Scottsdale, Arizona is a city that has it all. From its safe suburban areas and low crime rate to its excellent schools, it's an ideal place for young adults just starting out. There are plenty of job opportunities, nightlife, restaurants, and shopping options. It's also known for its luxurious resorts, championship golf courses, and luxury boutiques.
Old Town Scottsdale is the heart of the city and home to over 100 galleries. Every Thursday night, the city hosts one of the oldest Art Walks in the country. Bob Park's famous bronze horse fountain is one of the most photographed spots in the city. The Marshall Arts District is filled with tree-covered courtyards and bubbling fountains, making it a great place to explore Scottsdale's thriving gallery scene.
Traditional Western art still dominates the galleries, but there's also a thriving contemporary art scene. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA) showcases modern and contemporary art with ongoing exhibitions. The Sonoran Desert is another big draw for visitors to Scottsdale. Although the high desert temperatures can be extreme in the summer, the natural beauty of the desert vegetation and geography is breathtaking.
There are nearly 100 miles of trails for walking, horseback riding, and biking. Popular spots include Pinnacle Peak Park, Camelback Mountain, and the McDowell Sonoran Preserve with its 20,000 acres of pristine wilderness. Scottsdale also has some of Arizona's best luxury resorts clustered around Camelback Mountain. It's also ready for millennial travelers with its dining scene, nightlife, and even golf cart taxis operating in Old Town Scottsdale.