From time to time we’ll be highlighting some of the best places to live in the Greater Phoenix area, including some great information on the local highlights interspersed with real estate tips and information. We previously explored Paradise Valley and Cave Creek; this week we’ll be venturing a bit more into the center of the Valley as we examine the rustic heart of Old Town Scottsdale.
Old Town Scottsdale Housing Options Are Never Limited
While the city does do quite a bit to retain the Old Western sense, it is not without a wide range of home choices and convenient amenities that make it especially appealing to prospective residents. Homes in Old Town Scottsdale range from sprawling multi-acre estates to modest yet adequate single-family dwellings that are perfect for those in the process of downsizing. Other great options for Old Town Scottsdale living include condos and patio homes, all of which can be found in abundance in the area ranging in architectural styles from Southwestern adobe construction to modern units overlooking the city.
An Area Perfect for Retirees & Vacation Homes
Even in the heart of Scottsdale you are never far from the conveniences and amenities of the Greater Phoenix area. The city is bordered by the Loop 101 on the east and the 51 freeway on the west, both providing quick and convenient access to downtown Phoenix and surrounding cities. This places Scottsdale in the unique position of enjoying relative seclusion without sacrificing quick access and necessary conveniences. Coupling this with the wide array of home choices available, Old Town quickly becomes a perfect choice for retirees and those seeking vacation homes.
Beautiful Climate and Cultural Adventures Await
The city’s warm climate lends itself to a multitude of outdoor activities, including specially-made environmental-awareness hikes, horseback riding and mountain climbing (a favorite activity at nearby Camelback Mountain, which looms over Old Town). Golf is never routine when choosing from one of over 200 courses scattered throughout the Sonoran Desert setting. The area is well-known for being an epicenter of art in the Valley, containing a concentration of over 100 galleries that explore everything from post-modern sculptures to Southwestern textiles to Native American crafts. A real highlight for local residents is the constantly-changing exhibits at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.Thanks to the invigorating buyer’s market in Phoenix, the time is ripe for creating a new lifestyle in this unique city. You’ll find the options are plentiful as we explore together how to make the next phase of your life a dream come true.