The extraordinary City of Scottsdale, Arizona is in Maricopa County. It was named after U.S. Army Chaplain Winfield Scott who purchased property in 1888 to farm. In 1894 the area was designated Scottsdale. The population grew as an agricultural community with the building of the Roosevelt Dam and Granite Reef Dam. The city leaders began an effort in the 1940s to make Scottsdale a tourist draw by linking the area to the Old West. As the tourism grew, new resorts were being built. The city incorporated in 1951 and today has an approximate population of 246,645 residents.
There are many amazing things to see in Scottsdale. Taliesin West, the winter home, and studio of architect Frank Lloyd Wright is one. Guided tours are available, and as you go through the building, you will see clear examples of the designs he made famous. Outdoor lovers will enjoy the many trails at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Whether you need the easy trails or want to try the hard-core path, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery around you as you make a loop through the preserve. The Scottsdale’s Museum of the West has exhibitions of artwork and artifacts on the history, art, and stories of the 19 states that made up the American West. Located in a 43,000-square-foot building, there are video kiosks, sculptures, a museum store, and outdoor courtyard. You will find many nearby attractions, including Old Town Scottsdale, art galleries, and restaurants. Baseball lovers need to visit Scottsdale Stadium, where the San Francisco Giants hold their Spring training.
As a large city, Scottsdale has many neighborhoods and suburbs, and the diverse real estate gives everyone a chance to discover their style. Whether you are looking for a first home in an older ranch style, or are looking for a Scottsdale luxury estate, you can find something that fits your need. Scottsdale has a lot of amenities, and a great variety of eateries as well as recreational opportunities. With all it has to offer, Scottsdale still maintains more of a smaller town feeling, while enjoying all the local opportunities and those of Phoenix and Tempe, which makes it a must consider location for home buyers searching in the Scottsdale area. If you would like more information regarding homes for sale in Scottsdale, Arizona, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.
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