Scottsdale, Arizona

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Scottsdale Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Scottsdale?

  • The relaxed lifestyle and the number of outdoor activities. (Abby, 1 year)
  • Proximity to everything fun that I love to do. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Location- proximity to freeways, proximity to local amenities (zoo, Papago hiking trails, shopping- Tempe marketplace and Scottsdale fashion square, Scottsdale parks and recreation offerings, kids clubs, community events and green spaces), proximity to the airport but not in a direct flight path. (Tianna, 7 years)
  • Weather, gorgeous surroundings and peaceful, beautiful mountains. (Beulah, 23 years)

Scottsdale Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Scottsdale?

  • High prices for gyms (any other Phoenix town they are around $10-$30). (Abby, 1 year)
  • Driving to work via Scottsdale Road. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Lack of indoor activities during summer time. (Tianna, 7 years)
  • Can’t grow good tomatoes. (Beulah, 23 years)

Scottsdale Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Scottsdale?

  • Scottsdale Quarter. (Abby, 1 year)
  • Old Town, casinos, excellent urban biking. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Outdoors activities (hiking, biking, parks), Night life/Happy Hour spots for socializing. (Tianna, 7 years)
  • Horse shows, antiques and fabulous restaurants. (Beulah, 23 years)

Scottsdale’s Reputation

What’s Scottsdale known for?

  • Snobby people. (Abby, 1 year)
  • The glitz and glam of N. Scottsdale. (Tianna, 7 years)
  • Beautiful landscapes, blue skies. (Beulah, 23 years)

Scottsdale Crime

What’s the crime like in Scottsdale? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • I’m not aware of any targeted terrible areas. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • I feel it is low, never had a problem. (Tianna, 7 years)

Scottsdale Advice

Any advice for people moving to Scottsdale?

  • Rent and explore. When you find what you love, settle in close to it. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Developing areas are safe, clean and diverse. (Tianna, 7 years)
  • Learn to not complain at 120. (Beulah, 23 years)

Scottsdale Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Scottsdale (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Did a karaoke room rental for my wife’s birthday at Geosha-A-Go-Go. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • Loved the Halloween festival held in Eldorado Park; great family event that also incorporated local schools, a community building effort. (Tianna, 7 years)
  • When the desert was more open and people sold all kinds of stuff along Pima. (Beulah, 23 years)

Scottsdale’s Future

How do you think Scottsdale will change over the next 10 years?

  • Continue growing to the north. (Abby, 1 year)
  • Not drastically. (Anonymous, 1 year)
  • S. Scottsdale will be revitalized due to great location and opportunities in housing investments. (Tianna, 7 years)
  • Not much. (Beulah, 23 years)

Scottsdale Facts

Any other interesting facts about Scottsdale?

  • Read Paul Messengers excerpts. Takes me back. (Beulah, 23 years)