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Neighborhood Newsletter from the City

The city has an archive of neighborhood oriented newsletters available for reading or download.

Book Club

Join the neighborhood bookworms for fun and intellectual stimulation every month.


A newsletter from the Maryvale CAO is available on the Blockwatch page...

Here is a pdf of the law concerning door-to-door solicitors

Historic Preservation

Dave Stanton's second very informative article on historic preservation

Property Tax Reduction Program

One of the benefits os living in a historic district is the property tax reduction. Learn more here.

Alley Lights available from APS

APS has an inexpensive program to install lights in the alleys. More info.

Just for Fun!

Long-time neighbor Patricia Wakefield reminds us of when the circus animals paraded up 15th Avenue on their way to the Coliseum for the Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Sustainability and Historic Preservation

An article by our Prez about the above

Animal Shelters

Check out our animal shelter page for info on adoptions. Sonoran Tails Magazine also maintains a listing. You might also try this listing on Historic Phoenix's website.


Mission Statement: To preserve and revitalize residential neighborhoods and adjacent commercial properties and promote historic preservation efforts throughout Central Phoenix.

The Story neighborhood is one of Phoenix's first historic districts. Its 602 homes date from the late 1920s and span a variety of architectural styles, including Spanish Colonial Revival, English Tudor, Craftsman bungalows and transitional ranch. Homes are listed on both the federal and state registers of historic places. The neighborhood is bounded by McDowell Road, Roosevelt Street, Seventh Avenue and Grand Avenue. It is governed by the Story Preservation Association, a non-profit group consisting of Story residents. The association was started in 1984.

Neighbors enjoy proximity to downtown with Chase Field ballpark close by, as well as Symphony Hall and other cultural venues, restaurants and art galleries, and the ability to hop on the light rail for trips to Tempe and Mesa.

Here's a link to a Powerpoint file which is a map of the neighborhood.

Neighborhood updates/NEWS

StoryTime is Online

Out of town? Don't live in the neighborhood anymore? Didn't get your StoryTime? Well, that's ok. Now you can keep up with what's going on in FQ Story with the StoryTime Online. It's the same informative newsletter, finally on the web. We're trying out a publishing site to get a feel for what future needs we will have in keeping the Story Time accessible. The link will change from month to month with each edition. We'll soon have an archive available as we get them electronically.

If you're seeing an older issue, you've got stale cookies! Refresh your browser (Ctrl+F5 for Windows or Cmd+R for Mac).

See the House and Garden page for articles on KIDS HEALTH AND SAFETY

Hope and a Future

Located at 909 W. McDowell, this is an organization for kids in foster care.Read More

FIT4MOM at Indian School Park

Check out this new program for busy moms and kids

Agenda for the next SPA meeting


Download a copy of the minutes of recent Steering Committee meetings

Get a Story Welcome Packet and be listed in our neighborhood address book

Are you new to the neighborhood? Or just dropped off the radar? Add your name to the neighborhood address book. It's a handy way for neighbors to stay in contact and is only available to residents of Story. Visit the sign-up page.

Visual Award Winners Past and Present

We have added a gallery of photos of Visual Award winners - Past and Present. Check it out.


A note about email addresses:

In order to attempt to foil spambots, your webmaster adds the characters "nospam" to residents' email addresses. To send an email to anyone, be sure to remove these characters from the email address.



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Visit the neighborhood Message Board at Yahoo Groups. Click on the pic above or find out how to join here

Restaurant Reviews

From time to time we'll be reviewing local restaurants (by story residents) and posting them here. Just go to the Events and Entertainment page to read them. If you'd like to post a review, send your review to the webmaster.

We now have a page devoted to local advertisers that you may wish to patronize

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Links to lots of public records

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Donate to the Story Preservation Association Franklin Police and Fire School Scholarship Fund

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Donate to the Story Preservation Association for PHX FairSkies

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