Biltmore Homes for Sale
The Perfect Spot to Enjoy Sunshine
With more than 300 sunny days a year, Phoenix, Arizona, is the perfect spot to enjoy some fun in a wonderful climate. Visitors come to enjoy the amazing terrain, impressive resorts, sports, golf courses, restaurants and the wonderful Southwestern culture. The Biltmore District of Phoenix holds many of the best aspects of the city.
The Biltmore is an upscale residential neighborhood in central North East Phoenix Arizona. It is the city’s most acclaimed neighborhood, The Biltmore is anchored at the intersection of North 24th Street and East Camelback Road, this area is considered one of Phoenix most desirable where one will find high end shopping at the Biltmore Fashion Park and is also the site of the famed, Wrigley Mansion built atop La Colina Solana, a small bluff overlooking the resort neighborhoods.
Million-dollar properties, 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 center of the Biltmore. This is were the financial district converges with business and luxury residential high rise towers and gated neighborhoods along a line known as the “Camelback Corridor” which extends from Central Avenue, East on Camelback Road into Scottsdale.
The Biltmore district is home to the Phoenix Mountain 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. Runners, walkers and casual bicycling enthusiasts favor the Arizona Canal Trail, while views of Piestewa Peak add to the aesthetics of the area.
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A staple of Phoenix’s Uptown neighborhood is Biltmore Fashion Park. This outdoor mall is a main destination for high-end shopping, boasting a selection of shops like Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn and many more exclusive boutiques, with over 70 shops to tempt the most avid shopper. Residents and visitors can also enjoy numerous dining experiences in a relaxed park-like atmosphere.
Residents and visitors can explore the rich, prestigious and colorful history of the Arizona Biltmore Resort, one of the only existing luxury hotels in the world with a Frank Lloyd Wright influence. Designed by Albert Chase McArthur, a Harvard graduate, who had studied under Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright was hired as a consulting architect for a brief period of time.
The Arizona Biltmore, “The Jewel of the Desert” has been an Arizona landmark since it opened in February of 1929 to a full house of celebrity, dignitary and socialite guests for a three–day gala to mark the opening.
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In its time, the Biltmore has been home to many well-known celebrities, such as Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis JR., and Joey Bishop, fabled guests who often performed impromptu concerts in the swanky Aztec Room. Marilyn Monroe claimed that the Arizona Biltmore’s art deco Catalina Pool to be her favorite place to sunbathe and it is said that musician/composer Irving Berlin wrote “White Christmas” while sitting beside the same pool. Every president from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush has stayed at the resort at some time during his term in office. Ronald and Nancy Reagan honeymooned there in 1952.
The Biltmore now includes two 18-hole championship golf courses and is surrounded by mansions, upscale residences; time-share condos and some of the most exclusive luxury homes in the Biltmore district.
Having undergone a number of changes in its 87 years, it is one of the largest all-inclusive resorts in the state and an important part of Phoenix history and a definite must see when visiting Phoenix.
Another must-see piece of history is the Wrigley Mansion; built in 1931 the Wrigley Mansion is named after chewing gum tycoon, William Wrigley Jr. This hilltop mansion gives a magnificent view of Phoenix and is a favorite spot for weddings and other special events. For a small fee, visitors can take an extensive tour of the grounds and even have lunch at the famous Geordie Restaurant. The grounds, views, and architecture make this a must-see destination for any tourist in the neighborhood.
Expect an area that draws many people to live, shop, work and visit. The area’s mansions and million-dollar condos draw famous and wealthy residents. Tourists and locals flock here for the hotels, shopping, a wealth of restaurants, golfing and hiking. Homebuyers are drawn here for all these reasons.