Neighborhood Profile: Coronado

Neighborhood Profile: Coronado


Historic Coronado is a great place to start out in Lubbock.

Location

Coronado, from east to west goes from Quaker Avenue to Slide Road and goes from 19th Street to 34th Street north to south. It is bisected by the Marsha Sharp Freeway, which makes it a great neighborhood for commuters. Coronado is very close to Texas Tech University and the Medical District.

Houses

According to Trulia, home prices in Coronado Area rose 14.5 percent year-over-year, reaching an average listing price of $721,909 from a previous $630,546. However, the neighborhood is split between some large estates along 19th street, with the rest of the neighborhood being more moderately priced. Like many areas near Texas Tech University, Coronado has a good mix of renters and homeowners. The neighborhood has lots of single-story homes and homes with fireplaces.

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Parks

Coronado Area is very close to Lake Maxey and Maxey Park to the east and Higginbotham Park to the north. Maxey Park features a huge lake and several sports facilities. The center hosts “Movie Night at Maxey Park” every summer so families can watch their favorite flicks and gaze at the West Texas stars. Over at Higginbotham is a huge pond and a running trail, along with a playscape. Dogs in Coronado will have no shortage of places to be walked.

Schools

Young Coronado dwellers will attend school in Lubbock ISD, starting at either Rush Elementary or Overton Elementary, then going to S. Wilson Middle School, and finish at Coronado High School. Beginning in middle school, young Coronado residents will have access to several magnet programs. EPICS-Engineering Projects in the Community, developed by Purdue University, is a service-learning design program students can start in middle school, and carry through to high school. For college prep, students have access to the Infinity Project, developed by Southern Methodist University, from middle school to high school graduation. At the high school level, students can participate in the year-long Engineer Your World program developed by UTEACH, The University of Texas and the National Science Foundation.

Neighborhood Vibe

The Coronado Area is a very established part of Lubbock. Because of its location within the city, the resident makeup is diverse. Homeowners and residents, students and professionals all coexist to make Coronado a slice of the West Texas dream.