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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$342,000
2204 N 16TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1253
Year Built: 1921
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: This historic district home may just be the cutest house on the block! And...
Last Updated: December - 09 - 2019
$840,000
1825 PALMCROFT Way NW, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.75
Square Footage: 2606
Year Built: 1938
Subdivision: PALMCROFT 124-250
Description: From the gracious living room to the spacious eat in kitchen to an enchanti...
Last Updated: December - 08 - 2019
$399,950
833 W THOMAS Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2141
Year Built: 1951
Subdivision: ENCANTO MANOR
Description: HISTORIC DISTRICT! Complete ''midcentury modern'' remodel! Check out this b...
Last Updated: December - 06 - 2019
$649,000
Dining room
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2145
Year Built: 1938
Subdivision: PALMCROFT LOT 191
Description: WOW! LOOK AT THAT PRICE! ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE STREETS IN ENCANTO PAL...
Last Updated: December - 06 - 2019
$399,900
2914 N 17TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1842
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: ENCANTO TERRACE PLAT 2
Description: Step inside this beautifully remodeled home in the heart of Historic Encanc...
Last Updated: December - 05 - 2019
$545,000
701 W PALM Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1944
Year Built: 1971
Subdivision: PALMCROFT 1 THRU 123
Description: Afternoon strolls along your palm lined street, waving at your neighbors an...
Last Updated: December - 05 - 2019
$675,000
1325 W HOLLY Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 1692
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: WEST ENCANTO AMD
Description: Welcome to The Encanto! This beautiful newly renovated and freshly furnishe...
Last Updated: December - 05 - 2019
$495,000
2405 N 18TH Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1540
Year Built: 1958
Subdivision: ENCANTO HEIGHTS AMD
Description: Mid-Centry Modern Masterpiece With Million Dollar Views! Located on the His...
Last Updated: December - 04 - 2019
$874,900
740 W CORONADO Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2179
Year Built: 1930
Subdivision: PALMCROFT 1 THRU 123
Description: Welcome to 740 W Coronado Rd! This stunning historic home lies in the hear...
Last Updated: November - 30 - 2019
$485,000
2131 W Cambridge Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1955
Year Built: 1954
Subdivision: Edge of Encanto Estates in Greenway Terrace 2
Description: withHOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! This completely renovated home is getting its f...
Last Updated: November - 27 - 2019

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