10 definitions by EA888

Top Definition
Traditionally, an apartment-style home that you own. However, condos can resemble apartments, lofts, townhomes, or single-family homes. California has a lot of gated single-family detached homes that are marketed as condos because landscaping, common areas, the community pool and spa, and tennis courts are taken care of as part of an astronomically high association fee. They can be converted and upgraded from their apartment days or built with their intended purpose from the start. They make good vacation properties and can provide rental income when not in use. Condos are the international language of homeownership because you can get one anywhere in the world. Condos can be on golf courses, beaches, greenbelts, etc. A penthouse is the king of condos.
"I don't have time to take care of a yard because I'm a medical doctor who works 80 hours a week, that's why I own a $2 million dollar condo in Hollywood whose association dues cover a club room, rooftop deck, movie theater, sauna, tennis courts, workout room, weight room, and pool and spa. I could own a 6000 sq. ft. home in the suburbs for the same money, but I want an urban lifestyle with all the amenities and shopping and I don't want a half-hour commute.
by EA888 July 03, 2013

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
An affluent suburb of Phoenix that was criticized for being a haven for the nouveau riche 60 years ago, but now that the area is verging on old money, people have developed jealously towards it. People stereotype the area for expensive mansions, but the area is mostly $450,000 single-family homes. Scottsdale also has trailers, apartments, condos, and townhomes, but people focus on the minority super-rich in the area. There's also a huge difference between South Scottsdale and North Scottsdale. Living in Scottsdale does not necessarily mean you're stuck-up...it mostly likely means you want a safe area, good schools, nice homes, excellent shopping, and world class resorts.
Scottsdale's nickname is 'Snobbsdale'.

Scottsdale is the closest thing to Hollywood in Arizona.

A lot of celebrities flock to Scottsdale because of its resorts, golfing, and low-key nature.
by EA888 July 03, 2013

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
A blue-collar city in Southern Arizona filled with plumbers, mechanics, electricians, and college students.
Most successful people living in Tucson are not from the area.
by EA888 July 02, 2013

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
An affluent suburb of Tucson, Arizona. The Catalina Foothills School District has been on the news multiple times for heroin busts and other drug-related issues. Catalina Foothills High School's nickname is "heroin high." Google it. The area is mostly crumbling roads, 70s ranch homes, and newer custom one-stories.
"I work in the city of Tucson and I'm a lawyer so like most of my co-workers, I live in Catalina Foothills."
by EA888 July 03, 2013

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
An affluent suburb of Tucson, Arizona where people move to when they can't afford to live in California.
"I felt like trash living in SoCo because people with real money there live in $2,000,000+ homes so I moved to a $500,000 house in Catalina Foothills so blue-collar Tucsonans think I'm rich."
by EA888 July 03, 2013

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
A suburb of Tucson, Arizona that gets its name from gold found in the area (oro means gold in Spanish). Oro Valley has been named one of the best places to live, launch a business, and raise a family by Fortune Small Business, Family Circle, Money Magazine, Nick Jr., and Grey House Publishing. It has three top 5% schools in the US, one of them being rated as the best public high school in the US by Newsweek Magazine. It also has one of the lowest crime rates in the country and a high median household income. The Tucson area's only five-star resort, the Ritz-Carlton, is a few miles away from Oro Valley.

OV has been dubbed the "upscale tech mecca" because of its 10 high-tech firms and associated scientists, doctors, and engineers. It is comprised mostly of young families, bored middle-class teenagers, and retirees with winter homes. The area is a mix of cookie cutter homes, semi-custom estates, and multi-million dollar mansions.
"I wanted to live in a safe area with nice homes, plentiful shopping, and great mountain views, that's why I moved to Oro Valley."
by EA888 July 02, 2013

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
A rural blue-collar community of Tucson, Arizona.
"I work in the back of a restaurant and I smoke meth so I live in a rented trailer in Catalina, Arizona."

"I'm retired and I want to live in a 55+ community of expensive homes away from the craziness of Tucson so I live in SaddleBrooke, the only nice area in Catalina, Arizona."

"I can't afford to live in Oro Valley so I live in Catalina, Arizona."
by EA888 July 03, 2013

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug