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Are you currently interested in purchasing Arizona real estate with pool? The Phoenix East Valley offers outstanding amenities and high-quality living. With hot summers and winter temperatures into the 80s, it’s no wonder that homes with a pool are often the most sought-after properties on the market. A pool in your own backyard offers a private oasis to cool off anytime you want and enjoy leisure time with family and friends. When it comes to Arizona homes with pool, the East Valley communities of Chandler, Sun Lakes, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, Tempe, Ahwatukee, and Scottsdale, each offers their own unique personality and outstanding amenities. Buyers will want to partner with a local Arizona REALTOR® who can help them find the perfect home in the right neighborhood and secure an offer. Cathy Carter is a top-rated real estate agent in East Valley with over 25 years of experience, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. Cathy knows the greater Phoenix area inside and out and has the knowledge and resources for a successful home buying experience. Get started on finding your dream home today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch by email.
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For more information about Arizona real estate with pool, or to schedule a private showing, please contact Cathy Carter today. As a dedicated, full-time Arizona REALTOR®, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the local market at all times. She is always the first to know when new Arizona homes with pool become available, ensuring that her buyers have the advantage they need in a competitive sellers’ market.
- Chandler - In August 2021, Chandler home prices were up 23.2% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $468K. On average, homes in Chandler sell after 21 days on the market compared to 32 days last year. There were 425 homes sold in August this year, down from 442 last year.
- Sun Lakes - In August 2021, Sun Lakes home prices were up 26.8% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $450K. On average, homes in Sun Lakes sell after 28 days on the market compared to 49 days last year. There were 47 homes sold in August this year, up from 33 last year.
- Gilbert - In August 2021, Gilbert home prices were up 30.4% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $515K. On average, homes in Gilbert sell after 21 days on the market compared to 27 days last year. There were 436 homes sold in August this year, down from 566 last year.
- Queen Creek - In August 2021, Queen Creek home prices were up 20.9% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $472K. On average, homes in Queen Creek sell after 17 days on the market compared to 35 days last year. There were 186 homes sold in August this year, down from 237 last year.
- San Tan Valley - In August 2021, San Tan Valley home prices were up 41.4% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $382K. On average, homes sell after 17 days on the market compared to 25 days last year. Search homes for sale near me in San Tan Valley.
- Mesa - In August 2021, Mesa home prices were up 28.7% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $406K. On average, homes in Mesa sell after 25 days on the market compared to 28 days last year. There were 815 homes sold in August this year, up from 799 last year.
- Tempe - In August 2021, Tempe home prices were up 27.8% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $432K. On average, homes in Tempe sell after 26 days on the market compared to 29 days last year. There were 234 homes sold in August this year, up from 224 last year.
- Ahwatukee - In August 2021, Ahwatukee home prices were up 40.4%, compared to last year, selling for a median price of $456K. On average, homes in Ahwatukee sell after 21 days on the market.
- Scottsdale - In August 2021, Scottsdale home prices were up 26.1% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $718K. On average, homes in Scottsdale sell after 35 days on the market compared to 51 days last year. There were 770 homes sold in August this year, down from 888 last year.
Cathy can help you choose from the most desirable neighborhoods and communities in East Valley that include Arizona homes with pool. She can inform you about the builders, amenities, school districts, nearby shopping & everyday conveniences, local community developments, and so much more. If you are ready to start searching for Arizona real estate with pool, Cathy would be happy to meet with you to discuss the type of home you have in mind and answer any questions you might have about property details, pricing, financing options, and more. Feel free to contact Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.
The Benefits of Living in The Phoenix East Valley
Phoenix is the capital city of Arizona, the center of the Phoenix metro area, and home to over 4.5 million people. Phoenix and the East Valley provide nearly 310 days of warm sunny weather year-round, an abundance of art and culture, fabulous shopping and dining, exciting nightlife venues, popular annual events and festivals, over 200 golf courses, 4 professional sports teams, Cactus League spring training baseball, numerous trails for hiking and biking, and more. In recent years, Downtown Phoenix has experienced a major renaissance with new restaurants, art galleries, retail shops, and all types of businesses popping up - spurring a series of new developments ranging from apartment complexes to new hotels and luxury high-rises. For those who prefer the comforts of suburban living while also being close to a major city, the East Valley communities of Scottsdale, Chandler, Sun Lakes, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, Tempe, and Ahwatukee each offer their own unique appeal, outstanding amenities, and easy access to major employment centers.
