Scottsdale areaScottsdale Arizona

The town of Scottsdale is known by those who visit and live there as a jewel of the desert. It is home to many Five-Star and Five-Diamond restaurants and resorts. World-famous art galleries sprinkle the downtown area. All of these amenities make Scottsdale a popular affluent Phoenix suburb to call home.

To learn more about this beautiful Southwestern community, contact the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau at 7343 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.


Scottsdale Arizona

Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Location:
Scottsdale is in Central Arizona. It is in Maricopa County. The town is located adjacent to Phoenix on the east side. Scottsdale covers 184 square miles and stretches 32 miles north to south.

Overview:
Scottsdale is a beautiful town to take in art, good cuisine, and history. It is a growing town that began as a farming town. Today Scottsdale’s population is 196,310. The town sits at an elevation of 1,259 feet. The climate is moderate. The summer high temperatures around 103 degrees and winter lows around 40 degrees. The town does receive rainfall, approximately 7 inches a year. Scottsdale has many popular planned communities such as McCormick Ranch, Gainey Ranch, Troon, McDowell Mountain Ranch, and Grayhawk Desert Mountain. These communities offer so much to their residents. Golf courses, shopping, schools, and recreational facilities are just some of the benefits you will find in a planned community. Scottsdale is also famous for its nationally recognized resorts and hotels. There are so many attractions in town that will interest a variety of visitors.

History:
In 800 A.D., nearly 1,200 years ago the Hohokam people lived in what is now Scottsdale. The Hohokams farmed the land and built canals to carry water to their crops. After many years had passed, in 1888 an army chaplain named Winfield Scott came to the area to look at real estate. He decided to buy a piece of land. The land he purchased stretched from, what is today Haden Road to Scottsdale Road and then Chaparral to Indian School. The land purchase was made through the Desert Land Act, which required the owner to irrigate the land within three years of holding the land.
Winfield convinced his brother George Scott to come out and help him with the task of irrigating. Then in 1893, Winfield Scott retired from the army and moved onto his land. It wasn’t until 1894 when Albert Utley bought land south of Winfield and asked him to take care of the land he had subdivided that the name of the town became Scottsdale.
The first school in Scottsdale opened in 1910 with 16 students. Scottsdale received its first post office in 1910. The individuals that first moved to town did not want trouble and soon voted for prohibition. Scottsdale also had farmed. Residents grew citrus, peanuts, and cotton.
The town became an artist haven after World War II. Artists came to the area because they fit in with the other townspeople. It wasn’t until 1920 when electricity first arrived that the town began to bloom. Scottsdale has continued to grow because of its hospitality and its Southwest flavor.

Community Features:
There are many attractions in Scottsdale. You will spend some time taking them all in. Cosanti is a terrific spot to learn about the renowned architecture of Paulo Soleri. You will see his work and have the opportunity to purchase his famous wind bells. Taliesin West is another place to see some outstanding architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Here you will see his studio. If you would like to take a step back into the past, then Rawhide is the place to go. Rawhide is a recreated old west town in the middle of Scottsdale. You will see what life was like in a small Arizonan town during the old west.
You will find that Scottsdale is a great place to start out when heading to an outdoor activity. Water fun is definitely one of the most popular outdoor activities, especially since the area has so many sunny days during the year. Visitors head for Bartlett Lake, Roosevelt Lake, or the Salt River. Both lakes offer lots of choices from water skiing to boating. The Salt River gives its visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty and the cool water by tubing down the river.

Events:
Fiesta Bowl Scottsdale Artwalk January
350-0909
Annual Parada Del Sol Parade and Rodeo
990-3179
Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction
273-0791
Phoenix Open Golf Tournament
8704431
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show February
515-1500
San Francisco Giants Baseball Spring Training March
994-2586
The Franklin Templeton Tennis Tournament
922-0222
Scottsdale Arts Festival
994-2787
The Tradition at Desert Mountain Senior PGA Tournament
595-4070
Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival April
994-2787
Arizona Open June
443-9002
Summer Spectacular Art Walk July
990-3939
Annual Dixieland Jazz Festival November
946-4312
Mitsubishi Motors Invitational Pro-AM LPGA
488-7434
Art Fest
968-5353
Circus Flora December
994-2787
McCormick Stillman Railroad Park Holiday
312-2312

Government:
The city of Scottsdale prides itself in being able to meet the needs of its residents. The following is a list of agencies and services that are available.

Voting in Scottsdale Scottsdale City Clerk 602-312-2412
Jury Duty recording 602-506-8000

Scottsdale Constable 602-945-4094
Justice of the Peace 602-947-7569
Marriage license Clerk of the Superior Court 602-506-3360
Traffic Court County Sheriff or DPS 602-947-7569
Bankruptcy U.S. Bankruptcy Court 602-640-5800
U.S. District Court/District of Arizona 602-514-7100
U.S. Marshall 602-379-3621
FBI Local Office 602-279-5511

Non-emergency Maricopa County Sheriff 602-256-1011
Non-emergency Arizona Highway Patrol 602-223-2000
Street Maintenance 602-312-5620

Flood Emergency 602-312-2323
Waterline Leaks/Repairs 602-312-5650

Animal Bites County – 24 hours 602-506-7387
Snake Removal 602-945-6311
Dead Animal Pick-up City 602-312-5600
Stray Dogs County 602-506-7387

Child Protective Services 1-888-767-2445
Crisis Intervention 602-312-5055
Chrysalis (domestic abuse) Center 602-955-9059
Poison Control 602-253-3334

Schools:
Scottsdale students feed into two school districts, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley Unified School Districts. Note: Not all of the schools listed are located in Scottsdale exclusively. You will have to check the address or call to find out specifically which town the school lies in.

Scottsdale Unified School District is located at 3811 North 44th Street in Phoenix, 602-952-6100. The Scottsdale District has 19 elementary schools, six middle schools and five high schools. There are approximately 26,00 students that attend the district. The following is a list of schools in the district, including location and phone number.

Elementary
Anasazi 12121 North 124th Street 602-314-3600
Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center 4330 North 62nd Street 602-423-3760
Aztec 13636 North 100th Street 602-451-5080
Cherokee 8801 North 56th Street 602-443-7820
Cheyenne 11130 East Cholla Street 602-451-5020
Cochise 9405 North 84th Street 602-443-7830
Desert Canyon 10203 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd. 602-473-0400
Hohokam 8451 East Oak Street 602-423-3240
Hopi 5110 East Lafayette Boulevard 602-852-2940
Kiva 6911 East McDonald Drive 602-443-7840
Laguna 10475 East Lakeview Drive 602-451-5010
Navajo 4525 North Granite Reef Road 602-423-3220
Pima 8330 East Osborn Road 602-423-3230
Pueblo 6320 North 82nd Street 602-443-7850
Sequoya 11808 North 64th Street 602-443-7860
Tavan 4610 East Osborn Road 602-852-2920
Tonalea 6801 East Oak Street 602-423-3270
Yavapai 701 North Miller Road 602-423-3250
Zuni 9181 East Redfield Road 602-451-5040

Middle
Cocopah 6615 East Cholla Street 602-443-7800
Desert Canyon 10203 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd. 602-473-0400
Ingleside 5402 East Osborn Road 602-852-2900
Mohave 5520 North 86th Street 602-423-3700
Mountainside 11256 North 128th Street 602-451-3400
Supai 6720 East Continental 602-423-3720

High
Arcadia 4703 East Indian School Road 602-952-6300
Chaparral 6935 East Gold Dust Avenue 602-443-7000
Coronado 2501 North 74th Street 602-990-4300
Desert Mountain 12575 East Via Linda 602-661-4400
Saguaro 6250 North 82nd Street 602-443-7100

