Scottsdale, AZ is one of Arizona’s best-known cities that has a reputation for luxury resorts, world-class golfing and designer shopping. Aside from the amenities that draw the tourists and snowbirds year after year, Scottsdale is home to many great neighborhoods that are more than worthy to raise a family in.

From Paradise Valley to North Scottsdale, no matter what you are looking for, Scottsdale offers several family-friendly neighborhoods to raise your kids.

So, here are two of Scottsdale’s best family-friendly neighborhoods:

Paradise Valley

Nestled between Central Phoenix and Scottsdale, Paradise Valley is a hidden gem that is often referred to as “Beverly Hills of the Southwest.” While technically Paradise Valley is its own community, it is often included in with the other Scottsdale neighborhoods. Home to professional athletes, politicians and even multi-millionaires, Paradise Valley is one of Arizona’s most affluent neighborhoods.

With a population of 14,355, Paradise Valley provides the comforts of a small town with close proximity to Phoenix and Scottsdale. This scenic neighborhood is one of the safest neighborhoods in the Phoenix area, ranking safer than 81% of the cities in Arizona.

Along with the feeling of safety, Paradise Valley schools are top-ranked in the state. With top rankings in both of these important aspects, it is easy to see why this community is often the first choice for families looking to settle down.

Bonuses: Paradise Valley is a haven for family-friendly resorts in Scottsdale with the JW Marriot, The Phoenician and soon-to-be-completed Ritz Carlton. You and your family only have to take a short drive to find yourself in a world of luxury at these world-renowned resorts. Looking for more to do? There are tons of museums, shopping, and restaurants in nearby Scottsdale.paradise valley scottsdale

North Scottsdale

This growing region of Scottsdale has seen an influx of families moving in. Thanks to the Scottsdale Airpark, a large employment center with over 55,000 employees, a vast number of amenities and housing opportunities have developed in recent years. Close enough to the action yet far enough away to enjoy a quiet lifestyle, North Scottsdale is an ideal place to raise your children.  

Within the limits of North Scottsdale, there are many residential subdivisions that offer a multitude of retail, commercial and office spaces that make it easy to find everything you could need. Lush golf courses, bike trails, and other outdoor activities are a guarantee no matter which area of Scottsdale you choose to settle in.

Situated in the morning shadows of the McDowell Mountains, North Scottsdale offers prestigious schools (Scottsdale Unified School District and Foothills Academy), safe streets and a seemingly unending amount of amenities.

If you find yourself looking for the perfect place to settle your family down, North Scottsdale is a perfect mix of quiet luxury with young professional families.

Scottsdale is also home to other great family-friendly neighborhoods like Gainey Ranch, McCormick Ranch, Downtown Scottsdale and Arcadia.

When it comes to finding the perfect home for you and your family, we have unmatched experience in the Phoenix metro market. We specialize in the communities of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix and have helped first-timers and veteran homebuyers since for nearly 20 years.

As one of the top real estate agents in the country, we stand behind my commitment to helping my clients find their next dream home and help ensure that the process is as stress-free as possible. So whether you are looking to sell your home or find your next dream home, contact us today let us help you every step along the way.