The community of Encanto, which means "Enchantment" in Spanish, was given its name by Alice Klauber in 1889. Encanto has emerged into two communities of north and south. North Encanto is bounded on the north by Mallard Street, on the south by Akins Avenue, on the east by the City of Lemon Grove and on the west by 60th Street. Imperial Avenue is between the two communities. South Encanto is bounded on the north by Imperial Avenue, on the south by Skyline Drive, on the east by 69th Street and on the west by 60th Street.
Encanto is home to the Encanto Cultural Fair which annually brings tens of thousands of people together to celebrate family, community and culture. Beautiful art paintings adorn the landscaped median from 63rd to 68th Streets. Residents organize monthly, 4th Wednesday's, 6:30 p.m. at the Encanto Community/Recreation Council.
Major facilities include Encanto Elementary School, Encanto Recreation Center, Marie Widman Park, Encanto Boys & Girls Club, Black Contractors Association and the 62nd Street Trolley Station.