Ranch Realty: Residential Real Estate Sales, Leasing & Management in Scottsdale Since 1974
Ready to flee a large urban metropolis for a smaller city? It certainly appears you’re not the only one! HireAHelper is a service that connects people with local movers, and the company studied more than 25,000 moves booked on its platform and cross-referenced their findings with U.S. Census data to get insight on how, where, and why Americans moved in 2019.
The resulting analysis, the 2020 HireAHelper, American Report, showed that the top city people flocked to is Scottsdale, Arizona. This mid-size city has a population of just over 250,000, making it the 85th largest city in the nation. Scottsdale saw twice as many people moving in versus moving out, in 2019. There must be a reason!
With its sunny weather, vibrant Old Town arts and shopping district, unlimited access to outdoor recreation, Scottsdale, AZ. provides an exceptional quality of life for its residents and visitors alike. It’s located just about 25 minutes away from downtown Phoenix, making it easy to travel to the city for quick trips. Residents love the fact that they can enjoy a vacation-like atmosphere year-round while remaining close to top-notch healthcare facilities, fine dining, unlimited shopping and cultural attractions.
This is why Scottsdale was named as number three on 55places.com 20 Best Places to Retire in 2018 list. Below we’re exploring what else has made Scottsdale one of the most popular destinations to retire in the Southwest.
Access to Unbeatable Shopping, Entertainment, Fine Dining and Golf
With a population of well over 200,000 people, Scottsdale is a lively city that offers plenty of shopping and entertainment options that appeal to active adults. The area is home to over 2,500 malls and retailers. One of the most notable malls is Scottsdale Fashion Square, which is the largest shopping destination in the Southwest. It is consistently ranked as one of the top malls in the entire country and it’s a favorite for those who prefer high-end shopping. From independent boutiques to luxury retailers, there is no shortage of shopping opportunities in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale’s “Old Town” area is where locals and tourists head for culture, entertainment, and nightlife. This area encompasses the city’s historic core, and it includes an eclectic mix of cafes, eateries, high-end condos, and nightclubs. There are also a number of art galleries to explore in the area, as well as the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West.
Golf lovers will feel right at home in Scottsdale, which is one of the top golf destinations in the Southwest. From luxurious championship courses to affordable options for playing casual games, Scottsdale has over 200 golf courses to choose from.
Close to Outdoor Recreation
For Scottsdale residents who prefer the outdoors, they don’t have to travel far to enjoy all that the Southwest has to offer. The city is nestled along the northern edge of the Sonoran Desert, which happens to be one of the most ecologically diverse regions on earth. Not many cities offer such an abundance of outdoor activities and access to wildlife viewing. When residents of Scottsdale want to hit the trails they head to Camelback Mountain, which is a 10-minute drive away. While the climb is difficult, hikers are treated to beautiful views of the city and famous rock formations.
Pinnacle Peak Park is another popular hiking spot, especially for people seeking an easier trail. This moderate out-and-back trail in Scottsdale is about 3.5 miles long and features views of the surrounding Sonoran desert. There are also rock-climbing routes and picnic areas. For backpacking trips and camping, Scottsdale residents often head to the Superstition Mountains and Lost Dutchman State Park. The Superstition Wilderness Area has a well-developed trail system and many campgrounds.
Ranch Realty, with almost 50 years of area sales and leasing expertise, can save you time and energy, by identifying the properties that fit your specific requirements! Ranch Realty residential sales and leasing agents will help you find the perfect home, in the perfect neighborhood! We represent home buyers, home sellers, and those looking to lease furnished or unfurnished homes, condos, town houses or patio homes in the Maricopa County cities of Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, N/E Phoenix, Fountain Hills and many other desirable “Valley of the Sun” communities.