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WILLO HISTORIC DISTRICT REAL ESTATE IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Willo Historic District boundaries are roughly Thomas and McDowell Roads, Central and 7th Avenues.
This district is about one square mile of charming residential homes in a manicured neighborhood just north of downtown Phoenix. Walking or biking distance to the Arizona Science Center, Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix Theater, Heard Museum, and the Phoenix Art Museum.
Homes for sale in WIllo come at a price. Willo is one of the most, if not THE most desired historic districts in Central and Downtown Phoenix; It’s basically a toss up between Willo and Encanto-Palmcroft. The spectacular palm-tree lined streets of this downtown neighborhood will intrigue you from the moment your eyes land on the first home, no matter which street you stumble on. Also, this residential neighborhood of homes were built primarily during the first half of the 20th century.
With more than 900 distinctively, unique homes, the Willo Historic District is one of the largest historic districts. From Bungalows to Tudors to Dutch Colonials to Spanish Colonials, to Pueblo Revivals, to American Colonials to Greek Revivals…Do you get where I’m going with this? Yes, it’s just flat out amazing as is the history of Willo.
The Willo Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. J.P. Holcomb used a Homestead Patent in 1878 to acquire the southern section of Willo Historic District, between Encanto Boulevard and McDowell Road. In 1886 Holcomb acquired the northern section, which is between Encanto Boulevard and Thomas Road, through a Timber Culture Land Patent.
Willo consists of 22 individual subdivisions. Each is different which can be seen in architecture, landscaping, lot sizes and street styles. So, this is part of what makes Willo so unique. In the early 1900’s, four different subdivisions were platted which accounted for plans for 41 Bungalow Style home sites. Willo is now one of downtown Phoenix’s largest historic districts with over 900 homes.