Paradise Valley School District is located at 15002 North 32nd Street, Phoenix 602-867-5100. The Scottsdale District has 27 elementary schools, six middle schools, and five high schools. The following is a list of schools in the district, including location and phone number.
Aire Libre 16428 North 21st Street 602-493-6040
Arrowhead 3820 East Nisbet Road 602-493-6050
Boulder Creek 22801 North 22nd Street 602-493-6380
Cactus View 17602 North Central Avenue 602-493-6280
Campo Bello 2650 North Contention Mine Road 602-493-6060
Copper Canyon 17650 North 54th Street 602-403-6310
Desert Cove 11020 North 54th Street 602-493-6070
Desert Springs 6010 East Acoma Drive 602-493-6090
Desert Trails 4315 East Cashman Drive 602-493-6390
Eagle Ridge 19801 North 13th Street 602-493-6100
Echo Mountain 1811 East Michigan Avenue 602-493-6110
Foothills 17835 North 44th Street 602-493-6120
Gold Dust 3602 East Cholla Street 602-493-6130
Grayhawk 7525 East Greyhawk Drive 602-493-6420
Hidden Hills 1919 East Sharon Drive 602-493-6270
Indian Bend 3633 East Thunderbird Road 602-493-6140
Larkspur 2430 East Larkspur Drive 602-493-6150
Liberty 5020 East Acoma Drive 602-493-6160
Mercury Mine 9640 North 28th Street 602-493-6170
North Ranch 16406 North 61st Place 602-493-6180
Palomino 15833 North 29th Street 602-493-6190
Quail Run 3303 East Utopia Road 602-493-6240
Sandpiper 6724 East Hearn Road 602-493-6210
Sonoran Sky 12990 North 75th Street 602-493-6340
Village Vista 4215 East Andora Drive 602-493-6230
Whispering Wind 15844 North 43rd Street 602-4936360

Middle Schools:
Desert Shadows 5858 East Sweetwater Avenue 602-493-6000
Explorer 22401 North 40th Street 602-493-6400
Greenway 3002 East Nisbet Road 602-493-6300
Shea 2728 East Shea Boulevard 602-493-6020
Sunrise 4960 East Acoma Drive 602-493-6030
Vista Verde 2826 East Grovers Avenue 602-493-6013

High Schools:
Horizon 5601 East Greenway Road 602-9534104
North Canyon 1700 East Union Hills Drive 602-780-4200
Paradise Valley 3950 East Bell Road 602-867-5505
Polaris 3950 East Bell Road 602-867-5580
Shadow Mountain 2902 East Shea Boulevard 602-867-5326

Scottsdale also has a community college, along with several colleges and schools that have satellite campuses in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale Community College is located at 9000 East Chaparral Road, Scottsdale 602-423-6000. You can find out about admissions by calling 602-423-6100.

University of Phoenix – Scottsdale Campus is located at 7001 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 1010, Scottsdale 602-922-8228

Ottawa University – Scottsdale Campus is at 13402 North Scottsdale Road, #B170, Scottsdale 602-998-2297.

Scottsdale Artists School is at 3720 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, 602-990-1422.

The Scottsdale Culinary Institute can be found at 8100 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale 602-990-3773.

Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture is a 12621 Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottdale 602-860-2700.

Medical:
Scottsdale has several fine health care facilities. The two main healthcare hospitals have changed their name from Scottsdale Memorial Hospital to new names. The Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn is located at 7400 East Osborn Road, 60-2-675-4000. It has a 60 bed-nursing unit, 321 patient beds, a Level I Trauma Center, a recovery center, a family practice center, and outpatient surgery.
Scottsdale Healthcare Shea is at 10450 North 92nd Street at Shea, 602-860-3000. This facility has a 24-hour emergency center, outpatient surgery center, a staff o 950 physicians, and 242 patient beds.
The Mayo Clinic Scottsdale is at 13400 East Shea Boulevard, 602-301-8000. This clinic is one of three branches of the renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. It is a non-profit specialty clinic for research and laboratory testing. There are seven health centers throughout the Phoenix area.
There are a variety of agencies eager to help you with your health questions.
Arizona Red Cross Central Arizona Chapter 602-336-6660
Community Blood Donor Center/United Blood Services 602-949-1412
Donor (organ) Network of Arizona 1-800-943-6667
Immunizations Hotline (Maricopa County) 602-506-6115
Medical Assistance Program 602-417-4000
U.S. Veterans Administration Medical Center 602-277-5551
Mental Health Association of Arizona 602-312-4407
Scottsdale Civic Center Senior Center 602-312-2375
Valley of the Sun United Way 602-263-7701

Water:
The City of Scottsdale needs to be contacted for water service. You can call 602-312-2461 for more information.

Sanitation:
The sanitation/trash service can be reached by calling the City of Scottsdale at 602-312-2461. Scottsdale also has a curbside recycling service for its residents. The mauve colored recycling containers are used to collect paper, aluminum and some plastics. For more information on this service, you can call 602-312-5600.
For sewer stoppages call 602-312-5650.

Electric:
Salt River Project (602-236-8888) or Arizona Public Service (602-371-7171) provides electrical service for Scottsdale. You will have one of these providers depending on the location of your residence in Scottsdale. You can call either provider to find out which one is for you.
For power outage call Salt River Project at 602-236-8888 or 602-236-8811. For power outage call Arizona Public Service at 602-371-7171.

Gas:
There are two gas providers in Scottsdale depending on the location of your residence. Southwest Gas (602-861-1999) provides natural gas service to the Scottsdale area. Black Mountain Gas Company (602) 488-3402 serves the north of Lone Mountain Road.
For a gas leak emergency call 602-271-4277 or 1-800-5284277.

Telephone:
US West phone service is available in Scottsdale by calling 1-800-244-1111.

Police:
The Scottsdale Police Department is ready and willing to help those in need. The department is located at 9065 East Via Linda, 602-312-5000. The department is proud to be one of 300 internationally accredited law agencies with a crime laboratory that is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors. There are approximately 300 officers who patrol on foot, horseback, and bicycle. You can also call the Emergency Services Officer at 602-312-7999. This officer is available to help you get in contact with the right agency to help you.
Scottsdale encourages its residents to be a part of the community. If you would like to become an active volunteer for the Scottsdale Police Department can call 602-312-5051.
The Scottsdale Justice Center is at 3706 North 75th Street, 602-312-2442. The center holds the Scottsdale Civic Center Police District offices, the Scottsdale City Court, and the Maricopa County Justice Court.
You can also help by calling Silent Witness if you have information on a crime you saw by calling 602-261-8600.

Fire:
Rural/Metro is the one to call for fire, medical and other emergencies. You can call 911 to receive their emergency services or 602-945-6311 for non-emergency help. Rural/Metro’s headquarters is located at 8401 East Indian School Road. There are six fire stations in the Scottsdale area. The lime green fire trucks can be easily spotted around town. These fire trucks can be identified quickly, compared to the usual red trucks. One unique call that Rural/Metro receives is the removal of desert reptiles.

Local Media:
The Scottsdale Tribune is the local daily newspaper for the town. For information on a subscription either daily or morning, you can call 602-964-5000.
If you are interested in cable television, you can contact Cox Communications at 602-277-1000.

Post Office:
There are five postal stations in Scottsdale, conveniently located around the town. The main station is Scottsdale Main Station at 7242 East Osborn Road. This post station serves the 85251 and 85252 zip codes. Scottsdale Airpark Station at 8175 East Evans Road serves 85254, 85255, 85260, 85262, and 85267 zip codes. The Hopi Station at 8790 East Via De Ventura serves 85253, 85258, and 85261 zip codes. The Papago Station at 7750 East McDowell Road serves just the 85271 zip code. The Scottsdale Papago Annex Station at 7460 East McDowell Road serves the 85256 and 85257 zip codes.

Banks:
There are many banking institutions in the town of Scottsdale. You will call around to choose the best one to meet your needs. The following is a list of banks and their phone numbers.
Bank of America 602-257-0001
Bank of Arizona 602 951-9600
Bank One Arizona 602-248-0608
Norwest Bank of Arizona 602-504-1234
The Global Currency Corporation can help you with your foreign currency needs. The Corporation is located at 4166 North Scottsdale Road, 602-990-3363.

Churches:
There are a variety of churches in Scottsdale. The following is a shortlist of several churches available in town.
Ascension Lutheran Church is located at 7100 North Mockingbird Lane, (602) 948-6050.
The Congregational Church of the Valley is located at 12001 East Shea Boulevard, (602) 451-4565.
Franciscan Renewal Center is located at 5802 East Lincoln Drive, (602) 948-7460. .
Our Lady of Perpetual Help is located at 7655 Main Street, (602) 947-4331.
Scottsdale Family Church is located at 10135 East Via Linda, (602) 614-0001.
Scottsdale United Methodist Church is located at 4140 North Miller Road, (602) 946-5301.

