Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains to the east. Stretching 31 miles from north to south, and with a population of more than 220,000, Scottsdale is among greater-Phoenix’s biggest cities and is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in.
Scottsdale’s vibrant downtown is considered one of the finest urban centers in Arizona. It is home to more than 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops, and 80 art galleries. Just north of downtown, the Scottsdale Airpark, surrounding the city’s airport, has become a magnet for a variety of large and small businesses, ranging from light industry to luxury auto sales. The Airpark has emerged as one of the top employment centers in the greater-Phoenix area.
The vibrant city also boasts year round activities and nationally recognized events, including Major League Baseball spring training, The Barrett Jackson Car Auction, Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Scottsdale Festival of the Arts and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Often considered the “Golf Capital of the West,” six Scottsdale golf courses have been named to Golf Magazine’s list recognizing the 100 best public-access golf courses in the United States.
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 has become a study in contrasts, where residents and visitors can ride horseback 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.
8817 E. Bell Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260