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Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Long and relatively narrow (31 miles north to south and 11.4 miles wide at it’s widest part) Scottsdale, home to 3 teams during Major League Baseball’s spring training season (NOTE: nine (9) other MLB teams call neighboring cities home during the spring as well) is really like 4 different towns in one:
Sonoran desert setting, low light emissions in most communities so man can truly enjoy the night sky and more completely blend with the Sonoran desert found all around. (RENT: Serene Hacienda) Hiking trails in the McDowell Mountain preserve await those that want to experience the beauty up close and personal. But don’t think you’re in the middle of nowhere…some of the best dining is located in North Scottsdale, Mastro’s Steakhouse, The Herb Box , Market Street Kitchen (best tomato bisque and grilled ham and cheese sandwich in the state)….Convenient shopping is featured along Pima road but the real gem has to be Liberty Station at DC Ranch. (RENT: Townhome)
Home to Scottsdale Airport, one of the busiest business jet airports in the nation; not to mention…Kierland Commons with it’s shopping, dining, watering holes and golf courses for every level of player… Waste Management Open for the best of us. World renown medical facilities…Mayo Clinic, Honor Health and Envita Medical Center to name just a few. (RENT Contempory Condo and Patio Home) This is where you’ll find Talking Stick Casino and Resort, the Butterfly Farm, Topgolf and, maybe not so expected, one of the newest Aquariums in the country. One of our favorite restaurants in this part of Scottsdale is Roaring Fork, located on Scottsdale Road just north of Camelback it’s the perfect place to eat before enjoying a night on the town…Old Town, that is!
Old Town has diverse entertainment options like museums, art galleries, fine dining (our Old Town favorite is The Mission), bars and nightclubs. Don’t forget the shopping in Old Town as well, the cornerstone of which is the Scottsdale Fashion Square with over 200 stores it is the crowning jewel of Arizona upscale shopping. While at the Fashion Square don’t miss stopping for lunch at either of the two exquisite in store (Nordstrom’s and Neiman Marcus’) eateries reminiscent of Dolly’s at Selfridges of London. With its quaint store lined streets Old Town makes it easy to imagine yourself back in the days of cowpokes, stage coaches and that idyllic western life!
More of a residential area/bedroom community South Scottsdale is transforming its looks and feel as more as more new developments and apartment communities are continually being added. Our favorite is San Travesia. Centrally located between Old Town, Tempe (with it’s vibrant university town atmosphere) and Phoenix’s Sky Harbor, the friendliest airport in the nation, South Scottsdale is a great place to call home for those that need to get around the valley and a little more bang for the buck in housing.