The Biltmore neighborhood makes up half of the Biltmore-Cumberland Historic District, which was designated a U.S. historic district in 2004. This quaint, tree-lined community features several brick-paved streets and 201 documented historic buildings, including many bungalow, Tudor, and Spanish Revival styles from the mid-1920s as well as masonry vernacular and minimal traditional homes built in the 1950s.
The district was developed in the 1920s and is bounded by South Ingraham Avenue, East Lime Street, Bartow Road, Hollingsworth Road, McDonald Place and Frank Lloyd Wright Way. Subdivisions included in the district are:
Biltmore-Cumberland is bordered to the south by Florida Southern College and to the east by Lakeland Senior High School/Harrison School for the Arts. It also includes Roberts Academy in its southeast corner.
The lots are wider than in many other parts of the city at an average of 62 feet instead of the typical 50 feet. While the streets in Biltmore are arranged in a diamond pattern, Cumberland’s roads are set out in a traditional grid. Francis Boulevard is unique to the neighborhood, as it has a tree-lined median.
Meetings: The Neighborhood Association Coalition meets quarterly during the year on the first Thursday of February, May, August and November at 6 pm in the City Commission Conference Room, Third Floor, City Hall.