the Sweetwater Corridor is the large Sereno Park at 56th and Sweetwater and Desert Shadows Elementary and Middle Schools.
The Acoma Corridor came next with predominantly quarter-acre lots and the construction of Horizon High School in 1980. The eastern portion remained undeveloped for years as that land was tied up in the Kierland estate..
The Paradise Corridor came quickly on the heels of the Acoma Corridor as family homes surrounded the high school throughout the eighties. Like the Acoma Corridor, a large portion of the land to the east side was tied up in court until the early nineties when the Kierland plan was approved and executed.
Development North of Bell completed the 85254 zip code in the nineties. The last large tract between Tatum Road and 52nd St is scheduled for development in 2019 by D.R Horton homes.