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Scottadale , the best place to live or visit - 2/1/2012
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evan
Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale, AZ, best winter, spring,fall climate. Ok summer you need to get out but the desert there is stunning. The homes are gorgeous in the North Scottsdale region particulary , up in Troon and Boulders area. You can't beat anything north of Pima or 101. The blanket of mtns that
provide some of the most gorgeous colors as day turns to night. Those that think this is ugly have no appreciation or understanding of the desert.

I also think the entire west style of decor, simple, elegant, non cluttered beats anything I 've ever seen in the mid west. People in the middle of the country are still decorating llike 1980. They don't tend to move with the times and they have crap everywhere in their homes. Less is more people!

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Jeff Sibbach
Scottsdale, AZ

Don't Hate - 8/5/2014

All cities have a mixed crowd of people, Scottsdale is no different. Of course the old town bar goers are going to be young and somewhat obnoxious and the cougars at Sapporo make for interesting people watching but there are lots of down-to-earth people in Scottsdale as well. Scottsdale has good schools, lots to do, sunshine, mountains, golf, and more. If you don't like what you're seeing, change your view. Try a new corner or restaurant. Move to a new neighborhood or subdivision. I've been selling real estate in Scottsdale since early 2000. I've met all types and can tell you there are more good people in this town than these comments seem to indicate.

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Kayla
Scottsdale, AZ

People here are trying WAY too hard. - 7/4/2014

It's funny this is on here because I moved here from SoCal recently and was thinking the same thing about the phoniness. It's like they are trying really hard to be like L.A but it's not working out. It's ironic because a lot of people in Scottsdale have an attitude, but don't have the credentials to back it. There are a lot of wannabes in L.A too, don't get me wrong, but you also have a lot of people in the entertainment industry, so you do have a lot of ACTUAL success there. The funny thing is that in L.A, the people tend to be a lot more easygoing and laid back. The attitude here is so much worse and for no good reason. It's like they're overcompensating for the fact that they're seriously lacking. It kind of makes me laugh in a way because I mean, here in Scottsdale - WHO are these people again? Yeah...no one. P.S Hopefully this didn't post more than once. I've been having trouble with this site!

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Noelle
Scottsdale, AZ

I miss California more than words can say! - 6/12/2014

I just moved to Scottsdale from L.A for work, and so far it is nothing like I imagined it would be - it's worse! I can take the heat, no problem. I can take a few bad drivers, I've met more than my share. However, what I cannot tolerate and will never understand is narrow-minded, judgmental attitudes and overall coldness from the people. I don't understand how anyone here is happy. Most of them seem absolutely miserable, and I've found it agonizing interacting with the vast majority of the people with whom I've had the displeasure of meeting. Even something as simple as going to the grocery store turns into some confrontation with another jackazz who thinks they are somehow entitled to treat others poorly. On numerous occasions, I've been looked up and down for reasons I don't understand. I look like I fit "the part" perhaps, but I couldn't be more opposite as a human being - something I'm very grateful for. The other day, for instance, I was minding my own business in the grocery store, and went to grab a box of cereal. Suddenly, some lady shoved into my cart with hers, brushed past me in the aisle and then glared at me, as though I was the one in the wrong. Many times, I have smiled at people, only to be rudely dismissed or met with total coldness. No one here has really gone out of their way to introduce themselves, smile or even bother getting to know me. It's awful. Within my first week of moving into my new house, a neighbor knocked on my door. I assumed he was just wanting to introduce himself, but I was in for a rude surprise. Instead, he said, "I'm Dave from next door. I was wondering when you were planning on cutting your tree that is hanging down over my bushes. You need to tell your landscaper to cut it about four feet." Then he walked off and said, "Have a nice day" with such sarcasm that it was hard not to run after him and smack him. Typically, I refrain from passing judgment on others until they have disrespected me or otherwise given me a reason to speak out against them. I understand that this attitude doesn't apply to everyone, but unfortunately it seems to apply to most - 90% at best. The people here seem to have deluded themselves into believing that they're special, and for reasons I don't think I'll ever comprehend. While parts of Scottsdale are pretty, overall it's pretty boring with absolutely no diversity among the population. I'm really hoping this experience changes over time, but so far it's looking pretty dismal.

