About Our Neighborhood
The Barracks Road - Rugby - Greenleaf - Kellytown area is a combination of several smaller neighborhoods, located in the north-central portion of the city. This area was annexed into the city between 1916 and 1963. The majority of the neighborhood consists of owner-occupied single-family dwellings. The major educational and recreational facilities located in this neighborhood are Walker Upper Elementary School, Greenleaf Park and Crow Recreation Center.
The Barracks area, located on Barracks Road, contains many upper income homes on large lots primarily constructed in the 1930’s. The Greenleaf area, adjacent to the park, is a post World War II community with small bungalow homes and small lots. The Rugby Avenue area serves as a transition from Downtown to the University, containing medium sized, moderately priced homes. Kellytown was formed in 1997 and includes a Planned Unit Development (PUD) within its borders. This means that part of the neighborhood was developed under unified standards instead of lot by lot. This development was organized in such a way that it is cohesive in design yet diverse in type of houses and residents. Madison Place is another PUD development that was developed within the Kellytown portion of the neighborhood.