Parks:
Scottsdale has numerous parks available all year round. If you are interested in specific points a park has to offer be sure to give the park a call. You can also call the Scottsdale City Recreation Administration Office for more information on parks by calling 602-312-2408.
The following is a list of city parks along with addresses and phone numbers.
Agua Linda Park 8732 East McDowell Drive 602-312-2370
Aztec Park 13636 North 10th Street 602-312-2771
Cactus Park 7202 East Cactus Road 602-312-7967
Chaparral Park 5401 North Hayden Road 602-312-2353
Chesnutt Park 4565 North Granite Reef Road 602-312-2481
Cholla Park 11320 East Via Linda 602-312-2771
Eldorado Park 2311 North Miller Road 602-312-2483
Grayhawk Park 20726 North 76th Street 602-312-2408
Horizon Park 15440 North 100th Street 602-312-2650
Indian School Park 4289 North Hayden Road 602-312-2740
McCormick Railroad Park 7301 East Indian Bend Road 602-312-2312
Mountain View Park 8625 East Mountain View Road 602-312-7640
Paiute Park 3210 North 66th Street 602-312-2360
Pima Park 8600 East Thomas Road 602-312-2742
Rio Montana Park 11180 North 132nd Street 602-312-2771
Scottsdale Ranch Park 10400 East Via Linda 602-312-7774
Vista Del Camino Park 7700 East Roosevelt Street 602-312-2330

Golf:
Scottsdale has more than 40 golf courses in town that will interest all golfers. You will find the right course for you. The weather is perfect to play. The following is a list of courses. Note: Not all of the courses listed are in Scottsdale, there are some in adjoining towns. You will have to call to find out the specific place it is in. The list includes the address, phone, format of the course and how many holes the course offers.
Ancala Country Club 11700 East Via Linda
(602) 391-1000
It is a private, 18 hole course.
The Boulders Resort 34631 North Tom Darlington Road
(602) 488-9009 or 800-553-1717
It is a private, 18 hole course.
Camelback Golf Course 7847 North Mockingbird Lane
(602) 596-7050 or 800-24-CAMEL
It is a semi-private, 18 hole course.
Continental Golf Course 7920 East Osborn
(602) 990-3286
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Cypress Golf Course 10801 East. McDowell Road
(602) 946-5155
It is a public, 9 hole course
Desert Mountain 6263 North Scottsdale Road
(602) 488-1363 or 800-323-2780
It is a private, 18 hole course.
Gainey Ranch Golf Club 7600 Gainey Club Drive
(602) 951-0022
It is a private-resort, 9 hole course.
The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain 14800 East Shea Boulevard
(602) 816-1234
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Grayhawk Golf Club 7377 East Doubletree Ranch Road
(602) 998-2661
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Kierland Golf Club 15636 Clubgate Drive
(602) 922-9283
It is a public, 9 hole course.
Legend Trail Golf Club 9462 Legendary Lane
(602) 488-7434
It is a public, 18 hole course
Marriot’s Mountain Shadows Golf Club 5641 East Lincoln Drive
(602) 951-5427
It is a public-resort, 18 hole course
McCormick Ranch Golf Club 7505 East McCormick Parkway
(602) 948-0260
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Orange Tree Golf Club 10601 North 56th Street
(602) 948-3730
It is a public-resort, 18 hole course.
The Phoenician 6000 East Camelback Road
(602) 423-2449 or 800-888-8234
It is a public-resort, 9 hole course.
Rancho Manana Golf Club 5734 East Rancho Manana
(602) 488-0398
It is a semi-private, 18 hole course
Raven Golf 2701 East Camelback Road
(602) 874-2200
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Scottsdale Country Club 7702 East Shea Boulevard
(602) 948-6000
It is a semi-private, 9 hole course.
Stonecreek - The Golf Club 4435 East Paradise Valley Parkway
(602) 953-9110
It is a semi-private, 18 hole course.
Sun-Ridge Canyon Golf Club 13100 North SunRidge Drive
(602) 837-5100 or 800-562-5178
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Tatum Ranch Golf Club 29888 North Tatum Ranch Drive
(602) 585-2399 or 800-GO-TRY-18
It is a resort, 18 hole course.
Terravita 34034 North 69th Way
(602) 488-1333
It is a semi-private, 18 hole course.
Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale 17020 North Hayden Road
(602) 585-4334
It is a public-resort, 18 hole course.
Troon North Club Golf 10320 East. Dynamite Boulevard
(602) 585-7700
It is a semi-private, 18 hole course.
Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge 5225 East Pathfinder
(602) 473-0205
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Libraries:
Scottsdale is very proud of its four public libraries. You will find that the public libraries in Scottsdale provide numerous services. Some of the services are foreign language books, out-of-town phone books, book discussion groups for adults and Internet access. These are just a few of the services offered at the libraries. The Civic Center Library is located at the Civic Center Mall in downtown Scottsdale. You can call 602-312-2476, for more information. The Mustang Library is at 10101 North 90th Street, in the Scottsdale Ranch area. Its phone number is 602-312-6050. At Desert Canyon Middle School, you will find the Arabian Library. Its address is 10187 East McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, 602-312-6200. The Palomino Library can be found at Desert Mountain High School. Its address is 12575 East Via Linda, 602-312-6100.

Transportation:
Scottsdale has plenty of easy ways to get around town. One good spot to start out your travels in Scottsdale is at the Loloma Station. The station is located on the northwest corner of Marshall Way and Second Street. Loloma Station is the center for transit routes, trolleys, and taxis. You will also find an outdoor plaza and a passenger service building. The Scottsdale Connection buses run throughout the town and connect with Phoenix Transit and Regional Public Transportation. All Scottsdale Connection buses are wheelchair accessible. One of the priorities of the Scottsdale Connection is service to public libraries, schools, and large employment areas. For more information, you may call 602-253-5000.
Ollie the Trolley is a unique form of transportation. The renovated trolley offers rides in and around downtown Scottsdale, during the high tourist season of November through May. During the summer or off-season, the trolley is available for a charge. If you would like to learn more about the trolley, you may call 602-970-8130.
Since there has been so much growth and development in Scottsdale and in neighboring cities, it has caused changes in the traffic patterns. You will find construction and detours. If you are planning to drive around Scottsdale, you might want to call 602-312-5750 for information on road conditions. This will make your visit easier.
The Scottsdale Airport is located at 15000 North Airport Drive. Today, the airport is one of the busiest single-runways in the country. It is also the busiest corporate jet airport in the state. You will discover both the recreational and business flyers using the airport. Two of the top nation’s aircraft providers fly in and out of the airport. If you need more information, call 602-312-2321.
The Motor Vehicle Division is located at 15023 North 75th Street or you can call 602-255-8301. The Vehicle License Plates is located at the same place the Motor Vehicle Division is located and can be contacted by calling 602-255-0072.

Job Contacts:
Scottsdale offers a variety of contacts to help to make finding a job easier. The following is a list of job contact agencies or services available.
Arizona Business Connection 602-280-1480 or 1-800-542-5684.
Arizona Job Seekers Guide 602-542-3871
Professional Employment Network 602-962-7678 ext. 7703
Center for New Directions 602-252-0918
Plus 50 Placement Center 602-994-4048
Scottsdale’s City Employment Office 602-312-2395
Scottsdale’s Job Preparation Program 602-312-2323

For information on regulations, licensing and certification boards (state/county), the following is a list of contacts for each discipline area.
Arizona Board of Pharmacy 602-255-5125
Arizona Board of Optometry 602-542-3095
Arizona Board of Nursing 602-331-8111
Arizona Board of Medical Examiners 602-255-3751
Arizona Board of Homeopathic Physicians 602-542-3095
Arizona Board of Dispensing Opticians 602-542-3095
Arizona Board of Dental Examiners 602-242-1492
Arizona Accountancy Board 602-255-3648
Arizona Board of Barbers 602-542-4498
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners 602-542-1882
Arizona Funeral Board 602-542-3095
Arizona Department of Transportation 602-255-7011
Arizona Department of Health Services 602-542-1000
Arizona Board of Podiatry 602-542-3095
Arizona Board of Physical Therapy 602-542-3095
Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Board of Examiners 602-542-8242
Arizona Osteopathic Examiners Board 602-657-7703
Arizona Power Authority 602-542-4263
Arizona Psychological Board of Examiners 602-542-8162
Arizona Registrar of Contractors 602-542-1525
Arizona Department of Education 602-542-4367
Arizona Veterinary Medical Examining Board 602-542-3095
Child Care Home Certification and Information 602-279-3140
Maricopa County Bar Association 602-257-4200

Scottsdale Hospitals

Get medical care quickly in Scottsdale.

