We came for the homes...
and stayed for the people.
Welcome to the Woods!
Welcome to the Historic Old West End of Toledo, Ohio. This neighborhood is one of the best kept secrets in the country with Twenty-five city blocks making up one of the largest collections of late Victorian houses left standing in the United States. Frank Lloyd Wright studied this area in his planning of his Oak Park Project in Illinois. Pristine examples of Colonial, Georgian, Italian Renaissance, Queen Ann, Dutch Colonial, French Second Empire and Arts and Crafts homes fill our streets. We invite you to experience our rich and glorious history and architecture.
Yes, the architecture is impressive, but it’s the people that really make the Old West End.
“The community’s oldest and most beloved festival.”
— TOLEDO CITY PAPER
The Old West End would not be what it is today without the commitment and volunteerism of it’s diverse residents. There are many ways to get involved—a wide range of committees, groups and boards to join. Neighbors are encouraged to be find one (or several!) that fit their interests.
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