Scottsdale

77
Ranked in the 89th percentile

Scottsdale

  • Scottsdale is ranked #20 in Arizona
  • Scottsdale is ranked #3,138 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Income per Capita
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77Scottsdale
64Arizona
67USA

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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Scottsdale, AZ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Dava-Lakeshore, Tempe879.81,124
Cyprus Southwest, Tempe857.31,972
Alta Mira, Tempe8411.41,433
Optimist Park Nw, Tempe838.31,150
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Optimist Park Ne, Tempe838.41,308
Optimist Park Sw, Tempe828.81,122
Evergreen, Tempe827.11,223
McClintock, Tempe826.91,112

Best Cities Near Scottsdale, AZ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Gilbert, AZ8412.6226,832
Chandler, AZ8415.2242,131
Peoria, AZ8018.9158,677
Carefree, AZ7922.73,580
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Queen Creek, AZ7923.930,849
Scottsdale, AZ770234,495
Anthem, AZ772722,571
Mesa, AZ777.7470,456
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I moved to Scottsdale from L.A - and then moved right back out. It wasn't just the sweltering heat that made me feel like I had entered the tenth circle of hell, but also people's ghastly personalities. Once, I dared to say "hi" to a neighbor, and she scooped up her gnarly Schnauzer 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. Another neighbor once "welcomed" me 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 take matters into his own hands. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the nightlife was abysmal too. The sad little block of clubs in Old Town made me (repeatedly) ask whether that was really it. Certainly there had to be other places? There weren't. Most places were brimming with douchebags. People liked to brag about money (that they didn't actually have) and name-drop about the D-list celebrities whom they supposedly met once at a party. Many businesses there also go full-on cheeseball and advertise themselves as "celebrity choice" establishments. Please, DO tell: what celebrities (real ones, not D-listers or children of actors from the 1980s) actually live there? In L.A., when I told friends I was moving to Scottsdale for work, most of them didn't even know where that was. They just assumed it was near the Bay Area or somewhere else - you know - near a city that mattered. To the pitifully desperate people in Scottsdale who, for some reason, believe you are relevant: You aren't. Stop embarrassing yourselves by trying so hard. The reality is this: 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. You know it when they enter any room. So please, knock it off pretending already. Like the saying goes, “If you have to tell people you are something, then you aren’t.” One thing I do know is this: Scottsdale matters to no one but the silly wannabes who live there. As for me, I moved out. Good riddance.
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Moving to Scottsdale I would appreciate any advice on the best place to rent. I'm fortunate to retire early (52) and been to Scottsdale 5 or 6 times on Golf Trips. I'm a divorced white male that just wants to relocate and start again. I usually stay at San Paloma, but the rent there is a little pricier for what they offer. I would like to stay in N. Scottsdale but not married …
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Source: The Scottsdale, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).