Biltmore

General

A historic resort and upscale shopping center anchor this popular section of Phoenix. Million-dollar houses, high-rise condominiums, midcentury and desert-style homes can all be found in the Biltmore area. One of metro Phoenix’s most prestigious office corridors runs through the middle. Shopping and restaurants are in abundance. Views of Piestewa Peak add to the draw.

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Transportation

State Route 51 runs along the western side of this neighborhood. Camelback Road is one of the area’s main roadways.

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Welcome to the Biltmore neighborhoods

Explore the 2 Areas of Biltmore

Biltmore: 85016
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Biltmore is one of Phoenix’s most upscale places to live. Mansions can be found around the Arizona Biltmore resort. Condos are near golf courses or shopping and offices. Renovated homes built in the 1950s and ’60s are part of many neighborhoods. There are also plenty of new and older apartments.

Phoenix Mountains Preserve: 85028
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Phoenix Mountains Preserve is on the northern end of this area. It encompasses much of the preserve. Many homes in this area are typically stucco and desert-style. Preserve views and access to the desert are a big draw here. SR 51 runs through this neighborhood.

Housing

Housing

Mansions, midcentury houses, desert-style homes and condos can all be found in this area. Houses around the Biltmore Resort and golf course are the grandest and priciest in this neighborhood. High-end condo towers can be found around Camelback Road. Houses built in the 1950s and ’60s are the norm on tree-lined streets south and west of the resort. Larger homes with desert looks and landscapes dominate the northern end.

The Market

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The market

  • Demand for homes in this Phoenix neighborhood keeps prices climbing.

  • Neighborhoods near the Biltmore resort and Piestewa Peak are the highest priced in this area. More-affordable homes can be found on the southern and northern ends of this area.

  • The Biltmore draws many families and move-up buyers. The area is also popular with second-home buyers, who spend winters in Arizona.

  • Investors will find it hard to find deals in this neighborhood. Rentals in the most coveted part of the Biltmore fill up fast.

  • Not a lot of vacant land is left for development here. Older houses have been torn down to make way for bigger, new ones.

Living Here

Living here

Expect an area that draws many people to live, shop, work and visit. The Biltmore neighborhood is a Phoenix hotspot. The area’s mansions and million-dollar condos draw famous and wealthy residents. Tourists and locals flock here for the hotels, shopping, restaurants and hiking. Several big-name firms make this area their corporate home. Homebuyers are drawn here for all these reasons. Camelback Road, 24th Street and SR 51 are all busy roadways.

Things To Do

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Main attractions

The Arizona Biltmore is a Phoenix point of pride. The Waldorf Astoria-managed resort, with spa, golf course, restaurant and swimming pools, is spread across 39 beautiful acres. Nearby Biltmore Fashion Park is home to dozens of luxury retail stores and boutiques. The central location offers quick access to Downtown Phoenix and its concert and professional sporting venues.

Out on the town

This is one of the Valley’s best neighborhoods for shopaholics, featuring Biltmore Fashion Park, Camelback Colonnade and the Shops at Town and Country. Shop healthy at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Or treat yourself to some destination dining at the Gladly, the Parlor, Rokerij, Richardson’s and many more delectable restaurants.

Main attractions

This area is a golfer’s paradise, surrounded on all sides by premiere Valley golf courses. Stonecreek Golf Club, Paradise Valley Country Club and McCormick Ranch Golf Club are all nearby. The area is also a foodie’s paradise. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill, Rusconi’s American Kitchen and dog-friendly OHSO Brewery are all in this neighborhood.

Out on the town

Paradise Valley Mall and surrounding shopping centers offer a wide array of independent and chain retail, dining and entertainment. Catch the newest movies at the 16-screen Harkins North Valley.


Explore the Outdoors

Outside

Piestawa Peak in the middle of this neighborhood offers a hike that is breathtaking for its views and difficulty. This area is home to the Phoenix Mountains Preserve with its many trails and postcard-worthy vistas. Trail 100 is an 11-mile route through the preserve. It’s one of the most popular mountain biking and hiking trails in the Valley. The Arizona Canal Trail is great for runners, walkers and casual bicycling.

Stats & Facts

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Who lives here

The Biltmore area encompasses two demographically distinct neighborhoods, each with aging housing. Median household income in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve neighborhood (85028) is higher than in the Biltmore (85016). Most Biltmore residents rent their homes; Phoenix Mountain Preserve residents overwhelmingly own. 

5 Things To Know About Phoenix

It's big.

Phoenix is the nation’s sixth biggest city and it’s population is still growing faster than many other U.S. cities. The city was named in the mid-1800s by settlers who compared their new home to the mythical bird that burned and rose from the ashes.

It’s a great place to hike.

National Geographic ranked Phoenix as one of America’s 15 best hiking cities. The city has a vast network of desert preserves and hiking trails, including iconic summits like Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak. You’ll find trail maps and descriptions online.

It has a reputation for being a well-run city.

Phoenix has received various awards for good governance and has the highest credit rating of the nation’s six largest cities. But the city has struggled to get its fiscal problems in order since the Great Recession. City Council members regularly have coffee meetings open to all residents.

It is focusing on urban growth and transportation.

Phoenix’s general plan focuses heavily on infill development along the light-rail corridor. Light rail will continue to be one of Phoenix’s key redevelopment tools, with city leaders hoping to triple its miles of track by 2050.

It has a thriving cultural scene.

The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona all perform in the city’s Symphony Hall located downtown. The Orpheum Theatre, Herberger Theater Center and Valley Youth Theater are nearby. Also located in the central city are the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Capitol Museum, Children’s Museum, Arizona Science Center and Heard Museum. A popular monthly art walk to a growing number of downtown galleries is called First Fridays and held on the first of each month.