I live in the Biltmore area and was born and raised in North Scottsdale, so I can definitely speak to the pros and cons of both of these areas. If you like the Biltmore area, you may also want to consider the Arcadia area...which is also very popular.
Current MLS Stats for 85255 (North Scottsdale):
Annual sales (price/square foot): $216
November sales (price/square foot): $219
Pending sales (price/square foot): $226
Current MLS Stats for 85016 (Biltmore):
Annual sales (price/square foot): $139
November sales (price/square foot): $157
Pending sales (price/square foot): $144
Current MLS Stats for 85018 (Arcadia):
Annual sales (price/square foot): $191
November sales (price/square foot): $224
Pending sales (price/square foot): $194
As you can see, you get more house for the money in the Biltmore and Arcadia areas than you do in North Scottsdale. However, North Scottsdale has a very different lifestyle than Biltmore/Arcadia. There are great restaurants, shopping, and cultural events in each area...feel free to contact me if you need a recommendation!
Kevin Owens, LUXURY REALTOR
Previews International Property Specialist
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
I have lived in all these neighborhoods and I can tell you that you can find great homes specially in the price range you are interetested in. But they are very different.
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You have received many replies from various agents. The Biltmore and North Scottsdale are 2 of the areas, amongst the finest that Maricopa county has to offer.
I am an experienced agent of over 20 years, including the building development industry of luxury custom homes. At your convenience, feel free to contact me directly. I will gladly email you a few property reports for you to view. Upon our conversation, we can refine your search and desired location for the pleasure of your retirement home. I look forward to hearing from you.
Realty One Group of Arizona
If you would like in depth details/reports on the various subdivisions within Biltmore and N Scottsdale just let me know, I would be welcome the opportunity to work for you.
Please feel free to contact me at you convenience, I answer my phone and also respond to email and text, whichever is your preference.
10601 N Hayden Rd Ste I-100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
If you want convenience and are active with the arts, living in the Biltmore area is a good choice.
I have always lived in Scottsdale though and love what it offers. With freeways, everything is close.
We have everything that anyone could ask for. There are many properties with that price tag, just a
matter of what your lifestyle will be.
Call me and we can talk.
REalty ONE Group
Troon is higher at $714/sf average and Biltmore/PV is $569/sf. This is in mid to high seven figures. Inventory is highest in PV area with 80 homes vs 60 in Troon area and 33 furthest north. days on market
Are highest furthest north where you can possibly bargain more.
A confidential consultation to discuss your goal is important to getting you there.
AZ Real Estate Consultants
Keller Williams Arizona Realty
I have moved halfway across the world and currently live in Scottsdale. I love the lifestyle here as do my many friends and clients both in Scottsdale and in the Biltmore area.
At your price point, I have no doubt that I will find you a wonderful home, given the opportunity.
Based on the two areas you are considering, the biggest difference would be convenience. Since I am not sure what your interests are, I would need more information to help you make a decision about which area would suit you better.
I suggest you visit my website at http://www.mariannetaback.weknow the valley.com where you will be able to view homes based on current price per square foot. You may also want to visit another of my websites at http://www.mariannetaback.searcharizonahouses.com which will give you a good overview of what is available in both areas.
This will give you a feel for what is currently happening in the marketplace. Once you have decided which area is more comfortable for you, I will be happy to keep you updated until you are ready to begin viewing homes. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully meeting you and your wife soon.
Solutions Real Estate
Direct 602 622-3903
The values in North Scottsdale have had a tough time coming out of this current economy. It seems the homes closer to the "core" part of the city have rebounded quicker and been able to hold their values better. What does it mean for you? Maybe you have a few more options on getting a slightly "better" deal in North Scottsdale but what is better? Its all pretty relative, and I think over the long haul both area's will have its desire.
Your seven figure purchase in Biltmore will narrow you in quite a bit, so you may want to expand your search to Arcadia which has a similar look and is only a few miles to the West. If you find yourself loving the desert feel but really want to stay more centrally located Paradise Valley is always an option.
If you decide you are interested in having access to MLS to get a feel for yourself let me know. Best of luck with your search.
Both North Scottsdale and Biltmore area offer the quiet, beautiful, relaxing atmoshere. I have helped clients previewed homes in those areas in the past. It will boil down to your preference. There is another area in Gilbert that also offer the same kind of relaxed lifestyle. Call or e-mail me today and I will be glad to send you listings on what is avaible in the market in these areas.
