Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Scottsdale’s vibrant downtown is considered the finest urban center in Arizona. It is home to more than 200 golf courses, 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and more than 80 art galleries. More Info Here.
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Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall: Famously known as Britney Spears’ favorite shopping mall, Scottsdale Fashion Square has it all! It is recognized as one of the top visitor destinations in Arizona with exceptional brands including Crate & Barrel, H&M, Nordstrom, Prada, Tiffany & Co. and ZARA, plus delicious dining options such as Kona Grill and Z’Tejas. More Info Here.
Chaparral Dog Park: This lush 100-acre park includes a 10-acre lake for boating/fishing, off-leash area, swimming pool, playground, 6 lighted ball fields, 3 lighted soccer fields, full basketball court, 2 grass volleyball courts, 10 station exercise court, and more! More Info Here.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, is the most unique park of its kind in the country. Take a ride on the Paradise and Pacific Railroad and antique carousel. Visit a variety of shops and museum or play in one of the spacious playgrounds, or just relax in the grass under a tree or in one of the park's picnic ramadas. More Info Here.
Scottsdale Fun Facts -
*Scottsdale’s original name was Orangedale. *Scottsdale has been the backdrop of several Hollywood blockbusters; Raising Arizona, Wayne’s World and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure were all filmed here.
North Scottsdale is located in the northeastern part of Maricopa County. It is home to nationally recognized events such as The Waste Management Phoenix Open and the Barrett Jackson Collector Car Event. North Scottsdale is luxury living at its finest; with luxury homes, hotels, golf courses, shopping, and restaurants. It’s difficult to resist the lifestyle of North Scottsdale.
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Golf:There are over 200 courses and many have world renowned recognition, both public and private. Favorites include: TPC Scottsdale, Troon North, Grayhawk, Waldorf Astoria’s The Boulder’s, and the very exclusive Whisper Rock Golf Club.
Shopping: Kierland Commons - a unique, upscale Main Street lifestyle center that artfully blends retail shopping, dining and entertainment. The one-of-a-kind development incorporates over 70 high-end specialty stores that include a distinctive selection of national retail choices. More Info Here.
Scottsdale Quarter: Scottsdale Quarter is an open-air center where the vibe of the city meets the serenity of the desert. The hip, urban destination features several high end retail, restaurant and entertainment options amid elegant, diverse architecture and lush landscaping. More Info Here.
Scottsdale Fun Facts -
The saguaro cacti that fill the Sonoran Desert in and around Scottsdale can live as long as 150-200 years and can weigh over 3,000 pounds when fully hydrated.
Old Town Scottsdale
This historic corner of downtown is fun and funky, with a decidedly Old West flair. Highlights include colorful souvenir shops, Western Wear boutiques, galleries of Native American jewelry and Scottsdale’s famed ice cream parlor, the Sugar Bowl. Enjoy shopping at Fifth Avenue Shopping District, which features dozens of unique shops, art galleries, renowned restaurants and the Bob Parks Horse Fountain.
Scottsdale Fun Fact -
Scottsdale has more spas per capita than any other city in the U.S.