Scottsdale Information – things you need to know
Scottsdale is without a doubt one of the most well known destinations and best kept secret at the same time. That may sound like an oxymoron, but it is true. Since Scottsdale is thought of as the trendy, cool, hip place to be in the Phoenix metro area many tourists don’t really experience this western town to its full potential.
Since this website is promoting our South Scottsdale vacation rental, a lot of the area info will focus on Old Town and places around the home.
Scottsdale is most commonly referred to “The Most Livable City” and “The West’s Most Western Town”. Both names are fitting since it is one of the fastest growing cities in the country over the last decade and it wasn’t much longer than that where you would see cowboys riding up on horseback in Old Town. South Scottsdale is where all the character of the city lives and offers views of Camelback Mountain almost anywhere you are in the city.
Scottsdale is considered by many one of the most desirable places to live for a variety reasons, but weather being number 1. This city bolsters over 300 sunny days a year and is home to some of the best shopping, eating and nightlife. What makes Scottsdale so incredibly desirable is that there is never a reason to be bored.
Some of our favorite South Scottsdale (close to the house) are listed below.
This park is literally a 3 minute walk from the door of the home and offers a variety of things to do.The 60-acre park and community center offers multiple run and bike paths, softball fields, compete on basketball or sand-volleyball courts, or fish in the lakes. The park also is home to Wedge Skate Park, a swimming pool, ramadas and an amphitheater. Click Here for a Park Map
Scottsdale Green Belt Bike Path
Just like Eldorado Park, you are a short walk to picking up the Green Belt Bike path. The path extends 22 miles from the North end of Scottsdale all the way to to the south ending up at Tempe Town Lake. Our neighboorhood sits right off the path. If you want to explore Scottsdale or check out Arizona State University, this is an ideal location to explore.
Hiking trails are relatively easy and great for families with young children. Hike to the Hole-In-The-Rock for views of Downtown Phoenix, or catch fish at the Lagoon. Make a day-trip and visit the nearby Phoenix Zoo or Desert Botanical Garden for an educational and fun family experience.
Explore downtown Scottsdale’s colorful districts filled with shops, galleries, museums and restaurants. This 45-minute loop provides access to all of hot spots in downtown Scottsdale and is less than a 5 minute walk to catch it from our house.
Historic Old Town
Downtown Scottsdale is the ultimate destination for visitors and residents alike to enjoy art galleries, specialty retail, dining venues that range from casual to upscale, southwestern cultural attractions and an extraordinary nightlife.