Winterhaven is a popular central Tucson neighborhood that was established in 1949. It is known primarily for the annual Festival of Lights when 60,000 visitors walk, bike, or drive through the neighborhood after dark. The Festival of Lights event lasts for 2 weeks every year in December. Reservations are required to take hayrides or carriage rides through the neighborhood.
Winterhaven is the neighborhood bounded between Prince (to the north), Fort Lowell (to the south), Tucson Blvd (to the west), and Country Club (to the east). It is known for its ranch style homes, large pine trees, and rare Tucson lawns. Homes are usually 3-4 bedroom, and vary in size from 1400 sf to 2300 sf. Most homes in the neighborhood were built in the 1950s. Winterhaven is within the Tucson Unified School District and is serviced by Cragin Elementary, Doolen Middle, and Catalina High schools.
Winterhaven was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 28, 2005. This designation means that homeowners in the neighborhood may be able to take advantage of reduced property taxes.