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 achieved by the 101 Loop Freeway. The 101 Loop is exactly what it sounds like; a loop that surrounds the valley.
The South Scottsdale area nicknamed SoSco, just like SoHo in New York, is an average American town with all the benefits of a metropolitan area close by. I have lived in SoSco for 10 years and I absolutely love it. There are open spaces, well maintained local neighborhoods, shopping and wonderful education possibilities all within a ten minute drive. The area itself has gone through a rebirth of sorts since the huge Los Arcos Mall and the Motor Mile have disappeared. But this did not defeat of southern neighbors of Scottsdale. Arizona State University has recently opened a research center called SkySong; this is an extension of the ASU Campus. It has brought a collaboration of the university, local businesses and global corporations to South Scottsdale. Business and growth are booming in SoSco.
A big part of southern Scottsdale is the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. In 1998 they open the first casino in Arizona; Casino Arizona. With the passage of Bill 202 the casinos on the Indian Reservations can now provide a Las Vegas style gambling to Arizona. They have built another casino, hotel, luxury spa and golf course just ten miles away from the original casino. The city is known as a premier destination for golf year round and we have over 200 golf courses in the area. Thanks to the Indian Community the educational opportunities are endless. Arizona State University, charter schools, private school and public schools are available.
Some of the other opportunities that are here for you are Frank Lloyd Wrights Taliesin West an amazing place to visit and tour through. Mayo Clinic is also located in southeastern Scottsdale and is nationally recognized destination for medical care worldwide.
Scottsdale was proclaimed "The Most Livable City" in the United States Conference of Mayors in 1993. I believe that holds true today as it did back then; the only difference is that we have the ease of access to everywhere now.