In this 5th episode of this series, we are finally tackling one of the cities in the Phoenix, Arizona area that is highly sought after. That city is Scottsdale, Arizona. Although Scottsdale typically boasts a higher financial requirement to gain access to, it is a beautiful city with all of the amenities in the neighborhoods that you would ever want. Scottsdale is home to many amazing golf courses, entertainment venues, casinos, and more restaurants, with more amazing food than you could ever hope to eat. This city is sometimes called “The Beverly Hills of the Desert“. Please enjoy this walk through Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Buying the Scottsdale, Arizona Neighborhood
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA ECONOMICS
Scottsdale, Arizona is one of the biggest hot spots in the state. Scottsdale is located in Maricopa County and has a population of 250,602 people. This city provides its residents with a dense suburban environment. The people living in Scottsdale are typically young professionals or retirees. Residents here are primarily homeowners. With 66% of people living in Scottsdale owning their home, and only 34% of residents renting their home. The median household income in the city of Scottsdale is $97,213 per year. The median home value in Scottsdale is $830,300. Which, as you can tell, is slightly higher than many of the other median home prices in Arizona. This is because Scottsdale has a lot of amenities to offer those living in the city, and is a hugely popular place to live for this reason. The median rent in Scottsdale is $2065. So, not too much more expensive in the rental department when compared to other cities in Arizona.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA CRIME AND SAFETY
Scottsdale has collected a number of high-ranking spots both within Arizona and within the country. For one, Scottsdale is ranked #1 for Best Cities to Retire in America out of 228 cities. No wonder 24% of Scottsdale residents are 65 years or older. Scottsdale is also ranked #22 for Cities with the Best Public Schools in America out of 228 cities. So, if you’re looking to move your family into the Scottsdale area you’ll find a selection of great schools to place your children in. If you’re interested in overall quality of life Scottsdale ranks highly in this category as well. Coming in at #24 out of 228 for Best Cities to Live in America.
When it comes to crime and safety Scottsdale has crime ratings below the national average all across the board. To illustrate this we’ll look at a few statistics. These are calculated annually per 100,000 residents. When it comes to robbery Scottsdale has a rate of 42.2 while the national average is 135.5. For motor vehicle theft Scottsdale comes in at a rate of 101.4. Which is less than half of the national average rate sitting at 284. Assault is going to be even less than half of the national average. With Scottsdale assault rates coming to 63.7 and the national average is 282.7.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA SCHOOLS
The schools in Scottsdale also come highly rated so you won’t have a hard time finding a great learning environment for your kids. Public schools in this area come more highly rated than private schools. But you won’t have a hard time finding suitable options for either public or private. When it comes to public schools, one of the best in the area is BASIS Scottsdale. This school has an A+ grade and is ranked #1 in Best Charter High Schools in America. Another great option is Phoenix Union Bioscience High School. This school also has an A+ rating and offers a 17 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio. For private schools look into Notre Dame Preparatory School. This school also holds an A+ grade and is ranked #3 for Best Catholic High Schools in Arizona.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA ENTERTAINMENT
Entertainment and social events in Scottsdale are bottomless. The state of Arizona, in general, is known for having a lot of urban sprawl and not a lot of centralized urban areas. However, Scottsdale is one of the exceptions to this rule. Scottsdale’s popularity has made it one of the most centralized urban metropolises you can find in the state of Arizona. This is why you’ll find no end to the activities you can participate in Scottsdale. If you want a high-class shopping experience then make sure to go to the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Here you’ll find designer stores like 7 For All Mankind, AG Jeans, AllSaints, Hugo Boss, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, and many more. To experience a mixture of Arizona history and unique culinary experiences be sure to venture into Old Town Scottsdale. In Old Town, you can walk down Fifth Avenue and venture into the variety of shops to try on Native American jewelry, and look at Scottsdale’s historic art selection. While you’re there you must stop into FnB for some farm-to-table cuisine that’s mostly local to the valley. If you want a Mexican option check out The Mission. Be sure to order their guacamole that they make right there at your table for you!
Scottsdale is an absolutely breathtaking city to call home. You’ll never run out of things to do, your property values will always remain high, and the amenities in the neighborhoods are just bar none, the best in the state. The latest and greatest in schools, shopping, supermarkets, many place to eat and go on date nights, and so much more await in Scottsdale, Arizona. Please check out the video above, and to see more of the amazing homes for sale in Scottsdale, Arizona, just click this link. Next, we’re bringing you the great city of Phoenix, Arizona. Enjoy, and please get it touch with your helpful Customer Experience leader if you have any questions. Have a great day!