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Noelle
Scottsdale, AZ

Awful people - 6/12/2014

I had to move to Scottsdale from Los Angeles for work, and at first I was really looking forward to a new environment and getting to know new people. However, it didn't take long before I realized that the people were going to make it as difficult as possible to get to know. I can't get over the standoffish, judgmental attitude the people around here seem to have everywhere I go. Even at the grocery store, the people seem to be so desperate in trying to impress people and outdo each other. The women are absolutely awful and most (not ALL) of the guys come across like serious douches. It seems like people here really want to be L.A but are failing miserably. Don't get me wrong, you have unpleasant people everywhere, but there just seems to be WAY more of them here than anywhere else. There isn't any diversity, although the people who were born and raised here think there is. I think that's because they don't really understand what it's like living in other parts of the country. A few Hispanics does not constitute diversity. Old Town Scottsdale is packed with wannabes and people trying really hard to look cool. That's the problem here period - the people just try way too hard, and they don't realize how stupid they look doing it. I'm not sure why people think the "scene" here is something impressive - because it's not. It's actually kind of pathetic and sad. The night life is a joke, with just a few clubs in Old Town where people try really hard to convince the person next to them that they're special. I know not everyone is this way, but it just seems like the vast majority of them are. I've been bored out of my mind trying to find fun things to do besides go out to these lame clubs, but there's absolutely nothing here except dirt. It seems like the sun kills everything it touches - including the personalities of the people who live here. It's hard not to cry when I think about what a mistake it was to move here.

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Noelle
Scottsdale, AZ

Just moved here from California and I regret it al - 6/12/2014

I had to move to Scottsdale from Los Angeles for work, and at first I was really looking forward to a new environment and getting to know new people. However, it didn't take long before I realized that the people were going to make it as difficult as possible to get to know. I can't get over the standoffish, judgmental attitude the people around here seem to have everywhere I go. Even at the grocery store, the people seem to be so desperate in trying to impress people and outdo each other. The women are absolutely awful and most (not ALL) of the guys come across like serious douches. It seems like people here really want to be L.A but are failing miserably. Don't get me wrong, you have unpleasant people everywhere, but there just seems to be WAY more of them here than anywhere else. There isn't any diversity, although the people who were born and raised here think there is. I think that's because they don't really understand what it's like living in other parts of the country. A few Hispanics does not constitute diversity. Old Town Scottsdale is packed with wannabes and people trying really hard to look cool. That's the problem here period - the people just try way too hard, and they don't realize how stupid they look doing it. I'm not sure why people think the "scene" here is something impressive - because it's not. It's actually kind of pathetic and sad. The night life is a joke, with just a few clubs in Old Town where people try really hard to convince the person next to them that they're special. I know not everyone is this way, but it just seems like the vast majority of them are. I've been bored out of my mind trying to find fun things to do besides go out to these lame clubs, but there's absolutely nothing here except dirt. It seems like the sun kills everything it touches - including the personalities of the people who live here. It's hard not to cry when I think about what a mistake it was to move here.

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Noelle
Scottsdale, AZ

Horribly unfriendly people - so depressing! - 6/12/2014

I had to move to Scottsdale from Los Angeles for work, and at first I was really looking forward to a new environment and getting to know new people. However, it didn't take long before I realized that the people were going to make it as difficult as possible to get to know. I can't get over the standoffish, judgmental attitude the people around here seem to have everywhere I go. Even at the grocery store, the people seem to be so desperate in trying to impress people and outdo each other. The women are absolutely awful and most (not ALL) of the guys come across like serious douches. It seems like people here really want to be L.A but are failing miserably. Don't get me wrong, you have unpleasant people everywhere, but there just seems to be WAY more of them here than anywhere else. There isn't any diversity, although the people who were born and raised here think there is. I think that's because they don't really understand what it's like living in other parts of the country. A few Hispanics does not constitute diversity. Old Town Scottsdale is packed with wannabes and people trying really hard to look cool. That's the problem here period - the people just try way too hard, and they don't realize how stupid they look doing it. I'm not sure why people think the "scene" here is something impressive - because it's not. It's actually kind of pathetic and sad. The night life is a joke, with just a few clubs in Old Town where people try really hard to convince the person next to them that they're special. I know not everyone is this way, but it just seems like the vast majority of them are. I've been bored out of my mind trying to find fun things to do besides go out to these lame clubs, but there's absolutely nothing here except dirt. It seems like the sun kills everything it touches - including the personalities of the people who live here. It's hard not to cry when I think about what a mistake it was to move here.

