Idylwilde Park, Phoenix Historic District


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The History 

Idylwilde Park was developed between 1928 and 1934 by Earl E. Webster and C.W.  Stephenson as one of the first subdivisions north of Osborn road. Using an innovative  concept and aggressive advertising they launched the project on October 7, 1928 with a  pool christening ceremony including 26 girls in chic bathing suits. It was reported that  4,000 people came and $17,000 in property was sold that day. The cost of a house –  $4,325.00, an affordable price in its day! 

The Character 

The innovative concept was the layout of the homes which were platted around a three  acre park which includes aIdylwilde Park Pool swimming pool, a miniature golf course, a baseball diamond,  tennis courts and outdoor fireplaces. A double row of Tamarisk trees frame the park and  still survive. Each house backs onto the park rendering it private and the owners were  given an ownership stake in the park. Homes built were in the Period Revival and  Bungalow style with broad front porches and large square columns. 

The Location 

Idylwilde Park is bounded on the east by 12th Street, on the west by 11th Street, on the  North by Fairmount Avenue and on the south by Weldon Ave.

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Are you interested in finding homes for sale in the Idylwilde Park district? You can click  on the links above to find all the homes that are currently for sale in this charming  historic community in Phoenix, Arizona.  

What schools will the kids attend? 

The public schools that service Idylwilde Park in Phoenix include Longview Elementary,  Osborn Middle School and North High School. North High School it should be noted  offers one of the country’s most rigorous, competitive and internationally recognized  programs, ‘the International Baccalaureate’. You should be aware that there are other  private and charter options in the area including Brophy College Preparatory, Xavier  College Preparatory amongst others. 

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If you are interested in finding a home for sale in Idylwilde Park click on the links above  that will take you to current homes for sale in the price point that is right for you. Our “For Sale” property information is a direct “live” feed from the Arizona Multiple  Listing Service and is being constantly updated. 

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