Bounded by Central & 7th Ave, Thomas to McDowell

Showcasing a wide variety of home styles including Tudor, Spanish Revival, Bungalow and Ranch, Willo is one of the largest historic neighborhoods, with the majority of construction having taken place during the 1920s-30s. Covering approximately one square mile and situated in midtown Phoenix just two miles north of downtown, the Willo neighborhood with its 800+ homes, is a breath of architectural fresh air. The bulk of the homes were constructed in the 1920s and ’30s, due to the introduction of a streetcar line that connected the area to downtown. But the Period Revival movement of the time inspired a great variety of architecture, including Tudor, Greek, American Colonial, Spanish Colonial and Pueblo, in addition to Classic and Craftsman Bungalow. Development stopped briefly due to the Great Depression and WWII and the last homes in Willo were built around 1950. Over the last 20 years, the neighborhood has gone through its own revival as new individuals and families have moved in and long-time residents have continued to maintain their homes. Now, Willo is seen as one of the most popular districts due to the proximity to Light Rail, the tight knit neighborhood feel with its sidewalks and front porches, and the reasonably priced homes. It also hosts the largest historic home tour in town every February.
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