If you’re like many people eyeing great places to retire, Scottsdale is probably on your radar – and we’ll be the first to tell you that it’s a great idea. Scottsdale is home to all the amenities you need… and then some. This city has everything retirees could want, including some fabulous 55+ communities designed for active adults.
Why Retire in Scottsdale?
In addition to our fabulous temperatures (say goodbye to winter for good!), Scottsdale is a wonderful place to retire. We’re close to all the major cities:
- 13 miles from Phoenix
- 6 miles from Tempe
- 12 miles from Mesa
- 18 miles from Gilbert
- 18 miles from Chandler
- 17 miles from Glendale
We’re not even far from Tucson; it’s 114 miles away via I-10, which you can typically travel in under two hours. (That short distance comes in handy when you’re traveling for golf tournaments or heading up Mount Lemmon to get a break from the summer heat.) And we’re only 153 miles from Flagstaff via I-17, 236 miles from the Grand Canyon (also on I-17, which you take through Flagstaff and over Route 66), and 364 miles from San Diego on I-8 if you’re looking for a great home-base for weekend seaside getaways.
Dining in Scottsdale
Scottsdale is home to a bevy of fine dining establishments. Whether you’re looking for a five-star experience with gourmet cuisine or something fast and fresh, there’s a restaurant for you in this city. From breweries to steakhouses, you’ll find your favorite close to home.
- The 5 best steakhouses in Scottsdale
- 5 great locally owned restaurants to try in Scottsdale
- 6 wineries and tasting rooms to explore in Scottsdale
- The 7 best breweries in Scottsdale
- 5 amazing weekend breakfast spots in Scottsdale
Shopping in Scottsdale
Upscale shopping, thrift shopping, and everything in-between – that’s what you’ll find in Scottsdale. From the elegant Scottsdale Fashion Square, Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter to strip malls with locally owned shops, big-name box stores and so much more, everything you need will be a short drive from your new home in Scottsdale.
Related: 12 things to do in North Scottsdale to fit your luxury lifestyle
Outdoor Recreation in and Near Scottsdale
Outdoor recreation is where it’s at in Scottsdale. Some of Arizona’s finest hikes, most spectacular views and unbelievably gorgeous scenery is located in and near the city. Check out:
- The insider’s guide to visiting Taliesin West during summer
- The 7 most unique things to do in Scottsdale
- The 7 best hikes in Scottsdale
- The 5 best fall picnic spots in Scottsdale
- 9 must-see Scottsdale-area attractions
- 5 things you never knew about Camelback Mountain
- List of dog parks in Scottsdale
Golf in Scottsdale
You’ll find dozens of expertly designed golf courses all over Scottsdale – and many are part of country clubs and golf clubs with neighborhoods attached. Whether you want to find your dream home at Scottsdale Country Club or search for homes that are equidistant from all your favorites, there’s a place for you in this city.
Hospitals in Scottsdale
Scottsdale has exceptional medical facilities, including HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center.
Are You Buying or Selling a Home in Scottsdale?
If you’re selling a luxury home in Scottsdale, we can help. You can use our home value calculator to get a ballpark idea on what your home may be worth – and you can call us at 480-351-5359 to talk to a REALTOR® about how we can market your home to all the right buyers.
If you’re also looking for a new home, we’ll be happy to show you the homes that interest you most. While you’re here, explore all our Scottsdale real estate listings or look in specific communities:
- Ancala homes for sale
- Boulders homes for sale
- Cactus Corridor homes for sale
- Scottsdale Country Club homes for sale
- Scottsdale Ranch homes for sale
- Old Town Scottsdale homes for sale
- Paradise Valley homes for sale
REALTOR® | Founder
The Matheson Team
RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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