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In the breathtaking Sonoran Desert, bordered by Phoenix on the west and the McDowell Mountains to the east, you find the vibrant city of Scottsdale, Arizona. Scottsdale is home to communities that are consistently rated as the nation’s most desirable to visit, live and do business in. Incorporated in 1951, “The West’s Most Western Town” is home to approximately 224,800 residents, situated on 184.5 square miles in eastern Maricopa County. If you are considering buying a home in Arizona, and you are looking for luxury and prestige, you must consider Scottsdale. It has been ranked among the top 10 markets for luxury home sales, 8 of those 10 being located in California. Depending on where you look in Scottsdale, you can find stately historic homes, opulent new estates, posh townhouses and exquisite condos. Prices vary depending upon location with the median resale home price in South Scottsdale being around $300,000 and the average in North Scottsdale falling around $667,000.
The New York Times have characterized Scottsdale’s downtown area as being “a desert version of Miami’s South Beach.” Easily accessible from Loop 101 or 202, downtown Scottsdale will wow you with all the amenities it affords. Besides the Loops, you can also easily reach the downtown area via Scottsdale Road, Indian School Road or Camelback Road. With more than 90 restaurants ranging from casual to upscale, 320 retail shops, including many specialty shops and boutiques and over 80 art galleries, Scottsdale's thriving downtown is the cultural hub of Arizona. Downtown Scottsdale is where the old west meets the new west. and is also home to an abundance of southwestern cultural attractions and a flourishing nightlife.
If you love the outdoors and natural beauty of the desert, you will love being so near the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Set within the northern part of Scottsdale, it is comprised of more than 60 miles of trails and is the biggest metropolitan wilderness are in the U.S. Enjoy not only the beauty of the desert, but also revel in the picturesque landscape of the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. Since Scottdale averages 314 sunny days each year, you’ll have ample opportunities to enjoy them all. Scottsdale is also known to be one of the premier golf and resort locations in the world.
Scottsdale is unofficially separated into 4 areas, South Scottsdale, Old Town, Central Scottsdale, also known as the Shea Corridor, and North Scottsdale. Regardless of what you are looking for as a home buyer, Scottsdale has you covered. Besides amazing real estate it is full of amazing attractions that will keep you entertained year-round. A few of those include a esteemed botanical garden, top-rate museums, an award winning zoo and multiple amusement parks. It is also just minutes from the Arizona’s largest remake of an 1880s Western town. For these and dozens of other reasons, you must consider Scottsdale with looking to buy a home in Arizona.
If you would like more information regarding buying a home in the alluring city of Scottsdale, Arizona, please contact us today.