There are several hospitals in the Scottsdale area. The Scottsdale Healthcare – Shea at 9003 East Shea, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, the Scottsdale Healthcare – Osborn at 7400 East Osborn, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak at 7400 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, and the Mayo Clinic Hospital at 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054. Locate the right hospital for you.

Scottsdale City Hall

Be an active member of the Scottsdale community.

Take a trip down to the Scottsdale City Hall and find out how you can get involved. The Scottsdale City Hall is located at 3939 North Civic Center Boulevard in Scottsdale. Learn more about what you can do today!

Scottsdale Newspaper

It is the perfect solution to keeping up on local events.

The Scottsdale Tribune is a great paper to subscribe to, especially when living in the Scottsdale area. The paper offers information on timely events and news.

Scottsdale Tribune
7525 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Scottsdale Libraries

So many books, so little time – is a phrase many whispers during book check out time at a Scottsdale Public Library.

Come down and visit a Scottsdale Public Library today. You will also discover all the books and resources available for check out. The following is a list of Scottsdale Public Libraries for you to visit soon.

Arabian Library (at Desert Canyon School campus)
10187 East McDowell Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Civic Center Library
3839 North Drinkwater Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Mustang Library
10101 North 91st Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Palomino Branch (at Desert High School campus)
12575 East Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Scottsdale Airport

The Scottsdale Airport was once out in the desert. Today, the city is growing up around it. The Scottsdale Airport is located at 15000 North Airport Drive in north Scottsdale. It is a general aviation facility with no commuter or airline service. However, it is home to corporate aircraft.

To find out more information on the Scottsdale Airport, either call 480-312-2321 or go to http://www.ci.scottsdale.az.us/airport/

Scottsdale

Utilities

Qwest……………………………………….800-244-1111
AT&T……………………………………..800-222-0300
Cox Cable…………………………………623-594-1000
Direct TV…………………………..……..888-238-7177
APS (electric)..............………………..602-371-7171
SRP (electric)…………….................602-236-8888
Southwest Gas………......................602-861-1999

Frequently Called Numbers

Emergency……………………………….….9-1-1
Poison Control..……………...602-253-3334
Police………………………....…480-312-5000
8401 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale 85251
Fire Dept…………………..……480-312-8000
8401 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale 85251
Garbage……………..…………..480-312-2461
City of Scottsdale
Water:
-City of Scottsdale……..………………480-312-2461
-Chapparal City Water Co……….…480-837-9522
Sewer:
-City of Scottsdale……..………………480-312-2461
-Black Mountain Sewer……………..480-488-4152
School Districts:
-Cave Creek Unified……………….….480-575-2000
33606 N 60th St, Scottsdale 85262
-Paradise Valley Unified..............

-Scottsdale Unified........................480-484-6100
3811 N 44th St, Phoenix 85018
Library………………….….……480-312-2474
Scottsdale Public Library
3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale 85251
Newspaper:
-Arizona Republic…………………….602-444-4444
200 E Van Buren St, Phoenix 85044
-North Scottsdale Independent….623-445-2819
11000 N Scottsdale Rd #210, Scottsdale 85254
-The Scottsdale Times………….…..480-348-0343
7432 E Stetson #230, Scottsdale 85251

The Chapman Group
West USA Realty
16150 N Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr
Suite #100
623-979-5962
www.arizonan.com

Scottsdale is located east of downtown Phoenix. It is the center of so much in Arizona! - There MOST culture, BEST dining, and the superlative EVERYTHING you might expect from one of the state’s most affluent areas. Tempe and Mesa are to the south of Scottsdale, separated by the amazing Salt River. The Salt River Indian Community is confined to the city’s eastern border.
Many Scottsdale residents use Loop 101 to get around the Valley of the Sun. The Loop 101 travels north and south before changing direction from east to west. Loop 202 runs along the south of Scottsdale. Gorgeous desert views, warm weather, and resort/spa style living are just some of the reasons people are elevated to the city of Scottsdale.
There is also the handy Scottsdale Airport for jet-setters who have the means to meet the need to do so.

Climate

The climate is typical of the southwest. There is a mild winter that is balanced by a long hot, dry summer. Many have claimed that the dry, hot summer conditions have helped to relieve many of their allergy symptoms.

Summer days are clear and spectacular and the temperatures are truly remarkable. Spring and autumn are mild transitions into the other seasons. There is a brief monsoon season that is truly extraordinary.
Properties
Scottsdale truly has it all. And that’s not an idle claim. High-powered residents can simply afford the best and know the first tier of quality when they see it. “Joe Jones-Mart” doesn’t sell here- he lives here.

Scottsdale homes range in styles but all have one thing in common- quality unsurpassed in the valley. Single-family homes and expansive master-planned communities for retirees are available. New home developments and mature neighborhoods are here. Find luxury condominiums and townhomes in perfect living environments for those who have achieved their goals. Congratulations, you have reached the pinnacle of valley living.

Professionals and service providers will be particularly interested in exploring available commercial reality.

Scottsdale has the finest luxury real estate in the valley. Just ask anybody. If they know then they will tell you.

Scottsdale – the essence of stylish relocation to the Southwest!

The Market

The spectacular amount of market activity in Arizona over the past decade has been well documented. People of all walks of life have been moving to Arizona, and particularly Phoenix, in numbers unmatched in recent memory.

Figures from 2000-2005 show nothing but increased construction, development, unit sales, and unit sales prices in virtually every category of structure offered on the market.

The greatest degree of growth occurred during fiscal 2005, where previous growth statistics, impressive in their own rights, spiked sharply to even higher levels.

Of particular note to the residential home seller/buyer was the record appreciation in new and resale home values. These rates were up for new homes and resales, rentals, and condominium units, the only difference being one of degree.

While it is true that not all Phoenix area real estate markets showed the same amount of increase it is true that the degree of growth for each area was roughly proportional.

Then along came 2006 and equally well documented has been the decline in the rate of growth of some key market indicators. The greater Phoenix resale home market is showing marked decreases in sales figures for comparable periods last year across the valley and across most unit categories.

One interesting exception is the median price for resale units has risen slightly. This rising price accompanied by a decrease in sales seems to be more in keeping with normal market tendencies.

One would expect spectacular growth to lead eventually to a degree of scarcity that would be reflected in higher prices. Could this indicate that the market has reached its peak?

Let’s look at another indicator to see what it may tell us.
Since 1985, the Arizona Real Estate Center has computed what it calls “affordability indexes” for the Greater Phoenix area and several nearby cities.

The index was invented as a guide to predict market activity. When the index value is 100, the typical home buyer (based on the current median resale price and household income) would be able to afford a median-priced home at the stated effective interest rate. A lower index value indicates less availability of affordable single-family homes.

The affordability index for the areas selected for the study shows a significant reduction in the availability of that this type of housing within the means of the ordinary consumer. Whether this data can be used as a reliable indicator for other groups and other types of housing is arguable, but it does beg the question “how much longer will the market be able to sustain a situation where both sellers and buyers can apparently benefit by getting involved in the market?

The short answer is that these conditions can remain so long as they are supported by the market.

So when we take a long look at the larger picture we must ask ourselves whether we can realistically expect to realize more potential gain or value now or at some time in the future and it is very reasonable to conclude that the best possible time to buy or sell Arizona really is now.

