Historic Preservation in Encanto-Palmcroft

Tucked away in central Phoenix, Encanto-Palmcroft offers a piece of history that offers historic homes that date back to pre-World War II.  These homes, and their residents, are part of a group hoping to preserve and maintain the homes that bring the neighborhood pride and relish the historic nature of the structures. 

Encanto-Palmcroft is centrally located to Phoenix, and was originally developed as a product of the agriculture boom in Phoenix that brought a population increase in the 1920’s. When the Kenilworth streetcar line was developed along Encanto Boulevard, the option to travel with ease made the move to the outskirts of town more manageable. Not to mention the Model T Ford had dropped to an all-time low price, making it more affordable than ever to own a car. 

The two developers and masterminds behind the neighborhood, Dwight B. Heard and William G. Hartranft, bought 80 acres in 1927 to develop. Heard was the publisher of Arizona Republican and the largest owner of land in the area. It became home to the affluent professional and business middle class of the 30’s and 40’s. 

Today, the subdivision is notable from Seventh to 15th avenues, from McDowell Road to Encanto Park and Golf Course.Most the houses were built in the 1930’s and 1940’s, featuring a Spanish Colonial and Tutor Revival type of architecture. 

Today, the Encanto Palmcroft Historic Preservation Association holds regularly scheduled meetings and advocates for the historic preservation of the neighborhood and homes. There are over 330 homes in the ¼ square mile of the sub division, making it a great neighborhood to walk around and enjoy the architecture. If you’re looking for a more in-depth view of the homes, check out their home tour — which happens every other year — with proceeds going to support the preservation society. 

Homes for sale in the neighborhood are priced on average around $575,000, and it was rated in 2014 the most expensive neighborhood in Phoenix. With the neighborhood being a short five-minute drive from downtown Phoenix and a short walk from Encanto Park, it’s no wonder the neighborhood has remained so popular over the years.

Encanto Area Homes For Sale

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$459,000
1614 N 16TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Open House (10/20/2018 - 10:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1705
Year Built: 1926
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: This special 1926 Spanish Revival is among the earliest homes in Fairview P...
Last Updated: October - 17 - 2018
$350,000
2210 N 17TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Open House (10/20/2018 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1494
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE
Description: This historic Fairview Place 1940's home has everything you would want: loc...
Last Updated: October - 17 - 2018
$395,000
1717 W Earll Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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Open House (10/21/2018 - 1:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1852
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: Encanto Terrace
Description: North Encanto Historic district home with quaint white picket fence. Yes, t...
Last Updated: October - 17 - 2018
$629,900
2618 N 20TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2312
Year Built: 1956
Subdivision: ENCANTO ESTATES AMD
Description: Remodeled to PERFECTION! This beautiful home is located on a perfect street...
Last Updated: October - 17 - 2018
$425,000
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1877
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: ENCANTO VISTA HISTORIC
Description: Welcome to the desirable Encanto Historic District! This quaint home with a...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2018
$290,000
2020 W VIRGINIA Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1279
Year Built: 1958
Subdivision: ENCANTO ESTATES
Description: Welcome home to Encanto Estates!! This beautifully updated home is nicely f...
Last Updated: October - 12 - 2018
$295,000
2213 N 17TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1208
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: Brick Bungalow PLUS a romantic guesthouse or office in the Fairview Place H...
Last Updated: October - 12 - 2018
$649,900
2202 N 11TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2012
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: WEST ENCANTO AMD
Description: Ranch Revival Home in the heart of the Encanto-Palmcroft neighborhood. Dati...
Last Updated: October - 12 - 2018
$379,900
2918 N 17TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1880
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: ENCANTO TERRACE
Description: One of a kind cozy home~ NO HOA~Renovation were done in 2013 by Anderson-J...
Last Updated: October - 12 - 2018
$925,000
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 3416
Year Built: 1930
Subdivision: Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District
Description: Ranked as one of the Top 10 Neighborhoods in the United States, it's rare a...
Last Updated: October - 11 - 2018

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