In all there are 35 districts that are designated as historic neighborhoods in Phoenix.
Coronado: Historic neighborhood with smaller homes on the east side of Central and near downtown Phoenix with access to the light rail. Tree lined streets, front porches and spacious backyards give this neighborhood charm and small town feel, but near the center of Phoenix metro.
Encanto-Palmcroft: Perhaps one of Phoenix's most talked about historic neighborhoods, Encanto-Palmcroft is a treasure trove of picturesque historic homes with architecually styles of Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor, Pueblo Revival, Neo Mediterranean, and Monterey Revival. Close proximity to downtown and its preservation make this a popular historic neighborhood.
F.Q. Story: One of the first historic districts in Phoenix, the F.Q. Story has 602 homes in the desirable Central Phoenix area of McDowell Road, Roosevelt Street, Seventh Avenue and Grand Avenue.
Roosevelt: Roosevelt was home to Phoenix's socially elite in late 19th century and early 20th century. It is today urban downtown with the light rail running through its core and high rise living, you'll also find museums, sports venues, theater and music.
Willo: As one of Phoenix's largest historic districts, Willo is also everything one would expect in an historic neighborhoood: charming, manicured, preserved, well-loved, and tree lined streets!
Windsor Square: Windsor Square has received pretty high accolades: Best Neighborhood 2016 and Top 10 Neighborhood in the US in 2013. Combine that with the close proximity to some amazing restaurants make Windsor Square a top contender for best historic district.
Other Options to Historic Neighborhoods
Love the historic look, but not the turn of the century plumbing! Consider these other neighborhoods in surrounding cities that have historic characteristics, but are newer builds.
Agritopia: This community will transport you back in time with craftsman architecture, front porches, white picket fences and tree lined streets. Conveniently located in the community are nationally recognized restaurants.
Mulberry is hometown charm and magically reminiscent of the early 1900s when homes sprung up to create quaint neighborhoods.