Encanto Vista Historic District boundaries are roughly: Windsor Avenue, Encanto Boulevard, 7th and 8th avenues.
Encanto Manor Historic District boundaries are roughly: Thomas Road and Windsor, 7th and 15th avenues.
We are cheating here and lumping two distinct historic districts together. (Neither is large and we want you to find a house when you do a search for homes for sale!) Together, there are roughly 150 homes in these two districts that share the impressive green space of Encanto Park on their edges.
Homes in Encanto Vista and Encanto Manor are generally Ranch style. If you haven’t ventured off the main drags of Thomas Road and 7th Avenue to discover these two lovely pockets of historic homes, it may be time that you did.
Encanto Vista Historic District, west of Seventh Avenue and just south of Thomas Road, is only one block wide and six blocks long. Encanto Vista isn’t large, but with neighbors like Encanto Palmcroft Historic District to the south of Encanto Boulevard, Encanto Manor Historic District to the north of Windsor, and Willo Historic District on the eastern side of 7th Avenue, Encanto Vista is part of an extended historic area in central Phoenix.
Just minutes from downtown Phoenix yet off the beaten urban path, Encanto Vista Historic District is a quiet enclave of well-loved homes on horseshoe-shaped streets that respect the Encanto Golf Course to the west and circle around to drop cars back on Seventh Avenue. The streets were designed to provide green space and privacy from through traffic, and they do that job very well.
Homes in Encanto Vista, built between the mid 40s and late 50s, are mostly well-built, clean-lined Ranch style homes with detached garages at the back, often for two cars. A handful of high-style, architect-designed homes are scattered in for interest. Stepping away from the older, historic Bungalow-style neighborhoods Encanto Vista takes a giant step closer to Arizona’s modern suburban lifestyle (so you are more apt to find a rear patio here than a deep front porch).
Square footage is generous, averaging 1900 square feet, usually with at least 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. These ranches were geared toward the middle and upper-middle class families of the time and still sell at the higher end due to their size, construction quality, proximity to downtown, gorgeous mature landscapes and green front lawns, and –of course-- the views of Encanto Park’s wide-open green space.
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