Scottsdale Entertainment

Scottsdale’s motto of “The West’s most Western town” is evident when you walk its downtown shops. Shops with open doors and wide sidewalks give the welcoming feeling of the old west. And if you are of merely ordinary means you may feel as though some merchants are engaging in a little rustling! But remember, you are in Scottsdale and there is a highly selective group of folks who can and do, purchase here with truly remarkable frequency.
Scottsdale is home to more than half of the Valley of the Sun’s premier resorts. Fine art galleries, cultural facilities, unique shopping centers, upbeat nightlife, and well-known restaurants are all part of Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Fashion Square is THE fashion stop in Phoenix- and the state, for that matter.
There is so much to do in Scottsdale! A wide range of community and cultural facilities include art galleries, libraries, theaters, and museums are found in Scottsdale. Westworld is a major equestrian development that offers numerous events throughout the year. Events ranging from Barrett-Jackson Car Auction to the Arabian Horse Show are located at Westworld. Scottsdale Center for the Arts has room for theater seating, exhibit halls, and a cinema. Scottsdale residents have many choices when it comes to entertainment.
There are four main sections of downtown Scottsdale:
• The Historic Old Town Scottsdale is the original townsite with a mix of historic locations and shops, boutiques, and restaurants.
• Main Street Arts and Antiques District is a smaller section with fine restaurants, specialty shops, and art/antiques.
• Marshall Way Arts District is known for its Art Walks, diversity of media, and many local/national/internationally recognized art galleries.
• The Fifth Avenue Shops is a combination of boutiques, Native American arts and crafts, and restaurants. It is an area that Scottsdale residents enjoy spending time shopping and browsing.
Scottsdale Outdoor Recreation
Scottsdale-golf; golf-Scottsdale.
Easy equation.
On the professional level, there is the Scottsdale Open which is among the must-play tournaments for all the world’s top-ranked players. Look at the leader board to follow your favorite player.
Golf is also popular at the club level and Scottsdale has over 40 expertly planned and maintained courses to choose from. Finding a course is easy. However, deciding which golf course to play first is one decision that many Scottsdale residents spend time planning.
Indian Bend Wash is a centerpiece for Scottsdale. The wash stretches north and south for several miles through most of the south-central part of Scottsdale. It creates a green ribbon of grass. Along with Indian Bend Wash, there are several parks, bike paths, fishing lakes, and recreational complexes. This area is a popular spot all year round for visitors and residents alike.

Events:
Fiesta Bowl Scottsdale Artwalk January
350-0909
Annual Parada Del Sol Parade and Rodeo
990-3179
Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction
273-0791
Phoenix Open Golf Tournament
8704431
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show February
515-1500
San Francisco Giants Baseball Spring Training March
994-2586
The Franklin Templeton Tennis Tournament
922-0222
Scottsdale Arts Festival
994-2787
The Tradition at Desert Mountain Senior PGA Tournament
595-4070
Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival April
994-2787
Arizona Open June
443-9002
Summer Spectacular Art Walk July
990-3939
Annual Dixieland Jazz Festival November
946-4312
Mitsubishi Motors Invitational Pro-AM LPGA
488-7434
ArtFest
968-5353
Circus Flora December
994-2787
McCormick Stillman Railroad Park Holiday
312-2312

Government:
The city of Scottsdale prides itself in being able to meet the needs of its residents. The following is a list of agencies and services that are available.

Voting in Scottsdale Scottsdale City Clerk 602-312-2412
Jury Duty recording 602-506-8000

Scottsdale Constable 602-945-4094
Justice of the Peace 602-947-7569
Marriage license Clerk of the Superior Court 602-506-3360
Traffic Court County Sheriff or DPS 602-947-7569
Bankruptcy U.S. Bankruptcy Court 602-640-5800
U.S. District Court/District of Arizona 602-514-7100
U.S. Marshall 602-379-3621
FBI Local Office 602-279-5511

Non-emergency Maricopa County Sheriff 602-256-1011
Non-emergency Arizona Highway Patrol 602-223-2000
Street Maintenance 602-312-5620

Flood Emergency 602-312-2323
Waterline Leaks/Repairs 602-312-5650

Animal Bites County – 24 hours 602-506-7387
Snake Removal 602-945-6311
Dead Animal Pick-up City 602-312-5600
Stray Dogs County 602-506-7387

Child Protective Services 1-888-767-2445
Crisis Intervention 602-312-5055
Chrysalis (domestic abuse) Center 602-955-9059
Poison Control 602-253-3334

Schools:
Scottsdale students feed into two school districts, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley Unified School Districts. Note: Not all of the schools listed are located in Scottsdale exclusively. You will have to check the address or call to find out specifically which town the school lies in.

Scottsdale Unified School District is located at 3811 North 44th Street in Phoenix, 602-952-6100. The Scottsdale District has 19 elementary schools, six middle schools, and five high schools. There are approximately 26,00 students that attend the district. The following is a list of schools in the district, including location and phone number.

Elementary
Anasazi 12121 North 124th Street 602-314-3600
Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center 4330 North 62nd Street 602-423-3760
Aztec 13636 North 100th Street 602-451-5080
Cherokee 8801 North 56th Street 602-443-7820
Cheyenne 11130 East Cholla Street 602-451-5020
Cochise 9405 North 84th Street 602-443-7830
Desert Canyon 10203 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd. 602-473-0400
Hohokam 8451 East Oak Street 602-423-3240
Hopi 5110 East Lafayette Boulevard 602-852-2940
Kiva 6911 East McDonald Drive 602-443-7840
Laguna 10475 East Lakeview Drive 602-451-5010
Navajo 4525 North Granite Reef Road 602-423-3220
Pima 8330 East Osborn Road 602-423-3230
Pueblo 6320 North 82nd Street 602-443-7850
Sequoya 11808 North 64th Street 602-443-7860
Tavan 4610 East Osborn Road 602-852-2920
Tonalea 6801 East Oak Street 602-423-3270
Yavapai 701 North Miller Road 602-423-3250
Zuni 9181 East Redfield Road 602-451-5040

Middle
Cocopah 6615 East Cholla Street 602-443-7800
Desert Canyon 10203 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd. 602-473-0400
Ingleside 5402 East Osborn Road 602-852-2900
Mohave 5520 North 86th Street 602-423-3700
Mountainside 11256 North 128th Street 602-451-3400
Supai 6720 East Continental 602-423-3720

High
Arcadia 4703 East Indian School Road 602-952-6300
Chaparral 6935 East Gold Dust Avenue 602-443-7000
Coronado 2501 North 74th Street 602-990-4300
Desert Mountain 12575 East Via Linda 602-661-4400
Saguaro 6250 North 82nd Street 602-443-7100

Paradise Valley School District is located at 15002 North 32nd Street, Phoenix 602-867-5100. The Scottsdale District has 27 elementary schools, six middle schools and five high schools. The following is a list of schools in the district, including location and phone number.
Aire Libre 16428 North 21st Street 602-493-6040
Arrowhead 3820 East Nisbet Road 602-493-6050
Boulder Creek 22801 North 22nd Street 602-493-6380
Cactus View 17602 North Central Avenue 602-493-6280
Campo Bello 2650 North Contention Mine Road 602-493-6060
Copper Canyon 17650 North 54th Street 602-403-6310
Desert Cove 11020 North 54th Street 602-493-6070
Desert Springs 6010 East Acoma Drive 602-493-6090
Desert Trails 4315 East Cashman Drive 602-493-6390
Eagle Ridge 19801 North 13th Street 602-493-6100
Echo Mountain 1811 East Michigan Avenue 602-493-6110
Foothills 17835 North 44th Street 602-493-6120
Gold Dust 3602 East Cholla Street 602-493-6130
Grayhawk 7525 East Greyhawk Drive 602-493-6420
Hidden Hills 1919 East Sharon Drive 602-493-6270
Indian Bend 3633 East Thunderbird Road 602-493-6140
Larkspur 2430 East Larkspur Drive 602-493-6150
Liberty 5020 East Acoma Drive 602-493-6160
Mercury Mine 9640 North 28th Street 602-493-6170
North Ranch 16406 North 61st Place 602-493-6180
Palomino 15833 North 29th Street 602-493-6190
Quail Run 3303 East Utopia Road 602-493-6240
Sandpiper 6724 East Hearn Road 602-493-6210
Sonoran Sky 12990 North 75th Street 602-493-6340
Village Vista 4215 East Andora Drive 602-493-6230
Whispering Wind 15844 North 43rd Street 602-4936360

Middle Schools:
Desert Shadows 5858 East Sweetwater Avenue 602-493-6000
Explorer 22401 North 40th Street 602-493-6400
Greenway 3002 East Nisbet Road 602-493-6300
Shea 2728 East Shea Boulevard 602-493-6020
Sunrise 4960 East Acoma Drive 602-493-6030
Vista Verde 2826 East Grovers Avenue 602-493-6013

High Schools:
Horizon 5601 East Greenway Road 602-9534104
North Canyon 1700 East Union Hills Drive 602-780-4200
Paradise Valley 3950 East Bell Road 602-867-5505
Polaris 3950 East Bell Road 602-867-5580
Shadow Mountain 2902 East Shea Boulevard 602-867-5326

Scottsdale also has a community college, along with several colleges and schools that have satellite campuses in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale Community College is located at 9000 East Chaparral Road, Scottsdale 602-423-6000. You can find out about admissions by calling 602-423-6100.

