Scottsdale is internationally known for fine resorts and spas, expensive restaurants, superior shopping, art galleries, designer golf courses, ritzy night clubs, and country club living. 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”. Sometimes called Beverly Hills of Arizona, the city of Scottsdale’s slogan is “The West’s Most Western Town”.
Scottsdale is also surprisingly welcoming of families because it is safe with already low crime rates dropping substantially in most categories last year. Scottsdale Unified has high graduation rates and standardized test scores hover well above state and national averages. Scottsdale is also rated the No. 6 safest city in America by the online real estate listing company Movoto.com. Now if you are looking for the best of everything, then Scottsdale is your city.