Named by Money magazine as one of the 10 “Best Big City Neighborhoods to Live In” in the country as well as New Times’ “Best Neighborhood,” Windsor Square is one of the most desirable historic neighborhoods in Phoenix.
During the 2022 tour, participants had the opportunity to tour 10 historic properties (featuring eight homes and two gardens) showcasing some of the latest design trends, while at the same time exploring original classic architectural features dating back to the 1920s.
In addition to the homes on display, visitors were able to check out offerings of arts and crafts vendors, a beer garden and the Valley’s best food truck fare.
Windsor Square History
With its first home completed in 1929, and a city population of just 70,000, the neighborhood suffered a number of setbacks, first the Great Depression, then World War II. When returning GI’s generated another building boom much of Windsor Square was finally completed. Families in the 1940’s could buy a lot in Windsor Square for as little as $500. In 1955, Uptown Plaza was developed, encouraging more growth north of downtown, as well as additional housing options along Central Avenue.
Today, Windsor Square is known not only for its beautiful historic homes but also its friendly neighbors, urban vibe, great restaurants and proximity to the light rail. Transitional Ranch-style homes with many architectural influences are showcased on its curvy streetscape. Due to its close proximity to entertainment, restaurants, amenities and employment, Windsor Square remains one of the most sought after communities in the Phoenix area.