Officially incorporated in 1951, Scottsdale is now the 2nd largest city in area, and 5th largest in population in Arizona.


With 8.9 million visitors annually (2017), tourism is a major industry in Scottsdale .  With an average of 330 days of sunshine a year, over 50 hotel  and resorts ( with over 14,000 rooms) , and unbelievable shopping, golf (51 courses in Scottsdale and over 200 in the surrounding area) and dining, who wouldn’t want to visit?!



Many companies also have their headquarters here, including:


·        Allied Waste Industries (Fortune 500)
·        Cold Stone Creamery
·        The Dial Corporation
·        Discount Tire Company
·        Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
·        Go Daddy Group, Inc
·        P.F. Chang's China Bistro
·        Axon
·        Service Groups of America
·        Smith and Wesson Holding Corporation

Other major employers include:
Honor Health, General Dynamics, CVS Health, the Vanguard Group, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale Insurance Company, McKesson, and International Cruise and Excursion 

Scottsdale is internationally regarded as one of the most expensive and posh areas in the United States and a premiere tourist destination, while maintaining its own identity as "The West's Most Western Town."  Acclaim for Scottsdale has included:

“Top 10 Cities for Best Nightlife” – The Travel Channel
“Ideal Destination for Relaxation” – Sunset Magazine
America ’s Best Placeto Live for Golf” – The Robb Report
“Most Livable City” in the US – United States Conference of Mayors
“The Beverly Hills of the Desert” – New York Times
“One of the most luxurious destinations in the nation” – The Travel Channel
"Best Places to Live - 2006" - CNN Money Magazine

Since Scottsdale spans some 31 miles north to south, we will break the city into 4 geographical areas:

1) South Scottsdale – McKellips Road to Osborn;

2) Old Town/Downtown – Osborn Rd to Chaparral;

3) Central Scottsdale – Chaparral to Bell Rd;

4) North Scottsdale – Bell Rd. and north

Please visit each page to learn more about that distinctive section of Scottsdale, and find out which area best suits your lifestyle!


Adam Tarr PC

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