Located in Maricopa County, the city of Scottsdale is home to approximately 265,249 people. Boasting year-round warm weather and sunshine, exciting art and culture, world-class shopping and restaurants, exciting nightlife, popular annual events, over 50 top-rated golf courses, and some of the best hiking trails in the country, it’s easy to see why so many people are choosing to move to Scottsdale from other parts of the country. Most of the workforce of Scottsdale is in the tourism industry. The city has one of the highest numbers of AAA Five-Diamond hotels and resorts in the country and is home to many renowned spas and resorts including the Four Seasons Scottsdale and Canyon Suites. A large portion of Scottsdale Road in the Shea Corridor has been dubbed the "Resort Corridor" due to the many upscale resorts that line the street. Top employers in Scottsdale include Honor Health, CVS Health, Scottsdale Unified School District, Vanguard, and the City of Scottsdale.
One of the largest employment centers in Scottsdale and in the state is Scottsdale Airpark, anchored by the Scottsdale Airport. The Airpark encompasses 8.6 square miles and includes over 2,900 businesses that employ more than 51,000 people. Several prestigious companies have their headquarters at the Airpark including GoDaddy, AXON (Taser), JDA Software, Nautilus Insurance, Quicken Loans, CVS Caremark, and Vanguard. The proximity of Scottsdale Airport has helped define the business environment, with one of the busiest single-runway airports in the U.S., which is nearly all corporate or general aviation. Scottsdale is served by two nationally-acclaimed school districts: Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) and Paradise Valley Unified School district (PVSD), both ranked among the top school districts in the country.
Located about 22 miles southeast of Phoenix, Chandler is a city suburb that’s both cosmopolitan and family-friendly. Home to nearly 258,000 people, Chandler is a diverse and affluent community situated in one of the fastest-growing innovation and technology hubs in the U.S. In the 1980s, Chandler’s agriculture-based economy shifted to technology when Intel Corporation began its operations here. Chandler's innovative technology base and excellent educational facilities provide the foundation for a comfortable lifestyle. The largest employer in Chandler is Intel Corporation, with 2 campuses in the city, one in West Chandler at Chandler Blvd/Rural Rd. and the other in the Ocotillo area at DobsonRd./Ocotillo. Chandler is home to a vibrant and historic downtown, exciting cultural and recreation options, fabulous shopping (Chandler Fashion Center) and fine dining destinations, an excellent school system, over 60 parks and numerous outdoor recreation opportunities that can be enjoyed year-round, and some of the best golf clubs in the valley. Most of Chandler is served by the nationally recognized, A-rated Chandler Unified School District. CUSD schools have been named Arizona A+ Schools of Excellence or U.S. Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence 86 times since 1983, the most of any district in Arizona.
Located about 24.7 miles southeast of Phoenix, Sun Lakes is a fabulous master-planned retirement community for active adults (40-plus years) featuring a vast array of resort-like amenities. The development has five distinct communities, each with its own golf course and clubhouse/activities center: Sun Lakes #1 (the original community (gated), Palo Verde (gated), Cottonwood (non-gated), Ironwood (gated), and Oakwood (gated). Residents of Sun Lakes have access to five golf courses, driving ranges, heated community pools, spas, tennis & pickleball courts, fitness facilities, arts & crafts centers, restaurants, cafes, stocked fishing lakes, miles of scenic walking paths, dozens of clubs, and planned events along with nearby shopping plazas, restaurants, a community college campus, public library, health care providers, and more.
Thriving in business and leisure activities, Gilbert is an East Valley suburb located approximately 22 miles southeast of Phoenix in Maricopa County. Gilbert offers a vibrant Heritage District, great shopping (SanTan Village), an award-winning culinary scene, an excellent school system, numerous parks & outdoor recreation opportunities, and some of the best golf clubs in the valley. A youthful and vibrant community, the median age of Gilbert residents is 33.8 years with 67.6 percent of the population under the age of 45. The town's access to an educated and diverse workforce, a pipeline of emerging technologies from statewide universities, ease of market access, and an unbeatable quality of life attracts worldwide companies to the area. Top employers in Gilbert include GoDaddy, B H Drywall, Banner Health, Isagenix International, Northrop Grumman, Silent-Aire, Morgan Stanely, Merrill Lynch, and Deloitte, among other great companies. Most of Gilbert is served by the highly-rated Gilbert Unified School District also known as Gilbert Public Schools (GPS). As of 2020, thirteen GPS schools have earned the "A+ School of Excellence™ Award" from the Arizona Educational Foundation.
