Scottsdale, Arizona 

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Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley
Pros
-Pleasant winters
-Entertainment
-Air service
Cons
-Intense summer heat
-Growth and sprawl
-Rapidly rising home prices

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What Bert Has To Say About Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area

Originally a resort city, Phoenix has grown phenomenally in the past 40 years into a full-scale urban center- largely made possible by the advent of air-conditioning. The Phoenix metropolitan area covers over 1,000 square miles. Downtown, which is fairly modest for a city its size, features a few skyscrapers, the capitol, government offices, and a few quality museums. Surrounding downtown are several large and fairly distinct city-suburbs, mostly built on a sprawling grid, in some cases separated by low hills. These include the large middle-class suburbs of Peoria, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale; upscale Scottsdale; and the college area of Tempe which serves as home to Arizona State University. All areas are modern and generally lacking in historic interest, but keep in mind that Phoenix only had 100,000 residents in 1950.


QUICK FACTS

City: Scottsdale
Zip Codes: 85255 85251 85260 85257 85258 85259 85250 85262 85266
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Scottsdale is 4.40% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Scottsdale jobs have increased by 3.17%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Scottsdale's cost of living is 38.70% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Scottsdale's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Scottsdale's population is 236,839 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 82.09%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Scottsdale is $419,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -3.39%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Scottsdale public schools spend $10,251 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.2 students per teacher in Scottsdale. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Scottsdale

It's a good time to buy in Scottsdale. Home Appreciation is up 4.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Scottsdale Real Estate.

The median home price in Scottsdale is $419,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Scottsdale    76 Reviews
You all understand why Scottsdale is the way it is - 12/17/2014
Here's the thing, Scottsdale has less people per square mile than say, Phoenix. So each individual is paying higher property taxes. Which takes money. Areas that have... (Read More)

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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... (Read More)

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... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
85255 85251 85260 85257 85258 85259 85250 85262 85266