Located about 4 miles south of Downtown and off of Madison Avenue, Homecroft boasts architectural designs of the 1920s – brick and stone veneered houses with Tudor or Colonial Revival elements.
“As our community continues to leverage the success of our Downtown into our neighborhoods, it’s appropriate and resourceful to celebrate those already thriving,” Hogsett said.
“Homecroft is an excellent example of what can be achieved when residents invest their time and efforts towards a true sense of community. Throughout March I encourage all residents to visit Homecroft and enjoy its serene streetscapes as the trees fill in with green during this transition into the spring season.”
The middle-class neighborhood was the result of suburbanization in 1923 and many of the community’s traditions still stand strong today, including the candy distribution by Homecroft police officers on Halloween.
Homecroft and its approximately 725 residents have a reputation for maintaining a tight-knit community. Barbara Jones, Town Council president, lives in a home built in 1924 that sits next door to her childhood home.
City-County Councilor John Wesseler has lived in the community for nearly four decades.
“I have lived here since 1978, and in that time Homecroft has proved to be a family-orientated neighborhood that is a great place to raise children,” Wesseler said. “We’ve got our own police force to take care of speeders, but we don’t get too many of those anyway. I’d recommend it to anyone with a family looking for a nearby elementary school, and we’ve also got the high school right around the corner.”