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About ScottsdaleLocated 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 ScottsdaleDowntown.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.
- 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.
- Annual report to our citizens (Fiscal Year 2011/12) (pdf/2Mb/4pp)
- Scottsdale Overview (pdf/5.25Mb/26pp)
- City Leadership (pdf/619kb/4pp)
- Community Profile (pdf/771kb/4pp)
- Demographics (pdf/635kb/4pp)
- Visitor Statistics
- Scottsdale's History and Slideshow
- Scottsdale Council History
- Community Calendar
- Mayor and City Council
- City Manager
- Scottsdale pools, parks and community centers
- Demographic and economic reports
- Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce
- North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce
- Scottsdale Sister Cities
- Scottsdale U.S. Census Quick Facts