This picture is on of the reasons why Scottsdale is considered a very nice place to live. The beautiful views over looking the entire valley and all the 10,000 sq/ft homes that come with it. Also location, where else can you be 2 hours from snow, 4 hours from Mexico, 6 hours from San Diego beaches, and have 340 days of wonderful sun a year? I am from Scottsdale and I am not a snob. I work hard to keep my $6,000 Jeep running and yes there are people with money, but I haven't run into any snobs yet. Everyone that I've met with 6 digit incomes are gratious and welcoming. For example, a dad of a kid that I just met paid for a snowboarding trip to Sunrise (a very nice moutain about 3 hours away from Scottsdale). He gave me his Hummer H1, credit card, paid rental, and keys to a moutain lodge in Greer, all without even meeting the man face to face. There are nice people in Scottsdale and what a wonderful place is was to grow up in.
S-town up - North Scottsdale
Old Town/South Scottsdale has many streets emulating the cowboy era, stores and primarily western art galleries. Scottsdale's number of art galleries is second only to New York City. It will also soon be home to a new research center for Arizona State University. Old Town/South Scottsdale extends from McDowell Road at the city's southern border, north to Osborn Road.
Downtown Scottsdale/Civic Center/Fashion Square is very close to Old Town Scottsdale, overlapping only a mile south on Scottsdale Road. This area includes many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Streets are usually filled with walking traffic after 10:00pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, as Downtown Scottsdale has one of the highest concentrations of bars and nightclubs in the country. Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall is one of the ten largest malls in the nation, with many high-end tenants including Neiman-Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's, Burberry, Lacoste, and Louis Vuitton. Loosely, this area extends from Osborn Road north to Chaparral Road.
Central Scottsdale, an area where many shows and movies, such as Silk Stalkings, Beverly Hills 90210 and Clueless have come to shoot neigborhood scenes. Real estate in central Scottsdale is certainly booming, ranked as one of the "top 10 hot spots" by Fortune Magazine. Encompassing areas such as McCormick Ranch have seen real estate values jump from $4-500,000 to $700,000. Central Scottsdale routinely sees the demolition of older homes and new ones constructed. Some areas, such as Gainey Ranch, remain very expensive and highly desirable in the Phoenix area real estate market; homes in this area see median values in the $1-2 million range with many exceeding $5 million. This area extends from Chaparral Road north to approximately Shea Blvd. This area shares many similarities with the neighboring community of Paradise Valley, Arizona.
North Scottsdale, where most new home construction takes place. North Scottsdale is by far the most expansive area in Scottsdale. The city's borders rapidly expand to the east and west in this area, occupying the McDowell Mountain range, now preserved from development by the city. Most of the city's dozens of golf courses are located in North Scottsdale, utilizing the varied desert mountain terrain to create some of the most beautiful courses in the country. Homes in North Scottsdale see median values in the $6-700,000.00 range, with most in the area exceeding $3-4 Million in value. Many of the most expensive homes in Scottsdale are located here, selling over $20, sometimes $25 million. This area is also famous for hosting the world-renowned Barrett-Jackson Auto Show. North Scottsdale also attracts car-enthusiasts from all over the world for its collection of luxury car dealerships including Maybach, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Saleen, Lotus, McLaren, Aston Martin, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Maserati.
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were life revolves around fake tans, big boobs guys who are dicks, and wiggers.
life here is a popularity contest, oh yeah and it doesn't matter if you have a great personality all people care about is how pretty you are on the outside.
So who wants to live in scottsdale?
I think no one
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.