5 Most Beautiful Historic Neighborhoods in Phoenix

Live in one of these 'hoods and you might actually look forward to walking the dog.
Live in one of these 'hoods and you might actually look forward to walking the dog.
Katie Johnson

They just don't make them like they used to.

And the ones they used to? They're in different states of repair. While some old neighborhoods have fallen on hard times, there are other historic 'hoods that are not only alive and well, but thriving. These home tour hotspots have kept themselves in mint condition, creating nooks that look straight out of a storybook. Whether you're looking to buy or just plain looking, these are five historic neighborhoods worth driving through in Phoenix.

See also: 5 Best Midcentury Modern Neighborhoods in Metro Phoenix

It's easy to get lost in Encanto-Palmcroft but we're not complaining.
It's easy to get lost in Encanto-Palmcroft but we're not complaining.
Katie Johnson

Encanto-Palmcroft Average price of homes for sale: $683,000 Cross streets: Encanto-Palmcroft is located between McDowell Road and Encanto Boulevard, between Seventh Avenue and 15th Avenue. Technically, the area south of Palm Lane is Encanto and the area north is Palmcroft.

When we think of luxury historic living in Phoenix, Encanto-Palmcroft always comes to mind. The residents of this picturesque neighborhood comprised of 330 homes dating as far back as 1927 have become accustomed to everyday pedestrian gawkers, seasonal home tours, and the occasional film crew. While the homes vary in revival style, from tudor and colonial to pueblo and ranch, this labyrinth-like cluster of homes is constantly well maintained.



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