is an internationally known address and is recognized for its golf courses, upscale shopping, parks, vibrant arts district, and home to many annual events like the week long Barrett-Jackson Auto Show. Located at the expansive West World exhibition complex in North Scottsdale, the event is an auto enthusiast's and collector's spectacle. The show is known for featuring both exotic luxury automobiles and restored historic vehicles. Other events include Scottsdale Fashion Week, Culinary Festival, and the Arabian Horse Show. The nearly 2000 purebred Arabian and Half-Arabian horses attract thousands of visitors and tourists to Scottsdale.
Sports, recreation, and parks are bountiful. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, located just off Interstate 101 is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants, and are also hosts to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies baseball teams. The city is widely known as a premier destination in the United States for golf with more than 200 area courses offering layouts that range from the rolling green fairways of traditional courses, to desert golf designs.
Over the past several years, Scottsdale's growing abundance of trendy, high-end nightlife, upscale restaurants, art galleries and luxury shopping, has made it a highly popular travel destination for the style-conscious, travel set. It is also known for world famous hotels and resort properties such as; The Phoenician, The Canyon Suites, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, and the Fairmont Princess Resort and Spa.
In addition to the numbered resorts in Scottsdale, the city is also known for its outstanding healthcare system. Among the medical facilities located in this area is the famed Mayo Clinic visited by thousands seeking medical care annually. Mayo is one of many excellent resources along with Scottsdale Healthcare, and other medical facilities dedicated to specialties such as; Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Barrow’s Neurological Institute, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America located in the valley.
To ease your travel plans, Scottsdale has one of the premier corporate jet facilities in the state, Scottsdale Airport. It is located nine miles north of Scottsdale's downtown area and in close proximity to a wide range of world-class resorts, hotels, restaurants, and golf courses. In addition, one of the Fixed Base Operators located at Scottsdale Airport has been rated among the top 50 by "Professional Pilots Magazine" every year since 1993.
As you peruse the area for your new home, visit the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school from 1937 until 1959 Taliesin West tucked into the foothills of the McDowell Mountain Range. The style of architecture celebrates and preserves the natural character of the Sonoran desert. Should an open desert style or a gated community be preferred, discriminating buyers will find exquisite choices in golf, foothill, tennis, or single family estates throughout the Scottsdale community.