Everyone LOVES the Willo Historic District. Yes, everyone. The annual Willo Historic District Home Tour attracts thousands of people each year because of this love affair with cool homes in this awesome downtown Phoenix location.
The self guided tour of Willo allows people to peak inside of some really great homes while walking the tree lined streets or by taking one of the shuttle busses around the neighborhood.
This year’s Willo tour will showcase 13 homes and the historic firehouse at 13th and Jewel. In addition to touring the homes, there is a LOT of excitement around the Willo street fair that will have food, artisans, music and more. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday.
2012 Willo Home Tour:
Date: Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Time: Tour open 10am-4pm ( pick up will call tickets starting at 9am)
Place: Willo! ( McDowell to Thomas – 1st Ave to 7th Ave
Tickets: You can BUY TICKETS for $15.75 before the tour, $18.00 day of tour
Parking: Free parking at 1st Ave and Holly ( just north of Chateau )
TAKE LIGHT RAIL: Seriously, why would you try to park with 3000 other people?
The video below from the city of Phoenix gives a great overview of what to expect at the Willo home tour.
As we mentioned above and as it says in the video, the light rail is a great way to get to and from the Willo Home Tour. Below is a map of the area. If you are first time riders or are not familiar with riding the trains, please keep these things in mind.
1. Purchase a light rail pass. An all day adult pass is just $3.50.
2. Take advantage of the FREE Park and Ride lots.
3. Know your light rail stations. See the light rail map below.
View Homes Near METRO light Rail in a larger map
Proceeds from the Willo Historic Home Tour benefit the neighborhood, the park and the overall community. This is an awesome volunteer effort that ultimately benefits Willo and the surrounding areas. At Rail Life, we highly suggest that you take time on Sunday to see these cool homes and experience the area.
“A variety of homes from Tudor to Spanish Revival – Bungalow to Ranch style homes dating from the 1920’s through the 1940’s will be on tour.” – Willo Home Tour
To truly experience Willo, you might want to tour the homes for sale in Willo which can be done just about any time. Take a look below. You’ll be glad you did. 🙂
Check out the Willo Home Tour on Twitter, as well.