Queen Creek is located in Maricopa County, with a small portion extending into Pinal County. Home to around 51,800 people, Queen Creek residents enjoy the benefits of small-town living close to a metropolitan area, with easy commuting to and from metro Phoenix, great schools, an abundance of recreational activities, and a low-stress lifestyle. Queen Creek is a friendly, "first name" community, where the person behind the counter is someone who will know you by name. Located just 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale, Queen Creek has more than 70 neighborhoods, communities, and/or subdivisions featuring a wide range of residential choices. Queen Creek offers convenient shopping centers, an excellent school system, plenty of family-oriented activities, several top-rated golf courses, and miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding in San Tan Mountain Regional Park (less than 8 miles away).
San Tan Valley
San Tan Valley is a bedroom community (CDP) and home to nearly 120,000 people. Bounded by the San Tan Mountains Regional Park on the west and the Gila River Indian Community on the southwest, San Tan Valley was named after the nearby San Tan Mountain Regional Park with more than 10,000 acres of rugged wilderness and peaks that reach up to 2,500 feet. San Tan Valley consists largely of master-planned communities and offers the best of both worlds: Convenient access to city amenities and a laid-back, small-town lifestyle that makes the most of its scenic, Sonoran Desert surroundings. Residents enjoy easy access to top-rated golf courses, parks, trails, and other outdoor activities, while also being close to grocery stores, big box stores, restaurants, and everyday conveniences.
The city of Tempe was named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece, a gorge in the Tempi municipality of northern Thessaly, Greece. Home to approximately 195,805 people, Tempe is bordered by Phoenix and Guadalupe on the west, Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler on the south, and Mesa on the east. Top employers in Tempe include Arizona State University, State Farm Insurance, Freedom Financial Network, JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association, ABM Industries, Wells Fargo, City of Tempe, SRP, Honeywell, and Insight Direct Inc. Tempe has a lively downtown brimming with restaurants, stores, galleries, clubs, and nightlife and is also home to the main campus of Arizona State University. For parents with school-age children, Tempe offers outstanding education choices from preschool to graduate school. The city is served by three highly regarded public school districts: Tempe Elementary School District, Kyrene School District, and Tempe Union High School District.
Mesa is a city suburb located about 20 miles east of Phoenix. The third-largest city in Arizona, Mesa is home to the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University as well as the largest relief airport in the Phoenix area - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Mesa has a rich cultural heritage and is currently experiencing tremendous economic growth due to the expansion of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport attracting many new businesses to the area. The city is currently home to major companies like Apple, Bridgestone, FUJIFILM, Mitsubishi, and Boeing, among others. A thriving downtown, exciting local culture, great shopping and restaurants, an excellent school system, numerous sports facilities, Cactus League spring training baseball, popular annual events and festivals, and top-rated golf clubs make all add up to a great place to live and buy a home.
Ahwatukee is the southernmost village of Phoenix, known for its rugged natural beauty, picturesque mountain views, and charming small-town feel. Ahwatukee is situated at the base of South Mountain Park and Preserve, stretching along its northern border. Boasting an excellent school system, easy access to outdoor activities like hiking biking, and horseback riding in South Mountain Park, several top-rated golf courses, and close proximity to major employment hubs, Ahwatukee is a great place to settle down and raise a family. The community is served by the highly-acclaimed, A-rated Kyrene School District (Pre-K through 8th grade), one of the top-performing school districts in the state. All 25 schools in the district have received excelling or high-performing ratings.
East Valley Schools and Education
For parents with school-age children, East Valley has a number of nationally recognized school districts filled with top-rated schools, including Chandler Unified School District, Gilbert Unified School District, Kyrene School District, Higley Unified School District, Tempe Union High School District, and Mesa Unified School District, the largest district in Arizona. Under Arizona’s open-enrollment law, children can attend other schools within the district or in another district by applying to that school, so families can be confident their child is receiving the best education possible. There are also plenty of higher education opportunities throughout the East Valley including Arizona State University, which is located in Tempe.
