If you live in Scottsdale, you know why people flock here! If you don’t live here or have never visited, all it takes is one time to see why so many people want to buy Scottsdale real estate. With the beautiful scenic views of mountains, sightings of wildlife, great city life with world class shopping, golf and resorts topped with phenomenal dining, it’s easy to see why Scottsdale is a hot spot for year round living. We also get a lot of people buying second homes to live here during our mild winters or vacation homes for the perfect getaway!
There are many fabulous communities to choose from in the Scottsdale area. Homes can be found in a wide variety of price ranges. Before you start looking for a home, learn more about Scottsdale’s Best Neighborhoods and schools here. If you already have a specific area you are interested in you can view the Scottsdale schools ranked online here.
Learn about Mirabel’s exclusive Golf Community
The Good Life awaits you in Scottsdale. According to Experience Scottsdale, “Scottsdale is known worldwide as a playground for the well-to-do. Real estate investors, doctors, lawyers, heirs and heiresses, California and Canadian transplants, entrepreneurs and second-home purchasers have all gathered in the Scottsdale area. Vacationers and celebrities come here, too. In fact, North Scottsdale is the land of multi-millionaires and lavish homes, where country clubs, golf courses, luxury cars and saltwater swimming pools exist on almost every block.” Of course, we must agree with them. Scottsdale is a wonderful place full of the well-to-do but it is also home to many more average income families. After all, “The Good Life” is different for everyone. Let’s take a look at some of the things that draw people to Scottsdale.
Scottsdale is a golfer’s paradise
With over 200 courses ranging from casual to upscale, there is a Tee Time with your name on it. Click on the Names to see the website for each course
Desert Forest G.C., Carefree 37207 N. MULE TRAIN ROAD (480) 488-4589
Desert Highlands Golf Club 10040 E Happy Valley Rd (480) 419-3745
Estancia Club 27998 N 99th Pl (480) 473-4400
Gold Canyon 6100 S Kings Ranch Rd (800) 827-5281
Grayhawk Golf Club 8620 E Thompson Peak Pkwy (480) 502-1800
Scottsdale National Golf Club 29001 N 122nd St (480) 443-8868
Silverleaf Club 18701 North Silverleaf Drive (480) 515-3200
Southern Dunes Golf Club 48456 AZ-238, Maricopa (480) 367-8949
Talking Stick Golf Club 9998 E Indian Bend Road (480) 860-2221
The Boulders 34631 N Tom Darlington Dr (480) 488-9009
The Mirabel Golf Club 37100 N. Mirabel Club Drive (480) 437-1500
TPC Scottsdale 17020 N Hayden Rd (480) 585-4334
Troon Country Club 25000 N Windy Walk Dr (480) 585-4310
Troon North Golf Club 10320 E Dynamite Blvd (480) 585-5300
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club 18200 E Toh Vee Cir (480) 836-9000
Whisper Rock Golf Club 32000 N Old Bridge Rd (480) 575-8700
One of the best ways to experience a wide variety of cuisine offered in Scottsdale is to attend the annual Culinary Festival in April. This year’s event marks the 40th anniversary and is scheduled for April 14 and 15th. Live entertainment, food, and drinks make this a sure crowd pleaser. Tickets and schedules are available online here. Some of the 2017 Award Winners worth trying are:
- Best in Show Two Brothers Brewing & Wisconsin Cheese Market
- Best Booth Talking Stick Resort
- Judges Choice Asadero Cocina + Cantina
- Burger Battle People’s Choice Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
- Best Cocktail Presentation Weft & Warp Art Bar
- See other award winners here
Luxury Scottsdale Spas
Scottsdale has the most resort spas per capita of any city in the country. Here are the top 5 Spas according to Travel And Leisure:
Well & Being at Willow Stream
Prepare to be awed. The spa at the Scottsdale Princess resort is a massive, beautifully designed tour de force. Select from a customizable menu of massages and body treatments, nutrition assessments, fitness training, salon services and acupuncture. The waterfall “canyon” oasis and rooftop pool will lure you outside, while the sauna and steam rooms, whirlpools, Swiss showers and eucalyptus inhalation rooms will bring you back inside.
You’ll never want to leave this Moroccan-themed complex and its Hammam-style facilities. In between treatments, enjoy the rooftop pool terrace with views of Camelback Mountain, or the quiet whisper lounges, serene areas with comfy daybeds and flickering candles. For a real splurge, try one of the suites, which offer private terraces and outdoor showers.
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Spa
A chic makeover transformed this 1960s “tennis ranch” into a modernist Zen retreat, complete with relaxation lounges that overlook a reflecting pond and meditation garden. Take a yoga or Pilates class in the morning, then book one of the Asian-inspired treatments for the afternoon. The private outdoor suites and mountainside locale make Sanctuary an extraordinary destination.
Waldorf Astoria Spa
The 33,000-square-foot spa at The Boulders resort infuses Native American traditions and the Southwestern desert landscape into its one-of-a-kind experience: treatments with desert salts and sage oils, turquoise clay wraps and meditation sessions in an onsite teepee. Looking for a little adventure with your pampering? Private bouldering, climbing and mountain biking sessions are available.
The Scottsdale Hyatt Regency’s spa seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor relaxation spaces. Glass walls slide away in the separate men’s and women’s lounges, opening onto intimate patios with outdoor showers and hot-and-cold plunge pools. Book a massage in a garden treatment room, then spend the day by the French-Celtic mineral pool and lotus pond.
Scottsdale is truly an outdoor enthusiast dream location. From the communities that are built with walking paths to the mountain trails marked for hikers, this place is set up to keep you moving. You can even take a little cruise through the desert! Scottsdale has a number of diverse activities for you to enjoy outdoors. A great place to start is the City of Scottsdale’s website for Parks here. However, if you are looking for a different experience, try Experience Scottsdale’s Activity Guide.
There is so much to see and do in Scottsdale. Every day can be a new adventure. Let the professionals at Platinum Realty help you find the perfect location to start your new life. We would love to talk to you.