If you’re looking for a home in a centrally located residential community, South Scottsdale may be just the ticket to your dream. Roughly boundaried from McKellips Road north to Thomas Road on the south, this neighborhood is home to several major employers and is surrounded by grassy parks with upscale shopping and a bustling nightlife nearby. Along with close proximity to freeway access for business commuters and students, this newly revitalized, diverse and family-friendly area offers affordable housing and an unbeatable lifestyle.
While many of the residents have lived in the area for several decades, more and more business professionals and adult college students are choosing South Scottsdale as their home.
With easy accessibility to the Loop 101 Pima Freeway and the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, South Scottsdale residents benefit from the area’s short commute to downtown Phoenix, Arizona State University and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Additionally, South Scottsdale is surrounded by plenty of entertainment venues and a wealth of options for enjoying outdoor recreation, dining, shopping and nightlife.
Following demolition of South Scottsdale’s Los Arcos Mall and other once-popular but now outdated strip malls in the community, the area has seen much improvement including the addition of Arizona State University’s SkySong high-tech campus plus major employers such as HonorHealth and General Dynamics. Thanks to these and other high-dollar renovations — including the addition of new business, entertainment and retail shopping centers — residents of South Scottsdale have seen an increase in home values in the area.
South Scottsdale is home to many city parks — including Chaparral Park, El Dorado Park, Paiute Park and the Scottsdale Greenbelt — featuring hundreds of acres of biking and walking pathways, grassy picnic areas, play-structures, lighted tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, community centers, spray-pads and pools. Four-legged friends will enjoy the area’s well-maintained off-leash dog parks with open grass, play-features and water fountains. Hikers can take advantage of nearby Camelback and Piestewa Peak mountain preserves and trails, while golf enthusiasts will enjoy the close proximity to affordable public courses such as Silverado, Coronado and Continental Golf Club.
Shoppers will delight in the area’s retail offerings including upscale Scottsdale Fashion Square that features stores offering the latest brands and styles. Not far away, the eclectic art gallery and shopping district of Fifth Avenue in Old Town Scottsdale will lure shoppers of all ages who appreciate high-end Native American jewelry and unique gifts. Award-winning restaurants — along with wine bars, lounges and nightclubs — line North Scottsdale Road and are in walking or biking distance for many South Scottsdale residents. Meanwhile, residents and visitors of all ages will enjoy spending an afternoon at the nearby Scottsdale Public Library, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Butterfly Wonderland.
South Scottsdale is comprised of a diverse group of families, professionals, students and young adults. These family-centered, active, hard-working residents can expect to enjoy mid-priced homes and the area’s close proximity to freeways, dining, shopping and entertainment.
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