Scottsdale, Arizona Real Estate and Community Info

Scottsdale, Arizona Real Estate and Community Info

Arizona’s fifth-largest city, Scottsdale, is located in the Sun River Valley in the northern corner of the Sonoran Desert. Scottsdale is famous for it high quality of living, perfectly manicured, first-class golf courses, and luxurious resorts. Scottsdale has over 240,000 residents and while it has a justly deserved reputation for outdoor fun, it’s also an amazing location for urban sophisticates and arts lovers.

Shopping and Dining

Some consider Scottsdale, Arizona the Mecca of shopping, with a vast array of both national and local high-end boutiques. With the sun shining more than 300 days a year, the outdoor promenades provide the perfect environment to enjoy galleries, boutiques, and fine dining. Scottsdale offers hundreds of restaurants serving both local and international cuisine that is sure to please any palate. Scottsdale Fashion Square offers Brooks Brothers, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany’s, Crate & Barrel, Hugo Boss, and more. Foodies enjoy global cuisine, from traditional Southwest to contemporary South American. Some favorites include Citizen's Public House, Grassroots Kitchen & Tap, Cafe Monarch, Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar, and many more.

For lovers of the arts, there is comprehensive arts scene with options including opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Parks and Recreation

With an abundance of parks within Scottsdale, finding one near home is usually easy. There are even specialty parks such as McCormick – Stillman Railroad Park that has a carousel, train rides, two playgrounds, a museum, and the Scottsdale Sports Complex with its professionally groomed, flat fields for soccer, lacrosse, football, and rugby. Scottsdale also offers a wide variety of great venues for activities such as walking, skating, jogging, fishing, baseball, volleyball, and swimming.

Stressed by the rigors of work, a recent big project or simply the hectic pace of life these days? Well, for those in need of serious relaxation, Scottsdale boasts the highest number of spas per capita in the United States!


The homes in Scottsdale are some of the most beautiful in the United States. The average sale price of homes in Scottsdale is around $500,000 and styles range from beautiful Southwest style homes to simple patio homes. There are 29 neighborhoods within Scottsdale, each with their own benefits and personality.

Schools, Health, Transportation

With over 30 public schools to choose from for all different ages, Scottsdale schools are known for their high quality and offer programs such as band that aren’t offered in other school districts.

There are several hospitals in the area including the Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital, and the famous Mayo Clinic has one of their three U.S. locations in Scottsdale.

State Route 101 allows Scottsdale citizens easy access to the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and beyond. Valley Metro provides fast, frequent public transportation to Scottsdale as well as trolleys that run through downtown and the different neighborhoods.


If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (480) 355-8645 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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Gina McKinley
RE/MAX Masters
2390 W. Ray Road, Suite 4
Chandler AZ 85224
Cell: 1-480-779-9420
Fax: 480-355-8912

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