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About Scottsdale

Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east.

Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out our latest awards and accolades.

Scottsdale’s vibrant downtown is considered the finest urban center in Arizona. It is home to more than 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and more than 80 art galleries.  Visit DowntownScottsdale.com

Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, in the city’s northern reaches, is the largest urban wilderness area in the United States and features more than 60 miles of trails through diverse and scenic desert terrain. Learn more.


Scottsdale Facts


  • County: Maricopa
  • Incorporated: 1951
  • Slogan: "The West's Most Western Town"
  • Official Food: Chili, by 1994 Mayoral proclamation
  • Population: 217,965 (Sixth largest city in Arizona)
  • Size: 184.2 square miles, stretching 31 miles from north to south
  • Elevation: from 1,277 feet to 4,789 feet above sea level.
  • Average sunny days: 314
  • Average rainfall:  7.66 inches.

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