Fairview Place Historic District is a charming central Phoenix neighborhood of modest, cozy homes. It takes its name from the nearby Arizona State Fairgrounds and also borders beautiful Encanto Park. The boundaries of Fairview Place are roughly Encanto Boulevard to the north, McDowell Road to the south, 15th Avenue to the east, and 17th Avenue to the west.
Fourteen architectural styles are represented in Fairview Place, including Southwest, Tudor, English Stone Cottage, and Transitional Ranch. The homes are well-built with an attention to detail, ranging in size from 900 to 1,400 square feet.
When this neighborhood was first developed in the 1920s, it was outside the city limits of Phoenix. A 1928 newspaper advertisement boasted that a home in Fairview Place would offer “a distinct social and business asset.” The suburban trend was underway and homes were built well into the 1940s. Fairview Place still has a suburban feel although it is in the heart of Phoenix. Its active and friendly neighbors organize activities throughout the year.