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Noelle
Scottsdale, AZ

Just moved here from California and I regret it al - 6/12/2014

I had to move to Scottsdale from Los Angeles for work, and at first I was really looking forward to a new environment and getting to know new people. However, it didn't take long before I realized that the people were going to make it as difficult as possible to get to know. I can't get over the standoffish, judgmental attitude the people around here seem to have everywhere I go. Even at the grocery store, the people seem to be so desperate in trying to impress people and outdo each other. The women are absolutely awful and most (not ALL) of the guys come across like serious douches. It seems like people here really want to be L.A but are failing miserably. Don't get me wrong, you have unpleasant people everywhere, but there just seems to be WAY more of them here than anywhere else. There isn't any diversity, although the people who were born and raised here think there is. I think that's because they don't really understand what it's like living in other parts of the country. A few Hispanics does not constitute diversity. Old Town Scottsdale is packed with wannabes and people trying really hard to look cool. That's the problem here period - the people just try way too hard, and they don't realize how stupid they look doing it. I'm not sure why people think the "scene" here is something impressive - because it's not. It's actually kind of pathetic and sad. The night life is a joke, with just a few clubs in Old Town where people try really hard to convince the person next to them that they're special. I know not everyone is this way, but it just seems like the vast majority of them are. I've been bored out of my mind trying to find fun things to do besides go out to these lame clubs, but there's absolutely nothing here except dirt. It seems like the sun kills everything it touches - including the personalities of the people who live here. It's hard not to cry when I think about what a mistake it was to move here.

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Scottsdale, AZ

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Lisa Lucky
Scottsdale, AZ

North Scottsdale - 1/17/2014

North Scottsdale is one of the best places to live in Arizona. The communities are friendly and the schools are top notch. There are award winning golf courses and many luxury communities including: Grayhawk, Troon Village, and more. The mountain views are breathtaking and the higher elevation means cooler temperatures. It is a great place to buy a home!

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emily
Mesa, AZ

Rude, snotty, stupid, unsophisticated, unfriendly - 12/7/2013

I was really excited to be here the first 9 months even though I hadn't found work as a personal chef. I hadn't made any friends, either, which surprised my friends everywhere else. Eventually the place wore on me. I started feeling 'down'. The condo I rented in Oldtown had sewer roaches and it didn't take long for me to realize that my landlords were slumlords. The people in my condo weren't that friendly either. One girl used to come out swinging a bat everytime someone made too much noise. Everyone is backwards here and everyone is "honey" or "sweety" even the job coaches at Wedco call you that (so professional). Well, I've already spent too much time here. I'm not going to let it drag on to 20 years, like everyone else does, and then complain for 20 years. I'm outa here. It's not all it's cracked up to be. Come with a big fortune, and leave with a small one. and age ten years in 1 year, physically and mentally. Really. Wanna die here? Then come and stay.

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emily
Mesa, AZ

Rude, snotty, stupid, unsophisticated, unfriendly - 12/7/2013

I was really excited to be here the first 9 months even though I hadn't found work as a personal chef. I hadn't made any friends, either, which surprised my friends everywhere else. Eventually the place wore on me. I started feeling 'down'. The condo I rented in Oldtown had sewer roaches and it didn't take long for me to realize that my landlords were slumlords. The people in my condo weren't that friendly either. One girl used to come out swinging a bat everytime someone made too much noise. Everyone is backwards here and everyone is "honey" or "sweety" even the job coaches at Wedco call you that (so professional). Well, I've already spent too much time here. I'm not going to let it drag on to 20 years, like everyone else does, and then complain for 20 years. I'm outa here. It's not all it's cracked up to be. Come with a big fortune, and leave with a small one. and age ten years in 1 year, physically and mentally. Really. Wanna die here? Then come and stay.

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Carmen Brodeur
Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale Is an Amazing Place for Golfers - 5/30/2013

I love Scottsdale! It is a cosmopolitan city which has 300 days of sunshine per year and over 50 golf courses in the area. Whether you are a novice or a PGA pro, there is a golf course just perfect for you. Many of the courses have great junior golf programs so it is something that the whole family can do together. No other city offers the same lifestyle for golfers.

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mike
Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale Climate - 12/17/2012

I relocated to this area for a short time to attend school for one semester. For me anything over 85 degrees is too hot. From start of August thru late November the area was, in my opinion, too hot. Hey December has been nice. And yes I knew what weather to expect, but as I stated earlier it was for one semester of school. Due to the very hot summers I would not choose to live in this area.

