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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$339,000
3034 N 17TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1517
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: ENCANTO TERRACE PLAT 2
Description: Open Today Sunday Aug. 19th 1 - 4pm. Located in the highly desirable North...
Last Updated: August - 19 - 2018
$359,000
2210 N 17TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# 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: August - 19 - 2018
$105,000
2917 N 19TH Avenue, 122, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 864
Year Built: 1954
Subdivision: ENCANTO GARDEN TOWNHOUSES
Description: ** Located in Historic Area Across from Encanto Golf Course, Close to Phoen...
Last Updated: August - 19 - 2018
$475,000
701 W PALM Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1944
Year Built: 1971
Subdivision: PALMCROFT 1 THRU 123
Description: NEW PRICE!!!!! Palm Trees line the street of what is one of the highly soug...
Last Updated: August - 18 - 2018
$734,900
729 W WILSHIRE Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 3150
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: ENCANTO VISTA
Description: Modern style meets classic charm, right in the heart of downtown Phoenix! T...
Last Updated: August - 17 - 2018
$670,000
1315 W HOLLY Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2336
Year Built: 1941
Subdivision: Encanto Palmcroft Historic District WEST ENCANTO AMD
Description: Restored and beautiful historic home with guest house facing the park, this...
Last Updated: August - 17 - 2018
$350,000
1808 N 7TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 2132
Year Built: 1930
Subdivision: PALMCROFT 1 THRU 123
Description: This home sweet home awaits your arrival! Grass and desert landscape grace ...
Last Updated: August - 13 - 2018
$350,000
2808 N 13TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1632
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: ENCANTO MANOR
Description: Great Location! Home has had updates with updated plumbing and electrical. ...
Last Updated: August - 08 - 2018
$673,887
1502 W Wilshire Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3000
Year Built: 1946
Subdivision: Del Norte Place plat B
Description: Encanto golf course, Encanto Park and Downtown Phoenix... what more could s...
Last Updated: August - 08 - 2018
$524,900
1113 W EDGEMONT Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2833
Year Built: 1948
Subdivision: ENCANTO MANOR
Description: Beautifully maintained Transitional Ranch in the Encanto Manor Historic Dis...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2018

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