by JONATHAN BODEEN | Sep 21, 2011 | Reasons to buy a home in Scottsdale
Scottsdale’s Friendly Community
What’s the one thing that almost every Arizonan has in common? They are not from Arizona! The Valley of the Sun is a (nearly literal) melting pot of people from around the country and around the globe. Whether for a job, health, the climate, or just a change of scenery, people have flocked to the Valley for the last several decades. As this burgeoning city grows and matures, we will certainly begin to see the culture develop into a life of its own! Scottsdale is full of dynamic personalities, friendly faces, and blossoming new friendships. Recommended Scottsdale Family Communities: Desert Mountain, McDoweel Mountain Ranch, Buenavante, 85254
by JONATHAN BODEEN | Sep 14, 2011 | Reasons to buy a home in Scottsdale
Scottsdale’s Proximity to Phoenix
Phoenix, as a city, was designed for efficiency. Credit the city’s modernity, forward thinking founders, or just chance…any way you slice it, there is no city in the world that is so expansive, yet so easy to navigate and so convenient. Scottsdale, being the most desirable suburb of Phoenix is absolutely perfectly positioned for both convenience and seclusion. In just a few minutes, one can easily travel from their home in Scottsdale to almost any section of Phoenix. Eat your heart out, Los Angeles! Recommended Convenient Scottsdale Communities: Buenavante, Sweetwater Ranch, Scottsdsale Ranch, McDowell Mountain Ranch
by JONATHAN BODEEN | Sep 7, 2011 | Reasons to buy a home in Scottsdale
The shopping in Scottsdale is truly world class. When it comes to shopping, you will only be limited by your imagination and your pocket book!
1st stop: Scottsdale Fashion Square – with all of its glitz and glamour, this is shopping at its finest. You will find everything from the big department stores such as Nordstrom and Macy’s, to high-end boutiques and everything in between.
2nd Stop: The Borgata – featuring small-scale, high-end shops with all of the charm you could ask for. While at The Borgata, be sure to visit The Shops and Hilton Village. You will find a one of a kind shopping experience along with delicious eateries and plenty of places to pamper yourself.
3rd Stop: Kierland Commons – If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, head north to Kierland Commons, a unique and tasteful outdoor urban shopping experience. This high-energy sidewalk shopping environment will certainly be the perfect ending to your magical day of shopping. Recommended Scottsdale Shopping Communities: Kierland, Gainey Ranch, McCormick Ranch, Windsong
by JONATHAN BODEEN | Aug 23, 2011 | Reasons to buy a home in Scottsdale
Scottsdale Resort Amenities
Scottsdale boasts some of the finest resorts in the world. Luxurious getaway destinations include The Phoenician, Xona Resort, Boulders, Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch, and The Scottsdale Resort (just to name a few). Along with these high-end resorts come world class amenities. Spas, fine dining, music, golf, relaxation, sparkling pools with cabanas, gondola rides…the list goes on and on. Locals also take advantage of these amenities. Many of the resorts offer discounts for Scottsdale residents to come and use their spas and other facilities. It’s like living at a resort! Recommended Scottsdale Resort Communities: The Boulders, Desert Mountain, Artesia, Legend Trail, The Reserve
by JONATHAN BODEEN | Aug 20, 2011 | Reasons to buy a home in Scottsdale
Scottsdale City Management
Known as “the best run city in the world,” Scottsdale maintains a sense of safety, security and cleanliness unmatched in Arizona. Scottsdale City Managers have taken great care to maintain the features and virtues that have made this city great. Billboards and other advertising eye-sores are not allowed in city limits. Development must adhere to strict guidelines in order to insure that Scottsdale residents will be able to enjoy this fantastic city for years to come. HOAs also do their part to maintain the highest standards in Scottsdale communities. Recommended Scottsdale HOA Communities: The Trails, Ancala, Desert Mountain, Pinnacle Peak
by JONATHAN BODEEN | Aug 17, 2011 | Reasons to buy a home in Scottsdale
Scottsdale is world-renowned for its fantastic golfing. Locals like PGA legend, Phil Mickelson have helped to turn Scottsdale into Golfdale. With more than 25 public golf courses and dozens more private ones, there are enough links for everyone. Vacationers travel to Scottsdale for their amazing resorts, shopping, relaxation, and GOLF. It’s not uncommon to spot a celebrity like Alice Cooper or Michael Jordan playing at one of the local courses. It’s no wonders why the Phoenix Open has become the single largest golf event in the world! Recommended Scottsdale Golf Communities: Wildfire, Whisper Rock, Troon Village, Desert Highlands, Estancia