Scottsdale

Scottsdale is generally the first city that comes to mind when visitors are booking reservations for their vacations to the Valley of the Sun. With a population around 220,000 residents Scottsdale is bordered by Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Carefree, Tempe, Fountain Hills, and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Scottsdale has a rich history, vibrant economy, buzzing night life,  and a plethora of activities for visitors to choose from. Spanning over 184 square miles Scottsdale is ideally located near major Valley thoroughfares, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, plenty of commerce, retail, and entertainment locations.

Scottsdale has a rich history, heritage, and roots that date back to the Old West.

Scottsdale has a rich history, heritage, and roots that date back to the Old West.

History

Scottsdale’s history is rich and dates back to over a thousand years ago with the Hohokam. The Hohokam developed intricate canal systems in the area to further their agricultural development. In the late 1800’s developments were made to the canal systems to foster agricultural growth in the area.  In 1894 the town’s name was officially changed to Scottsdale. Scottsdale came on to the radar in 1912 when it developed the first resort in the Phoenix Metro area. On June 25th, 1951 Scottsdale was incorporated. From that point Scottsdale continued to experience explosive residential, economic, and commercial growth.

Employment

Scottsdale economy is as bustling as its night life. With tourism accounting for nearly 40% of the city’s workforce, Scottsdale has established itself a true premier tourist location. However, in addition to the tourist based industries there are a multitude of companies that call Scottsdale home to their corporate headquarters. Those companies include Fender, Go Daddy, Kona Grill, Medicis, Paradise Bakery & Cafe, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Rural Metro, iCrossing, Discount Tire, and Taser.

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Entertainment

Scottsdale

Shopping is just one of the many reasons that you want to check out Scottsdale!

In terms of entertainment there is no shortage of things to do and see. From Scottsdale Fashion Square to Old Town to One Scottsdale, there are amazing and world-renowned retailers everywhere you turn. Scottsdale Fashion Square represents over two million square feet and contains retailers such as Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Barney’s New York, and Neiman Marcus.

Scottsdale’s Main Street Arts District in Old Town contains a multitude of diverse pieces as well the Scottsdale Artwalk which is held weekly. Additionally, Scottsdale’s night life has put it on the map with national acclaim. Visitors and residents alike will find that there are a seemingly endless amount of entertainment activities in the Scottsdale area.

Old Town Scottsdale is the place to be if you are looking for nightlife, culture, or arts. It is also a great place to people watch!

Old Town Scottsdale is the place to be if you are looking for nightlife, culture, or arts. It is also a great place to people watch!

Real Estate

Check out some of the listings in the Scottsdale area below:

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,564 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 1
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  2. 2 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,302 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 1
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  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,372 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 1
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(all data current as of 9/21/2017)

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