Scottsdale, Arizona

Smaller, Cheaper, Warmer

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Old Town Scottsdale is the center of entertainment in the city and if you want a walk to nightlife this is your best bet. It’s close to Arizona State and Mill Avenue, a dense shopping, restaurant and bar district, and also Scottsdale Stadium and the Fashion Square. There’s also plenty of condo and apartment options here as well.

  • Old Town
  • Downtown

Old Town


While Scottsdale doesn’t have a single neighborhood that attracts the majority of LGBTQ+ community the Old Town area is the most popular. It is the entertainment center of the city and also houses the majority of the arts scene with plenty of galleries and studios for those looking for culture.

  • Old Town

McCormick Ranch


McCormick Ranch is one of the most popular neighborhoods for families in Scottsdale. It has a number of lakes and mountain views for an outdoor lifestyle, but also amazing desert-style and mid-century modern homes inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. The area also has great shopping, health care, restaurants and parks. Finally, for those who love the baseball scene in Scottsdale, the training spot for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies borders McCormick Ranch.

  • McCormick Ranch
  • North Scottsdale
  • Gainey Ranch



Scottsdale, and the Phoenix area in general, is the center or retirement for the western United States. Communities like McCormick Ranch, and Grayhawk are ideal neighborhoods to start your search. Low crime rates, beautiful homes, and close proximity to outdoor options and health care make them ideal for the active retiree who isn’t ready for an exclusively 55+ community. If you are looking for an exclusively 55+ retirement community then Scottsdale and the Phoenix area is your place. Check out Revel Scottsdale if luxury is your thing. Amazing amenities and stunning gardens and wellness services make it fun and protected if that’s what you’re looking for.

  • Grayhawk
  • McCormick Ranch
  • Revel Scottsdale