Scottsdale boasts a strong, business-friendly economy driven by more than 37,000 businesses based primarily in tourism, healthcare, technology, and government. Low unemployment, positive future job growth, and an educated workforce continue to draw new businesses to the city, where workers enjoy a median household income of approximately $72,000, which is considerably higher than the national average.
Scottsdale features a host of opportunities for sports, recreation, and entertainment. The city is one of the top golfing destinations in the U.S., with over 200 golf courses that include top-rated establishments such as Troon North, TPC Scottsdale, and The Boulders. Scottsdale is home to more than 20 community parks and boasts hundreds of miles of multi-use trails suitable for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Scottsdale is also a major spring training site for more than a dozen MLB teams who practice and play their spring schedules at various locations scattered throughout the Scottsdale area.
Downtown Scottsdale features an amazing selection of specialty shops, dining establishments, cultural attractions, and nightlife. Visitors won’t want to miss a tour of Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, a nationally respected museum featuring exhibits and collections dedicated to the art, history, and culture of the American West. Other notable attractions include the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, and the Marshall Way Arts District, home to dozens of shops, restaurants, and bars amid an amazing collection of galleries featuring some of the nation’s finest collections of modern art.
Conveniently accessible via Interstate 17 and State Route 101, Scottsdale is served by the Scottsdale Airport, Phoenix International Airport, and Valley Metro, a regional transport system providing bus and light rail service throughout the Scottsdale region.
With more than 300 days of sunshine and wintertime temperatures in the seventies, Scottsdale is a great place to live or visit anytime of the year!