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Best Places To Live In Scottsdale, AZ

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  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 234,495
  • I've lived in Scottsdale for over a year and my girlfriend grew up here. It's catered very much to the rich and we are planning to move to a different part of Phoenix. We are down to earth middle class
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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  • Gilbert, AZ
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 226,832
  • We're a retired couple and we've lived in Gilbert (southwest of Lindsay & Germann, east of the irrigation canal) for 9 years now. Nearby are restaurants, shopping, parks, doctors and hospitals (Mercy
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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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  • Chandler, AZ
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 242,131
  • Relocated here from Michigan a year ago very calm atmosphere here in Chandler. Insurance rates are unbelievably reasonable depending on your location searching for the right school for elementary and
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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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  • 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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  • Evergreen, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,223
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  • McClintock, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,112
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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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  • 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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  • Peoria, AZ
  • 18.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 158,677
  • I have lived in Glendale/Peoria for over two years now. If you enjoy 120 degree summers, 100% republican views and every one treating you like they're better than you; then this is the place to be. The
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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
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  • Mitchell Park East, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 652
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  • Tally Ho Farms North, Tempe, AZ
  • 10.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 490
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  • Alameda-Campus, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 495
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  • East Rio, Tempe, AZ
  • 3.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 252
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  • Brentwood-Cavalier, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 492
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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
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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
  • Justice for Daniel Shaver. Look him up. Seriously, don't come to this town. The police shoot innocent people here and get away with it. It was cold blooded murder of an innocent man with no
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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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  • Raintree, Tempe, AZ
  • 10.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 437
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  • Shalimar, Tempe, AZ
  • 7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 633
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  • Clark Park, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 510
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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
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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
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  • Baseline-Hardy, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,619
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  • Ntna-College, Tempe, AZ
  • 2.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,884
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  • Estate La Colina, Tempe, AZ
  • 10.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 586
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  • Warner Estates, Tempe, AZ
  • 10.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 508
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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
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  • Mission Ridge, Tempe, AZ
  • 11.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 195
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  • Corona Del Sol, Tempe, AZ
  • 11.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 237
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  • Sun Lakes, AZ
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,828
  • This is a quiet city, and there are a few places to visit. The neighborhoods are arranged in country club style, and there are plenty of golf courses. Each community has a fitness center, restaurant and
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  • Marilyn Ann, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 738
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  • Sandahl, Tempe, AZ
  • 10.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 861

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.