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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$485,000
1331 W EDGEMONT Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 2116
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: ENCANTO MANOR
Description: Here is your chance to own a home on a golf course in the charming Encanto ...
Last Updated: April - 05 - 2020
$287,900
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 947
Year Built: 1941
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: Experience life in one of Phoenix's popular historic districts. Close to t...
Last Updated: April - 05 - 2020
$125,000
Kitchen with cool retro vibe! Original cabinets and fun/funky back splash!
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 864
Year Built: 1954
Subdivision: ENCANTO GARDEN TOWNHOUSES
Description: This charming, mid-century townhouse in Central Phoenix has 2 bedrooms and ...
Last Updated: April - 04 - 2020
$281,900
2418 N 20TH Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1034
Year Built: 1952
Subdivision: WILSHIRE PARK
Description: Come & see this single level home in Phoenix! This home features gravel fro...
Last Updated: April - 03 - 2020
$525,000
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: April - 03 - 2020
$134,900
2917 N 19TH Avenue, 127, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 648
Year Built: 1954
Subdivision: ENCANTO GARDEN TOWNHOUSES
Description: Beautifully remodeled condo ready for you to enjoy. Brand new kitchen with...
Last Updated: April - 03 - 2020
$625,000
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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: April - 03 - 2020
$350,000
2006 N 17TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1500
Year Built: 1946
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: Renovated historic home near Downtown Phoenix located in the beautiful Fair...
Last Updated: April - 02 - 2020
$277,200
2220 N LAUREL Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1192
Year Built: 1936
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: This Home Doesn't Cost Money, It MAKES You Money! Encanto District 2 Homes ...
Last Updated: April - 02 - 2020
$479,900
2013 W WINDSOR Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2622
Year Built: 1956
Subdivision: ENCANTO ESTATES
Description: BACK ON THE MARKET! INVESTORS FUNDING CANCELED. This charming 4 bedroom, 3...
Last Updated: April - 01 - 2020

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