Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Idylwilde Park and La Hacienda


I thought I'd close out the month of September with two more historic neighborhoods.  I decided to do this project as a summer pastime and here it is swiftly approaching October and I've only covered 20 of the 35 neighborhoods.

This first neighborhood is called Idylwilde Park and it was built in a years old concept of creating a central park and having all the houses back up to the park.  That keeps the park private for only the adjoining neighbors to enjoy.

I drove around the two streets several times and couldn't get a glimpse of the park inside but my historic neighborhood documents say it's still there and very much alive.  The houses in this neighborhood are Period Revival style small homes.


The next neighborhood is called La Hacienda with homes dating back to 1927.  The neighborhood is small and contains both Period Revival and Early Traditional Ranch style homes.


The fully mature landscaping makes this area feel secluded and cooler than the busy high-rise mid-town commercial area that is only a few blocks away.

13 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

I like the park idea, no doubt the neighbours keep the park well maintained too?

Judy said...

That last one appeals to me.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Really attractive neighbourhood Sharon.. the park seems to be a wee bit exclusive oui!

VP said...

A very nice neighborhood!

Halcyon said...

I'd love to live in a neighborhood with my own "private" park. THe houses look well-maintained too!

Lowell said...

These neighborhoods are so special and I'm so glad they are being kept up.

William Kendall said...

The first one is my favourite- the shade of blue is just right.

Catalyst said...

Those first two houses are kind of weird though I do like all the lawn furniture in the second one.

Thérèse said...

Such a good way to keep neighborhood healthy and well kept.

Kathy said...

I've seen the park before. It has some very unusual trees in it for Phoenix and for the life of me I can't remember what they are right now. They're very big. It was a very interesting concept and I remember my surprise when I stumbled upon the neighborhood while I was doing what you're doing - visiting the historic districts. I don't think I ever made it to all of them.

Julie said...

I like that you are photographing these historic neighborhoods.

Jack said...

That Idylwilde Park neighborhood has some pretty interesting architecture. And everyone backs up to a park? How wonderful!

José Mendonça said...

Lovely and so well preserved.