Villa Urquiza is an area that has a mixture of many different things. From its old one or two story houses, to large apartment buildings. It has calm and tree-filled streets contrasting with wide avenues with their respective heavy traffic.
Villa Urquiza has several parks, some larger than others, making it a very enjoyable and easy going area to live in. But don't be fooled, it also has some very hectic commercial areas. It is one of those places where whenever it is warms enough, neighbors like to enjoy the sun in the streets or sitting on a chair on the sidewalk. A large part of the area has changed greatly since the construction of the highway, where many houses had to be destroyed so that it could pass.
Villa Urquiza´s founder was Francisco Seeber who fought in the war against Paraguay. He was also mayor of the City of Buenos Aires from 1889 to 1890, a business man, and president of the Railroad of the West.
Villa Urquiza was originally composed of three lesser towns called Villa Catalinas, Villa Mazzini, and Villa Modelo. Seeberm who was also president of the company "Muelle de las Catalinas" (Harbor of the Catalinas), located in the center of Buenos Aires (commercial, not geographical). Because the harbour was located so close to sea level, he needed some dirt to fill it out with. He then bough some lands in Villa Urquiza that at the time it was located at about 40 metres above sea level. He had the dirt dug out and transported to the intersection of the Leandro Alem Avenue and Paraguay street where the company was located and hired some workers. Most of the workers came from the Argentine Province of Entre Rios and they asked if the new area could be named after the province's hero; J. de Urquiza.
The 2nd of October is the day of Villa Urquiza.
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- Villa Urquiza limits with the following areas of Buenos Aires: Villa Ortuzar, Agronomía, Villa Pueyrredón, Saavedra, Coghlan and Belgrano.