Scottsdale Arizona is like living in a resort. Click the mountain for a video of Scottsdale living
Jeffrey Masich explains what living in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona is like and invites you to contact him to begin your home search or to list your home for sale.
Jeffrey Masich, Realtor says, Scottsdale is a wonderful place to live
Jeffrey Masich is a Scottsdale resident and Realtor that would be pleased to show you around his neighborhood. Jeff is also Chairman of the Villa La Playa Neighborhood Enhancement Committee on McCormick Ranch and active in community affairs. Jeff thinks that Scottsdale is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
Don't leave Scottsdale without dining at one of the Resort hotels. Have a meal at the wonderful Hyatt Regency and afterwards take a gondola ride on the lake or take a walk or bike ride along the miles of Scottsdale multi-use paths. Hike in the Scottsdale jewel, the McDowell Mountain Preserve. Play some golf and don't forget the Thursday night Art Walks in downtown Scottsdale. Call Jeff to see some homes for sale in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale a mix of the "West" and "Resort" living...Rich in History and Lifestyle
Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east.
Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out the latest rankings.
Scottsdale’s vibrant downtown is considered the finest urban center in Arizona. It is home to more than 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and more than 80 art galleries. Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, in the city’s northern reaches, is the largest urban wilderness area in the United States and features more than 60 miles of trails through diverse and scenic desert terrain.
Scottsdale is the "West's Most Western City". Are you a golfer, art lover, looking for the "Western" lifestyle? Scottsdale has it all. Move to Arizona! Click the moon for Scottsdale Homes for Sale.
County: Maricopa Incorporated: 1951 Slogan: "The West's Most Western Town" Official Food: Chili, by 1994 Mayoral proclamation Population: 240,000 (Sixth largest city in Arizona) Size: 184.2 square miles, stretching 31 miles from North to South
In 1888, U.S. Army Chaplain Winfield Scott visited the Salt River Valley, was impressed with its potential, and subsequently made a down payment on 640 acres to start a farming operation. Scott’s purchase, near the heart of present-day downtown Scottsdale, would be the impetus for the development of the city that bears his name.
Scottsdale’s favorable climate, irrigated desert location and beautiful scenery influenced its initial settlement. While agriculture was the main draw, many health seekers came to Scottsdale.
By the end of the 1960s, Scottsdale’s population had increased six-fold to nearly 68,000 while its land area increased twelve-fold to 62 square miles. During this decade, the city rejected federal plans for a concrete-lined ditch to handle floodwaters and later began work on the Indian Bend Wash greenbelt, an innovative project that turned the wash into a series of parks, golf courses and open space that double as a floodwater during infrequent heavy rains.
The following decades brought even more growth in population and land area, as the city pushed northward into the high Sonoran Desert and experienced several building booms. By 1980, its population of more than 88,000 covered 88.6 square miles. By 1990, it had reached more than 130,000 in population and expanded to roughly its present size – about 185 square miles. By 2000, the city was home to more than 202,000.
The city saw a corresponding boom in its tourism industry, as new resorts appeared along the Scottsdale Road corridor and then farther north. Seasonal events attract thousands. The FBR Open, formerly the Phoenix Open, has set records as the most-attended golf tournament on the planet. Today, the city is a renowned destination and draws more than 6 million visitors annually.
Scottsdale and the surrounding area has many top tier resort hotels. Here the Phoenician offers all that a resort can offer. This plus the beauty of Camelback Mountain. Click the pool for more information
Beginning in the early 1970s with McCormick Ranch, the city saw the development of a series of large-scale, master planned communities within its borders. Others included Scottsdale Ranch, Gainey Ranch, McDowell Mountain Ranch, Desert Mountain and DC Ranch.
A flourishing gallery district grew up in the city’s downtown area, complemented in the 1990s and 2000s by an influx of restaurants, lounges and nightclubs.
Scottsdale has become a study in contrasts, where residents and visitors can ride horseback ride through pristine Arizona desert in the morning and visit one of the country’s best contemporary art museums in the afternoon. It is now counted among the 100 largest cities in the nation, but retains its connection to its small-town, Western heritage.