Modern Living: Urban Style Among it All


Undeniable charm is attracting more and more people to our neighborhoods, and the demand for housing continues to grow. Breaking away from the trademark stucco suburbs so blandly prevalent in the Southwest, these pioneers in luxury living break tradition and create new guidelines for “modern living.”

Because of the local amenities and convenience to everything happening in this vicinity, developers have been bringing some great concepts and projects to our area. Safari Drive, a unique modern property, was a game-changer when it went up on the canal in Old Town Scottsdale years ago. To its modern, urban style and its artistic mixed-use concept, residents flocked, eager to occupy this work of art — although it was slow to start.

Since then, we have seen Scottsdale Waterfront, the tallest properties in Scottsdale, at the corner of Camelback and Scottsdale roads. Properties of this type are seen elsewhere in America and are common among beachfront properties, but are a first for Scottsdale — at least to their extent. They include urban shopping, dining and services to accommodate residents and provide them every amenity.

The Optima properties, of which we have three in our vicinity — Biltmore, Camelview Village and the new Sonoran Village — are each architectural wonders that boast award-winning design. Both Camelview and Sonoran Village are draped with vegetation that creates a “park-like” atmosphere for each unit, and both include public space, businesses, cafes and more.

Living It Up: The Latest Enclaves

the-modernePoolside Luxury

In addition to sleek and streamlined interior designs, The Moderne boasts fabulous but functional outdoor amenities. The complex has a resort-style pool and Jacuzzi, but adds something new: in-water lounge chairs. Beyond the pool, residents can use a clubhouse perfect for summer barbeques. And of course, there is free Wi-Fi.

The Moderne
4848 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale
(888) 927-5114

optimaOptimize Fitness

The fitness center at Optima has full-sized basketball and racquetball courts, and is fully stocked with the newest cardio equipment and weights. There is a lap pool, a hot tub, locker and steam rooms, personal trainers and even towel service. The only thing the residents have to bring is motivation.

6895 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 990-7400

biltmore-at-camelbackBusiness at Biltmore

Resort-style pool and spa, fitness center and something else — a business center. Biltmore at Camelback’s unique space offers residents an office in the convenience of their own building. The center features free Wi-Fi, laptops and iPads available for use, and even a color printer.

Biltmore at Camelback
2625 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
(888) 302-5419


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