12 Communities in Scottsdale
Climate & Geography
Scottsdale is located in Salt River Valley in the northern parts of the Sonoran Desert. Scottsdale climate is arid. Winters are mild to warm while summers are extremely hot.
The average annual high is mid 80s and the average annual low is low 60s. The average annual precipitation is around 10 inches. The altitude - elevation level is 1,260 feet.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
A highlight of living in Scottsdale is the many shopping locations. The most notable are Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Fashion Square. Scottsdale Art Festival was once ranked the No.1 event in the U.S. by American Style Magazine. The Scottsdale Main Street Art District is aligned with the most diverse collection of styles and genres. Sports fans often visit Scottsdale Stadium to catch the spring training of the San Francisco Giants. Scottsdale is continually ranked as one of the premier golf and resort destinations in the world by publications such as Golf Digest and Golf Travel. The city is home to more than 200 area courses.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The median home value is above the national median. The top marginal income tax rate is 4.54 percent. Out of state pensions are taxable while most military and government pensions are exempt up to $2,500. Social Security income is exempt.Certain property tax protections exist for people over 65.
There are seven hospitals and medical centers in Scottsdale. They are Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Scottsdale, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center (ranks High Performing in four specialties), HonorHealth Rehabilitation Hospital, Scottsdale Liberty Hospital, HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center (ranks High Performing in two specialties), HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, and Banner Behavioral Health Hospital - Scottsdale.