Scottsdale Real Estate
Dubbed by The New York Times as “a desert version of Miami’s South Beach” and a Las Vegas rival for a weekend getaway by The Huffington Post, Scottsdale, Arizona is a great city with a large art scene and plenty of character. Nights are never dull in this Phoenix suburb and days can be spent touring Old Town or relaxing at one of the city’s many resorts and spas, or even in your own home by the pool. Or, if you want a quiet place to settle down, note that Livability.com ranked Scottsdale on their list of the Top Ten Best Places to Retire in the nation. Whether you want a quiet suburbia or a loud downtown, Scottsdale is the perfect place for you to call home.
This 31 mile-long East Valley city is a great place to live and work or live and commute. It is home to the Scottsdale Municipal Airport and is a short drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Tempe, just south of Scottsdale, serves as the house of the Tempe Campus of the largest university in the nation, Arizona State University (ASU) and Phoenix, just west of Scottsdale, holds the Downtown Phoenix Campus. Paradise Valley, a high-end community in Phoenix, also borders Scottsdale to the west. Companies like GoDaddy have headquarters here.
Scottsdale has many of the metro’s great public schools like Pinnacle High School and Coronado High School. There are also numerous private schools like Scottsdale Christian Academy, art schools like Scottsdale Artists’ School Inc, and charter schools like Scottsdale Country Day School, and other great educational facilities, including Brightmont Academy, Arizona International Academy, and Camelback Desert School. Most schools have youth athletics and sports programs and there are several youth sports clubs around the city.
This city is hot and happening even when the sun goes down; nightclubs here are only quiet after closing. Scottsdale hosts many unique events like Arabian Horse Shows, the annual Barret-Jackson Auto Auction and Car Show, spring training for teams like the San Francisco Giants, the Scottsdale Art Show, the International Art Walk, the Phoenix Open, and Live and Local Fridays, an event for local performers to showcase their talents. In 2006 Scottsdale had the highest number of spa destinations per capita in the entire United States. Old Town and Mill Avenue have a lot of character, history, and art, especially taking all of the extravagance and activeness of the nightlife into account. Food trucks have been known to show up at Scottsdale parties. At one of the many shopping hot-spots in Scottsdale you can find the most high-end brands and the most deluxe items—you can even find exotic cars. Talking Stick Resort and Casino is located on a reservation near Scottsdale and has an extensive, 39-hole golf course, which is only one of many courses in Scottsdale. Butterfly Wonderland, an indoor butterfly exhibit, and the brand new Odysea Aquarium, an aquarium that allows visitors to go in the water with the sea life that opens in 2016, are near the casino.
Some of the most luxurious neighborhoods in the state call Scottsdale their home. Many communities have unique amenities such as views of the skyline, mountain side properties, gated access, community pools, and fitness and recreation centers. Some communities have private country clubs within their gates, as well. Whether you are looking for a southwestern home, a colonial mansion, a Tuscany resort-style home, or a monochrome modern home, Scottsdale can be where you find your next great residence.
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