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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$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: Designer's own home! Offers plenty of natural light: bright open kitchen w/...
Last Updated: June - 17 - 2019
$324,900
3018 N 15TH Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1389
Year Built: 1941
Subdivision: NORTH ENCANTO PARK
Description: REDUCED! REDUCED! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! North Encanto Historic District - Loc...
Last Updated: June - 17 - 2019
$324,500
2120 W Cambridge Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2208
Year Built: 1954
Subdivision: GREENWAY TERRACE 2
Description: Located in popular Greenway Terrace/Encanto Estates this well priced mid-ce...
Last Updated: June - 16 - 2019
$725,000
Great Room Opens to Dining and Kitchen
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2603
Year Built: 1952
Subdivision: PALMCROFT 1 THRU 123
Description: Beautiful! Move-In Condition Remodeled and Updated Home in the Palmcroft Hi...
Last Updated: June - 16 - 2019
$299,900
Huge Lot!
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1238
Year Built: 1951
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: This 3 bedroom home is perfectly situated on a large corner lot in the hear...
Last Updated: June - 15 - 2019
$269,999
2230 N 17TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 980
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: Rare chance to move into a historic charmer in Fairview Place Historic Dist...
Last Updated: June - 14 - 2019
$624,500
1315 W HOLLY Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2336
Year Built: 1941
Subdivision: ENCANTO PALMCROFT AND WEST ENCANTO AMD
Description: NEW PRICE! Lowest price per SF! Ah, Encanto Palmcroft: Palm tree lined s...
Last Updated: June - 14 - 2019
$275,000
2930 N 16TH Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1368
Year Built: 1949
Subdivision: NORTH ENCANTO PARK VISTA
Description: 2 bedrm /1bath, 1,368 sqft Sweet 1950's Ranch style home near downtown in t...
Last Updated: June - 14 - 2019
$299,500
1624 W THOMAS Road, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1232
Year Built: 1941
Subdivision: NORTH ENCANTO PARK VISTA
Description: Great home Just painted inside and out with exterior being a modern blue gr...
Last Updated: June - 14 - 2019
$214,990
2435 N 23RD Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1040
Year Built: 1968
Subdivision: ENCANTO PARK 2 TOWNHOUSES (SUB LOT DEV)
Description: WELCOME HOME TO YOUR PRIVATE SUN DRENCHED TOWNHOUSE WHERE AUTHENTIC DETAILS...
Last Updated: June - 14 - 2019

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