University of Phoenix – Scottsdale Campus is located at 7001 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 1010, Scottsdale 602-922-8228

Ottawa University – Scottsdale Campus is at 13402 North Scottsdale Road, #B170, Scottsdale 602-998-2297.

Scottsdale Artists School is at 3720 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, 602-990-1422.

The Scottsdale Culinary Institute can be found at 8100 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale 602-990-3773.

Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture is a 12621 Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottdale 602-860-2700.

Medical:
Scottsdale has several fine health care facilities. The two main healthcare hospitals have changed their name from Scottsdale Memorial Hospital to new names. The Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn is located at 7400 East Osborn Road, 60-2-675-4000. It has a 60 bed-nursing unit, 321 patient beds, a Level I Trauma Center, a recovery center, a family practice center, and outpatient surgery.
Scottsdale Healthcare Shea is at 10450 North 92nd Street at Shea, 602-860-3000. This facility has a 24-hour emergency center, outpatient surgery center, a staff o 950 physicians, and 242 patient beds.
The Mayo Clinic Scottsdale is at 13400 East Shea Boulevard, 602-301-8000. This clinic is one of three branches of the renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. It is a non-profit specialty clinic for research and laboratory testing. There are seven health centers throughout the Phoenix area.
There are a variety of agencies eager to help you with your health questions.
Arizona Red Cross Central Arizona Chapter 602-336-6660
Community Blood Donor Center/United Blood Services 602-949-1412
Donor (organ) Network of Arizona 1-800-943-6667
Immunizations Hotline (Maricopa County) 602-506-6115
Medical Assistance Program 602-417-4000
U.S. Veterans Administration Medical Center 602-277-5551
Mental Health Association of Arizona 602-312-4407
Scottsdale Civic Center Senior Center 602-312-2375
Valley of the Sun United Way 602-263-7701

Water:
The City of Scottsdale needs to be contacted for water service. You can call 602-312-2461 for more information.

Sanitation:
The sanitation/trash service can be reached by calling the City of Scottsdale at 602-312-2461. Scottsdale also has a curbside recycling service for its residents. The mauve colored recycling containers are used to collect paper, aluminum, and some plastics. For more information on this service, you can call 602-312-5600.
For sewer stoppages call 602-312-5650.

Electric:
Salt River Project (602-236-8888) or Arizona Public Service (602-371-7171) provides electrical service for Scottsdale. You will have one of these providers depending on the location of your residence in Scottsdale. You can call either provider to find out which one is for you.
For power outage call Salt River Project at 602-236-8888 or 602-236-8811. For power outage call Arizona Public Service at 602-371-7171.

Gas:
There are two gas providers in Scottsdale depending on the location of your residence. Southwest Gas (602-861-1999) provides natural gas service to the Scottsdale area. Black Mountain Gas Company (602) 488-3402 serves the north of Lone Mountain Road.
For a gas leak emergency call 602-271-4277 or 1-800-5284277.

Telephone:
US West phone service is available in Scottsdale by calling 1-800-244-1111.

Police:
The Scottsdale Police Department is ready and willing to help those in need. The department is located at 9065 East Via Linda, 602-312-5000. The department is proud to be one of 300 internationally accredited law agencies with a crime laboratory that is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors. There are approximately 300 officers who patrol on foot, horseback and bicycle. You can also call the Emergency Services Officer at 602-312-7999. This officer is available to help you get in contact with the right agency to help you.
Scottsdale encourages its residents to be a part of the community. If you would like to become an active volunteer for the Scottsdale Police Department can call 602-312-5051.
The Scottsdale Justice Center is at 3706 North 75th Street, 602-312-2442. The center holds the Scottsdale Civic Center Police District offices, the Scottsdale City Court and the Maricopa County Justice Court.
You can also help by calling Silent Witness if you have information on a crime you saw by calling 602-261-8600.

Fire:
Rural/Metro is the one to call for fire, medical and other emergencies. You can call 911 to receive their emergency services or 602-945-6311 for non-emergency help. Rural/Metro’s headquarters is located at 8401 East Indian School Road. There are six fire stations in the Scottsdale area. The lime green fire trucks can be easily spotted around town. These fire trucks can be identified quickly, compared to the usual red trucks. One unique call that Rural/Metro receives is the removal of desert reptiles.

Local Media:
The Scottsdale Tribune is the local daily newspaper for the town. For information on a subscription either daily or morning, you can call 602-964-5000.
If you are interested in cable television, you can contact Cox Communications at 602-277-1000.

Post Office:
There are five postal stations in Scottsdale, conveniently located around the town. The main station is Scottsdale Main Station at 7242 East Osborn Road. This post station serves the 85251 and 85252 zip codes. Scottsdale Airpark Station at 8175 East Evans Road serves 85254, 85255, 85260, 85262, and 85267 zip codes. The Hopi Station at 8790 East Via De Ventura serves 85253, 85258, and 85261 zip codes. The Papago Station at 7750 East McDowell Road serves just the 85271 zip code. The Scottsdale Papago Annex Station at 7460 East McDowell Road serves the 85256 and 85257 zip codes.

Banks:
There are many banking institutions in the town of Scottsdale. You will to call around to choose the best one to meet your needs. The following is a list of banks and their phone numbers.
Bank of America 602-257-0001
Bank of Arizona 602 951-9600
Bank One Arizona 602-248-0608
Norwest Bank of Arizona 602-504-1234
The Global Currency Corporation can help you with your foreign currency needs. The Corporation is located at 4166 North Scottsdale Road, 602-990-3363.

Churches:
There are a variety of churches in Scottsdale. The following is a short list of several churches available in town.
Ascension Lutheran Church is located at 7100 North Mockingbird Lane, (602) 948-6050.
The Congregational Church of the Valley is located at 12001 East Shea Boulevard, (602) 451-4565.
Franciscan Renewal Center is located at 5802 East Lincoln Drive, (602) 948-7460.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help is located at 7655 Main Street, (602) 947-4331.
Scottsdale Family Church is located at 10135 East Via Linda, (602) 614-0001.
Scottsdale United Methodist Church is located at 4140 North Miller Road, (602) 946-5301.

Parks:
Scottsdale has numerous parks available all year round. If you are interested in specific points a park has to offer be sure to give the park a call. You can also call the Scottsdale City Recreation Administration Office for more information on parks by calling 602-312-2408.
The following is a list of city parks along with addresses and phone numbers.
Agua Linda Park 8732 East McDowell Drive 602-312-2370
Aztec Park 13636 North 10th Street 602-312-2771
Cactus Park 7202 East Cactus Road 602-312-7967
Chaparral Park 5401 North Hayden Road 602-312-2353
Chesnutt Park 4565 North Granite Reef Road 602-312-2481
Cholla Park 11320 East Via Linda 602-312-2771
Eldorado Park 2311 North Miller Road 602-312-2483
Grayhawk Park 20726 North 76th Street 602-312-2408
Horizon Park 15440 North 100th Street 602-312-2650
Indian School Park 4289 North Hayden Road 602-312-2740
McCormick Railroad Park 7301 East Indian Bend Road 602-312-2312
Mountain View Park 8625 East Mountain View Road 602-312-7640
Paiute Park 3210 North 66th Street 602-312-2360
Pima Park 8600 East Thomas Road 602-312-2742
Rio Montana Park 11180 North 132nd Street 602-312-2771
Scottsdale Ranch Park 10400 East Via Linda 602-312-7774
Vista Del Camino Park 7700 East Roosevelt Street 602-312-2330