Phoenix Area Economy and Job Opportunities
Downtown Phoenix is a prominent center for banking and finance. The regional headquarters for several major financial institutions, including JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Bank of America, Compass Bank, and MidFirst Bank, are all located within or near the Downtown Phoenix core. The Phoenix metro area is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic regions in the country for technology and software companies. With operational costs 42% less than California, according to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Phoenix has become a hub of commercial activity as more and more businesses are choosing to relocate here from other parts of the U.S.
Technology and bio-science are major economic drivers in the region with health care, manufacturing, and financial services solidly growing industries. Fortune 500/1000 companies based or having major operations in Phoenix include Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, Republic Services, PetSmart, Apollo Group, Insight Enterprises, ON Semiconductor, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Amkor Technology, Swift Transportation, and First Solar. The top employers in the East Valley include Intel Corporation, Banner Health, Arizona State University, Mesa Unified School District, Wells Fargo, Walmart, Boeing Company, Gilbert Unified School District, Bank of America, and Chandler Unified School District.
In-demand Industries in Phoenix include construction, professional and technical services, information technology, transportation and warehousing, health care and social assistance, and real estate and rental and leasing (Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity). Workers in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $25.16 as of 2019 (the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). When compared nationwide, Phoenix area employment was more highly concentrated in office and administrative support, business and financial operations, and computer and mathematical.
The top ten highest paying jobs in the valley according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- General Internal Medicine Physicians
- Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
- Family Medicine Physicians
- Chief Executives
- Pediatricians, General
- Dentists, General
- Nurse Anesthetists
- Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
- Architectural and Engineering Managers
Schools & Education
Phoenix is home to several award-winning school districts filled with top-rated schools. There are 458 public schools serving 253,554 students in Phoenix. There are 30 school districts with more than 200 charter schools and a number of top-rated private schools. Under Arizona’s open-enrollment law, children can attend other schools within the district or in another district by applying to that school, so families can be confident their child is receiving the best education possible. Phoenix has one of the highest concentrations of top-ranked public schools in Arizona. The 3 highest ranked public schools in Phoenix include Phoenix Union Bioscience High School, Great Hearts Academies - Archway Scottsdale, and Basis Phoenix.
Public School Review’s list of highest ranked schools in Phoenix:
- Phoenix Union Bioscience High School Ranked: 10/10 Top 1% (9-12)
- Great Hearts Academies - Archway Scottsdale (Charter School): Ranked 10/10 Top 1% (K-12)
- Basis Phoenix (Charter School): Ranked 10/10 Top 1% (5-12)
- Kyrene De La Sierra School: Ranked 10/10 Top 1% (PK-5)
- Basis Ahwatukee (Charter School): Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (3-12)
- Alhambra Traditional School: Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (K-8)
- Madison Traditional Academy: Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (PK-8)
- Fireside Elementary School: Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (PK-6)
- Great Hearts Academies - Archway Chandler (Charter School): Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (K-12)
- Khalsa Montessori Elementary School - Phoenix (Charter School): Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (K-6)
- Aaec - Paradise Valley (Charter School): Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (9-12)
- Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center - Estrella (Charter School): Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (9-12)
- Hopi Elementary School: Rank 10/10 Top 5% (K-5)
- Adams Traditional Academy (Charter School): Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (K-8)
- Great Hearts Academies - Archway Arete (Charter School): Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (K-5)
- Kyrene De Los Cerritos School: Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (PK-5)
- Benchmark School (Charter School): Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (K-6)
- Kyrene De Los Lagos School: Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (PK-5)
- Great Hearts Academies - Archway Glendale (Charter School): Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (K-5)
- Great Hearts Academies - Archway Lincoln (Charter School): Ranked 10/10 Top 5% (K-5)
There are numerous higher-education opportunities situated throughout the Phoenix metro area. Downtown Phoenix is home to the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Arizona State University has campuses in Downtown Phoenix and the city of Mesa, with its main campus in the city of Tempe.
