Scottsdale is one of the most beautiful suburbs in Arizona, and it’s a great spot to settle down in if you plan to make the Grand Canyon State your home. Locals refer to Scottsdale as “The West’s Most Western Town” even though their city is northeast of the Phoenix metro area. With plenty of open space, sunny desert landscapes, and a booming economy, Scottsdale retains much of its western spirit from its 1894 founding, though most residents now drive luxury cars and play golf rather than ride horses for work or wrangle cattle.
Home to over 230,000 people, Scottsdale has earned its reputation for low crime, excellent schools, and comfortable resort lifestyles. Though wedged between the Phoenix urban sprawl, the Salt River Native American Reservation, and the Tonto National Forest, the city still has plenty of room for newcomers.
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