Living in Scottsdale It has an abundance of safe suburban areas, low crime, and some of the best schools in the state. It's also ideal for young adults who are just starting out. There are a lot of work opportunities, a lot of nightlife, great restaurants, and lots of shopping opportunities. Overall, Scottsdale is ranked the second best suburb to live in Arizona, behind only Cataline Foothills.
And the city has been ranked as the number one retirement city in the United States. Scottsdale Arts also operates the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the city's public art program, and outreach initiatives. With a first-class, mid-size ballroom at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and more than 200 diverse shows a year, plus outdoor festivals at the new Scottsdale Civic Center starting next year, everyone will find exciting artistic experiences here. Visitors to Old Scottsdale can take a walk through most of the area's nine boroughs on one of the themed excursions offered by JoyrideSaz Scottsdale Tours, from the Margarita and Taco tour to the Instagram and Mural trip.
Gerd Wuestemann is the President and CEO of Scottsdale Arts, a non-profit organization that manages arts and cultural projects for the City of Scottsdale.