Scottsdale, Arizona 

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Population

236,839

82% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Median Income

$72,455

Avg. Home Price

$457,100

Best Places to Live in Scottsdale, Arizona

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

Local Listings in Scottsdale, AZ
 $637,000 
14079 E Lupine Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 3.5 | 2708 SqFt
 $637,000 
14079 E Lupine Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 3.5 | 2708 SqFt
 $762,000 
12819 N 114th Way
Bed 4 | Bath 4.0 | 3100 SqFt
 $445,000 
15963 N 102nd Pl
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 2317 SqFt

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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Scottsdale is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). 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 48.70% 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 $457,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.64%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Scottsdale

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 6.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Scottsdale Real Estate or Find top agents in Scottsdale

The median home price in Scottsdale is $457,100. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Scottsdale   79 Reviews
Douchebaggery Gone Wild - 11/28/2018
I've had the misfortune of living in this sweltering cesspool for seven years now. I wish I could say I've adapted, that the initial misery I first felt when I moved... Read More

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Sunshine, Friendliest People, Best Place To Live - 9/17/2018
I have to say this is my absolute favorite place. While I love San Diego and parts of California, I find Scottsdale AZ to have the best people, best climate. Not... Read More

Worst "city" on earth - 7/29/2018
I moved to Scottsdale from Los Angeles - and then quickly moved back out. It wasn't just the sweltering heat that made me feel like I had entered the tenth circle of... Read More


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

NEW LISTINGS IN SCOTTSDALE AZ
$629,900
12321 N 136th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.5

$785,000
12056 E Mescal St
Bed 4 | Bath 3.5

$639,000
8766 E San Rafael Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0

$639,000
11772 E Del Timbre Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.5

$779,900
12143 N 137th Way
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0

$825,000
7735 E Old Paint Trl
Bed 2 | Bath 3.0

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