Scottsdale Homes For Sale

Scottsdale--A Beautiful City With All Of The Amenities

Scottsdale is a delightful city that has everything you could want to live a comfortable life and still feel like you are on a vacation every day.  If you have a little bit of western flair, Scottsdale has you covered. If you have children, Scottsdale is very family friendly.  When the weekend comes or you are planning a staycation, there are top notch resorts, luxury hotels, high-end shopping centers, and restaurants serving delicious food.  There are many Scottsdale homes for sale that can allow you to live a comfortable life and a beautiful life at the same time.

According to the website, MyLife.com, Scottsdale is the best city in the country to raise children.  If you have children, you should strongly consider checking out one of the many beatiful Scottsdale homes for sale. In 2014, MyLife ranked the hundred largest cities by various criteria like schools, crime, parks, and income.  Scottsdale had very high rankings for public parks, public school quality, and family income.  In 2013, Law Street Media website ranked Scottsdale the fifth safest city in America.  Law Street Media gave Scottsdale kudos for its ratio of police to population and strong economy.  Scottsdale schools consistently rank highly in all categories.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Restaurants, Resorts, and Golf

There are more than 800 restaurants in Scottsdale.  Livability.com called Scottsdale the second ranked “foodie” city in the country in 2014.  Many restaurants feature locally grown ingredients including vegetables, meats, and wines.  There are also many James Beard award winning chefs plying their trades.  Pair all of that with desert scenes, glorious sunsets, and handsome architecture, and you have a recipe that is sure to please.  Be sure and look at some of those Scottsdale homes for sale so you can enjoy all of this.

Scottsdale is home to many beautiful and luxurious resorts.  Here are a few of the many that get great reviews from Tripadvisor: The Westin Kierland Villas, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Sheraton Desert Oasis, Scottsdale Camelback Resort, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, The Phoenician, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale Plaza Resort, and the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.  If you are smart and buy one of those beautiful Scottsdale homes for sale, you could be spending a fantastic weekend staycation at one of these resorts whenever you want.

There are approximately 185 golf courses in the metro Phoenix area.  Scottsdale is home to more than twenty-five of them.  Purchase one of those Scottsdale homes for sale and you just may find yourself in golf heaven. Six of the top courses are Troon North, We-Ko-Pa, Grayhawk, Wildfire, Kierland Golf Club, and the Boulders.  Troon North and Grayhawk are pricey but well worth it.  In the winter, a tee time could run you near $200.  Also, the degree of difficulty at Troon North is high with all of the hazards that come with playing in the desert.  But Troon North is striking with views of Pinnacle Peak, jutting rocks, and lots of cactus.  We-Ko-Pa is a fun course to play with slopes, canyons, and incredible views of the Superstitions, Four Peaks, Red Mountain, and the McDowell Mountains.

If you are looking for something more affordable, try McCormick Ranch or Talking Stick Resort.  McCormick has the Palm course and the Pine course.  With incredible views of Camelback and the McDowell Mouintains, both courses are well-suited for amateurs and top-level players.  Talking Stick has a north and a south course. Designed by well-known architects and golfers, Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, the north course is a desert course with challenging bunkers.  The south course has tall eucalyptus trees and six holes have water features.  Get situated in one of those Scottsdale homes for sale and a beautiful golf course will never be too far away.

 

Culture and Background

The Arts, Baseball, And Scottsdale Events

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has been providing art and music to the Scottsdale community since 1975.  Every year, over 400 performances are presented in the disciplines of classical and contemporary music, jazz, theater, dance, and art.  Over two hundered art education programs are provided to youngsters from one hundred schools and organizations annually.  There are new exciting shows every week.  If you buy one of those Scottsdale homes for sale, you will be able to enjoy the Scottsdale art scene.

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) covers twenty-one acres in the heart of downtown Scottsdale.  With nine to twelve exhibits a year, there is always something new to see.  Recent programs have featured pinata making, Japanese flower arranging, Arizona and world politics, and relevant topics concerning food production and distribution.  If you purchase one of the delightful Scottsdale homes for sale, you have the opportunity to enjoy art in this quiet space in the midst of a busy town..

The first Scottsdale ArtWalk was in 1975.  Every Thursday night except Thanksgiving, the more than one hundred Scottsdale art galleries show off their stuff in a festive atmosphere.  The walk takes place in Old Town Scottsdale.  When you are touring some of the Scottsdale homes for sale, you just see several paintings or sculptures that were purchased at the ArtWalk.

A western feel permeates Old Town Scottsdale.  There are wooden sidewalks and you might even see a horse hitched to one of the many hitching posts  Bob Park’s Horse Fountain is a rustic photo op waiting to happen. If you buy one of those Scottsdale homes for sale, it will be easy for you to visit the hundreds of little shops in the shopping districts of Old Town’s Fifth Avenue Shops, Scottsdale Waterfront, Southbridge, and Scottsdale Fashion Square.  Fashion Square is the largest shopping mall in Arizona and in all of the Southwest.  Twelve million people visit the luxury mall’s six anchor stores and multitude of smaller stores each year.

Scottsdale Stadium is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants.  The old stadium was built in 1956 and was home to the Giants, Red Sox, Cubs, A’s, and Orioles.  However, in 1992, it was torn down and the new 12,000 fan capacity stadium was built in one year so the Giants would not have to play at a different ballpark.  Buy one of the Scottsdale homes for sale and you will get to enjoy spring training every year.  The stadium is also home to the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall Baseball League.

The Parada Del Sol Parade is one of the biggest horse-drawn parades in the world.  The three day Parada Del Sol Rodeo includes barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding and all types of fun for the family.  The Hashknife Pony Express rides 200 miles every February from Holbrook to Scottsdale.  On the ride, they are decked out in full western attire as they deliver 20,000 letters.

Westworld of Scottsdale hosts over ninety equestrian events every year including the Scottsdale Arabian Horse show with almost 2,400 horses.  If you love that Western feel, you should definitely find yourself one of those Scottsdale homes for sale.

 


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