Scottsdale Real Estate Information

Maricopa County’s city of Scottsdale is located adjacent to Phoenix and is home to more than 240,000 Arizonans. Known for its upscale tourism and pricey shopping, Scottsdale is often referred to as a desert version of Miami’s famous South Beach. With a vibrant late night social scene and a heavy tourist industry, Scottsdale attracts some of Phoenix and the surrounding area’s social elite as well as hoards of people looking for a good time.

Historically, Scottsdale was originally home to the Hohokam from 800 to 1400. Prior to European settlement, Scottsdale was known as Vasai Svasoni, a Pima village. Incorporated in 1951, Scottsdale has since become a fast-paced urban center for residential living and commercial operations alike. The Scottsdale Fashion Square is the largest shopping mall in the state and encompasses 2 million square feet of retail space and is one of the most profitable malls in the nation. The center is anchored by national favorites like Barneys New York, Crate & Barrel, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom.

The city is divided into four quadrants to the likes of South Scottsdale, Old Town Scottsdale, Central Scottsdale, and North Scottsdale. Old Town Scottsdale is known for its many streets, old fashioned stores, and interesting restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and western art galleries resembling those of the bygone cowboy era. Tourism is Scottsdale’s primary industry, with the city inviting over eight million visitors each year. Tourism is so important that the city has the second largest population of five diamond stars after New York City, including the Phoenician, The Canyon Suites, Scottsdale Camelback Inn, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, and the Fairmont Princess Resort and Spa. A large portion of Scottsdale’s residents support the thriving tourism business.

Scottsdale has progressively become the regional hub for medicine thanks to the construction of the Mayo Clinic’s regional branch. As a primary place of health and medical care, the city receives hundreds of patients from around the world each year. Popular cultural events include the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Scottsdale Jaycees Parada del Sol, Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Scottsdale International Film Festival, and the Great Arizona Picnic.