Scottsdale has been continually ranking in America’s top ten markets for the sale of luxury homes and is only one of two communities outside the state of California to make it to the list.
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
It has in excess of 60 miles of trails. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve that lies on the northern edge of the city is America’s biggest wilderness preserve.
Scottsdale has an arid desert climate, and sees 314 sunny days annually and receives only 7.66 inches of rain every year. People flock to Scottsdale from all over, to enjoy the beautiful, mild winter weather.
The city’s slogan is- “The West’s most western Town” and true to its name, it hosts the extremely popular annual month-long rodeo. The Parada del Sol Parade is the event that kicks off this event is the world’s largest horse-drawn parade.
It is very often listed as one of America’s best places to live in.
WalletHub named Scottsdale to the TOP Ten funnest cities in the United States to live. Wallethub looked at several categories: entertainment, recreation, nightlife and parties, and costs. If you LOVE the neighboring city of Phoenix, don't worry, Phoenix is right up there!
Raising a Family
Scottsdale was chosen as "Best city in the country to raise children" according to the online-identity services website MyLife.com. MyLife compared the country's 100 most-populous cities and determined the ranking using specific criteria: average family income, cost of living, crime rate, quality of public schools and the number of public parks per capita.History
In 1888, Winfield Scott purchased 640 acres where Old Town Scottsdale is now located for $3.50 ($92 in current dollars). I would say that was great real estate investment!!!Scottsdale was officially incorporated as a town in 1951. At that time, the population was only about 2,000 residents. Today the population of Scottsdale is approximately 250,000 and has been growing by about 6,500 wonderful people every year since 2015.