Encanto & Phoenix

Views of Camelback Mountain abound and mini-citrus orchards dominate the surrounding estates.

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Welcome to Encanto

Encanto Village consists of 15 urban communities near Downtown Phoenix. The village includes much of the city's midtown and uptown districts, as well as it's most popular community and namesake, Encanto.

Enamored with downtown city life? No problem — conveniently located near hop-and-go light rail lines, urban-living-lovers will find elegant restored buildings filled with sophisticated lofts. For those who prefer the lush quiet of upscale suburbia, head further east and enter one of the Phoenix’s original swank neighborhoods, Arcadia, where right-there views of Camelback Mountain abound and mini-citrus orchards and carpets of soft grass dominate the acreage surrounding traditional sprawling ranch homes and contemporary custom estates.


Originally intended to cover 80 acres of residential land, visionaries Dwight B. Heard and William G. Hartranft purchased the land from an estate in the late 1920s and developed the Palmcroft subdivision, located on the south side of Palm Lane. Two other real estate developers — Lloyd C. Lakin and George T. Peter — developed the Encanto subdivision of the estate to the north of Palm Lane. Following an economic downturn, the west portion of the land was sold to the City of Phoenix to be used for a park with homes in close proximity, leaving the Encanto neighborhood development on the north and south sides of Palm Lane.


The Neighbors

Diverse, urban professionals seeking close proximity to Downtown Phoenix while maintaining a quaint retreat at home.


Encanto is considered to be one of the more affluent historic neighborhoods. Also in the community is the City of Phoenix's lush Encanto Park — named as a Forbes Magazine 'America's Best City Park' — which encompasses 222 acres of luxuriant green grass, dozens of mature shade trees, a lagoon, picnic areas, a golf course, fishing areas and an amusement park, providing entertainment for children and adults alike.