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Best Places To Live In Scottsdale, AZ

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  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 234,495
  • Bt Darren Chaker - I posted Pinkberry located in Scottsdale on my Twitter feed last week. I cannot say enough good things about the fresh fruit and health conscious type of yogurt Pinkberry has. The…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Dava-Lakeshore, Tempe, AZ
  • 9.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,124
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  • Cyprus Southwest, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,972
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  • Sunset, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,681
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  • Gilbert, AZ
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 226,832
  • Lived here not too long ago in highschool and middle school, still go there to visit family. Obviously living anywhere near phoenix is like living in an oven so there's that. Gilbert is pretty expensive…[read more]
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  • Alta Mira, Tempe, AZ
  • 11.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,433
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  • Lindon Park, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: n/a
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  • Duskfire, Tempe, AZ
  • 10.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: n/a
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  • Peterson Park, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: n/a
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  • Chandler, AZ
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 242,131
  • Entertainment and dining, friendly ness of residents, ease of traffic, ease of getting from one point to another, customer service in public services agencies…[read more]
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  • Optimist Park Nw, Tempe, AZ
  • 8.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,150
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  • Optimist Park Ne, Tempe, AZ
  • 8.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,308
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  • Optimist Park Sw, Tempe, AZ
  • 8.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,122
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  • McClintock, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,112
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  • Jen Tilly Terrace, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,300
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  • Optimist Park Se, Tempe, AZ
  • 8.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 985
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  • Camelot Village, Tempe, AZ
  • 9.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,544
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  • Tempe Royal Estates, Tempe, AZ
  • 9.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,827
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  • Evergreen, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,223
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  • Tempe Gardens, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 779
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  • Rural-Geneva, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,078
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  • Kyrene-Superstition, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,456
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  • Tally Ho Farms, Tempe, AZ
  • 11.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 583
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  • Alameda-Campus, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 495
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  • Peoria, AZ
  • 18.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 158,677
  • I've lived in and around Peoria for 15 years. 10-15 years ago, It was my favorite suburb of Phoenix. It's still one of my faves in the area, but the entire Phoenix metro area has drastically changed, and…[read more]
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  • Tally Ho Farms North, Tempe, AZ
  • 10.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 490
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  • Mitchell Park East, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 652
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  • Brentwood-Cavalier, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 492
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  • Queen Creek, AZ
  • 24 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,849
  • queen creek has been split into san tan valley also, but they're pretty much the same. traffic was bad but has only gotten worse since they are building a new subdivision on every open plot of land, u…[read more]
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  • East Rio, Tempe, AZ
  • 3.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 252
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  • Broadmor, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,229
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  • Northeast, Mesa, AZ
  • 14.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 87,776
  • I lived in Northeast Mesa AZ for 15 years- from the time I was three until the time I was 18. My parents still live in Northeast Mesa AZ and I frequently visit this area of the valley to catch up with…[read more]
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  • Central, Mesa, AZ
  • 11 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 72,445
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  • Mesa, AZ
  • 7.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 470,456
  • My $1,000.00 bike was stolen three feet from my hotel room door at Windemere Hotel & Convention Center, 5750 E Main, Mesa, AZ 85205 on January 1, 2019. The heavy duty security cord was cut. Our car was…[read more]
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  • Mach 8, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,825
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  • Duskfire II, Tempe, AZ
  • 11.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 362
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  • Shalimar, Tempe, AZ
  • 7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 633
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  • Raintree, Tempe, AZ
  • 10.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 437
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  • Southeast, Mesa, AZ
  • 18.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 108,201
  • When you drive through southeast Mesa the beige stucco homes with terra cotta tile roofs are attractive. The hot pink bougainvillea blooms cascading over the stucco walls provide a cool oasis in the hot…[read more]
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  • Clark Park, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 510
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  • Warner Estates, Tempe, AZ
  • 10.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 508
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  • Estate La Colina, Tempe, AZ
  • 10.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 586
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  • Ntna-College, Tempe, AZ
  • 2.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,884
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  • Baseline-Hardy, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,619
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  • Ntna-Canal Park, Tempe, AZ
  • 2.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 768
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  • Kiwanis Park, Tempe, AZ
  • 8.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,874
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  • North Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 11.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 123,245
  • South Scottsdale is located in the southeastern portion of the Valley of the Sun. The ease of access to Phoenix, Old Scottsdale, Scottsdale and the multitude of cities that surround Phoenix has been…[read more]
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  • Deer Valley, Phoenix, AZ
  • 17.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 170,028
  • I have owned my home in the Deer Valley area for over 27 years. It sits in an area that literally had nothing around it in the 1970s, when my friends would hold drinking parties out in the middle of…[read more]
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  • Corona Del Sol, Tempe, AZ
  • 11.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 237
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  • Mission Ridge, Tempe, AZ
  • 11.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 195
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  • Marilyn Ann, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 738

Scottsdale, AZ: Booming, Yet Affordable!

Scottsdale, Arizona, lays to the north of Tempe and to the northeast of Phoenix. It is the sixth largest community in the state with about 217,000 people. It has been described as Arizona's Miami Beach because of its active nightlife and resort industry. In many ways, Scottsdale can be divided into two separate communities with Southern Scottsdale attracting working families while Northern Scottsdale attracts many administrators for major industries. The city has been called the most livable city in America because of its terrain, its beautiful weather and its numerous top-rated golf courses and resorts.

Scottsdale's economy is booming driven by the move of millennials to the community. Arizona State University operates a large small business incubator here helping new businesses build for success. Many people own vacation or second-homes in Scottsdale while earning their living in other parts of the world. Most of the city's students attend the Scottsdale Unified School District, which also covers small parts of Paradise Valley, Arizona, and Phoenix. Chaparral High School and Desert Mountain High School are rated in the top 25 high schools in the state.

The city is served by the Valley Metro Bus System making it easy to get around Scottsdale and other communities in the metropolitan area. Five trolleys also make it easy to get around the community. The city also operates an active paratransit service and will help pay cab fees for some residents. The warm dry climate with an average daytime high of 84.7 degrees Fahrenheit makes Scottsdale a perfect place to play outside most of the year. Old Town is a great place to enjoy a shopping spree in one of the oldest parts of Arizona. The city's location to Camelback Mountain provides many hiking and biking opportunities.

The average home price across Scottsdale is very affordable compared to much of the United States. Of course, homes in North Scottsdale are about double those in South Scottsdale. On the average, homes in Scottsdale cost considerably more than homes in much of the United States. While they are slightly higher, many apartments in Scottsdale cost about the national average. Because of the high home values in Scottsdale, the cost of living is slightly higher in this city.

With a large number of neighborhoods, finding the one that fits your needs the best in Scottsdale is complicated. We would be happy to share the best places to live in Scottsdale with you, but we ask that you share with us your search area, housing budget and features you would like to find in your perfect place.