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About Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a great place to call home because it is safe, has great public schools, and doesn’t get too cold during the winter months. Known as The West’s Most Western Town, Scottsdale is one of Arizona’s safest urban areas, with lower crime rates than many comparable cities. It boasts of high academic standards in its schools, where students are taught by qualified professionals. And with nice weather year-round, over 200 golf courses, and plenty of recreation centers and parks close by, you’ll be living the good life! Over the past two decades, it has been one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Scottsdale is commonly defined by its high quality of life,

The state’s job and economic growth forecasts over the next five years are among the best in the nation. Population growth through 2022 is expected to be the third-fastest in the country and employment growth is expected to be equally strong.

Scottsdale is home to many Industries including Insurance, Technology, Aviation, Tourism and also has a strong healthcare industry, and its airport supports jobs in travel and general aviation. General Dynamics is the largest manufacturing and technology company in the area, and Healthcare professionals might find jobs with the Mayo Clinic.

What to love

  • Sun in Winter – The mild temperatures in the winter attract many visitors and new residents.
  • Low Crime Rates – It’s one of the safest large communities in Arizona.
  • Great Schools – The public education system receives plenty of support and funding.
  • Lots of Entertainment – Nightlife, restaurants, day spas, and shopping keep you busy.
  • Outdoor Activities – Make good use of the excellent weather for golfing, hiking, and boating.


Nearby Activities

With so many days of sunny weather, it’s hard to stay indoors. Scottsdale has lots of outdoor recreation opportunities to lure you out into the open. Pinnacle Peak Park is a 3.5-mile round trip hiking trail featuring favorite rock-climbing spots. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a nature area with trails for hiking or horseback riding.

You should also learn to golf. It’s the thing to do in Scottsdale. With over 200 courses nearby, it’s practically impossible to avoid the sport. Take lessons or practice on the smaller local clubs before trying out your skills at the more challenging courses where the professionals play.

Shopping centers, resorts, and malls litter the map. You can find every major retail chain represented and specialty boutique shops are sprinkled in for good measure. Old Town Scottsdale has the best nightlife and restaurants in the city, and it’s a popular tourist destination as well.

Scottsdale also has unique museums and attractions that bring visitors into town. The Phoenix Zoo is just to the southeast, and the OdySea Aquarium and butterfly exhibit are in the north. Scottsdale’s Western Museum, the Railroad Park, and the Museum of Musical Instruments appeal to the curious.

If you’re a sports lover, Arizona has several professional teams, though you’ll have to leave Scottsdale to watch most of them. Major League Baseball’s Diamondbacks and Rockies both stay in Scottsdale for spring training. The Arizona Rattlers, an indoor football team, play just a few miles away in Mesa.