is located in central Arizona
, just east of Phoenix
, between Carefree and Tempe
. It is ranked as one of the premier golf and resort destinations of the world. With a population of about 227,000 , this city is split up into four main areas:
Downtown or Old Town Scottsdale
- South Scottsdale (McKellips Road north to Thomas Road),
- Old Town (downtown) Scottsdale,
- Central Scottsdale (also known as the Shea Corridor, extending from Camelback Road north to Shea Boulevard) and
- North Scottsdale.
offers a vibrant nightlife, cultural attractions, and extraordinary dining venues. It's a great place to rent a condo if you want to be close to all the action. Scottsdale shopping
is one of the top reasons many visitors choose a vacation rental in this sunny location. If shopping is your sport, then get ready to explore the Scottsdale Fashion Square, legendary for being the Southwest’s largest shopping destination, it features an impressive 225 boutiques, galleries and department stores. A fantastic way to really experience shopping in Scottsdale is to take a ‘Sprees Luxury Shopping tour’
which offers a custom budget tailored tour where you will shop like a star, equipped with your own personal chauffeur and shopping expert to guide you from one boutique to another.
The Shea Corridor
is one of the most highly desired residential areas and includes Gainey Ranch and McCormick Ranch. A large portion of Scottsdale Road in the Shea Corridor has been dubbed the Resort Corridor because of the high number of resorts and gated communities. Many vacation rental homes and villas can be found here within a short distance to some fabulous golf courses among other amenities.
claims the most luxurious stand-alone vacation houses and luxury villas whereas South Scottsdale
offers more affordable apartments for those counting their funds. From low budget to luxury, Owner Direct offers a full variety of vacation rental accommodations and lodging.
Overall there are about 18% more stand-alone vacation homes than condos within the region. Condo rentals are the most economical vacation rental option for a couple or small group and they allow renters the option to share all the amenities of the community whereas if you are traveling with a bigger family or group, a vacation home or villa offers the best bang for your buck as they can sleep everyone comfortably yet still be in a great location close to the attractions, golf and restaurants.
Scottsdale is a fantastic choice for both single, group and family vacations, offering over 330 days of sunshine
each year. It is located in the Salt River Valley, or the "Valley of the Sun" in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert and offers visitors a chance to ultimately relax or take in the desert adventure that awaits.
Peak holiday time is winter/spring (January to April) when the weather and golf courses are at their best although in July-September, it's hardly off-season for locals who love to soak up the sun. The shoulder seasons of May/June and October-December are usually the best times to avoid the crowds at the major attractions.
For golf enthusiasts, it doesn’t get better than Scottsdale. Recently named “America’s Best Place to Live for Golf”
by the Robb Report, there is little wonder as to why Scottsdale is also home to nearly 200 impressive courses. The scenery of the Sonoran Desert set amongst the evening indigo skies will leave many not wanting to leave this golf paradise. A few leaders of the impressive world renowned courses are: The Boulders, Troon North, Legend, Trail, Grayhawk, We-Ko-Pa and TPC Scottsdale, each offering its own unique breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert.
Families and adventure lovers will find lots of activities in Scottsdale, everything from guided hiking, biking and multi sport tours of the gorgeous desert landscape, to horseback riding, river floats and hot air balloon flights
. There are numerous ways to explore Scottsdale’s amazing Sonoran Desert. A trip to MacDonald’s Ranch
will leave your kids with a permanent grin as they experience a horseback and stagecoach ride and saddle up like a real partner.
Another one of the local treasures found in Scottsdale is its flourishing concentration of the arts. With more than 125 galleries and museums
, Scottsdale is a celebration of the arts and has provided an irresistible canvas for artists. Be sure not to miss out on the Scottsdale ArtWalk
, which takes place every Thursday night, whereby galleries will stay open late and welcome the public to special exhibit openings and displays.
Make sure to get some well earned relaxation and visit one of Scottsdale’s renowned spas
, as Scottsdale boasts the highest number of destination spas per capita of any city in the United States.