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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$500,000
1113 W EDGEMONT Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Open House (02/23/2019 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2834
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: ENCANTO MANOR
Description: Incredible location! Beautifully maintained 3 bed 3 bath home in historic d...
Last Updated: February - 21 - 2019
$315,000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1195
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: Fairview Place
Description: Check out the price per square foot on this gorgeous historical treasure!!!...
Last Updated: February - 21 - 2019
$569,950
1602 W WILSHIRE Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2482
Year Built: 1939
Subdivision: DEL NORTE PLACE
Description: WOW!! CHARMING 4BDRM/3BATH HOME IN HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD W/STUNNING CURB AP...
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2019
$885,000
1808 N 13TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3931
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: PALMCROFT 124-250
Description: Great opportunity in the heart of historic Encanto Palmcroft. This Spanish ...
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2019
$429,000
1630 W THOMAS Road, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 2598
Year Built: 1941
Subdivision: NORTH ENCANTO HISTORIC DISTRICT
Description: Live at the Center of Modern Conveniences & Entertainment in the North Enca...
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2019
$517,888
2216 N 7TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2752
Year Built: 1929
Subdivision: ENCANTO
Description: PRICED TO SELL! Look no further for a luxury home in the Historic District ...
Last Updated: February - 19 - 2019
$325,000
3001 N 17TH Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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Open House (02/22/2019 - 3:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1.5
Square Footage: 1348
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: ENCANTO TERRACE PLAT 2
Description: Welcome home! This charming historic home is centrally located in the North...
Last Updated: February - 19 - 2019
$1,175,000
1628 PALMCROFT Way SW, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 3239
Year Built: 1936
Subdivision: PALMCROFT 124-250
Description: Completely restored luxury / Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District! Gracious ...
Last Updated: February - 18 - 2019
$269,000
2029 W WILSHIRE Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1458
Year Built: 1952
Subdivision: WILSHIRE PARK
Description: Price Reduced on remodeled home near Encanto Park! This home boasts sparkli...
Last Updated: February - 16 - 2019
$624,995
Chef's DREAM Kitchen!
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2312
Year Built: 1956
Subdivision: ENCANTO ESTATES AMD
Description: Remodeled to PERFECTION! This beautiful home is located on a perfect street...
Last Updated: February - 16 - 2019

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