10 Things You Didn’t Know About Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Named Scottsdale in 1894 after founder Winfield Scott and incorporated in 1951 with a population of 2,000, the 2015 population of the city is estimated to be 236,839 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The New York Times described downtown Scottsdale as “a desert version of Miami’s South Beach” and as having “plenty of late night partying and a buzzing hotel scene.” Its slogan is “The West’s Most Western Town.”

Scottsdale is known for its resorts and nightlife

The city is home to such hot spots as the Thunderbird Inn, the Jungle Trail Resort and Golf Club, Spa and Casino and the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. There is also Scottsdale Fashion Square, America’s largest shopping mall. The Arizona Biltmore resort and golf club features two golf courses, a 700-seat theatre, an 18-hole private course, and an award-winning health club with 19 state-of-the-art workout studios. The Wilderness Lodge Resort and Spa features four restaurants and a 188-room all-suite hotel with 25,000 sq ft of meeting and ballroom space. Skylofts Apartment Homes is the city’s tallest residential tower. Other resorts and hotels include the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, the Fairmont Camelback Inn, the Fountainbleau, and the Thompson Scottsdale Princess.

Scottsdale is the third most populous city in Arizona

Scottsdale is the third most populous city in Arizona, with an estimated 238,170 residents in 2015. The nearest metropolitan area is Phoenix, which had an estimated 1,581,623 residents in 2015. In 2010, Scottsdale was the 8th most populous city in Arizona. The state’s other most populous cities are Tucson (324,445 residents in 2010), Mesa (237,657), Glendale (208,422), Tempe (204,282), Paradise Valley (192,622), Chandler (178,073), Gilbert (173,447), Mesa (171,332), and Chandler Heights (171,254). While population growth of Scottsdale increases, it has also increased its in home senior care service providers. Scottsdale is home to the finest resorts in the world Scottsdale has the finest resorts and spas in the world. The TWA Hotel Phoenix Airport is located in Scottsdale’s City Center.

Scottsdale was named after founder Winfield Scott

Scottsdale experienced a strong tourism boom in the 1980s with the opening of the Fiesta Bowl, which quickly became the biggest sporting event in Arizona. Scottsdale is a major medical center for the desert southwest and is home to more than 400 clinics. As of 2017, Scottsdale has a population of 236,839 according to the U.S. Census Bureau and more than 91,000 residents within the city limits. Read on to learn ten things you didn’t know about Scottsdale. Scottsdale is a Town and not a city. Scottsdale’s website proclaims “Scootown” and says “Scottsdale is a town, not a city” because of its small size. Scottsdale has just under 230,000 residents, making it the 9th largest city in the state. Scottsdale is the 20th most populous city in Arizona. Scottsdale is often compared to California.

Scottsdale is home to the world’s largest single-family home

The 18,000 square-foot house was designed by architects Harry and Michael Smith and built in 2008. Its third floor is a sun deck, which is one of the world’s largest decks. The house was purchased in 2017 by a hedge fund manager for US$25 million. Scottsdale is a place where locals go to gamble. About 28,000 people live in the city. There are an estimated 95 gaming establishments, including four casinos and more than 200 restaurants. Casinos in the city have hosted the Baccarat World Championships and the World Series of Poker in the past. In December 2017, the city was a winner in the New York Times Best of America Awards, noting the various golf courses, national parks and hiking areas.

Scottsdale is a popular tourist destination

Scottsdale is often called the most western of all the Phoenix area towns and cities. Since 1960, more than 100 million tourists have visited the city. About 75 percent of visitors are from out of state, and about 15 percent of them come from overseas. At least 6,000 people work for the city of Scottsdale; the rest of the city’s population are residential. The city’s retail and hospitality sectors generate most of the city’s revenue. The “Old West” Scottsdale is a small city that has retained its distinct personality from its early days, as can be seen in many of the local businesses. For instance, the Alamo Hotel, located in the heart of downtown, is an Art Deco inspired building built in 1928 and renovated in 2012.


I have realized that I am fascinated by all things Scottsdale. It is the best example of all of the things that I love and dislike in America. I think Scottsdale may have the highest ratio of retirees to young people (29:10) and perhaps some of the lowest population density (700 people per square mile). This may have to do with its association with the Western lifestyle and the population is really affluent and those with deep pockets who can buy the high priced condominiums..