Considering moving? Looking to live in a place with countless things to do, where the sun never stops shining, and people are happy… well, Scottsdale is likely the place for you.

Here are many reasons why Scottsdale is a good place to live

1. Scottsdale is surprisingly affordable

It is true, there are very wealthy areas of Scottsdale, especially as you go further north. If million dollar estates are not for you, focus on places in South Scottsdale should be focused on. Known as the working class area, the homes are far more affordable and the location is excellent.

2. Staycations are easy and numerous

With the booming tourist industry in Scottsdale, staycations are easy and numerous. As the choices for restaurants, nightclubs, galleries, luxury shopping and high-end spas/resorts increases, even locals have places to escape to.

Superstition Mountains in Arizona3. Outdoor activities are everywhere

Whether it is hiking up Camelback mountain, rock climbing or mountain biking, these very popular activities will get you outside enjoying the Arizona sun year-round. Not to be forgotten are Pinnacle Peak and Thompson which offer trails for everything from running to horseback riding.

4. The area is not pretentious like you may have heard

Yes, there are high-end homes and very wealthy people but residents of the city and those familiar with it know that there is much more than people who feel superior. Many middle-class neighborhoods and friendly people inhabit the area and you’ll always see friendly faces.

5. Nightlife is popular and continues to grow

Often compared to South Beach, Scottsdale boasts bars, clubs, and a nightlife scene that rivals the most popular areas in the country. An average of 40,000 people seek out these happening spots on a weekly basis and the most difficult decision will be which place to go.

6. Popular housing market

If you are in the market for a second home, Scottsdale is popular for a reason. Averaging in the 70s during winter and sunny for all but 30 days a year, people are flocking to Scottsdale to escape their main home area.

7. The architecture is stunning

From the characteristic Southwest design style to specific pieces by architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West’s home, the buildings are beautiful and popular attractions.

8. The landscape

The landscape may not change but how you explore it can. The area offers Jeep tours, off-road vehicle rentals, hot air balloon rides above the beautiful desert views, and horseback riding. Whatever method you choose, taking in the scenery will never get old.


Baseball fan? Spring training for teams is a popular attraction in Scottsdale. The Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies train and play there in the spring and provide fans with great games to watch.

10. Scottsdale art

If you are looking for art, Scottsdale is one of the top Scottsdale art walk Thursdays areas in the country. With numerous galleries opening, new artists putting their works on display and the downtown district boasting the ArtWalk every Thursday, there is so much to see. It doesn’t matter if you are a window shopper or looking for a piece to finish off that one room, Scottsdale art is unbeatable.

11. Golf

200 golf courses in the Scottsdale area have led it to become one of the top golf destinations anywhere. With the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open to enjoy and the availability to play a quick 9 in the middle of winter, golf is always possible and plentiful.

12. Dog-friendly

The city is incredibly dog-friendly as well. The Chaparral Dog Park is one of the best anywhere and separates dog by activity level and not size. Your canine friend will love the outdoor activities and they are welcome at the ArtWalk.

There are so many reasons to move to Scottsdale and start enjoying what the upscale, Southwest city has to offer. Contact Jeff Barchi with RE/MAX to get started. He ranks among the top realtors in the country and will help you find the property of your dreams. If you’re thinking of buying a home in Arizona, contact our real estate agent in Scottsdale.