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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$499,000
2033 W EDGEMONT Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1943
Year Built: 1958
Subdivision: ENCANTO ESTATES AMD
Description: Stunning mid-century modern in fantastic Phoenix location! Open, bright and...
Last Updated: July - 09 - 2020
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$1,290,000
2110 ENCANTO Drive SW, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Open House (07/12/2020 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 5
Square Footage: 4489
Year Built: 1939
Subdivision: ENCANTO
Description: Historic Encanto Gem! This is truly a special home in the ''Beverly Hills o...
Last Updated: July - 08 - 2020
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$575,000
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2107
Year Built: 1975
Subdivision: Encanto Heights AMD
Description: Premium views without the premium - beautiful views from almost very room i...
Last Updated: July - 08 - 2020
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$595,000
1631 N 11TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Open House (07/10/2020 - 4:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2593
Year Built: 1946
Subdivision: PALMCROFT 1 THRU 123
Description: **Inviting large courtyard that wraps the front of this beautiful home in t...
Last Updated: July - 07 - 2020
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$599,999
2701 N 20TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1801
Year Built: 1955
Subdivision: ENCANTO ESTATES
Description: Come see this absolutely GORGEOUS single story property in Encanto Estates!...
Last Updated: July - 03 - 2020
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$380,000
Lush, low maintenance with so much curb appeal
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1120
Year Built: 1931
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: Fairview Place Historic District! Don't miss the charm of this 1931 bungalo...
Last Updated: July - 03 - 2020
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$375,000
1821 N 17TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1265
Year Built: 1941
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: **THIS GREAT HOME HAS A 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH 494 SF GUEST HOUSE WITH 2 PARKING...
Last Updated: June - 16 - 2020
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$855,000
1832 N 7TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2360
Year Built: 1936
Subdivision: PALM CROFT 1 THRU 123
Description: Absolutely stunning Encanto Historical District Phoenix 3 bedroom 2.75 bath...
Last Updated: June - 14 - 2020
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$625,000
1302 W EDGEMONT Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3054
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: ENCANTO MANOR
Description: MOTIVATED SELLER. Step into this beautifully remodeled certified historic ...
Last Updated: June - 08 - 2020
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$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: June - 02 - 2020
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