Area: Scottsdale is just east of Phoenix, covering 184.2 square miles in Maricopa County. Scottsdale is long and narrow, with a north to south distance of 31 miles.
Population: 226,918 (US Census 2013)
Median Age: 45.4 years
Zip Codes: 85250,85251, 85255, 85256, 85257, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85262, 85264, 85266.
Elevation: 1,277 feet – 4,789 feet above sea level
Rainfall: on average, 7.66 inches per year. Over 314 days each year are sunny!
Record High Temperature: 122 degrees (1990)
“Scottsdale has been the leader in bringing people to the desert for 50 years.” – Michael McCall
|Distances from Scottsdale to:|
|Los Angeles||393 miles|
|New York||3411 miles|
|San Francisco||791 miles|
|Washington DC||2278 miles|
|January||64.8 degrees F||37.6 degrees F|
|July||104.8 degrees F||77.5 degrees F|
Schools: The Scottsdale Unified School District has more schools ranked ‘Excelling’ (the state’s top rank) than any other district in Arizona.
Scottsdale is the Corporate Headquarters for many well-known companies including:
Cold Stone Creamery
The San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies make Scottsdale their Spring Training home. Other teams, like the Dodgers, White Sox’s, Indians, Reds, Cubs, Brewers, Mariners, Padres, Oakland A’s, Royals, Rangers, and Angels make other areas of Arizona their Spring Training destinations.
“The Scottsdale Arts Festival has long been recognized for the high caliber of its participating artists and for its beautiful outdoor setting.” – Janice Bartczak
Top Hotels (according to Trip Advisor):
– The Phoenician
– Gainey Suites
– Four Seasons Resort at Troon North
– Westin Kierland Villas
– Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
– Cave Creek Outfitters horseback riding and stables (#1 attraction on TripAdvisor)
– McDowell Mountain Preserve
– Butterfly Wonderland
– Scottsdale Fashion Square
– Kierland Commons/Scottsdale Quarter
– Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
– Scottsdale Center for the Arts
– Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
– Phoenix Art Museum
– Old Scottsdale
– Golf Courses
– Rawhide Wild West Town
– Casino Arizona
– Westworld (equestrian center and special events amphitheater)
– Barrett-Jackson auto show
– Montezuma’s Castle National Monument
– That’s Amore Gelato (#1 restaurant on TripAdvisor)
– Eddie V’s Prime Steakhouse
– Cafe Monarch
– The Herb Box
– The Local|bistro
– Butterfield’s Pancake House
– Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
– Cafe Nordstrom
– Scottsdale has been a finalist twice for the National Civil League’s “All-America City Award”.
– In 1993, the United States Conference of Mayors voted Scottsdale the “Most livable city in the United States”.
– Before 1884, Scottsdale was known as Orangedale.
– The Scottsdale area is home to 51 golf courses.
– Scottsdale attracts (on average) 8.9 million visitors a year.
– Scottsdale does not observe daylight saving time. We don’t “spring forward” or “fall back”.
– Scottsdale’s ironwood tree can live up to 800 years.
– Hummingbirds, which love desert flowers, eat 2-3x their body weight each day.
– Scottsdale lies in the Sonoran Desert, which occupies 120,000 square miles. England could fit into the Sonoran Desert twice.
– The Hollywood movies Raising Arizona, Wayne’s World and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure were filmed here. Old Western Classics filmed here include the 1930 production Stagecoach (John Wayne), the 1950 version of War of the Worlds and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 Psycho (the scene where Janet Leigh’s character steals money from her boss).
– Scottsdale’s largest private employer is Scottsdale Healthcare.
– Chili is Scottsdale’s official food.
– Scottsdale is consistently ranked in the U.S. top ten Luxury Home Sales Market.
– All the fire engines in Scottsdale are a chartreuse color, a stark contrast to the standard red trucks you’ll see in the rest of the U.S.
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