Encanto/Palmcroft – A beautiful historic neighborhood

Typical street scene in Encanto-Palmcroft
Typical street scene in Encanto-Palmcroft
Street sign - Encanto-Palmcroft Historic Neighborhood
Street sign – Encanto-Palmcroft Historic Neighborhood

It’s hard to imagine a more attractive neighborhood so close to a major city center than Encanto-Palmcroft. Its palm lined streets accent some of the most attractive housing in Metropolitan Phoenix.

Encanto-Palmcroft is one of about a dozen historically designated neighborhoods scattered around Phoenix’s central business district. It is the most upscale of all the historically designated locales in the City of Phoenix. These areas were designated in order to preserve Phoenix’s past as well as enhance the image of the city. To encourage investment, properties are taxed at half the rate of residential property throughout the city. Tight restrictions are in place limiting property modifications.

Probably the best way to see Encanto-Palmcroft is to stroll its quiet palmed lined streets that are filled with a wide variety of housing types mostly built in the 1920’s and 1930;s. There are no cookie cutter sticks and stucco tiled roofed boring tract homes here.

Dutch Colonial
Dutch Colonial
Southern Colonial
Southern Colonial
Monterey Spanish Colonial
Monterey Spanish Colonial

Monterey Spanish Colonial, Dutch Colonial, Tudor Revival and  International are a few of the housing styles represented in Encanto. Every 2 years there is a home tour. This year the tour will take place on March 29th from 10AM to 4PM. Tickets can be purchased online for $18 or at the site for $20.

International style
International style

A fixer-upper in the neighborhood can be purchased for about 250K. A more typical price would be 500K with some of larger homes going for 2 million or more. In total there are about 330 homes in Encanto-Palmcroft. Encanto Park (including golf course), one of Phoenix’s largest,  borders the neighborhood on the north.

If you have a bit of time to spare and would like a visual treat, check out Encanto-Palmcroft. You won’t be sorry you did.

 

 

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