Review of Scottsdale, Arizona


Worst "city" on earth
Star Rating - 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 hell, but also the people's ghastly personalities. Once, I dared to say "hi" to a neighbor, and she scooped up her gnarly Schnauser and scurried away on the spot. I consider myself a normal looking person, but from her reaction, you would have thought I had some fierce, contagious disease. Total whack job. Another neighbor once "welcomed" me to the neighborhood by banging on my door at 7:30 a.m. to warn me that I'd better tell the landscapers to trim the tree (I had one?) that was growing over the wall into his backyard, or he would have to take matters into his own hands.
As if those things weren't bad enough, I was dismayed to discover an abysmal lack of nightlife in my new town. Worse, the few places I did try out were brimming with douchebags. People here brag about money and like to name drop about the D-list celebrities whom they supposedly met one time at a party. Or, businesses here like to go full-on cheeseball and advertise themselves as "celebrity choice" establishments. Uh - forgive me, but WHAT celebrities (real ones, not D-listers or children of actors from the 1980s) actually live here? In L.A., when I told people I was moving here, half of them thought I meant some place up north, not to Arizona. Most people didn't even know where Scottsdale was. They just assumed it was closer to the Bay Area or somewhere else - you know - near a city that mattered. To the pitifully desperate people in Scottsdale who, for some reason, truly believe they are relevant: You aren't. I do wish they would stop trying so hard. People who really have money don't talk about it. Their class speaks for itself. People who really are exceptional don't have to say it. It shines through. So please, knock it off pretending already. Like the saying goes, "If you have to tell people you are something, then you aren't." If there is one thing I do wish people here would learn it's this: Scottsdale matters to no one except for the desperate fools who live there.

As for me, I moved out. Good riddance.

Ivy | Los Angeles, CA
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Wow this is exactly spot on. Eight more months of complete boredom and and I’m leaving this state. Scottsdale is boring and let’s be honest.....real money....they have ocean views....
Rachelle | Phoenix, AZ

Enjoy the pee and poo spread all over LA from the massive homeless population out there. I travel to LA for work and it's absolutely awful. I don't feel safe. The traffic wastes 1/3 of your life. The smog will eat away at your health. Douchebags in LA are worse than Scottsdale lol. I'm not going to disagree about the fake d-bags who show up at the bars at night on the weekends but it's funny because most of those people travel from the surrounding cities to Scottsdale to hang out at night. It never bothered me because they're all concentrated at the old town bars. I'll take take a few d-bags ANY day over gangs of bums constantly hassling me for money.
Tom | Scottsdale, AZ
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