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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$324,800
1925 W WILSHIRE Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1293
Year Built: 1958
Subdivision: ENCANTO ESTATES 3
Description: You'll love this home as soon as you pull up. The curb appeal captures you...
Last Updated: April - 20 - 2019
$559,000
Circular drive entry
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Open House (04/20/2019 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2443
Year Built: 1946
Subdivision: ENCANTO VISTA
Description: Highly desired Encanto home features 2000 sq ft in main house plus detached...
Last Updated: April - 20 - 2019
$399,500
2101 W VIRGINIA Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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Open House (04/20/2019 - 10:30 am)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2397
Year Built: 1957
Subdivision: Encanto Estates
Description: Priced below recent appraisal -INSTANT equity with this beautifully (and co...
Last Updated: April - 19 - 2019
$439,900
1808 N 7TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2132
Year Built: 1930
Subdivision: PALMCROFT 1 THRU 123
Description: Historically registered Encanto/Palmcroft gem with a complete permitted rem...
Last Updated: April - 19 - 2019
$94,900
2985 N 19TH Avenue, 7, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 648
Year Built: 1954
Subdivision: ENCANTO GARDEN TOWNHOUSES
Description: Great Location in the Heart of Phoenix! Close to Phoenix College, Metro Tec...
Last Updated: April - 18 - 2019
$275,000
1542 W VERDE Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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Open House (04/20/2019 - 2:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1059
Year Built: 1941
Subdivision: NORTH ENCANTO PARK
Description: Talk about curb appeal! You'll love living in the charming well maintained ...
Last Updated: April - 18 - 2019
$1,150,000
2050 N 11TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3084
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: WEST ENCANTO AMD
Description: Here is your chance to own one of the most amazing homes in historic Encant...
Last Updated: April - 18 - 2019
$373,900
3014 N 15TH Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1645
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: NORTH ENCANTO PARK
Description: COZY MODERNIST COTTAGE nestled in a marvelous historic neighborhood! Step i...
Last Updated: April - 18 - 2019
$324,999
1731 W VERDE Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1.5
Square Footage: 1331
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: ENCANTO TERRACE PLAT 2
Description: Newly remodeled!!! 2 bed, 1.5 bath property located in Phoenix is now on th...
Last Updated: April - 18 - 2019
$305,000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1195
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: Fairview Place
Description: Compare price per square foot on this gorgeous historical! Almost 1200 squa...
Last Updated: April - 17 - 2019

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