Homes For Sale in 85016
The Biltmore Area
The Biltmore Area: Homes For Sale in 85016
The Biltmore area consists of the neighborhoods just east of Central Phoenix. The area rests within the zip code 85016. Homes for sale here are centered around the upscale and luxurious Arizona Biltmore Resort, Piestewa Peak, and the numerous shopping areas near the resort. Homes for sale in 85016 range from simple 1950s brick starter homes to palatial mansions, custom built on the slopes of Piestewa Peak. Prices range from moderately priced homes consistent with the averages in Phoenix to multi-million dollar mega mansions. Architectural styles include ranch, santa fe, spanish colonial, contemporary, and mid-century modern. The north part of the Biltmore area features custom homes built around the resort itself along with gated luxury townhome and condo communities, home to several notable celebrities. West of the resort, you will find ranch style homes built in the 1950s and 1960s. Homes in this part of the neighborhood are closest to Piestewa Peak Park and provide residents with easy access to the many hiking trails the park offers, including the summit trail, a 45-minute hike that ends with spectacular views of Phoenix, Camelback Mountain, the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, and Mummy Mountain. The southern part of the neighborhood is more like an extension of the Arcadia Lite neighborhood to the east. In this area, there are many starter type homes made of brick of slump block, built in the 1950s.
If you are looking for a high-end condo, you’ll find several buildings like Biltmore Optima, a modern high rise building with spacious apartments and luxurious amenities. Near the Biltmore Resort, there are gated townhouse communities that are private and secure. These homes feel like sprawling mansions and are perfect for seasonal residents looking for a private and maintained residential area.
The Biltmore area is the perfect location to reap the benefits of its neighboring districts, Central Phoenix and Arcadia. Adding the restaurants, shopping centers, entertainment venues, and cultural experiences from these areas makes living in Biltmore a dream come true. You really have the best of everything when you reside in this neighborhood, not to mention a beautiful and upscale area to call home.
For the purposes of our Biltmore Neighborhood Guide, and homes for sale in 85016, we include the area between Thomas Road to the neighborhoods just north of Lincoln Drive (south to north), and the area between 16th St and 32nd Street (west to east). Check out our other guides for adjacent neighborhoods. Central Phoenix is to the west, Arcadia is to the east, Downtown is to the southwest, and Camelback East is to the south and east. If you are looking for historic homes in the area, we have a guide specifically related to historic homes for sale in Phoenix. If you are searching for a condo in the Biltmore area, we also recommend checking out the new high-rise luxury condos and townhomes in our Downtown Phoenix Guide. You can check out our guide, here.
The Biltmore Resort, a landmark of Phoenix, was the dream and vision of one of America’s most well-known architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. The buildings are made from “Biltmore Block,” one of Wright’s favorite materials previously used to construct his residential housing developments. From the 1930s until today, it has been a destination for the wealthy and those of celebrity status. Irving Berlin is noted to have drawn inspiration for many of his show tunes, including White Christmas, from the resort. Every president from Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama has been a guest. The resort has changed hands numerous times and has undergone many renovations. One of the most notable owners was chewing gum mogul William Wrigley, Jr. The Wrigley Mansion still rests stop the small bluff overlooking the resort and neighborhood.
The Biltmore Fashion Park is an outdoor shopping mall. Once the epicenter of high-end shopping and fashion, the mall underwent a major renovation in the 2000s to maintain its status as Phoenix’s premier shopping destination. Saks Fifth Avenue is the hallmark of the shopping center. Surrounding it are clothing and beauty boutiques, an Apple Store, a Lifetime Fitness, and many culinary destinations. Across the street is the Esplanade, an office complex with more dining establishments and an AMC Dine-In movie theater. This is a bustling commercial district, but the surrounding neighborhoods are quiet and peaceful. Homes are built on much larger lots than the outer suburbs. With exception of the condos and townhomes, for the remainder of homes for sale in 85016, you won’t find many HOAs governing the neighborhoods; however, you will be pleasantly surprised at how well they are kept.
Homes for sale in 85016 and the Biltmore area are served by the Phoenix Union High School District and two elementary school districts. Camelback High School is the public high school zoned for most of the area. Brophy College Prep and Xavier College Prep are private schools located nearby in Central Phoenix between Central Avenue and 7th Street south of Camelback Road. For children in lower grade levels, the Madison and Creighton elementary districts serve the area. Phoenix College, a community college, is a large campus located near 19th Avenue & Thomas Road. Arizona State University’s main campus is located nearby in Tempe. Their second largest campus is in Downtown Phoenix.
