Old Town Scottsdale & South Scottsdale

South Scottsdale may be just the ticket to your dream.

Welcome to South Scottsdale


While many of the residents have lived in the area for several decades, more and more business professionals and adult college students are choosing South Scottsdale as their home.

If you're looking for a home in a centrally located residential community, South Scottsdale may be just the ticket to your dream. Roughly boundaried from McKellips Road north to Thomas Road on the south, this neighborhood is home to several major employers and is surrounded by grassy parks with upscale shopping and a bustling nightlife nearby. Along with close proximity to freeway access for business commuters and students, this newly revitalized, diverse and family-friendly area offers affordable housing and an unbeatable lifestyle.

With easy accessibility to the Loop 101 Pima Freeway and the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, South Scottsdale residents benefit from the area's short commute to downtown Phoenix, Arizona State University and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Additionally, South Scottsdale is surrounded by plenty of entertainment venues and a wealth of options for enjoying outdoor recreation, dining, shopping and nightlife.

The Neighbors


Diverse group of families, professionals, students and young adults.

Following demolition of South Scottsdale’s Los Arcos Mall and other once-popular but now outdated strip malls in the community, the area has seen much improvement including the addition of Arizona State University's SkySong high-tech campus plus major employers such as HonorHealth and General Dynamics. Thanks to these and other high-dollar renovations — including the addition of new business, entertainment and retail shopping centers — residents of South Scottsdale have seen an increase in home values in the area.

What To Expect


A sense of community in this established and centrally located area.

South Scottsdale is home to many city parks — including Chaparral Park, El Dorado Park, Paiute Park and the Scottsdale Greenbelt — featuring hundreds of acres of biking and walking pathways, grassy picnic areas, play-structures, lighted tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, community centers, spray-pads and pools. Four-legged friends will enjoy the area’s well-maintained off-leash dog parks with open grass, play-features and water fountains. Hikers can take advantage of nearby Camelback and Piestewa Peak mountain preserves and trails, while golf enthusiasts will enjoy the close proximity to affordable public courses such as Silverado, Coronado and Continental Golf Club.

What Not To Expect


Brand-new, cookie-cutter construction or sprawling master-planned communities.

The Lifestyle


Family-centered, active, hard-working residents.

You'll Fall In Love With


The mid-priced homes and the area’s close proximity to freeways, dining, shopping and entertainment.

Shoppers will delight in the area's retail offerings including upscale Scottsdale Fashion Square that features stores offering the latest brands and styles. Not far away, the eclectic art gallery and shopping district of Fifth Avenue in Old Town Scottsdale will lure shoppers of all ages who appreciate high-end Native American jewelry and unique gifts. Award-winning restaurants — along with wine bars, lounges and nightclubs — line North Scottsdale Road and are in walking or biking distance for many South Scottsdale residents. Meanwhile, residents and visitors of all ages will enjoy spending an afternoon at the nearby Scottsdale Public Library, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Butterfly Wonderland and/or Desert Botanical Garden.

Welcome to Old Town Scottsdale


Featuring luxury condominiums and spacious homes surrounded by beautiful mountain views, Old Town Scottsdale draws a diverse mix of love-to-socialize residents as well as high-season visitors.

If you’re seeking a trendy, hip and fashionable lifestyle close to shopping, dining, art galleries and nightlife, Old Town Scottsdale may be the perfect fit.

The Neighbors


Fashionable and very social.

With hundreds of art galleries, award-winning restaurants, bars and luxury shopping centers that surround the immediate area of Old Town Scottsdale, it’s hard to imagine this bustling city was once a small farming community dating back to the late 1800s. Several of the historic landmarks in Old Town Scottsdale — such as the Little Red Schoolhouse (now the Scottsdale Historical Museum), Mexican Imports Shop and Saba’s Western Wear — along with dining establishments such as the Sugar Bowl, Pink Pony and Los Olivos Mexican Patio, are still in existence and featured in the Historic Old Town Scottsdale self-guided walking tour.

What To Expect


A high concentration of dining establishments, luxury shopping and nightlife venues.

Living in Old Town Scottsdale means there is no shortage of casual, upscale, contemporary and fusion restaurant options as well as happy hour spots, pubs, hip dance clubs, bars and lounges. Many of Scottsdale’s resorts have critically acclaimed signature restaurants that are definitely worth a visit. The Entertainment District — the vibrant area located on Scottsdale Road just south of Camelback Road to Sixth Avenue — draws younger crowds who seek an active nightlife at popular dance clubs such as Red Revolver Lounge, The Mint and Maya Day and Nightclub.

What Not To Expect


Master-planned communities, hordes of young families.

A variety of residential options are available in Old Town Scottsdale including mid-rise condominium complexes — such as The Mark by Toll Brothers which is situated next to the Hotel Valley Ho Resort — many of which sport beautiful architecture, contemporary interiors and upscale amenities such as a fitness center, rooftop pool and room service meals. Plenty of newly renovated single-family homes, many featuring mature landscaping, sparkling pools and views of Camelback Mountain, are situated in the quiet neighborhoods that surround Old Town Scottsdale.

The Lifestyle


Fun, flirty and sophisticated.

Scottsdale is without a doubt a golfer’s paradise, indeed, the climate accommodates playing in year-round comfort thanks to the Valley’s 300-plus days of sunshine annually. The number of golf courses to choose from is enormous; in fact, there are more than 200 courses in Scottsdale and the surrounding area. For novice and experienced hikers, nearby Camelback Mountain features two summit trails — Echo Canyon Recreation Area and Cholla Trail — that are extremely popular among residents and visitors who wish to experience all the native wildlife and beauty the Sonoran Desert has to offer.

You'll Fall In Love With


The hopping Entertainment District, the views of Camelback Mountain.

Old Town Scottsdale is home to Scottsdale Fashion Square, featuring hundreds of luxury clothing and high-end specialty stores such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Old Town also boasts numerous art galleries, boutiques and shops offering unique jewelry, high-end heirloom-style pottery and one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts.

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