SCOTTSDALE

Around SCOTTSDALE, AZ

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Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.9 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.9 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.67 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.17 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.72 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.88 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for SCOTTSDALE, AZ

260,302 people live in SCOTTSDALE, where the median age is 47.3 and the average individual income is $65,288.31. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

260,302

Total Population

47.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$65,288.31

Average individual Income

Welcome to Scottsdale

A beautiful desert city just east of Phoenix

A perfect blend of peaceful, expansive natural beauty and bustling nightlife, Scottsdale, Arizona, is an exciting and beloved place to live. This charming area offers serene mountain living in North Scottsdale and a vibrant district chock-full of trendy bars and restaurants in Old Town Scottsdale. The city itself is exceptionally well-maintained, and this renowned Valley of the Sun enclave is so beautiful you'll never take the idyllic backdrop for granted. Scottsdale’s active residents and outdoor enthusiasts will quickly fall head over heels in love with Scottsdale's nearby national forests and desert scape, while those who enjoy premier entertainment flock to the area’s first-rate resorts, clubs, and attractions. Scottsdale’s version of Downtown is Old Town Scottsdale and it’s the city’s central hub for exciting community events and festivals. 

What to Love

  • A gorgeously maintained and spotless city
  • Fantastic weather, scenic views, and exceptional amenities both in and out of town
  • Year round outdoor events events and activities
  • Exceptional real estate opportunities 

Local Lifestyle

Locals take their pick of fun and satisfying things to do in Scottsdale. The city offers an impressive range of deluxe accommodations sure to please every resident. From its golf-cart-only estate access to out-every-night urban hotspots, Scottsdale locals enjoy complete freedom of choice, no matter their life passions. The city’s green spaces and beautiful desert views paint a perfect background for extravagant outdoor adventures and limitless recreation opportunities. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Whether you're looking for a party-anytime experience in Old Town Scottsdale or a more elegant setting for the evening, Scottsdale has everything needed for an unforgettable experience. You'll find Eddie V's Prime Seafood just north of the city center. This upscale steakhouse offers the finest surf-and-turf in Arizona and is home to a chic cocktail lounge. The establishment also offers equally tasteful live jazz performances. 

Mastro's Ocean Club is another superb culinary choice serving impressive steak and seafood fare, including sushi, in a softly decorated dining space that's equally classy and charming. For mouthwatering pasta, North Italia serves the most thoughtfully prepared modern touches on old Italian classics in an incredibly inviting atmosphere. 

Pizza lovers head to Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana, whose gourmet-style dishes are just as satisfying as New York City’s. This eatery, located in Old Town Scottsdale, is a popular spot for residents and visitors alike.
 
Nobu's authentic Japanese fare delights the senses of Scottsdale’s most prestigious and fun-loving inhabitants. Old Towners also gravitate to The Mission, where patrons are treated to an incredibly sophisticated Mexican dining experience despite the area's boisterous energy, with friendly white-glove service in a former chapel. As picturesque as the meticulously restored historic building is, don't let the ambiance fool you — the vibe here is still as hip and vibrant as you'd expect from Scottsdale's party central.

Scottsdale is home to several retail complexes and villages, including Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale Quarter, and Kierland Commons. Here, shoppers will find their favorite stores, beloved boutiques, specialty shops, and big-box stores. 

Things to Do

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, typically held in late January or early February at the TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. This event is well-known for its party atmosphere, particularly at the 16th hole, a par-3 that is completely surrounded by grandstands filled with fans. It's often described as "The Greatest Show on Grass."

Nestled against a backdrop of breathtaking desert landscapes and mountain vistas, Scottsdale's golf communities offer not only world-class greens but also luxurious amenities and homes. From renowned courses like Troon North and Grayhawk to private clubs offering exclusive memberships, the city caters to both casual and serious golfers. With its year-round sunny weather, Scottsdale stands as a premier destination for those looking to immerse themselves in the golf lifestyle.

Old Town Scottsdale attracts many sports fans. Nearby Scottsdale Stadium hosts the biggest MLB Spring Training activities in the four-corners region. The city is home to an active golfing community, and The Phoenix Open attracts enthusiasts worldwide. 

Car lovers flock to the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Show to view classic and luxurious vehicles, equestrian enthusiasts attend the Arabian Horse Show to experience world-class performances, and residents of all ages converge at the Parada Del Sol Rodeo, whose highly-anticipated parade brings the community together with music, food, and fun. 

Scottsdale is home to a wide array of luxury resorts that offer more than just a comfortable stay; they provide an experience steeped in Southwestern charm and natural beauty. From the upscale amenities at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess to the tranquil spa experiences at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort, guests can expect a blend of relaxation and adventure. Many of these resorts are also integrated with world-class golf courses, offering guests a seamless blend of leisure activities. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly getaway, a romantic escape, or a business retreat, Scottsdale's resorts offer diverse options to cater to various needs, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Sonoran Desert.

From the easily accessible McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which has over 225 miles of trails, to the challenging climbs of Pinnacle Peak and Camelback Mountain, hikers of all skill levels will find a trail that suits them in Scottsdale. The region is known for its stunning desert flora, fascinating rock formations, and panoramic views that reward those who take to its trails. Whether you're a casual walker looking for a morning stroll or an avid hiker craving a challenging trek, Scottsdale provides a diverse array of scenic hikes to explore.

Schools

Scottsdale Unified School District serves the community of Scottsdale and is home to several top-performing schools, including:

  • BASIS, 5–12, Top-rated public charter school with incredibly high standardized test scores
  • Great Hearts Academies, 5–12, 100% graduation rate at Scottsdale's only college prep school
  • Pinnacle Peak High School, 8–12, U.S.News' #1-rated Paradise Valley Unified District High School
  • Cochise Elementary School, PK–5, Very high standardized test scores
  • Desert Mountain High School, 9–12, U.S.News' #1-rated Scottsdale Unified District High School
  • Grayhawk Elementary, Distinguished elementary school offering rigorous academic programs
  • Copper Ridge, K-8, Highly-esteemed school in the district 



Schools in SCOTTSDALE, AZ

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The following schools are within or nearby SCOTTSDALE. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Mission Montessori Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
BASIS Scottsdale Primary - East Campus
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
EVIT - Desert Mountain High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
5/5
Desert Mountain High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Mountainside Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Great Hearts Academies - Scottsdale Prep
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
5/5
Sonoran Sky Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Laguna Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Scottsdale Online Learning
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
EVIT - Saguaro High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Blessed Sacrament Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Pardes Jewish Day School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Sierra Academy Of Scottsdale
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Black Mountain Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Hirsch Academy A Challenge Foundation
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Pueblo Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Hohokam Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Redfield Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
EVIT - Coronado High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
EVIT - Chaparral High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
EVIT Cactus Shadows High School
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
El Dorado Private School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Chaparral Christian Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Camelback Desert School
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
New Covenant Lutheran Church Children's Ministry C
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Franklin Virtual Schools/Franklin Virtual High School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Cave Creek Academy of Excellence
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Great Hearts Academies - Archway Scottsdale
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
BASIS Scottsdale Primary - West Campus
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Pima Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Cochise Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Cheyenne Traditional School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
Sequoya Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
International School Of Arizona
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Notre Dame Preparatory
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Pinnacle Peak Preparatory
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Cocopah Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Navajo Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
St Maria Goretti Preschool And Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Yavapai Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Chrysalis Academy Day School For Children With Autism
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
The New Foundation-Marion Burton School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Grayhawk Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
4/5

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