Scottsdale, Arizona is the largest city in the Northeast Valley of Maricopa County. Its size is over 184 square miles, it is 31 miles long north to south, and it is located east of Phoenix and west of Fountain Hills.
The southern and central sections of Scottsdale are more urban than the northern section, which is situated at the base of the McDowell Mountains. You can find all types of homes in Scottsdale, from a small condo for under $100,000 to a large estate for over $10,000,000.
You may be familiar with some of the annual events, art shows and galleries, performances, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, luxurious resorts and spas, world-class golf courses, trailheads, and the amazing climate that draws people from all over the world here.
But did you know that Scottsdale has a wonderful city park system in addition to its 11 mile long world-renowned Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt? With 40 parks available there is something for everyone no matter your age or ability. And did you know that the #1 Best High School in the nation, per the 2017 U.S. News & World Report, is in Scottsdale? These are some important things to consider when purchasing a home.
Annual events in Scottsdale include:
January - Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon, Scottsdale Celebration of Fine Art, Arizona Fine Art Expo (Jan – March), Scottsdale Sunday A’Fair (Jan – March)
February – Waste Management Phoenix Open, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Scottsdale Fashion Week, Arizona Indian Festival
March – Cactus League Spring Training, Parada Del Sol Parade and Rodeo, Scottsdale Arts Festival, Italian Festival of Arizona
April – Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Uncorked Wine Festival, Arizona Bike Week
May – AZ Wine and Dine, Spring Arizona Restaurant Week
June – Mighty Mud Mania, Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festival
July - Scottsdale 4th of July at WestWorld
August - Night Lights Tours at Taliesin West (March – Aug)
September – Brazilian Day Arizona, Fall Arizona Restaurant Week
October – Tour de Scottsdale, Arizona Taco Festival, Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular, McDonald’s Ranch Pumpkin Festival
November – Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, Azcentral Food & Wine Experience, Scottsdale International Film Festival, ArtFest of Scottsdale, Grand Prix of Scottsdale, Canal Convergence
December – Arizona Asian Festival, Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Christmas at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdazzle
Each Scottsdale zip code has its own unique amenities. Whether you are looking for great schools, outdoor sports and adventure, convenient shopping and dining, nightclubs, or proximity to art and cultural events you can find an area in Scottsdale that has what you want. Many visitors decide to make Scottsdale their home and we are here to help. Please contact us to find out how we can be of assistance to you!