Willo Historic District
Phoenix’s most popular historic neighborhood with more than 900 unique homes built as far back as the early 1920s. Located just north of Downtown and close to many attractions.
You’ll see residents of Willo Historic District walking and biking the streets adorned with charming, well-kept homes that have lush lawns, trees and eye-catching architectural styles. Willo Historic District’s Friendly Community Vibe, the community is very friendly and active. They hosts an annual street fair and home tour that brings in thousands of visitors from all over the valley (you can even spot our Janus Partners booth at the street fair!). Willo residents also hold collective garage sales and there is a little neighborhood library in front of one of the homes where neighbors are invited to exchange books for free.
Location, Location, Location… Many attractions such as the Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, Symphony Hall, Phoenix Theatre and sports venues are close by. Homes for sale in the Willo District are also conveniently located to the valley’s freeways, public transportation and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
GRID BIKE SHARE PROGRAM
You’ll also see some bright green bikes parked together at hubs. These are part of the Grid Bike Share program in Phoenix where you are able to reserve a bike, jump on and ride it around. You’ll often see residents riding them to nearby restaurants and events.
Willo Historic District & Architectural Styles
The neighborhood encompasses many historic architectural styles, from Bungalows, Tudors and Spanish Colonials in the southern part, to ranch-style homes in the north. You’ll also find that a lot of the homes have guest houses which residents use for guests, studios or rental income.
City living with friendly neighbors who take pride in the historic charm of their homes and have a strong sense of community.
Families, professionals, entrepreneurs
The Historic Willo District, where old world charm meets modern conveniences, is located in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona – west of 1st Ave to 7th Ave. Bounded by McDowell Road on the south and Thomas Road on the north, the zip code for Willo is 85003. Conveniently located, there Light Rail stops are within minutes of Willo. Having stations at McDowell, Encanto and at Thomas/Central Avenue allow residents of Willo easy access to a variety of great restaurants, shops, art districts, sporting activities, employment centers, etc. – within the Downtown Phoenix area.
The uniqueness of the homes, the beautiful tree-lined streets, and overall character of the Willo neighborhood have made it an extremely desirable location to live, work and play. And with the addition of the 20 mile long Metro Light Rail running along the east side of Willo, residents can enjoy even more things to do throughout the Phoenix downtown area.
The Heard Museum is located within walking distance from Willo, just across Central Ave. The Phoenix Art Museum is nearby and has served as the cornerstone of Phoenix’s art and cultural community. Music also abounds in downtown Phoenix near Willo, from small clubs to major venues. Within minutes of Willo Historic District are two of the cities largest sports venues playing host to the Phoenix Suns and Mercury, and the World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks. Also, the location of Arizona State University, home of the Arizona State University Sun Devils, is only a light rail ride away.
If you’re in the market to purchase a home in Willo you’ll find a variety of residential options to choose from. Well-kept homes and manicured lawns make up almost a square mile of this charming neighborhood. Homes for sale in Willo encompass several historic architectural styles – from Bungalows, Tudors and Spanish Colonials in the southern part, to ranch-style homes in the north . Classic historic examples from the 1920s and 30s, with hardwood floors and tree line the streets, have a starting price anywhere from $300,000 on up to over $800,000.
The median home value in the 85003 zip code is $289,000. The median age is 58 years. Renters make up 60.58% of the population and 13.96% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
As of 2014, the Phoenix (zip 85003) population is 9,373, with 5,064 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 36.3. 30.19% of people are married and 15.82% are divorced. The average household size is 1.93 people. 15.97% of Willo owners are married with children and 38.29% have children and single.
For those looking to buy a home in Willo, residents of the neighborhood experience 7 inches of rain per year with no snow. The average number of days with any measurable precipitation is 28. On average, there are 299 sunny days per year with July highs around 105 degrees and January lows around 35 degrees. Click here for local weather updates.
Education & Schools
The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. Schools in zip code 85003 include: Kenilworth Elementary School, Lowell School, Career Success High School and Teacher Preparation Charter High School. Phoenix schools spend $9,030 per student. There are 26 pupils per teacher, 137 students per librarian, and 1,720 children per counselor.
Arizona State University (ASU) is the main institution of higher education in the Phoenix area with its main campus located in Tempe. ASU also has campuses in northwest Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix, Mesa and Glendale. A branch of the University of Arizona College of Medicine is located near ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus. The Maricopa County Community College District includes ten community colleges and two skills centers.
The unemployment rate within Phoenix, zip 85003, is 5.40%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 38.60%. Sales tax rate is 8.30%. Income tax is 3.36%. The income per capita is $24,908, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $33,244.
Phoenix is home to four Fortune 500 companies including: Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, PetSmart and Republic Services. Honeywell’s Aerospace division is headquartered in Phoenix, and the valley hosts many of their avionics and mechanical facilities. Intel has one of their largest sites in the area, employing about 12,000 employees. The headquarters of U-HAUL International; Best Western; and Apollo Group, parent of the University of Phoenix area also located in Phoenix. US Air/American Airlines is the largest carrier at Sky Harbor International Airport and Mesa Air Group, a regional airline group, is headquartered in Phoenix.
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The Phoenix METRO Light Rail, the bus system, DASH(Downtown Area Shuttle) and DEE (Downtown Evening Express) make it easy for residents of Willo to get where they need to go. The nearest major airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX / KPHX), which has international and domestic flights – 6 miles from the center of Phoenix, AZ. Another major airport serving residents of Willo historic district is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA / KIWA), offering domestic flights from Mesa, Arizona – 34 miles from Phoenix.
Willo Historic District Homes for Sale
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