The East Side is a neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona. It contains some of the city's most upscale neighborhoods, largely due to its proximity to the Biltmore area. This area near 24th Street and Camelback Road has recently gained the attention of wealthier residents. Stretching east, several mid-rise offices and condos line what is known as the "Camelback Corridor". The area gets its name from the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. This Phoenix landmark has pampered guests since the 1920s. Its grounds and golf courses are surrounded by some of the most exclusive homes in the Valley.
East of the Biltmore area is the Arcadia neighborhood. Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, Arcadia contains well-kept homes on large lots. Built on former citrus groves, Arcadia is known for well-irrigated, mature landscaping. Several yards prominently feature orange, lemon and grapefruit trees as reminders of the area's past.
The Camelback East urban village of Phoenix is entirely contained in this area. The boundaries of this village encompass opposite socioeconomic backgrounds, with lower-income neighborhoods located in the southern part and affluent neighborhoods located in the northern (and especially northeastern) part. The southern half of the neighborhood (generally south of Indian School Road and/or the Arizona Canal is generally middle-income. The upper section, including the green Arcadia district between Indian School Road and Camelback Road, is quite affluent and well-maintained sharing much in common with the Biltmore neighborhood, the town of Paradise Valley, and north Phoenix.