The Best of The Biltmore Area
This place is more than your typical Mexican restaurant, it‘s an escape from the ordinary, a happy hour hang out, a place to sit back, recharge and party. It’s a vacation in your neighborhood that helps you relax with your favorite people.
Brewery offering cheese & charcuterie boards in a large, open space with bright yellow seating, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere where you can enjoy their award winning beers.
Upscale chain eatery serving burgers, steaks & other American fare in stylish, spacious surrounds.
A fresh grill and wine bar featuring a seasonal menu and an award-winning wine list. Their cooking is inspired by the fresh appeal of a farmer’s market where local growers, ranchers, fishmongers and artisans present their very best.
Elevated dining featuring local, sustainable, organic and internationally celebrated seasonal delicacies. The restaurant and its team has been awarded over fifty local and national accolades.
Artisanal local food & craft beers, wines & spirits served in a warm neighborhood bar venue.
Offers a daily menu of favorites, along with a weekly rotating menu inspired by the season’s freshest ingredients to create a dining experience that will have you returning often to this neighborhood kitchen.
A hip & contemporary eatery serving lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Local chef Bernie Kantak creates extraordinarily flavorful new-American cuisine that boldly pairs with an extensive beverage program featuring craft cocktails, 250+ whiskies, and table-side ice balls.
A pizza parlor built out in a 1950s-era beauty parlor, this eatery serves some of the state’s best gourmet pizzas & other Italian dishes in an airy space with recycled-wood accents. They have a cozy patio with an outdoor fireplace, perfect for chilly winter nights.
Relaxed option for chef-driven American fare with cocktails & craft beer, live music, and a wine store. Serving both quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food.
Serving fine Italian food, steaks, and wine, Tomaso’s is ideal for any gathering or special event. Their establishment and menu breathe the lifestyle of Italian cuisine. Voted best Italian Restaurant in the valley since 1977, Tomaso’s celebrates simplicity & quality of authentic Italian food & wine with humor & hospitality.
A coffee bar, coffee roaster, cocktail bar, and eatery all in one. They are passionate about providing high-quality food & drinks and creating genuine connections with guests.
Intimate counter-serve stop for classic breakfast & lunch items plus a variety of baked goods. No frills, but amazingly good.
They originated downtown and opened a location farther uptown, and good thing because the line to dine is long. This is one of the best breakfast locales in Phoenix. The offer a contemporary American cafe specializing in carefully sourced lunches & breakfasts. They focus on fresh farm-to-table, organic, humanely raised meat prdocust and local produce.
Upscale shopping mall with high-end department stores & retailers, plus restaurants & fast food. Notable stores include Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, The Apple Store, Sephora, MAC Cosmetics, lulu lemon, and J.Crew.
Basic shopping plaza with a Safeway grocery store, casual eateries, retail shops & salons & other services.
Open-air mall with supermarkets, shops, services, fast food & a year-round, weekly farmer’s market. Stores include Nordstrom Rack, Banana Republic, The Container Store, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and LA Fitness.
Contemporary shopping plaza with over 40 shopping and dining experiences including Best Buy, Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Fry’s Marketplace, Last Chance, and Ulta
The furniture store for modern, contemporary, and scandanvian styles. They have a large showroom with furniture available for every room in the house.
An American luxury department store chain carrying designer apparel, shoes & accessories, plus home goods & more.
Retail chain offering home goods, clothing, electronics & more, plus exclusive designer collections.
A restaurant and movie theatre rolled into one. Enjoy handcrafted food and drinks with premium sight, sound and seating.
The Phoenix Zoo opened is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the zoo was founded by Robert Maytag, and operates on 125 acres of land in the Papago Park area of Phoenix.
The largest art museum in the southwest United States with over 20,000 pieces in its collection of acclaimed art spanning from the Renaissance to the present. The museum features numerous rotating exhibitions throughout the year.
The Phoenix Theatre Company is a professional theatre company started in 1920 by a theatre troupe known as the Phoenix Players. The theatre is among the oldest continually operating theaters west of the Mississippi River. It offers more programs and experiences than any other, with nearly 500 performances on multiple stages and thriving education and outreach programs.
Since its founding in 1929, the Heard Museum has grown in size and stature to become recognized internationally for the quality of its collections, world-class exhibitions, educational programming and its unmatched festivals. Dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art, the Heard successfully presents the stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, as well as exhibitions that showcase the beauty and vitality of traditional and contemporary art.
