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 $500,000, while statelier homes attract urban professionals who shell out from $800,000 to over $1M. This is one of the priciest historic districts in downtown Phoenix, and if you've been here - you know why.
Even after selling homes in the historic districts of downtown Phoenix for twenty 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. 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":
Take the drive and get pleasantly lost!
The Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District will host its 2017 Home Tour & Street Festival this Sunday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Home Tour Day is a great day to get out of the house and see how other people live -- specifically those in one of the most talked about historic neighborhoods in Arizona. Click the photo below for more information or click here
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