Scottsdale

Scottsdale, Arizona, is a town in the greater Phoenix area with a population of about 227,000. It sits approximately 10 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix in the Salt River Valley.  To the west of Scottsdale is McDowell Mountain Regional Park.

The city of Scottsdale is full of rich history.  In 1888, Winfield Scott bought the piece of land where downtown Scottsdale stands today. After more residents moved to the area in 1894, they named the city after him. The city became officially incorporated in 1951. During the 1960s and 1970s the population of the area grew rapidly and the size of the city went from about five square miles to more than sixty.  

Also important to Scottsdale’s history was Frank Loyd Wright, who lived just outside of the city in the late 1930s. His designs played a major role in the development in the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale.  After his death the city built a monument for him, a large spire that he himself designed, in North Scottsdale. Thanks to the influence of Wright and a school he built there, Scottsdale features beautiful Modern architecture against the sparse beauty of the desert.

If you’re looking for homes in Scottsdale you will find a large range of options.  The residential real estate market there is medium-sized, with about 100,000 properties. Two thirds of homes in Scottsdale were built between 1970 and 1999. Although the general median price for Scottsdale real estate is $388,000 it really depends on the part of Scottsdale you’re looking in. The city is broken up into four neighborhoods: Old Town Scottsdale (downtown), Central Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, and South Scottsdale.  South Scottsdale’s homes have a median price of  $292,000, whereas North Scottsdale homes have a median price of about $667,000. There is a robust luxury home market in the area.

If you’re looking to move to Scottsdale with your family, the quality of the schools in the area is probably important to you. All of the public schools in the area have excellent ratings on Greatschools.org.  There are also a number of private school options to choose from if you would rather go that route.

Scottsdale is a busy city with plenty of food, culture, and entertainment to choose from.  The art scene in Scottsdale is thriving and the Main Street Art District is the hub.  With work from over one thousand artists and regular “art walks,” this is the place to be if you are interested in local art. You should also be sure to visit the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Downtown Entertainment District has more than thirty restaurants and bars to choose from in one-block radius. A popular Mediterranean restaurant is Olive and Ivy on Camelback Road. If you're in the mood for more American cuisine there is Culinary Dropout right in the same area.

In this same area you can find the Scottsdale Fashion Square. It is the premier shopping destination of the area and boasts over 240 shops. Scottsdale is popular among baseball lovers. The Scottsdale Stadium, the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants, is located downtown, too.

Another big player in the Scottsdale culture is the new SkySong Center, which is Arizona State University's Scottsdale Innovation Center.  It is a global business community in South Scottsdale. It houses Fortune 500 Companies, small local start-ups, as well as apartment buildings. A four-building complex rests on the 37-acre campus. The presence of SkySong has led to economic growth for the Scottsdale area.

Tourism accounts for thirty-nine percent of Scottsdale’s economy. The most popular sectors in the area are healthcare, technology, education and government. Some of the largest employers are: the Mayo Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center; Go Daddy, the Internet domain registering and website hosting company; CVS Caremark, which specializes in prescription benefit management; and the Scottsdale Unified School District.

Scottsdale is a very active and healthy city. Eighty percent of its residents report participating in physical activity in their spare time. Although originally created as a flood control system, the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt has turned into 11 miles of parks, paths, and golf courses for the residents of Scottsdale. Many people enjoy visiting this area to take their dogs for walks or to go for a bike a ride.

Another popular past time in Scottsdale is horseback riding.  WestWorld of Scottsdale has a world-renowned equestrian center.  They host over ninety equestrian events here every year.  There is also Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve which is the perfect place for trail riding.

So, whether you are looking to move to Scottsdale and start a new business, or you just want to take an adventurous trip, the history, charm and culture of Scottsdale, Arizona, is sure to draw you in and keep you entertained.

Scottsdale Real Estate

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7020 1st Avenue 85251 SL18-06786

 

7020 East 1st Avenue is a mix use, three-story high-end residential and retail property. The retail space is occupied by local favorite Arcadia Farms Cafe and Bakery. The top two floors feature a warm welcoming loft style living space with unmatched mountai...

11846 N. 61st Place 85254 SL17-05848

 

Ideally situated on a prime cul-de-sac lot in one of the most sought-after guard gated communities, Equestrian Manor, this home exemplifies form and function. Airy spaces blend seamlessly from one room to another to create the perfect home for everyday livi...

4422 N. 75th Street #5011 85251 SL17-04585

 

Ideally located in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale, Envy Residences puts you in the center of the city's cultural, shopping and dining experiences. Every detail of this concrete and steel building is sculpted to perfection by the creative genius of world-c...

6850 E. Main Street #7704 85251 SL18-06688

 

Enjoy this mid-century modernist condominium in Old Town Scottsdale. Penthouse 7704 offers stunning city, pool and valley views from the seventh floor with 11-foot floor-to-ceiling windows spanning the entire residence. This double master offers luxurious d...

6850 E. Main Street #7703 85251 SL18-06498

 

Enjoy your own slice of Mid-century modernism in Old Town Scottsdale. Penthouse 7703 offers sweeping Camelback views from the 7th floor with 11 ft. floor-to-ceiling windows spanning the entire residence. This double master offers luxurious design elements, ...

6333 N. Scottsdale Road #25 85250 SL18-06674

 

Mid-century modern meets style and substance in the highly desirable, gated enclave of Hilton Casitas. Showcasing resort style living at its finest, the Ralph Haver designed residence has been transformed into something truly special. Luxurious living areas...

8777 N. 73rd Way 85258 SL18-06700

 

Tucked away behind the gates of the charming community of Gainey Village, sits this cozy warm villa. Ideally situated on a cul-de-sac lot, this home offers privacy and comfort. The interiors seamless layout flows effortlessly through the generous open livin...

10080 N. 78th Place 85258 SL18-07203

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Tucked away behind the gates of the charming community of North Meadow at Gainey Ranch, sits a fantastic opportunity. Ideally located on a private cul-de-sac, this home offers many upgraded features. Thoughtfully designed, this home includes an impressive f...

6850 E. Main Street #7707 85251 SL18-06497

 

Ideally located atop the iconic Hotel Valley Ho, this corner penthouse residence is perfectly placed, featuring the best views in all of Scottsdale. The 11' floor-to-ceiling windows allow a clear view of majestic Camelback Mountain and city views. The great...

6850 E. Main Street #6616 85251 SL18-07015

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Breathtaking views to Camelback Mountain from this fully furnished, hotel rental program eligible condominium. Ideally located within the iconic Hotel Valley Ho, floor-to-ceiling windows allow clear views of the majestic Camelback Mountain and city. The gre...

4422 N. 75th Street 85251 SL18-07258

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Live the luxury lifestyle at Envy Tower's stunning one bedroom residence. Dramatic open concept floorplan with floor-to-ceiling windows opens to beautiful views. Rich hardwood floors throughout and a double-sided fireplace enhance the feel of this space. Th...

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Listing information last updated on June 22nd, 2018 at 7:49am PDT.