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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$699,900
1109 W PALM Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 1701
Year Built: 1930
Subdivision: PALMCROFT ENCANTO
Description: This gorgeous home is centrally located in the Encanto Palmcroft Historic D...
Last Updated: January - 19 - 2021
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$350,000
3030 N 15TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1033
Year Built: 1942
Subdivision: NORTH ENCANTO PARK
Description: Beautiful cottage home in highly desirable North Encanto Historic District....
Last Updated: January - 19 - 2021
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$625,000
1832 N 7TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2360
Year Built: 1936
Subdivision: PALMCROFT
Description: wow! absolutely gorgeous unique historic phoenix 3/3 split level house with...
Last Updated: January - 14 - 2021
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$439,900
2102 W LEWIS Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1000
Year Built: 1947
Subdivision: HI-WAY PARK
Description: Rare opportunity to capitalize on the multi family home everyone is searchi...
Last Updated: January - 12 - 2021
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$495,000
1610 W WILSHIRE Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1595
Year Built: 1941
Subdivision: DEL NORTE PLACE PLAT B
Description: Tucked away in tree lined Del Norte Place, this 1941 centrally located home...
Last Updated: January - 07 - 2021
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$674,800
2730 N 20TH Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2750
Year Built: 1956
Subdivision: ENCANTO ESTATES AMD
Description: GORGEOUS Completely Remodeled home in Encanto Estates! This beautiful home ...
Last Updated: December - 30 - 2020
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$495,000
2245 W THOMAS Road, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1992
Year Built: 1936
Subdivision: NONE
Description: An original Phoenix Homestead homeon a large lot with mature shade and frui...
Last Updated: December - 12 - 2020
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$579,000
2658 N 19TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1857
Year Built: 1955
Subdivision: ENCANTO ESTATES
Description: Remarkable 3/2 Del Webb built Mid-Century home in desirable Encanto Park. T...
Last Updated: November - 29 - 2020
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