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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$349,500
2009 N LAUREL Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Open House (08/23/2019 - 2:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1282
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: Great three bedroom two bath brick ranch home in the historic Fairview neig...
Last Updated: August - 20 - 2019
$375,000
2242 N LAUREL Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Open House (08/24/2019 - 10:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1176
Year Built: 1946
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: **PROPETY IS UNDER RENOVATION, UPDATED WITH AFTER RENO LIST PRICE, PLEASE C...
Last Updated: August - 20 - 2019
$399,111
728 W WILSHIRE Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1740
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: ENCANTO VISTA
Description: Motivated SELLER!! Very charming single story, 3 bedroom home available in ...
Last Updated: August - 19 - 2019
$475,000
Windsor exterior
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1883
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: ENCANTO VISTA
Description: Stunning 1950 Mid Century Ranch home located in Encanto Vista! Situated on ...
Last Updated: August - 18 - 2019
$487,000
Great entertaining area
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Open House (08/22/2019 - 4:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2247
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: Encanto Terrace
Description: Public Remarks: This house is a true home and has everything! Mature trees,...
Last Updated: August - 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: THIS IS IT! Artist/Designer's Own Home: natural light & updated kitchen w/m...
Last Updated: August - 16 - 2019
$375,000
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1848
Year Built: 1948
Subdivision: ENCANTO VISTA
Description: Charming Encanto Bungalow. 2 Bdrm/2 Bath in the main house (1608 sf) with S...
Last Updated: August - 16 - 2019
$287,900
1615 W Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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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: August - 15 - 2019
$365,000
1626 N 16TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.75
Square Footage: 1219
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: Move in ready w/new AC! Fully updated 2 bd/2bth main house with bonus 3rd r...
Last Updated: August - 15 - 2019
$409,800
833 W THOMAS Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2141
Year Built: 1951
Subdivision: ENCANTO MANOR
Description: PRICED TO SELL! Four Bedrooms in this well executed complete remodel, that ...
Last Updated: August - 15 - 2019

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