Pros: Charming mid-century cottages are a hallmark of this neighborhood—in fact, Windsor Square hosts regular home tours to show them off.
But that's not all residents have to tout. The area has excellent schools, and Windsor Square's small size, array of shopping and amenities, and convenient Metro stop mean locals can often leave the car at home, an unusual option in Phoenix.
"Being able to walk to the explosion of new restaurants, the light rail, and a place to get my hair done is a great lifestyle," says 48-year-old attorney Susan Myers.
Cons: Many homes are on small lots and, for some, changes require approval from the city's historic preservation board. --Kathy Shayna Shocket
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