Biltmore Camelback Area Guide


The Camelback Corridor and Biltmore area

 

The Camelback Corridor is roughly the area around Camelback Road in Phoenix, from 24th street to 32nd street (with more business and shopping flowing up to 44th street). The Camelback Corridor is also known as the Biltmore area, named after the local shopping mall and the famed Arizona Biltmore Resort north of Camelback Road.

Once upon a time, Phoenix city planners did their best to keep all high rise buildings in the Central downtown area of Phoenix, thereby allowing all those homeowners with expensive homes unobstructed views of the mountains. Well, some persuasive developers managed to drive through change in the zoning laws to permit high rise buildings in the Camelback Corridor. Now, the Camelback corridor has turned into a vibrant and growing area, with businesses, high end shopping and high rise condominiums. Donald Trump outlasted local homeowners and pushed through a zoning change to allow him to build a high rise condominium in the area as well, to accompany the already pricey Camelback Esplanade, where high rise condominiums already start in the $1 million range (Contact me for more information about availability) and the Optima Biltmore Towers in the $500,000 – $1000000 range. The Residences at 2211 Camelback is another high rise project with similar prices in the same area, with amenities like a valet, fitness center, rooftop pool and 24 hour security.

These high end Phoenix condominiums are right across from the Biltmore Fashion Park, a high end outdoor shopping plaza that includes Borders, Pottery Barn, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Ann Taylor. Also in the Biltmore Fashion Park are memorable restaurants like Steamers (seafood), The Capital Grille (steaks, seafood and a great lunch menu), and the Bamboo Club (a casual Asian bistro). The Ritz Carlton hotel is also in the Camelback corridor, offering a different kind of hotel experience than the other local hotel, The Arizona Biltmore Resort.

Appetite for urban living in the Camelback corridor has been fairly strong. The Esplanade was 50% sold out in the first 3 months. Buyers range from the professional that works locally, to winter visitors and empty nesters looking for city living.

Also starting to emerge in Camelback corridor are medium to high end lofts, townhomes and high density residences. With land starting to inch up in the area, older homes (built in the 50’s and 60’s) are becoming tear-down candidates for developers. The Galleries at Turney is one example, as high density living with a modern flair.

Camelback Condos and Townhomes

The Dakota at Camelback. 1 and 2 bedroom ranging from 771 sq ft to 1281 sq ft. Just blocks away from the Biltmore Fashion Square area on Campbell and 24th.

The Dakota at Camelback is a haven of cool metropolitan style just steps away from restaurants, shops and nightlife. Yet, while a lively world is nearby, The Dakota at Camelback is miles away in atmosphere. The Dakota has been designed to enhance living – in a tranquil setting that melts away the outside world with a unique combination of serene landscaping, urban décor and spa-like amenities. Photo Tour and Website

LaTerraza Condominiums.

In the heart of uptown Phoenix’s highly desirable Camelback Corridor sits Montecito’s latest Arizona condominium community, La Terraza at Biltmore. Website

Montage

Ideally situated in one of the most upscale and sophisticated neighborhoods in Phoenix, the Montage offers the perfect combination of sophistication, comfort, convenience and location – all at an extraordinary value.