Art and Culture
The Phoenix area offers an abundance of art and culture. The downtown Phoenix art scene has seen major development over the past decade and dozens of museums span the valley, including the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Capitol Museum, Arizona Military Museum, Hall of Flame Firefighting Museum, Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park, Children's Museum of Phoenix, Arizona Science Center, and the Heard Museum, among others. Valley venues for the performing arts in the Valley include the Phoenix Symphony Hall, Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona, Orpheum Theatre, Dorrance Theater, and Herberger Theater Center. Concert venues include Talking Stick Resort Arena and Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix, and Gammage Auditorium in Tempe (the last public building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright).
The Mesa Arts Center located in Mesa also supports regular independent musical and theater performances. The city of Scottsdale is renowned for its exceptional arts and culture, home to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Musical Instrument Museum, and over 100 fine art galleries. Scottsdale’s art-driven events include the free weekly Scottsdale Art Walk, Canal Convergence, and Scottsdale Contemporary Month. Taliesin West, located in Scottsdale, is the Arizona home and studio of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the winter campus for the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Also in Scottsdale is the site of the Cosanti Foundation, founded by the Italian architect and builder Paolo Soleri.
From quaint antique shops to chic boutiques and some of the most fashionable shopping centers you will find anywhere, the Valley has it all. Scottsdale alone has more than 2,500 luxury retailers, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and upscale malls. Old Town Scottsdale is home to dozens of gift shops, Native American jewelry stores, and Scottsdale Fashion Square, the Southwest’s largest shopping destination. In North Scottsdale, Scottsdale Quarter featured high-end stores in sunny outdoor settings.
- Scottsdale Fashion Square is an upscale, super-regional luxury shopping mall located in the downtown area of Scottsdale. It is the largest shopping mall in Arizona with approximately 2 million square feet of retail space. Scottsdale Fashion Square offers a compelling retail experience with over 220 specialty stores, restaurants, and a movie theater. The mall offers the very best in every category. Elite brands include Burberry, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., St. John, Max Mara, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus.
- Kierland Commons, a major upscale, master-planned shopping, residential, and resort community, is located on the eastern edge of Phoenix, on the border with Scottsdale.
- Desert Ridge Marketplace, located north of Loop 101 on Tatum Boulevard in Phoenix is anchored by AMC Theatres, Barnes & Noble, Old Navy, and Target. The outdoor lifestyle center features premier shopping, chef-driven restaurants, entertainment, and more.
- The Shops at Norterra Mall is a 354,000 square foot lifestyle center featuring specialty retailers and junior anchors in the North Phoenix area known as the Black Canyon Corridor. The mall includes Harkins Theaters, DICK’s Sporting Goods, BevMo, Victoria’s Secret, Best Buy, and others, with full-service and fast-casual restaurant options: Mellow Mushroom, Sauce, Pita Jungle, P.F. Chang’s, Chipotle, and Panera Bread.
- The Paradise Valley Mall, which opened in 1978, has long been the hub of Paradise Valley Village, a lively residential suburb and a master-planned community in Phoenix. The Mall is currently closed (except for JCPenny and Costco) with major redevelopment underway. An exciting mix of retail shops, a grocery store, restaurants, multi-family residential units, entertainment, office, self-storage, and other uses, all in a walkable area, is coming soon.
- CityScape is an entertainment destination and shopping center in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The office tower and residential apartments are centered around a lively courtyard, retail shops, bars, restaurants, a boutique hotel, and a live stand-up comedy club —perfect for a quick lunch, happy hour, date night, or anything in between.
- Biltmore Fashion Park is an open-air lifestyle center, Arizona’s original luxury retail destination, featuring Saks Fifth Avenue, Ralph Lauren, Hyde Park Jewelers, Lululemon, and more, plus a stellar line-up of restaurants including The Capital Grille, The Cheesecake Factory, Seasons 52, and True Food Kitchen.
- Outlets at Anthem offers a pet-friendly open-air shopping experience with more than 60 designer brand shops.
- Chandler Fashion Center - is a premier regional mall in Chandler anchored by Dillard's and Macy's along with premium specialty retailers like Michael Kors, Apple, Coach, H & M, Banana Republic, and more. You are sure to find something special from its shops - more than 185 of them. Indoor and outdoor shopping includes The Village, an outdoor entertainment pavilion with restaurants, a 20-screen movie theater, and an outdoor lawn-event space.
- SanTan Village - is an outdoor lifestyle center in Gilbert featuring major retailers like Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, and Macy’s along with specialty stores like Apple, Barnes & Noble, Charming Charlies, Coach, Sephora, and more.
