Scottsdale Real Estate
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Scottsdale is a young, active and wealthy city in the eastern part of Maricopa County adjacent to Phoenix. As of 2007 the population of the city was 240,410. Scottsdale is regarded as an upscale tourist and shopping destination and as a representation of western American style. Scottsdale is one of the Southwest's premier resort destinations. Scottsdale is bordered to the west by Phoenix and Paradise Valley, to the north by Carefree, to the south by Tempe, and to the east by Fountain Hills and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
Scottsdale, named after Major Winfield Scott, was founded on February 26, 1910. It has preserved its Western roots while becoming one of the fastest growing cities in Arizona. Visitors come from around the world to experience this mix of Old West values and contemporary luxuries.
Scottsdale's popularity is well-deserved. With more than 170 golf courses, 11,000 hotel rooms, and 500 restaurants, millions of people come to enjoy the spas and resorts in Scottsdale each year. The beautiful desert landscapes have inspired such people as architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who built an internationally admired winter retreat here at Taliesin West. Outdoors lovers will find hundreds of things to do along the Salt River, in the rocky city parks and neighboring mountains, or on ranches in and around the city. Hot air balloon rides, horseback tours, kayaking, and mountain climbing are all just minutes from Scottsdale.
Annual events such as the horse-drawn Parada del Sol parade and the Phoenix Open golf tournament bring diverse crowds to Scottsdale. During the winter and spring months, Scottsdale comes alive as winter visitors flock to Scottsdale to enjoy the weather and the many activities and events held in Scottsdale from January - March.
Old Town Scottsdale preserves the original flavor of this community, and is near plenty of shopping and dining venues, many featuring the Southwest cuisine the area is famous for.
Old Town Scottsdale includes the older Scottsdale area that extends from Thomas to Camelback on Scottsdale Road. Western stores like Saba's Western Wear, have become staples here, along with upscale restaurants and an art district, which boasts artists from around the world who come to display their art in some of the most popular galleries in the West.
Old Town Scottsdale is also the home of the annual Parada del Sol Parade, which features floats, food and fun for the whole family. This parade has become a popular yearly event and takes place in February. The Scottsdale Stadium holds thousands of fans each year, as they watch the San Francisco Giants hit the ball around one of the oldest baseball stadiums in Arizona. Other attractions include the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival.
Old Town Scottsdale is flanked on the north end by the large fashion shopping mall, Scottsdale Fashion Square . With more than 15 restaurants and stores including Dillards, Nordstrom's and Neiman Marcus. More than 500 specialty stores are also a part of this desert shopping oasis.
Central Scottsdale/Paradise Valley
Traveling north from downtown, Scottsdale's richest shopping and restaurants continue for miles from Camelback Road all the way to Lincoln Drive. The Borgata of Scottsdale and the Hilton Village are two specialty malls that offer unique stores in a rich, relaxing environment. Both are outdoor malls and feature opportunities for window shopping and comfortable strolls. The Borgata is the home to art galleries, fine gifts, home furnishings, jewelry stores and superb restaurants. The Hilton Village also offers unique shops and excellent dining experiences in a more casual environment.
The McCormick Ranch area in Scottsdale, once known as one of the most prestigious areas in Arizona, started development in the mid-1960s and still produces multi-million dollar homes. Here you'll find the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, the McCormick Ranch Golf Club and the Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch. Other attractions are the two beautiful lakes which hold many species of fish, ducks and geese. This area is a treat for anyone who wants to see an area that is rich in history.
With the advent of the 101 freeway, the North Scottsdale area is now accessible. This attractive area that includes the cities of Carefree and Cave Creek, has some of the most natural landscapes in Arizona and even the home developments that have come into this land have tried to preserve what is natural. Here you can enjoy the McDowell Mountains, eat great steaks under the stars at Pinnacle Peak Patio, kick up your heals at Greasewood Flats (originally a stage-coach stop) and see history come alive at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West. In North Scottsdale, you will find many beautiful luxury homes with stunning desert, mountain and city light views!
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