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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$255,000
1147 W THOMAS Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1516
Year Built: 1948
Subdivision: ENCANTO MANOR
Description: Cozy home in the heart of Phoenix -close proximity to Phoenix College and m...
Last Updated: June - 22 - 2018
$299,900
1808 W THOMAS Road, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 2009
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: TERRACE VIEW
Description: WOW! BEAUTIFUL REMODELED HOME! OPEN & BRIGHT 3BD/1.75BA CENTRAL PHOENIX H...
Last Updated: June - 22 - 2018
$220,000
2202 W VIRGINIA Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1116
Year Built: 1954
Subdivision: HENSON TRACT
Description: Gorgeous home sweet home in Phoenix! Minutes from shopping, dining, freeway...
Last Updated: June - 22 - 2018
$249,900
2935 N 16TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1116
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: NORTH ENCANTO PARK
Description: Amazing historic home with tremendous updates. In 2011 Home was Remodeled b...
Last Updated: June - 21 - 2018
$700,000
1502 W Wilshire Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Open House (06/23/2018 - 10:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3000
Year Built: 1946
Subdivision: Del Norte Place plat B
Description: Come and see this rare gem of a historic home with a modern interior- compl...
Last Updated: June - 21 - 2018
$370,000
2819 N 8TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2494
Year Built: 1948
Subdivision: ENCANTO MANOR
Description: Plenty of space in this large red brick corner home with rear entry over he...
Last Updated: June - 21 - 2018
$524,800
1113 W EDGEMONT Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Open House (06/23/2018 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3278
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: ENCANTO MANOR
Description: If you're looking for a wonderfully maintained home with the perfect locati...
Last Updated: June - 21 - 2018
$529,900
2028 N 11TH Avenue N, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 2004
Year Built: 1936
Subdivision: WEST ENCANTO AMD
Description: Check out this Beautiful Colonial Home in sought after Encanto Palmcroft Hi...
Last Updated: June - 21 - 2018
$400,000
2101 W VIRGINIA Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2397
Year Built: 1957
Subdivision: Encanto Estates
Description: INSTANT EQUITY with this beautifully (and completely) updated Encanto Estat...
Last Updated: June - 21 - 2018
$425,000
2023 W WINDSOR Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 3109
Year Built: 1956
Subdivision: ENCANTO ESTATES
Description: Tremendous investment opportunity in Encanto Estates! This home could be t...
Last Updated: June - 20 - 2018

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