Realty One Group
7975 N Hayden Rd, STE-A-101
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Just took a quick look for you to compare two similar similar communities, one in Biltmore area and one in Scottsdale in your price range. As you probably know from when you lived here before, the Biltmore area homes are still listed and selling at a higher price per square foot. You can get a bit more home for the money in North Scottsdale but of course depends on what you wish for in location/home style/amenities. Give us a call or email if we can help with a specific location or if you wish market data reports provided for each area.
Scottsdale Homestore Team
I have lived in Arizona 3 different times since 1985. My husbands job moved us around the country and every time we got a chance we moved back to Arizona. We have lived all over the city but currently live in N. Scottsdale.
As several of the other agents have said, the two areas offer different lifestyles and amenities. Your price point allows for you to live anywhere in the greater Phoenix area and probably be very happy. I would suggest finding an agent who can evaluate the two areas and have them start sending you listings to get a better of idea of whats out there currently. The Phoenix market is changing very fast right now and in your price range there is still a good selection.
I would love the opportunity to send you more information on our market and keep you updated until you are ready to visit and do some looking around. I have worked with several clients who started out as seasonal rentals and fell in love with the city and have then purchased second homes here. I also work with many clients who are relocating here for jobs. I am an experienced agent who knows what it is like to make a major move from one state to another and I would like to help you any way I can.
Kiva Fine Properties
Paradise Valley is a great blend of both.
Your price range also offers you the ability to acquire land and build something unique and truly you from the ground up.
If you need a reference for a custom home builder and/or architect, let me know.
Love to chat more at your convenience.
I would love to help you and your wife in your decision making process and in finding your new home. I am a full-time REALTOR and work very hard for my clients. There are many great agents out there. Pick someone you like, can relate to, feel comfortable with and trust.
If I can be of service please call me at 602-390-8088 or email me at email@example.com.
I wish you and your wife all the best.
WEST USA REALTY
North Scottsdale is a little more open, airy, less congested, less traffic etc. Might see more wildlife as well.
Sure not a right or wrong answer, it comes down to lifestyle, needs and wants. Affordability is likely a little better in the north as well.
On the value ticket, best would be to let us create two search's for you in a feed and you can watch the availability over time to get a feel for the homes.
Value is in the eye of the beholder (you).
The Biltmore area is more established and more central to Downtown Phoenix, Paradise Valley and Old Town Scottsdale and the arts.
Both are beautiful areas but both are quite different.
Let me know if I can assist and you'd be making a great choice either way.
All the best!
As you can see below, the average home is almost double in your N. Scottsdale zip code, and the average list price is almost double. There are over 3x the amount of homes for sale in the N. Scottsdale zip code, so you may have an opportunity to get a better deal (865 homes versus 298 homes). The value has gone up more in the 85018 zip code, but the value for N. Scottsdale has still gone up over 15%.
Home Values in 85018 and 85255
85018 vs 85255
Value Index $286,600 vs $552,600
1-Year Change +25.3% vs +15.8%
Median List Price $424,900 vs $760,000
Median Sale Price $257,700 vs $520,500
For Sale Listings 298 homes vs 865 homes
Total Homes Sold in Oct 96 homes vs 140 homes
I can pull more detailed comps off MLS of homes that are in the 7 figures as well. This was a quick search just zip code based, not price based.
I would love the opportunity to chat with you further regarding your home search! It does not hurt to get you into MLS so you can at least start seeing what is out there. Just keep in mind that the inventory is not extremely high, so homes are going quicker nowadays. What you see today, may not be there 2 weeks from now.
Realty ONE Group
The Biltmore and Phoenix area is much closer to everything. Scottsdale is as well but if you decide on North Scottsdale then you might be forced to drive to get certain locations in the Valley of The Sun. Scottsdale will have much more inventory to choose from.
I would advise you to be open to all three areas, look at the best listings that fit your criteria, and decide on the one home that fits your lifestyle best. Phoenix and The Biltmore will bring City Living at its finest and North Scottsdale will bring desert living to the fullest with a short drive to points of interest.
I would love to give you a tour of all locations and show you the best listings, feel free to call or email me and let me know what you are looking for.
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American Associates Real Estate
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Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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Great question - Both areas have great veiws and have upscale homes. The homes in North Scottsdale tend to be newer, have better views of the valley as a whole because of the elevation. They are also usually above the smog layer and a bit cooler in the summer. There are some great buys in Desert Mountain, Trron Nortth, Trron Village and Desert Highlands. The homes in the Biltmore area are more established and are closer to the Phoenix activities. The best way to compare is to view some of the available homes and see for yourself. Ask a REALTOR to send you some MLS listing of each area.
Prudential Arizona Properties
If we can be of any help in your search such as setting up an automated search of homes so that you can see homes prior to your coming to the area, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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West USA Realty
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