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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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$414,900
Relaxing Entryway
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1518
Year Built: 1944
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE
Description: Charming 3BD/2BA home had complete remodel w/COP permit. Attention 2 detail...
Last Updated: December - 17 - 2018
$950,000
Front Elevation
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3372
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: PALMCROFT 124-250
Description: A true masterpiece of a home in the Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District, bu...
Last Updated: December - 17 - 2018
$370,000
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: 1 of a kind cozy home~ NO HOA~Renovation are done on this one. Main home...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2018
$535,000
1521 W LEWIS Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1965
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: DEL NORTE PLACE
Description: Oh boy! Have you hit the jackpot with this house! This home has been amazin...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2018
$683,900
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: December - 15 - 2018
$279,900
2029 W WILSHIRE Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1458
Year Built: 1952
Subdivision: WILSHIRE PARK
Description: Price Reduced on remodeled home near Encanto Park! Follow the paved walkwa...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2018
$115,000
2435 N 23RD Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1040
Year Built: 1968
Subdivision: ENCANTO PARK 2 TOWNHOUSES (SUB LOT DEV)
Description: Single story condo features 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms large living room, char...
Last Updated: December - 14 - 2018
$435,000
1614 N 16TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# 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: December - 14 - 2018
$655,000
2038 N 11TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2150
Year Built: 1931
Subdivision: WEST ENCANTO AMD
Description: YOUR NEW HOME AWAITS..It's a rare treat for a home in Encanto Palmcroft on ...
Last Updated: December - 13 - 2018
$480,000
1511 W VIRGINIA Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 2179
Year Built: 1938
Subdivision: DEL NORTE PLACE PLAT B
Description: Welcome to this Beautiful Home in the Charming Historic District of Del Nor...
Last Updated: December - 13 - 2018

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