Handels is a residential city neighborhood of primarily single family homes, many of which were built ca 1910-1940. The neighborhood's namesake is Handel's Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt, which opened in 1945 and is still located in the neighborhood. Housing styles include Colonial Revival, Craftsman Bungalow, American Foursquare and Mission. Most of the lots are 50 x 150 ft. 
The Handels neighborhood is generally bounded by Midlothian Boulevard, Market Street, Pinehurst Avenue and Southern Boulevard.