Scottsdale, Arizona is located in Maricopa County less than 14 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles northwest of Tucson. This oasis in the desert has 202,705 residents that enjoy all that this city has to offer. Scottsdale is a city of breathtaking beauty mixed with an affluent lifestyle.
You can enjoy recreational, cultural, spiritual, and athletic opportunities galore. North Scottsdale has it all. Here, you can enjoy the best of three cultures; Native American, Spanish, and Western pioneer. Each of them have left vestiges of their presence and provide an interesting blend of cultures.
Life in North Scottsdale is for the active. The people of Scottsdale enjoy playing golf, tennis, swimming, and horseback riding. For those who prefer it, there's ample opportunity for nature walking and hiking or biking through trails which cut through the desert giving passage to some of the most beautiful vistas anywhere.
Scottsdale has a natural gift for relaxation as well. There's an active nightlife available, including elegant dining and dancing. There's also quiet time available to refresh one's soul, or if you prefer you can get a facial, body wrap, or gentle message at one of the local spas. Here, there are opportunities to let go of the daily stressors any way you choose.
Although Scottsdale has been named "the Number One Resort Community in America," it isn't just for fun; it's a wonderful business climate as well. The local economy is booming. People are moving into the area for obvious reasons, and they are adding a lot of local commerce to an already flourishing economy. The mean household income is over $60,000.
With this influx of people there are good jobs, and good opportunities to be had. The workforce in Scottsdale is currently estimated at 120,000. Beyond tourism, which is a large part of its economic base, Scottsdale is a financial center as well. Scottsdale has also added a number of technology companies to its arsenal of opportunities. A recent MSN study noted that Arizona is one of the 10 best states to start or own a business in considering its "tax-friendliness" as the criterion. With this in mind, the prognosis of future technology startups remains positive.
North Scottsdale offers a wide variety of housing to choose from, and it is affordable by western city standards. The median home price in Scottsdale is $440,000. In addition, for those who prefer it, there are a number of luxury homes available as well. Home building continues in North Scottsdale, and there are many planned communities among them.
North Scottsdale is a wonderful and growing place. Self-directed individuals are moving here for a myriad of individual reasons. Among those reasons are: the business opportunities, the lifestyle, the weather, and the people. This is a warm and friendly community to call home. Many area residents are from other places, thus giving them something in common. From its early days, Scottsdale has been a welcoming environment to the newcomer and that spirit continues to attract people to the area.
Since it incorporated in 1951, Scottsdale has been a family town too. The school system here is excellent and has a history of producing fine test results, competitive with anywhere in the state. There are many parks and family activities to be had as well. There's hiking, biking, and even kayaking to be done in nearby Salt River. North Scottsdale has a very low crime rate. Scottsdale is considered to be a very safe community. It's the kind of place you'd like to raise a family.
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