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Scottsdale is a thriving city with arts and history that enchant its residents and visitors. It echoes Old West traditions yet also has contemporary architecture. The city is a great place for people of all ages, and the tourism industry’s influence keeps life at a lively pace. In fact, Gogobot, a travel research website, recently named Scottsdale as the fourth best mid-size city for millennials to live or visit based on the city’s art scene, outdoor activities, nightlife, and dining. The surrounding natural scenery provides a beautiful backdrop for living.
Real estate in Scottsdale is consistently ranked in the top 10 of the country’s luxury home sales market. There are a variety of upscale properties to choose from, so residents can pick the choice that best suits their needs.
Neighborhoods in Scottsdale have single-family homes, townhomes, or custom-built homes and are conveniently located close to recreational activities. For instance, many of these communities are designed around large golf courses, offering gorgeous greenery views. Some communities have access to windows that overlook the surrounding mountains, which evokes calming views.
Residents of Scottsdale have access to a myriad of resources to keep active and entertained. For instance, the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt has 11 miles of parks, walking trails, golf courses, and lakes that sprawl out into the city. There are over 24 crossing areas so people can avoid traffic. Scottsdale is a bicycle-friendly city, and there is a community campaign in place to provide safe spaces for bikers to relax or transport to work.
Pinnacle Peak Park has a trail for hikers, rock climbers, and even horseback riders to enjoy. Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve has over 120 miles of trails, so there is always somewhere new and exciting to explore while taking advantage of the sunny Arizona weather. Dogs on leashes are allowed in the Preserve. As mentioned, some homes in Scottsdale are situated against golf courses, so residents can easily spend a day practicing their skills.
Shopping options are abundant in Scottsdale so residents are able to keep up with the latest trends. Scottsdale Fashion Square is one popular outing. Besides shopping, there are many places to view art and soak in the artistic culture of the city. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is Arizona’s sole permanent collection of modern work. Western Spirit: The Scottsdale Museum of the West displays works from the region’s past to now. Dining in Scottsdale offers plenty of choices to keep its residents well-fed, in addition to its many wine bars. There is an active nightlife scene with dance clubs like Degree 270 and the Mint Ultra Lounge.
Residents of Scottsdale are served by the Scottsdale Unified School District. The programs are top-ranked in the state, and in 2014, Chaparral High School was named number 22 in the nation by Newsweek magazine. There are also private schools for parents to consider.