P.B. Bell Opens Escape Near Biltmore District

PHOENIX (March 28, 2016) – P.B. Bell, a leader in multifamily housing development, management and acquisitions, has opened its newest community, Escape, near Highland Avenue and 16th Street in Phoenix. Located near the upscale Biltmore and Esplanade shopping and nightlife areas, Escape features 244 luxury apartment homes in a resort-style setting featuring an urban, contemporary aesthetic.

The four-story, interior corridor community wraps around an expansive, posh pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a resident lounge with views of Camelback Mountains and a lush courtyard area, offering sanctuary from the fast-paced rush of daily life, while also providing proximity for its residents to sporting events, shopping, restaurants and downtown business districts. Escape, at 4700 N. 16th Street, offers one and two-bedroom floor plans, as well as two-story loft layouts, ranging in size from 713 square feet to 1,252 square feet.

Escape will also offer residents access to technology like never before. As part of a first-of-its-kind partnership between P.B. Bell and Cox Communications, Escape’s luxury units will give its residents access to Cox Gigablast Internet service of 1 Gig, which is up to 100 times faster than the average Internet service and the fastest residential Internet speed available in the state. In addition, Escape will be a technology leader in the local multifamily landscape by offering residents an option to have a Smart Home experience with Cox Homelife, which features home automation capabilities such as live video viewing and energy controls for temperature and lighting.

“With its contemporary look and feel, and its tranquil courtyard pool area, Escape truly is an escape,” R. Chapin Bell, President of P.B. Bell, said. “We recognize that our residents are looking for certain amenities, a certain way of life. And, we’re constantly looking ahead to see how we can deliver innovative services, such as the Cox products, video conferencing capabilities in our business centers and interactive fitness equipment, to our residents.”

Escape is a pet-friendly community that offers its residents access to covered and underground parking as well as detached garages, a bike service station, and extended patios that overlook the interior courtyard. The Escape community also includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, car charging stations and spectacular views of Camelback Mountain. The interior residences feature plank-style flooring, quartz and granite counter tops, oversized tubs, stainless steel appliances and tile backsplashes.

In an effort to increase energy efficiency and reduce utility costs, P.B. Bell has equipped a majority of the community’s common area lighting fixtures with LED light bulbs. Kitchen fixtures inside each residence also feature LED bulbs.

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