Scottsdale is located east of downtown Phoenix. It is the center of so much in Arizona! - There MOST culture, BEST dining, and the superlative EVERYTHING you might expect from one of the state's most affluent areas. Tempe and Mesa are to the south of Scottsdale, separated by the amazing Salt River. The Salt River Indian Community is confined to the city's eastern border.Many Scottsdale residents use the Loop 101 to get around the Valley of the Sun.
The Loop 101 travels north and south before changing direction from east to west. Loop 202 runs along the south of Scottsdale. Gorgeous desert views, warm weather, and resort/spa style living are just some of the reasons people are elevated to the city of Scottsdale.There is also the handy Scottsdale Airport for jet setters who have the means to carter and the need to do so.
Climate.The climate is typical of the southwest. There is a mild winter that is balanced by a long hot, dry summer. Many have claimed that the dry, hot summer conditions have helped to relive many of their allergy symptoms.Summer days are clear and spectacular and the temperatures are truly remarkable.
Spring and autumn are mild transitions into the other seasons. There is a brief monsoon season that is truly extraordinary.Scottsdale History.Many date the city to 1888.
In that year Army Chaplin Winfield Scott arrived and began irrigating the land to support a small farming community.Olive trees planted by Scott, himself can still be seen today in downtown Scottsdale. The trees are located along the center of Second Street and down Civic Center Boulevard south down to Osborn.These trees were planted to indicate the border of his original 40 acre orange grove.Then in 1894 and eastern banker bought up the land, subdivided it and then cleverly marketed it under the name Scottsdale.
And folks bought it!.After World War II, the area grew into a small artist's enclave. You can still se remnants of the days when the area was alive with creativity in the dusty relics lining roads and populating pawn shop shelf space. If you're lucky you may see a street musician leaving the area to go to work.
It is a place for wealthy living and all the artists there now have bank accounts.Scottsdale Entertainment.Scottsdale's motto of "The West's most Western town" is evident when you walk its downtown shops.
Shops with open doors and wide sidewalks give the welcoming feeling of the old west. And if you are of merely ordinary means you may feel as though some merchants are engaging in a little rustling!.But remember, you are in Scottsdale and there is a highly selective group of folks who can, and do, purchase here with truly remarkable frequency.Scottsdale is home to more than half of the Valley of the Sun's premier resorts. Fine art galleries, cultural facilities, unique shopping centers, upbeat nightlife, and well known restaurants are all part of the Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Fashion Square is THE fashion stop in Phoenix- and this entire state, for that matter.There is so much to do in Scottsdale! A wide range of community and cultural facilities, include art galleries, libraries, theaters, and museums are found in Scottsdale. Westworld is a major equestrian development that offers numerous events throughout the year.
Events ranging from Barrett-Jackson Car Auction to the Arabian Horse Show are located at Westworld. Scottsdale Center for the Arts has room for theater seating, exhibit halls, and a cinema. Scottsdale residents have many choices when it comes to entertainment.There are four main sections of downtown Scottsdale:.? The Historic Old Town Scottsdale is the original town site with a mix of historic locations and shops, boutiques, and restaurants.? Main Street Arts and Antiques District is a smaller section with fine restaurants, specialty shops, and art/antiques.
? Marshall Way Arts District is known for its Art Walks, diversity of media, and many local/national/internationally recognized artist galleries.? The Fifth Avenue Shops is a combination of boutiques, Native American arts and crafts, and restaurants. It is an area that Scottsdale residents enjoy spending time shopping and browsing.Scottsdale Outdoor Recreation.
Scottsdale-golf; golf-Scottsdale.Easy equation.On the professional level there is the Scottsdale Open which is among the must-play tournaments for all the world's top ranked players.
Look at the leader board to follow your favorite player.Golf is also popular at the club level and Scottsdale has over 40 expertly planned and maintained courses to choose from. Finding a course is easy.
However, deciding which golf course to play first is one decision that many Scottsdale residents spend time planning.Indian Bend Wash is a centerpiece for Scottsdale. The wash stretches north and south for several miles through most of the south central part of Scottsdale. It creates a green ribbon of grass. Along Indian Bend Wash, there are several parks, bike paths, fishing lakes, and recreational complexes.
This area is a popular spot all year round for visitors and residents alike..R. Steven Thomas Yacono is a legal scholar, educator and writer who has traveled extensively over the course past decade.
From Beijing to Barstow and Xiamen to Sedona, his journeys have provided a wealth of experiences about fascinating people and places to share with interested readers. You can find out more about Arizona at http://www.arizonan.com; and to plan your next trip visit http://www.on-holiday.
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