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Best Places To Live In Scottsdale, AZ

  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 234,495
  • My ex and I lived in Scottsdale for 14 years raising our 2 children from babies to teenagers. Our first home was a condo in the central Scottsdale area which was convenient for runs along the canal and…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Sunset, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 5.1mi / 8.1km away
  • Population: 2,681
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • City: 12.6mi / 20.2km away
  • Population: 226,832
  • I moved here to Gilbert 1 1/2 years ago from the East Coast. I mainly wanted to escape the snow and cold for good. I had been researching for years on where I might want to live next to better my life. …[read more]
  • Dava-Lakeshore, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 9.8mi / 15.7km away
  • Population: 1,124
  • Tempe Gardens, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 7.3mi / 11.7km away
  • Population: 779
  • Chandler, AZ
  • City: 15.2mi / 24.4km away
  • 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]
  • Lindon Park, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 5.3mi / 8.5km away
  • Population: n/a
  • Duskfire, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 10.3mi / 16.6km away
  • Population: n/a
  • Camelot Village, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 9.4mi / 15.1km away
  • Population: 1,544
  • Peterson Park, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 7.2mi / 11.6km away
  • Population: n/a
  • Alta Mira, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 11.4mi / 18.4km away
  • Population: 1,433
  • Peoria, AZ
  • City: 18.9mi / 30.4km away
  • Population: 158,677
  • Are you 50+ years of age? Are you a republican? Do you love drinking, baseball & football? Do you enjoy 120-degree weather? Do you want mom & pop shops to die? If you said yes to any of these, then…[read more]
  • Jen Tilly Terrace, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 5.6mi / 9.0km away
  • Population: 1,300
  • Optimist Park Ne, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 8.4mi / 13.5km away
  • Population: 1,308
  • Queen Creek, AZ
  • City: 23.9mi / 38.5km away
  • Population: 30,849
  • Queen Creek is a relatively small town. The other review is describing San Tan Valley. If you move here make sure you are in Maricopa county and NOT Pinal. Median income in QC was $89K last I checked,…[read more]
  • Northeast, Mesa, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 14.6mi / 23.5km away
  • 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]
  • Tally Ho Farms, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 11.3mi / 18.1km away
  • Population: 583
  • Deer Creek, AZ
  • City: 17.5mi / 28.2km away
  • Population: 169
  • Southeast, Mesa, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 18.1mi / 29.1km away
  • 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]
  • Optimist Park Se, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 8.9mi / 14.3km away
  • Population: 985
  • North Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 11.4mi / 18.4km away
  • 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]
  • East Rio, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 3.6mi / 5.8km away
  • Population: 252
  • Paradise Valley, AZ
  • City: 4.5mi / 7.2km away
  • Population: 13,833
  • The best areas in Paradise Valley, AZ are Dolphinaris where you can get close to and swim with dolphins. You can visit the Phoenix Mountains Preserve that consists of Piestewa Peak, Camelback Mountain…[read more]
  • Clark Park, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 5.9mi / 9.4km away
  • Population: 510
  • Tally Ho Farms North, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 10.8mi / 17.3km away
  • Population: 490
  • Shalimar, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 7.0mi / 11.2km away
  • Population: 633
  • Fountain Hills, AZ
  • City: 13.4mi / 21.5km away
  • Population: 23,863
  • When I lived in Fountain Hills Az, I was living with my Sister who had a high-paying executive job with a hospital. Fountain Hills is a beautiful place to live and I loved every minute it. Now keep in…[read more]
  • Cyprus Southwest, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 7.2mi / 11.7km away
  • Population: 1,972
  • Daley Park, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 5.9mi / 9.5km away
  • Population: 495
  • Brentwood-Cavalier, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 6.9mi / 11.1km away
  • Population: 492
  • McClintock, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 6.9mi / 11.0km away
  • Population: 1,112
  • Central, Mesa, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 11.0mi / 17.7km away
  • Population: 72,445
  • Riverside, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 4.9mi / 7.9km away
  • Population: 1,763
  • Mesa, AZ
  • City: 7.7mi / 12.4km away
  • 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]
  • Raintree, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 10.4mi / 16.8km away
  • Population: 437
  • Bell De Mar Crossing, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 9.5mi / 15.3km away
  • Population: 463
  • Paradise Valley, Phoenix, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 9.8mi / 15.7km away
  • Population: 178,412
  • Four decades ago me and three other friends, purchased and subdivided a five acre plot; each of us taking an acre and a quarter. It was located on FanFol Drive about a quarter mile from the corner of…[read more]
  • Optimist Park Sw, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 8.8mi / 14.2km away
  • Population: 1,122
  • Ahwatukee Foothills, Phoenix, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 13.7mi / 22.1km away
  • Population: 79,838
  • South Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 0.9mi / 1.5km away
  • Population: 94,134
  • Rural-Geneva, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 6.7mi / 10.9km away
  • Population: 1,078
  • Superstition, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 7.2mi / 11.7km away
  • Population: 338
  • Deer Valley, Phoenix, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 17.6mi / 28.3km away
  • 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]
  • Evergreen, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 7.1mi / 11.5km away
  • Population: 1,223
  • Duskfire II, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 11.3mi / 18.2km away
  • Population: 362
  • Glendale, AZ
  • City: 15.4mi / 24.8km away
  • Population: 239,943
  • I absolutely love Glendale, AZ. The city has such a friendly atmosphere, plus all of the perks of a big city, with a low cost. Moving from The Bay Area in California — Silicon Valley to be exact. I was…[read more]
  • Mission Ridge, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 11.4mi / 18.4km away
  • Population: 195
  • Corona Del Sol, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 11.3mi / 18.2km away
  • Population: 237
  • Optimist Park Nw, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 8.3mi / 13.4km away
  • Population: 1,150
  • Knoell Gardens, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 8.2mi / 13.2km away
  • Population: 284
  • Wood Park, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 8.7mi / 14.0km away
  • Population: 4,260

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.