Arizona averages 314 days of sunshine, which means in Scottsdale you can enjoy outdoor activities practically year-round. Located just 12 miles from downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale is the headquarters for more than 2000 small firms, as well as larger, multinational firms.
Available, educated workforce
The Phoenix Metropolitan area is home to several colleges and universities, including Arizona State University, located in Tempe. Scottsdale itself has more than five specialty colleges including the Arizona Culinary Institute and the Scottsdale Culinary Institute.
The Scottsdale Unified School District schools and other Scottsdale schools consistently rank above the Arizona and national average for college readiness, math and reading. In 2017 Scottsdale was ranked one of the healthiest cities in the nation.
Mouth-watering surf and turf to juicy burgers and fries, whatever the taste buds want can be found at the hundreds of eateries in Scottsdale. Dine al fresco, enjoy the popular, hot happy hour spots, meet friends at your favorite casual café. It all abounds in this sun-drenched city.
Excellent medical facilities and health spas are located in Scottsdale. From the world famous Mayo Clinic to home health care and senior living centers, you’ll find it all in Scottsdale.
Location. Location. Location.
Just minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, Scottsdale also has its own airport for small planes. Surrounded by mountains, the city is #25 in CNN Money’s One of the 100 Best Places to Live and Launch. Although commercial rents may be slightly higher than other areas, the cost of living, cost of owning a business, affordable warehouse space, and access to highly qualified workers, make this an ideal location for small business owners.
From night clubs to fine dining to special events, Scottsdale is a happening place. The city has more than 125 art galleries, 8 museums, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, and so much more.
Explore the desert habitat, hike the nearby mountains, golf year round, enjoy spa treatments at the many resorts or lounge at one of the city’s 70 resort pools. Day trips to Sedona, Jerome, the Verde Valley Wine Country, and the Grand Canyon are all easily made when you call Scottsdale home.
From upscale to down home, Scottsdale life is what you choose to make it. Dress up or dress down. Be active or not. It’s your choice.
From outdoor malls to unique boutiques and upscale shops, Scottsdale has it all. Whether you’re looking for custom or costume jewelry, western clothes, the latest fashions, or shopping for home and garden, Scottsdale retail stores can't be beat for variety, style and uniqueness.