About the Biltmore Community
The Biltmore neighborhood is the epitome of Southwestern resort-style living—the immaculate landscape and luxurious amenities make residents feel as if they’re on a permanent vacation. Centered around 24th Street and Camelback, this affluent district includes some of the city’s most impressive residences. From stylish lofts, apartments, and condos to spacious single-family residences in gated communities with private pools, wine cellars, tennis courts, and enviable view of Piestewa Peak and Camelback Mountain, every home in the Biltmore area is elegant and beautifully designed. Downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor International Airport, and neighbors Scottsdale and Paradise Valley can all be reached within 15 minutes.
The Biltmore neighborhood rose to prominence after the opening of the Biltmore Hotel in 1929. Now a designated Phoenix Point of Pride, this resort has hosted Marilyn Monroe and John McCain alike. Close by is another historical landmark, the Wrigley Mansion, built by the chewing gum magnate in 1932, which now houses an elegant restaurant and lounge. As the Biltmore and Wrigley evolved with the decades (it didn’t get air conditioning until 1962!), so did the surrounding area. For example, the Camelback Corridor directly to the East has become a favorite location for high-rise condos and office buildings. Most recently, more sidewalks and an underground street crossing, decorated with Arizona-inspired art, have been added to make the neighborhood more pedestrian friendly.
The Phoenix Union School District includes Camelback High School, which prides itself on its experienced faculty (over 70% of teachers have their Masters degree or above and 64% have been teaching for more than 10 years) and Central High School, which offers the prestigious Cambridge Curricula and International Magnet Program. Private and charter schools are also abundant—Phoenix Country Day School, Xavier and Brophy College Preparatory Schools, Villa Montessori, Biltmore Preparatory Academy, and Humanities & Sciences Institute are all within a few miles.
In area code 85016 for single-family detached home the median listing price is $743,000 and the average house size is 2,500 square feet.
Parks & Recreation
Two of the most famous summits in Phoenix are neighbors of the Biltmore—Camelback Mountain has two popular and challenging hiking trails, as well as a 100 foot rock formation used for rock climbing, and Piestewa Peak in the Phoenix Mountains is surrounded by fifteen miles of interconnecting trails. Granada Park is a favorite of bikers and runners for its paved trails circling a lake, and animal lovers come to enjoy the wide variety of birds (including wild parrots) that call this park home. Tennis courts and ramadas with grills are also available to the public. Los Olivos Park has sand volleyball courts, horseshoe fields, a playground and fitness course, and also hosts special events such as a dog festival.
For movie lovers, the AMC Esplanade theater combines dinner and a show with a full food and drink menu offered right at your seat. This theater has also partnered with The Austism Society to offer Sensory Friendly Films to families affected by autism.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, Biltmore Fashion Park is, in a word, exquisite. A luxury shopping and dining destination, world-renowned retailors such as Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Williams Sonoma neighbor local, independent boutiques such as Citrine Natural Beauty Bar and Paris Envy. In the mood for exceptional cuisine? True Food Kitchen, Seasons 52, Stingray Sushi, and many more restaurants will tantalize your taste buds. Craving something more indulgent? Treat yourself at Julia Baker Confections, the KAK Shop, or Haagan Daz.
Simply strolling through the lushly manicured grounds will make you feel rejuvenated—and there’s a full-service Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa if you’d like to relax further with a massage or facial. Beyond all this, the Bilmore is a true community center, offering a year-round farmer’s market on Sundays and free screenings of classic movies like Cool Hand Luke and ET on the Center Lawn every Friday from October to December.
The Arizona Biltmore Golf Club embodies the same prestigious character as the neighborhood, with two 18-hole courses built in 1928 and restored in 2004. The Adobe course offers a more relaxing round with a spacious and stately layout, while the Links course demands more accuracy against the backdrop of five pristine lakes and rolling fairways. Afterwards, golfers can head to the Adobe restaurant to enjoy the traditional menu with a contemporary twist, which includes snacks designed specifically for “après golf.”
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