Situated just over 12 miles from downtown Phoenix, or about a quick 25 minute drive, Scottsdale is renowned for its lavish resorts, upscale restaurants, superior shopping, designer golf courses, and some of the hottest nightlife in the entire Greater Phoenix area. Recent demographic statistics show that Scottsdale is now home to roughly 230,000 residents, while many consider it to be the most affluent big city in all of Arizona. Regardless of impressions however, there's a wide range of homes for sale in Scottsdale that are attractive, desirable, and affordable on nearly any budget. [Search Scottsdale real estate for sale by property type...]
In general, the city of Scottsdale is divided up into four distinct areas: South Scottsdale, Old Town Scottsdale (the Downtown district), Central Scottsdale (also knows as "Shea Corridor"), and North Scottsdale. South Scottsdale is an up-and-coming part of the city that’s generally a working class neighborhood, with homes for sale here typically priced between $300,000 and $600,000.
If you prefer to live closer to all the action and well within walking distance to all the shops, restaurants, and entertainment options Scottsdale has to offer though, Old Town Scottsdale is where you'll want to begin your new home search. This lively part of the city is bursting with activity and home to Scottsdale's major nightlife scene, the city's main cultural district, and also the high-end Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, which is one of the twenty largest malls in the country. In terms of the luxury real estate market in town, North Scottsdale is where you'll find many of the most expensive homes not just in Scottsdale, but in all of Arizona as well. Many exceed $5 million, and as one of the fastest growing parts of the city, home and land values are also continuing to rise at a rapid pace, ultimately making for a savvy long or short terms investment as well should you decide to buy here.
Scottsdale is certainly one of the most sought after locations for many of today's Phoenix area home buyers, and if you're already familiar with the Scottsdale region, it should be of no surprise that The New York Times once described it as "a desert version of Miami's South Beach." There really is something for everyone here, so whether you're a first time home buyer looking for a downtown condo or a luxury home buyer seeking the ultimate desert paradise, the Scottsdale real estate market is loaded with awesome housing options that are sure to meet and exceed all of your home buying expectations.
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