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Anna
Scottsdale, AZ

Living in Scottsdale - 8/16/2012

I have lived in Scottsale for 17 years.

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kiwi
Scottsdale, AZ

Great Place - 4/27/2012

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KJ
Wheaton, IL

Arrogant/artifical people and frighteningly HOT - 3/2/2012

Scottsdale is way overrated. Some of the people are egotistical, pretentious and overly concerned about appearances(eg; their BMW or SUV or their ripped waistline or their huge, ostentatious house). The neighborhoods are like ghost towns b/c it is so HOT that everyone stays inside or sit in their back yards under their awnings w/ their automatic 'misters' b/c it too hot to swim in the pool. The general population often look weathered and wizened and much older than their stated years d/t the never ending sun. Look at other states that have much more to offer in way of housing, climate and activities.

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evan
Scottsdale, AZ

Scottadale , the best place to live or visit - 2/1/2012

Scottsdale, AZ, best winter, spring,fall climate. Ok summer you need to get out but the desert there is stunning. The homes are gorgeous in the North Scottsdale region particulary , up in Troon and Boulders area. You can't beat anything north of Pima or 101. The blanket of mtns that provide some of the most gorgeous colors as day turns to night. Those that think this is ugly have no appreciation or understanding of the desert. I also think the entire west style of decor, simple, elegant, non cluttered beats anything I 've ever seen in the mid west. People in the middle of the country are still decorating llike 1980. They don't tend to move with the times and they have crap everywhere in their homes. Less is more people!

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KJ
Wheaton, IL

A place to visit but not to live - 5/19/2011

This area is one of the ugliest I have seen in my life. Yes, there are small areas of greenery and perhaps a few flowers but for the most part the heat kills everything but the cacti. April still gets hot(up to 104 degrees) and in May you wait for the sun to set so the air will cool off,but it never does get cooler. The summer months are oppressively hot and if you're on a diet that is great because the heat can make you feel nauseous most of the day unless you stay inside. Then there's the constant sun...rain is healthy and rain is good for the earth and for people and plants and yet it almost never rains. Driving on the highways you have a constant headache as the intense sun reflects off the concrete,the cars in front of you,the cars in back of you (where I have to flip my rearview mirror to night vision to block the glare) and this is w/ sunglasses on. Oh, and the surrounding brown mountains where not one thing grows? Depressing,barren and desolate.

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Manuel
Brewster, NY

Re: Tax Liens - 4/2/2011

Looking for tax liens in this city.

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Darren
Phoenix, AZ

I dont like Scottsdale. - 1/20/2011

I moved to Scottsdale from Michigan in 2005. As my friends and family were leaving Michigan, my cousins in Scottsdale convinced me on how great Arizona was. So I gave it a try. It has been very disappointing at best. I wont be totally cruel to Scottsdale. It has great restaurants and swanky shops, but that’s where the good ends. Forget the misconception of the good weather because it isnt what it is cracked up to be. The oppressive heat keeps you indoors for 5 months at a time, making you a prisoner in your own home. There is no variation of seasons at all, unlike most of the country. It’s sunny all the time, with very little overcast, and no rain. A person needs cloudy days every now and then to keep their sanity. And the thing Scottsdale is best know for—golf—is only done during the winter months when you can actually step outside. The people give Scottsdale a bad name. They are lame, unfriendly, pretentious and fake. I am an extrovert who likes meeting people, but making friends in Scottsdale was difficult for me. Too many people act as though they are too good to talk to me or anyone else who doesnt have as much as they do. Materialism and keeping up with the Jones is the center of Scottsdale culture, rather than experiencing what really matters in life. The funny thing is that Scottsdale isn’t as affluent as perceived because people don’t pay cash for anything, and overwhelming credit card debt has many people on the verge of bankruptcy and foreclosure. People will stare at you or ignore you if—God forbid—you are only average and not wearing the latest trends in clothing. People come home from work and immediately close their garage door to avoid talking to anyone. I have been in my North Scottsdale neighborhood for three years and my neighbors have only spoken to me ONCE! Don’t even get me started on the bad housing market. Arizona is foreclosure central, not to mention overpriced, while many homes on my street are empty. Arizona, especially Scottsdale, is the WORST place I have ever lived. You wont find Midwest values around here. I cant wait to get outta here and move back to the Midwest. I am very unimpressed with Arizona and Scottsdale. Yuk!

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