Located just northeast of the booming Phoenix area, Scottsdale offers all of the modern amenities that Arizona boomers are looking for in an environment that is a bit more relaxed than what you might find in the bigger city.
With that said, Scottsdale still offers its residents access to a wide range of experiences from the magic of the great outdoors to the creature comforts that we have all become accustomed to in modern society. That makes this exciting city one of the perfect hybrid destinations for boomers who are looking for a little bit of everything.
Originally inhabited by the Hohokam tribe of Native Americans, modern Scottsdale got its start when Winfield Scott fell in love with the area back in the 1880s. After purchasing a stretch of 640 acres, he and his brother became the very first residents of downtown Scottsdale … hence the name.
The city has experienced consistent growth throughout most of its history, but events like the construction of the Granite Reef and the Roosevelt Dam spiked the population in the early 1900s. That growth continued throughout much of the 20th century and then it exploded as the year 2000 approached.
Like most of our Arizona destinations, the popular lifestyle options in Scottsdale all around exploring the great outdoors surrounding this desert community. Hiking, golfing, kayaking, and ATV riding are all extremely popular ways to spend the day enjoying the warm and dry climate here in the Grand Canyon State.
In addition to local tours and making your own outdoor adventures, other popular lifestyle attractions in Scottsdale include the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, and the stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright that you will find at Taliesin West.
With a location just minutes from downtown Phoenix, there are a virtually endless number of options to explore within a few miles of Scottsdale.
One of the most interesting local options is Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. Here, you will find a fascinating collection of cowboy art that truly speaks to the history of the region.
Scottsdale is also home to the Penske Racing Museum and the Fiesta Bowl Museum, as well as numerous art galleries and theaters. So if culture is what you are looking for, this city will not disappoint.
When it comes to shopping, Scottsdale offers plenty of excellent options to choose from.
Scottsdale Quarter is one of the most enjoyable places to spend the day shopping in the city, but there are also tons of great stores to be found at Scottsdale Fashion Square, The Promenade, and Kierland Commons.
In addition to the local shopping options, Scottsdale residents also have the benefit of living close to the amazing number of shopping destinations in nearby Phoenix.
Casual cafes serving gastropub-style American cuisine are at the top of the list of dining options in Scottsdale, and two of the best places to start are Salty Sow and The Living Room.
Whether you’re chowing down on Duck Fat Fries at Salty Sow or ordering the Prime Rib Sliders at The Living Room, you’re always guaranteed to find an excellent meal paired with a fabulous glass of wine or beer at either restaurant.
Another fun option that is known for delicious food is Bodega 13, which specializes in modern European small plates. The Seafood Paellas is one of the most popular dishes here, but don’t overlook the Pork Schnitzel or the Hummus Sampler!
Scottsdale Area Communities
As the only new golf resort community proposed to be built in this sought-after area of the Valley in several years, Trilogy® at Verde River is destined to become one of the finest examples of Shea Homes’ master planned resort communities.
Located directly east of North Scottsdale, Trilogy® at Verde River is within easy reach of some of Arizona’s most popular shopping, sports, and tourist destinations, as well as its spectacular natural landmarks, and less than an hour from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Trilogy® at Verde River will combine thoughtfully designed floorplans with quality construction, energy-saving innovations, and architectural inspiration.
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Because of the dramatic growth that the entire state of Arizona has seen over the past few decades, Scottsdale has become the perfect combination of outdoor lifestyle and the comforts of modern living. Where else in the world can you follow up a wild kayak adventure with a trip to the mall and a fabulous casual dining experience?