Golf:
Scottsdale has more than 40 golf courses in town that will interest all golfers. You will find the right course for you. The weather is perfect to play. The following is a list of courses. Note: Not all of the courses listed are in Scottsdale, there are some in adjoining towns. You will have to call to find out the specific place it is in. The list includes the address, phone, format of the course, and how many holes the course offers.
Ancala Country Club 11700 East Via Linda
(602) 391-1000
It is a private, 18 hole course.
The Boulders Resort 34631 North Tom Darlington Road
(602) 488-9009 or 800-553-1717
It is a private, 18 hole course.
Camelback Golf Course 7847 North Mockingbird Lane
(602) 596-7050 or 800-24-CAMEL
It is a semi-private, 18 hole course.
Continental Golf Course 7920 East Osborn
(602) 990-3286
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Cypress Golf Course 10801 East. McDowell Road
(602) 946-5155
It is a public, 9 hole course
Desert Mountain 6263 North Scottsdale Road
(602) 488-1363 or 800-323-2780
It is a private, 18 hole course.
Gainey Ranch Golf Club 7600 Gainey Club Drive
(602) 951-0022
It is a private-resort, 9 hole course.
The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain 14800 East Shea Boulevard
(602) 816-1234
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Grayhawk Golf Club 7377 East Doubletree Ranch Road
(602) 998-2661
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Kierland Golf Club 15636 Clubgate Drive
(602) 922-9283
It is a public, 9 hole course.
Legend Trail Golf Club 9462 Legendary Lane
(602) 488-7434
It is a public, 18 hole course
Marriot’s Mountain Shadows Golf Club 5641 East Lincoln Drive
(602) 951-5427
It is a public-resort, 18 hole course
McCormick Ranch Golf Club 7505 East McCormick Parkway
(602) 948-0260
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Orange Tree Golf Club 10601 North 56th Street
(602) 948-3730
It is a public-resort, 18 hole course.
The Phoenician 6000 East Camelback Road
(602) 423-2449 or 800-888-8234
It is a public-resort, 9 hole course.
Rancho Manana Golf Club 5734 East Rancho Manana
(602) 488-0398
It is a semi-private, 18 hole course
Raven Golf 2701 East Camelback Road
(602) 874-2200
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Scottsdale Country Club 7702 East Shea Boulevard
(602) 948-6000
It is a semi-private, 9 hole course.
Stonecreek - The Golf Club 4435 East Paradise Valley Parkway
(602) 953-9110
It is a semi-private, 18 hole course.
Sun-Ridge Canyon Golf Club 13100 North SunRidge Drive
(602) 837-5100 or 800-562-5178
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Tatum Ranch Golf Club 29888 North Tatum Ranch Drive
(602) 585-2399 or 800-GO-TRY-18
It is a resort, 18 hole course.
Terravita 34034 North 69th Way
(602) 488-1333
It is a semi-private, 18 hole course.
Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale 17020 North Hayden Road
(602) 585-4334
It is a public-resort, 18 hole course.
Troon North Club Golf 10320 East. Dynamite Boulevard
(602) 585-7700
It is a semi-private, 18 hole course.
Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge 5225 East Pathfinder
(602) 473-0205
It is a public, 18 hole course.
Libraries:
Scottsdale is very proud of its four public libraries. You will find that the public libraries in Scottsdale provide numerous services. Some of the services are: foreign language books, out-of-town phone books, book discussion groups for adults and Internet access. These are just a few of the services offered at the libraries. The Civic Center Library is located at the Civic Center Mall in downtown Scottsdale. You can call 602-312-2476, for more information. The Mustang Library is at 10101 North 90th Street, in the Scottsdale Ranch area. Its phone number is 602-312-6050. At Desert Canyon Middle School, you will find the Arabian Library. Its address is 10187 East McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, 602-312-6200. The Palomino Library can be found at Desert Mountain High School. Its address is 12575 East Via Linda, 602-312-6100.

Transportation:
Scottsdale has plenty of easy ways to get around town. One good spot to start out your travels in Scottsdale is at the Loloma Station. The station is located on the northwest corner of Marshall Way and Second Street. Loloma Station is the center for transit routes, trolleys, and taxis. You will also find an outdoor plaza and a passenger service building. The Scottsdale Connection buses run throughout the town and connect with Phoenix Transit and Regional Public Transportation. All Scottsdale Connection buses are wheelchair accessible. One of the priorities of the Scottsdale Connection is service to public libraries, schools, and large employment areas. For more information, you may call 602-253-5000.
Ollie the Trolley is a unique form of transportation. The renovated trolley offers rides in and around downtown Scottsdale, during the high tourist season of November through May. During the summer or off-season, the trolley is available for a charge. If you would like to learn more about the trolley, you may call 602-970-8130.
Since there has been so much growth and development in Scottsdale and in neighboring cities, it has caused changes in the traffic patterns. You will find construction and detours. If you are planning to drive around Scottsdale, you might want to call 602-312-5750 for information on road conditions. This will make your visit easier.
The Scottsdale Airport is located at 15000 North Airport Drive. Today, the airport is one of the busiest single-runways in the country. It is also the busiest corporate jet airport in the state. You will discover both the recreational and business flyers using the airport. Two of the top nation’s aircraft providers fly in and out of the airport. If you need more information, call 602-312-2321.
The Motor Vehicle Division is located at 15023 North 75th Street or you can call 602-255-8301. The Vehicle License Plates is located at the same place the Motor Vehicle Division is located and can be contacted by calling 602-255-0072.

Job Contacts:
Scottsdale offers a variety of contacts to help to make finding a job easier. The following is a list of job contact agencies or services available.
Arizona Business Connection 602-280-1480 or 1-800-542-5684.
Arizona Job Seekers Guide 602-542-3871
Professional Employment Network 602-962-7678 ext. 7703
Center for New Directions 602-252-0918
Plus 50 Placement Center 602-994-4048
Scottsdale’s City Employment Office 602-312-2395
Scottsdale’s Job Preparation Program 602-312-2323

For information on regulations, licensing, and certification boards (state/county), the following is a list of contacts for each discipline area.
Arizona Board of Pharmacy 602-255-5125
Arizona Board of Optometry 602-542-3095
Arizona Board of Nursing 602-331-8111
Arizona Board of Medical Examiners 602-255-3751
Arizona Board of Homeopathic Physicians 602-542-3095
Arizona Board of Dispensing Opticians 602-542-3095
Arizona Board of Dental Examiners 602-242-1492
Arizona Accountancy Board 602-255-3648
Arizona Board of Barbers 602-542-4498
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners 602-542-1882
Arizona Funeral Board 602-542-3095
Arizona Department of Transportation 602-255-7011
Arizona Department of Health Services 602-542-1000
Arizona Board of Podiatry 602-542-3095
Arizona Board of Physical Therapy 602-542-3095
Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Board of Examiners 602-542-8242
Arizona Osteopathic Examiners Board 602-657-7703
Arizona Power Authority 602-542-4263
Arizona Psychological Board of Examiners 602-542-8162
Arizona Registrar of Contractors 602-542-1525
Arizona Department of Education 602-542-4367
Arizona Veterinary Medical Examining Board 602-542-3095
Child Care Home Certification and Information 602-279-3140
Maricopa County Bar Association 602-257-4200

Scottsdale Hospitals

Get medical care quickly in Scottsdale.

There are several hospitals in the Scottsdale area. The Scottsdale Healthcare – Shea at 9003 East Shea, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, the Scottsdale Healthcare – Osborn at 7400 East Osborn, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak at 7400 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, and the Mayo Clinic Hospital at 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054. Locate the right hospital for you.

Scottsdale City Hall

Be an active member of the Scottsdale community.

Take a trip down to the Scottsdale City Hall and find out how you can get involved. The Scottsdale City Hall is located at 3939 North Civic Center Boulevard in Scottsdale. Learn more about what you can do today!

Scottsdale Newspaper

It is the perfect solution to keeping up on local events.

The Scottsdale Tribune is a great paper to subscribe to, especially when living in the Scottsdale area. The paper offers information on timely events and news.

Scottsdale Tribune
7525 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Scottsdale Libraries

So many books, so little time – is a phrase many whispers during book check out time at a Scottsdale Public Library.

Come down and visit a Scottsdale Public Library today. You will also discover all the books and resources available for check out. The following is a list of Scottsdale Public Libraries for you to visit soon.

Arabian Library (at Desert Canyon School campus)
10187 East McDowell Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Civic Center Library
3839 North Drinkwater Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Mustang Library
10101 North 91st Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Palomino Branch (at Desert High School campus)
12575 East Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Scottsdale Airport

The Scottsdale Airport was once out in the desert. Today, the city is growing up around it. The Scottsdale Airport is located at 15000 North Airport Drive in north Scottsdale. It is a general aviation facility with no commuter or airline service. However, it is home to corporate aircraft.

