Willo Historic District boundaries are roughly Thomas and McDowell Roads, Central and 7th Avenues.
Willo Historic 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.
Elegance is Pricey
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. Either district will “wow” the fussiest buyers.
But, 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.
Architecture In Willo
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 National Register of Historic Places
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. Then, in 1886 Holcomb acquired the northern section, which is between Encanto Boulevard and Thomas Road, through a Timber Culture Land Patent.
22 Different Subdivisions
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.
Willo Historic Homes For Sale
$399,111Property Type: Residential# of Bedrooms: 3# of Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1740Year Built: 1947Subdivision: ENCANTO VISTACity/Town Code: PhoenixDescription: Motivated SELLER!! Very charming single story, 3 bedroom home available in ...Last Updated: August - 19 - 2019$475,000Property Type: Residential# of Bedrooms: 3# of Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1883Year Built: 1950Subdivision: ENCANTO VISTACity/Town Code: PhoenixDescription: Stunning 1950 Mid Century Ranch home located in Encanto Vista! Situated on ...Last Updated: August - 18 - 2019$375,000Property Type: Residential# of Bedrooms: 2# of Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1848Year Built: 1948Subdivision: ENCANTO VISTACity/Town Code: PhoenixDescription: Charming Encanto Bungalow. 2 Bdrm/2 Bath in the main house (1608 sf) with S...Last Updated: August - 16 - 2019$409,800Property Type: Residential# of Bedrooms: 4# of Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 2141Year Built: 1951Subdivision: ENCANTO MANORCity/Town Code: PhoenixDescription: PRICED TO SELL! Four Bedrooms in this well executed complete remodel, that ...Last Updated: August - 15 - 2019$648,000Property Type: Residential# of Bedrooms: 3# of Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 2553Year Built: 1946Subdivision: PALMCROFT 1 THRU 123City/Town Code: PhoenixDescription: Gorgeous home in the Palmcroft Historic District! Home has been recently u...Last Updated: August - 12 - 2019$675,000Property Type: Residential# of Bedrooms: 4# of Bathrooms: 3.5Square Footage: 3015Year Built: 1951Subdivision: HISTORIC ENCANTOCity/Town Code: PhoenixDescription: What a rare find in the highly sought after historic Encanto neighborhood! ...Last Updated: August - 06 - 2019$885,000Property Type: Residential# of Bedrooms: 5# of Bathrooms: 3Square Footage: 3931Year Built: 1940Subdivision: PALMCROFT 124-250City/Town Code: PhoenixDescription: Great opportunity in the heart of historic Encanto Palmcroft. This Spanish ...Last Updated: July - 12 - 2019$725,000Property Type: Residential# of Bedrooms: 4# of Bathrooms: 2.5Square Footage: 2603Year Built: 1952Subdivision: PALMCROFT 1 THRU 123City/Town Code: PhoenixDescription: Beautiful! Move-In Condition Remodeled and Updated Home in the Palmcroft Hi...Last Updated: July - 05 - 2019
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Schools for Willo Residents
Kenilworth Elementary School (K-8)
1210 N 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Central High School
4525 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012