SCOTTSDALE AZ REAL ESTATE & LIVING
Scottsdale AZ real estate is some of the most wonderful real estate in the state of Arizona. Scottsdale is a city that can offer any lifestyle you choose – urban or suburban, family-friendly, singles or retired – and the list goes on.
Whatever lifestyle you prefer, you can find it in Scottsdale and its adjoining cities and towns, including Carefree, Paradise Valley and Phoenix. The housing market in Scottsdale offers an enormous variety of choices from condos to multi-million dollar estates. The choice is yours.
It’s difficult to describe Scottsdale in just a few words as it has a uniqueness and draws all types of personalities for all types of reasons. In addition to being a vacation spot, the robustness of the economy and the beauty of the city draws new residents on a daily basis. Young and old are moving here – some to work and others to retire or enjoy a second home.
Scottsdale is located in central Arizona in the heart of the lush Sonoran Desert. It enjoys an average of 330 days of sun per year and the median temperature is about 72.6 degrees year-round. Combine this fabulous climate with over 200 golf courses within the greater Phoenix area, including the well-known Troon and TPC courses, and you can understand why it has earned the title of Golfer’s Paradise.
In addition to golf, the city offers healthy outdoor pursuits for everyone. There are over 58 miles of public bike paths and 40 miles of shared hiking, riding and horse trails. These are in addition to the fabulous walking trails and sidewalks that are part of the design of every planned community.
SCOTTSDALE REAL ESTATE PERFORMANCE – MAY 2017
- The median asking price of Scottsdale single-family homes for sale in May was $799,900.
- The median sales price of a single-family home in Scottsdale in May was $525,750.
- There were 551 single-family home sales over the course of the month.
- The lowest priced home sold for $210,000 and the highest priced home sold for $6,900,000.
- The number of months inventory available for sale for single-family homes was 3.8 months. (Note: Three to four months of inventory typically indicates a balanced market.)
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AN INFORMAL TOUR OF SCOTTSDALE
The original downtown area, known as “Old Town” has kept the character of the small storefronts, narrow streets, and has embraced the Art community. Enjoy the Art Walk on Thursday evenings when the galleries stay open later for your enjoyment.
Just over the canal is the famous Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and the new Scottsdale Waterfront neighborhood. Here, you will find spectacular condo developments, like Optima Camelview and the Scottsdale Waterfront Residences, as well as single family homes in the surrounding area. The Scottsdale Waterfront is also a “hot-spot” for dining, entertainment and boutique shopping. Some notable restaurants include Posh, Olive & Ivy, The Herb Box, and Culinary Dropout.
Continuing north, you come to North Scottsdale. North Scottsdale has been a whirl of development over the last several years. New housing communities, golf courses and shopping and dining locales have been springing up. The 101 Freeway provides excellent access to all of the activities Scottsdale has to offer. North Scottsdale is where you will find the bulk of the luxury private golf communities, like Desert Mountain, Estancia, DC Ranch, Silverleaf and Mirabel.
No trip to North Scottsdale is complete without visiting Taliesin, the architectural school founded by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Dining in Scottsdale is unique in that some of the finest restaurants are found in what are typically called “strip malls” as well as shopping centers. Scottsdale restaurants offer a huge variety of food from Southwestern and Mexican in all price ranges to nationally-recognized five-star locales. There is something for everyone.
Scottsdale is one the major golf destinations in the United States and has been called “America’s Best Place to Live for Golf” by the Robb Report magazine. In addition to the private golf clubs, there are over 30 public golf courses. Scottsdale is also nationally-known for baseball’s Spring Training and these camps bring visitors from all over to partake in this amazing annual event. Other major events hosted by Scottsdale include the Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament at TPC Scottsdale and the esteemed Barrett-Jackson car auction. Additionally, nearby Phoenix is home to many professional sports teams including the Arizona Suns, Phoenix Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Coyotes.