To find out more information on the Scottsdale Airport, either call 480-312-2321 or go to http://www.ci.scottsdale.az.us/airport/

Scottsdale

Utilities

Qwest……………………………………….800-244-1111
AT&T……………………………………..800-222-0300
Cox Cable…………………………………623-594-1000
Direct TV…………………………..……..888-238-7177
APS (electric)..............………………..602-371-7171
SRP (electric)…………….................602-236-8888
Southwest Gas………......................602-861-1999

Frequently Called Numbers

Emergency……………………………….….9-1-1
Poison Control..……………...602-253-3334
Police………………………....…480-312-5000
8401 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale 85251
Fire Dept…………………..……480-312-8000
8401 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale 85251
Garbage……………..…………..480-312-2461
City of Scottsdale
Water:
-City of Scottsdale……..………………480-312-2461
-Chapparal City Water Co……….…480-837-9522
Sewer:
-City of Scottsdale……..………………480-312-2461
-Black Mountain Sewer……………..480-488-4152
School Districts:
-Cave Creek Unified……………….….480-575-2000
33606 N 60th St, Scottsdale 85262
-Paradise Valley Unified..............

-Scottsdale Unified........................480-484-6100
3811 N 44th St, Phoenix 85018
Library………………….….……480-312-2474
Scottsdale Public Library
3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale 85251
Newspaper:
-Arizona Republic…………………….602-444-4444
200 E Van Buren St, Phoenix 85044
-North Scottsdale Independent….623-445-2819
11000 N Scottsdale Rd #210, Scottsdale 85254
-The Scottsdale Times………….…..480-348-0343
7432 E Stetson #230, Scottsdale 85251

The Chapman Group
West USA Realty
16150 N Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr
Suite #100
623-979-5962
www.arizonan.com

Scottsdale is located east of downtown Phoenix. It is the center of so much in Arizona! - There MOST culture, BEST dining, and the superlative EVERYTHING you might expect from one of the state’s most affluent areas. Tempe and Mesa are to the south of Scottsdale, separated by the amazing Salt River. The Salt River Indian Community is confined to the city’s eastern border.
Many Scottsdale residents use Loop 101 to get around the Valley of the Sun. The Loop 101 travels north and south before changing direction from east to west. Loop 202 runs along the south of Scottsdale. Gorgeous desert views, warm weather, and resort/spa style living are just some of the reasons people are elevated to the city of Scottsdale.
There is also the handy Scottsdale Airport for jet-setters who have the means to meet the need to do so.

Climate

The climate is typical of the southwest. There is a mild winter that is balanced by a long hot, dry summer. Many have claimed that the dry, hot summer conditions have helped to relive many of their allergy symptoms.

Summer days are clear and spectacular and the temperatures are truly remarkable. Spring and autumn are mild transitions into the other seasons. There is a brief monsoon season that is truly extraordinary.
Properties
Scottsdale truly has it all. And that’s not an idle claim. High-powered residents can simply afford the best and know the first tier of quality when they see it. “Joe Jones-Mart” doesn’t sell here- he lives here.

Scottsdale homes range in styles but all have one thing in common- quality unsurpassed in the valley. Single-family homes and expansive master-planned communities for retirees are available. New home developments and mature neighborhoods are here. Find luxury condominiums and townhomes in perfect living environments for those who have achieved their goals. Congratulations, you have reached the pinnacle of valley living.

Professionals and service providers will be particularly interested in exploring available commercial reality.

Scottsdale has the finest luxury real estate in the valley. Just ask anybody. If they know then they will tell you.

Scottsdale – the essence of stylish relocation to the Southwest!

The Market

The spectacular amount of market activity in Arizona over the past decade has been well documented. People of all walks of life have been moving to Arizona, and particularly Phoenix, in numbers unmatched in recent memory.

Figures from 2000-2005 show nothing but increased construction, development, unit sales and unit sales prices in virtually every category of structure offered on the market.

The greatest degree of growth occurred during fiscal 2005, where previous growth statistics, impressive in their own rights, spiked sharply to even higher levels.

Of particular note to the residential home seller/buyer was the record appreciation in new and resale home values. These rates were up for new homes and resales, rentals and condominium units, the only difference being one of degree.

While it is true that not all Phoenix area real estate markets showed the same amount of increase it is true that the degree of growth for each area was roughly proportional.

Then along came 2006 and equally well documented has been the decline in the rate of growth of some key market indicators. The greater Phoenix resale home market is showing marked decreases in sales figures for comparable periods last year across the valley and across most unit categories.

One interesting exception is the median price for resale units has risen slightly. This rising price accompanied by a decrease in sales seems to be more in keeping with normal market tendencies.

One would expect spectacular growth to lead eventually to a degree of scarcity that would be reflected in higher prices. Could this indicate that the market has reached its peak?

Let’s look at another indicator to see what it may tell us.
Since 1985, the Arizona Real Estate Center has computed what it calls “affordability indexes” for the Greater Phoenix area and several nearby cities.

The index was invented as a guide to predict market activity. When the index value is 100, the typical home buyer (based on the current median resale price and household income) would be able to afford a median-priced home at the stated effective interest rate. A lower index value indicates less availability of affordable single-family homes.

The affordability index for the areas selected for the study shows a significant reduction in the availability of that this type of housing within the means of the ordinary consumer. Whether this data can be used as a reliable indicator for other groups and other types of housing is arguable, but it does beg the question “how much longer will the market be able to sustain a situation where both sellers and buyers can apparently benefit by getting involved in the market?

The short answer is that these conditions can remain so long as they are supported by the market.

So when we take a long look at the larger picture we must ask ourselves whether we can realistically expect to realize more potential gain or value now or at some time in the future and it is very reasonable to conclude that the best possible time to buy or sell Arizona really is now.
Scottsdale History
Many date the city to 1888. In that year Army Chaplin Winfield Scott arrived and began irrigating the land to support a small farming community. Olive trees planted by Scott, himself can still be seen today in downtown Scottsdale. The trees are located in the center of Second Street and down Civic Center Boulevard south down to Osborn. These trees were planted to indicate the border of his original 40-acre orange grove.
Then in 1894 an eastern banker bought up the land, subdivided it, and then cleverly marketed it under the name Scottsdale. And folks bought it!
After World War II, the area grew into a small artist’s enclave. You can still see remnants of the days when the area was alive with creativity in the dusty relics lining roads and populating pawn shop shelf space. If you’re lucky you may see a street musician leaving for work. It is a place for wealthy living and all the artists there now have bank accounts.
Scottsdale Entertainment

Scottsdale’s motto of “The West’s most Western town” is evident when you walk its downtown shops. Shops with open doors and wide sidewalks give the welcoming feeling of the old west. And if you are of merely ordinary means you may feel as though some merchants are engaging in a little rustling! But remember, you are in Scottsdale and there is a highly selective group of folks who can, and do, purchase here with truly remarkable frequency.
Scottsdale is home to more than half of the Valley of the Sun’s premier resorts. Fine art galleries, cultural facilities, unique shopping centers, upbeat nightlife, and well-known restaurants are all part of Scottsdale.

Adobe Mission
Scottsdale Fashion Square is THE fashion stop in Phoenix- and the state, for that matter.
There is so much to do in Scottsdale! A wide range of community and cultural facilities, include art galleries, libraries, theaters, and museums are found in Scottsdale. Westworld is a major equestrian development that offers numerous events throughout the year. Event ranging from Barrett-Jackson Car Auction to the Arabian Horse Show are located at Westworld. Scottsdale Center for the Arts has room for theater seating, exhibit halls, and a cinema. Scottsdale residents have many choices when it comes to entertainment.
There are four main sections of downtown Scottsdale:
• The Historic Old Town Scottsdale is the original town site with a mix of historic locations and shops, boutiques, and restaurants.
• Main Street Arts and Antiques District is a smaller section with fine restaurants, specialty shops, and art/antiques.
• Marshall Way Arts District is known for its Art Walks, diversity of media, and many local/national/internationally recognized artist galleries.
• The Fifth Avenue Shops is a combination of boutiques, Native American arts and crafts, and restaurants. It is an area that Scottsdale residents enjoy spending time shopping and browsing.
Scottsdale Outdoor Recreation
Scottsdale-golf; golf-Scottsdale.
Easy equation.
On the professional level, there is the Scottsdale Open which is among the must-play tournaments for all the world’s top ranked players. Look at the leader board to follow your favorite player.
Golf is also popular at the club level and Scottsdale has over 40 expertly planned and maintained courses to choose from. Finding a course is easy. However, deciding which golf course to play first is one decision that many Scottsdale residents spend time planning.
Indian Bend Wash is a centerpiece for Scottsdale. The wash stretches north and south for several miles through most of the south central part of Scottsdale. It creates a green ribbon of grass. Along with Indian Bend Wash, there are several parks, bike paths, fishing lakes, and recreational complexes. This area is a popular spot all year round for visitors and residents alike.