The Del Norte Place Historic District boundaries are roughly Virginia Avenue to Encanto Boulevard and 17th Avenue to 15th Avenue.
Del Norte Historic Place District is adjacent to the Encanto Golf Course which opened in 1937, making the neighborhood a highly desirable location for homebuyers.
This neighborhood represents a range of architectural styles popular in Phoenix between World Wars I and II. The homes in Del Norte Place average around 1,500 square feet, usually with 3 bedrooms.
Blends of English Cottages, Pueblo Revivals, Tudor Revivals, Bungalows, French Provincial Ranches, Spanish Colonial Revivals, Period Revivals and Early, 1940’s California Ranch-style homes are found in this historic district. Corner casement windows were popular on some Early Ranch-style homes. Don’t expect a huge garage in this neighborhood.
The Construction of Homes In Del Norte
Homes in the Del Norte Place neighborhood were built between 1927 and 1945. Encanto Park, with its 222 acres of picnic areas, playgrounds, lagoons, wildlife, nature trails and golf courses, made the Del Norte Place district a desirable location for homebuyers in the mid-twentieth century.
Developers of Del Norte Place
Developed by Dr. James Collier Norton, Del Norte Place was opened to the public in 1927. Conceived as an English Cottage style neighborhood, further development of surrounding areas enclosed Del Norte Place on three sides by park greenbelt. Later, construction featured Ranch and Period Revival homes to be showcased in Dr. Norton’s “beautiful subdivision.”
Historic Districts Nearby Del Norte Place Neighborhood
Best of Phoenix In 2009: In the realm of central Phoenix historic districts, Del Norte Place is flanked by some heavy hitters: Encanto-Palmcroft, Willo, Roosevelt, and F.Q. Story. But, this little sleeper of a neighborhood, dating to the 1920’s, is an idyllic place. So, Its broad, tree-lined streets and carefully manicured lawns make you feel you’re back in time, like Mayberry.
What You’ll See and Feel In Del Norte
People hang out on their front porches and kids ride their bikes and play in the street.
Spend any time here and it’s evident that this is a tight-knit neighborhood. The well-organized Del Norte Place Neighborhood Association is all about being neighborly. They organize neighborhood yard sales and get together for summer barbeque’s, holiday parties, and Easter egg hunts.
Encanto Park Adjacent
Encanto Park: Encanto Park in Phoenix was listed alongside New York City’s Central Park, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and Boston Commons as one of the Nation’s 12 Best City Parks according to Forbes Magazine. Furthermore, Forbes recognized Encanto Park for its old-fashioned qualities and charming attractions. This includes boat rentals and an amusement park, all located in the heart of central Phoenix.
Del Norte Place Neighborhood Website: A site created for the enrichment and enjoyment of Del Norte Place friends and neighbors.