Named one of the “10 Best Museums in Phoenix” by USA Today and one of Phoenix’s “10 Best-Kept Secrets” by The Culture Trip, Shemer Art Center is a cultural destination, The center provides a unique and inviting atmosphere for residents and visitors alike to enjoy and learn about visual art through classes, lectures, workshops, exhibits and events.
Desert Botanical Garden is home to thousands of species of cactus, trees and flowers from all around the world spread across 55 acres, also offering dining, a gift shop & library. Visiting the garden in the winter months is refreshing and beautiful. During the holidays, the Luminaries and other special holiday events are spectacular and a must see for any visitor.
A large mountainous park with miles of trails & a scenic 2,608-foot summit which is a popular destination for hikers. While there are many trailheads that provide the scenic route around the base of the mountain, the most popular hike is the summit hike. It takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the top, but the views from there are well worth the effort you’ll exert to make it to the top.
Echo Canyon Trailhead
One of the most ubiquitous tourist attractions and a local favorite spot for hiking is Camelback Mountain, located on the north side of the neighborhood. Two hiking trails (Echo Canyon and Cholla) provide a strenuous workout. Make sure to have plenty of water, proper hiking gear, and sunscreen before attempting this hike.
Exclusive golf facility offering two 18-hole courses, a driving range, lessons, and a restaurant. Adjacent to the legendary Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Resort, these golf courses stand as testimony to some of the greatest golf outings in all of Arizona.
Offers programs for swimmers of all ages and levels of development, from the six year old beginner to the Olympic medalist. Phoenix Swim Club is a co-ed swim team open to the public; swimmers join from various schools all over the valley.
An ample green space with a playground, paths, picnic facilities, a multiuse field, tennis & lake.
This large city park is built on 72 acres around one of the city’s historic sites, guests will find access to a large dog park, playgrounds, a lake, jogging paths, picnic ramadas, art installations, basketball and volleyball courts, and other large areas for outdoor recreational activities. Steele Park is host to a number of festivals throughout the year, such as Phoenix Gay Pride, beer festivals, music festivals, and more.
The club was founded in 1900 and was moved to its current location in 1921. Golf Connoisseur Magazine rated Phoenix Country Club among top 100 Most Prestigious Private Clubs in America. The 18-hole golf course was home to the Phoenix Open from 1932 to 1986. Other activities here include tennis, swimming, and fitness. There are also restaurants on-site for guests.
More than a gym, it is a lifestyle! This club provide access to expansive fitness floor, unlimited yoga and studio classes, basketball courts, eucalyptus steam rooms, and an outdoor pool. There is also unlimited group training and individualized sessions.
A traditional gym with circuit weights, free weights, cardio equipment with group classes and individualized personal training. LA Fitness features locker rooms with towel service and shower, and some feature lap pools.
Independent small business gym equipped with weights & cardio equipment also offering tanning & massages. If you want a more personalized and private experience, this is the best gym for you.
Orangetheory is a science-backed, technology-tracked, coach-inspired group workout designed to produce results from the inside out. Classes are small and pricey but the workout is intense and will leave you craving more.
A basic, no frills, low cost gym with flexible memberships.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to encapsulate timeless beauty and the magic of the desert’s allure, all accommodations feel elegantly tranquil and luxuriously chic in equal measure. The reinvented resort offers new delights for the whole family, from wild rides down water slides to cool cocktail evenings under the stars. Every President of the US from Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama has stayed at the Arizona Biltmore.
Surrounded by sophistication, onsite restaurants and a rooftop bar, you’ll unwind in the pool with a sunset cocktail and mountain views. Rooms feature marble bathrooms and eye-popping artwork. Inspired balance of authenticity and cutting-edge style that extends into food, art, entertainment & more
Located just minutes from Arizona Biltmore Golf Club and the Biltmore Fashion Park. Enjoy an inviting outdoor pool and seating area, a fitness room, and business center.
Schools in the Biltmore Area
Brophy College Preparatory (9-12, young men)
Xavier College Preparatory (9-12, young women)
Phoenix Union High School District serves high school students in the area. Elementary students are served by several elementary school districts noted below.
Camelback High School (9-12)
Madison #1 Middle School (5-8) – Madison District
Madison Camelview Elementary (K-4) – Madison District
Larry C Kennedy School (PK-8) – Creighton District
Loma Linda Elementary School (PK-8) – Creighton District
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