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Recognition and Rankings

Scottsdale has earned a reputation as a world-class community. Here are some of Scottsdale’s latest awards and accolades.

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Travelocity names Scottsdale among “America’s Best Small Cities for Foodies”
Scottsdale has one of the most creative and consistently outstanding array of eateries of any city in the country, big or small, according to Travelocity.
Economic Development wins two Golden Prospector Awards
Scottsdale was honored in two categories.
Time names Scottsdale among top 50 best places to live
Scottsdale ranked #50 in Time’s “Best 50 Places to Live 2016” – the only Arizona city to capture the recognition.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West named best in nation
True West magazine ranks Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West top Western art museum in the country.
Scottsdale Water earns international accolades for exceptional performance
A global partnership of water sector organizations has named Scottsdale Water as a recipient of the inaugural Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program.
YELP Bizzie Awards names Scottsdale top city for outstanding customer service
Yelp’s inaugural Bizzie Awards recognizes the most customer-friendly small businesses and communities in America.
Purchasing earns 18th consecutive national procurement award
Scottsdale’s Purchasing team received the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2016 from the National Procurement Institute.
Forbes ranks Scottsdale among top cities for growth in information economy
The Scottsdale-Phoenix-Mesa area is ranked third in the country for growth in the information economy by Forbes magazine.
Scottsdale selected for What Works Cities initiative
The city of Scottsdale will improve the ways it uses data to make decisions and deliver services thanks to resources and expertise available from an international network of partners.
City named one of the Valley’s healthiest employers for the fifth consecutive year
Scottsdale captured the sixth spot among large employers on the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual list.
Scottsdale ranks among “Best Cities for Summer Jobs”
Our community ranked second among the nation’s 150 largest cities as a best city for finding a summer job.
Scottsdale Water recognized for safety record, individual achievement
Scottsdale Water was awarded with four Awards of Honor by the 2016 AZ Water Association for operating over one year without losing a single workday due to injury.
Travel company names Scottsdale top city for millennials
Travel research website Gogobot named Scottsdale the No. 4 best mid-size city for millennials.
Technology panel selects three Scottsdale programs for national awards
The Public Technology Institute’s 2016 Technology Solutions Awards recognized the city for a trio of projects.
Scottsdale ranks in top 10 for cities that care
Some cities are better at taking care of their neighbors than others. Scottsdale is among the best – ranked No. 10.
Scottsdale ranked No. 1 for an active lifestyle
WalletHub ranks Scottsdale No. 1 in nation for active lifestyle.
City, Conservancy celebrate 25 years of dedication to the preserve
It took an inspired network of citizens to create Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve and a unique public-private partnership to steward its evolution.
Scottsdale a top spot to ring in the new year
The personal finance social network WalletHub.com ranks Scottsdale No. 5 in the nation among the best cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
City ranks in top 10 to found a startup outside Silicon Valley and New York
DataFox Digest has recognized Scottsdale as a top 10 city for creating a thriving startup ecosystem.
Scottsdale ranks as one of best places to retire
Scottsdale captured the 10th spot in Livability.com's list of the “Top Ten Best Places to Retire.”
Scottsdale Water recognized as global leader in recycled water use
Scottsdale Water Campus featured among the world’s most innovative water purification projects.
Scottsdale Water honored for management excellence
Scottsdale’s Water Department has earned national recognition for planning, innovation and community support.
Scottsdale Stadium and TPC Scottsdale among New Times’ “Best of Arizona”
Two city sports facilities were named “Best of Arizona” in the New Times publication’s annual reader survey.
Police dispatchers honored for quick thinking, diffusing dangerous situation
It's a nightmare scenario. Burglars break into a home and begin destroying things. A young boy is alone, hides in a closet and calls 911.
Scottsdale among top places to retire
According to financial website WalletHub.com, Scottsdale is the second best place in the country to retire.
City, Conservancy honored for work with preserve
American Society of Landscape Architects will honor Scottsdale and McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Nov. 9.
Scottsdale a top spot for 'staycations'
If you're looking for a little rest and relaxation without much travel, Scottsdale is the best option in Arizona and one of the best in the U.S.