Encanto Vista Historic District is a suburban neighborhood located approximately two miles north/northwest of downtown Phoenix. Situated along the eastern edge of Encanto Park Golf Course, Encanto Vista is a narrow, roughly rectangular neighborhood one block from east to west and six blocks from north to south. The district encompasses a single residential subdivision platted in 1943. It is approximately 25 acres in size and contains 79 single family houses built between 1945 and 1959. The houses in Encanto Vista are predominately large custom-built Ranch Style houses.
When developers planned Encanto Vista, they zeroed in on a key selling point for the neighborhood: Encanto Golf Course. Decades later, that amenity is still a favorite among some residents. Encanto Vista is among the smaller historical neighborhoods in Phoenix, with about 80 homes shoehorned between Seventh Avenue and the golf course. When original landowner James W. Dorris sold the property in 1943, he decreed that the new owner build only a “high-class development,” city records show. Indeed, the neighborhood’s large lots and homes immediately attracted a Phoenix mayor, prominent architects, business leaders and others.
Information courtesy of AZ Central and National Register of Historic Places – United States Department of the Interior
Encanto Park is a 222-acre oasis with picnic areas, a lagoon, boat house, swimming pool, nature trail, urban fishing and two golf courses. The park is an emerald-like jewel just a few blocks from the busy central corridor. The municipal golf courses offer modest fees and are busy all year long. The lagoon offers paddle boats and canoes as well as fishing and an opportunity to observe ducks and other waterfowl. The facility also features a softball diamond, and basketball and tennis courts. Encanto (Spanish for “enchanted”) Park is a favorite Valley spot for weekend picnics and cookouts. Amenities include lighted handball/ racquetball, picnic area, playground, pool, lighted softball, recreation office, restrooms, lighted volleyball, lighted tennis courts, grills, fishing lagoon. The Park also is home to Enchanted Island Amusement Parkwith a host of rides for children ages 2 to 10 years old.
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$549,900 : 701 W Cambridge Avenue, Phoenix4 beds, 3.00 baths
$289,900 : 706 W Encanto Boulevard, Phoenix3 beds, 2.00 baths
$620,000 : 730 W Encanto Boulevard, Phoenix3 beds, 2.00 baths
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