The Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District in Phoenix Arizona
For real proximity to downtown Phoenix, head for the Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District, but know that this proximity comes at a price. Smaller houses and fixer-uppers in Encanto-Palmcroft fetch about $250,000, while statelier homes attract urban professionals who shell out $500,000 and up. This is one of the priciest historic districts in downtown Phoenix.
"...Well kept seas of grass and trees lie just beyond a curving line of 80 year old Mexican Fan Palms and just beyond the lawns lie some of the most beautiful and spacious historic homes in Phoenix......."
Even after selling homes in the historic districts of downtown Phoenix for over 15 years, we still get lost in the winding streets of this exclusive district. Neighbors know their way around but they have no trouble spotting visitors who look perplexed at the intersection of streets named Palmcroft Way, Palmcroft Drive, Palmcroft SE, Palmcroft SW, Palmcroft NE, Palmcroft NW. (See map at left.) That look of confusion inevitably gives way to a resolve to just slow down and admire the gorgeous Bungalows, Spanish Colonials and Cape Cods as they drive around in apparent circles. The layout-- atypical for a downtown Phoenix neighborhood—keeps traffic calm and creates real privacy in Encanto-Palmcroft.
But finding the latest and greatest piece of real estate to hit the market in Encanto-Palmcroft is still a pleasure. We think you'll agree that the journey can be the most enjoyable part of a trip when you visit this downtown neighborhood of about 330 gorgeous homes built in the 1920s and 30s. Mature trees and well-kept seas of grass lie just beyond a curving line of 80 year old Mexican Fan Palms street side, and just beyond the lawns lie some of the most beautiful and spacious historic homes in Phoenix.
Many of the estate-like homes here sport large living spaces, swimming pools, guest houses and amenities not usually found in many of the other districts, like wine vaults, servant's quarters and second stories. Most don't have large backyards (one drawback if you're looking for space to play) but Encanto-Palmcroft offers other amenities in its version of "old Hollywood":
- Its own security company
- Meandering sidewalks dotted with dog walkers and stroller moms
- Encanto Park, one of the largest public parks in Phoenix
- An enviable address
- Direct access to downtown life
Take the drive and get pleasantly lost!