From top chefs to award-winning cuisine, the Valley benefits from entrepreneurism in its restaurant scene with numerous fine dining establishments to savor and enjoy. The best fine dining restaurants in Scottsdale-Phoenix include:
- Different Pointe of View - Phoenix
- Kai - Phoenix
- LON’s at The Hermosa Inn - Phoenix
- T. Cook's - Phoenix
- Binkley's Restaurant - Phoenix
- Vincent on Camelback - Phoenix
- Steak 44 - Phenix
- Quiessence at the Farm - Phoenix
- The Capital Grille - Phoenix
- Durant's - Phoenix
- Deseo - Scottsdale
- Eddie V's Prime Seafood - Scottsdale
- The Mission - Scottsdale
- Nobuo at Teeter House - Scottsdale
- J & G Steakhouse - Scottsdale
- Rancho Pinot - Scottsdale
- Roaring Fork - Scottsdale
- Wright's at The Biltmore - Scottsdale
- Dominick's Steakhouse - Scottsdale
- Orange Sky - Scottsdale
- Mastro's Ocean Club - Scottsdale
- Mastro's Steakhouse - Scottsdale
- Ocean 44 - Scottsdale
- Atlas Bistro - Scottsdale
- Talavera - Scottsdale
- FnB Restaurant - Scottsdale
- Ocean Prime - Scottsdale
The Phoenix area has one the most vibrant and busy nightlife scenes in the west, offering plenty of places to enjoy an exciting night out. Nightlife in Downtown Phoenix Includes the Roosevelt Row Arts District with spots such as The Churchill, Sazerac, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., and Angels Trumpet Ale House; Crescent Ballroom, where local and national music acts take to the stage almost every night; Cobra Arcade Bar; Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour; Little Rituals; Dust Cutter; and the two-block CityScape complex, which includes Chico Malo, and Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails. Central Phoenix is where the locals play after work at neighborhood hangouts such as Culinary Dropout at The Yard, The Vig Uptown, Linger Longer Lounge, The Womack, Across the Pond, The Casual Pint, and more.
Old Town is the entertainment hub of Scottsdale and is the place to go for nightlife with a lot of venues and clubs within blocks of each other. One of the most glamorous nightclubs is The Mint Ultralounge, a 7,000 square foot space (formerly a bank) designed to evoke the Hollywood Regency style. AZ88 Bar & Restaurant in Old Town is the perfect place for a relaxing nightcap with friends. Rockbar Inc. bills itself as the city's top rock 'n roll destination and features live music, rock DJs, and exclusive performances from local and national acts. Check out Paris of Scottsdale if you're looking for a Latin-inspired nightlife spot.
Maya Day + Nightclub brings a touch of Vegas flash to the desert and is one of the most popular dance clubs in Scottsdale. The Beverly is an Old Town Scottsdale gem full of old-school glamour and sophistication. Casablanca Rooftop Lounge is a good option when you're looking for a quieter, sophisticated night in Old Town with panoramic views of both Scottsdale and Camelback Mountain from the lounge balcony. Dakota is a popular Old Town hybrid restaurant, bar, and nightlife venue, offering casual and fun with a touch of glam. For a night of comedy, head to any of the local comedy clubs in the Phoenix area. Check out the Laugh Factory Club in Scottsdale, and Rick Bronson's - House of Comedy AZ, Stand Up Live, and Torch Theater in Phoenix.
The Valley provides an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities for all age groups. Hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, and golfing are among the most popular activities in the region and can be enjoyed year-round. In Phoenix, McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers spectacular features spectacular views, and more than 21,000 acres of pristine desert, with miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. South Mountain Park & Preserve, the largest municipal park in the U.S. includes over 51 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking for all ability levels. Salt River also provides plenty of recreational fun with bike paths and picnic areas that surround the lake.
Camelback offers some of the best urban hiking in the U.S. and attracts over 300,000 hikers every year. Some of the best trails can be found around Lost Dutchman State Park or Desert Foothills Park. You’ll also find some great local park options like Echo Canyon Recreation Area or Phoenix Mountain Preserve. The Best hiking trails in Phoenix can be found at Piestewa Peak / Dreamy Draw, South Mountain Park/Preserve, and Papago Park.
Located in North Scottsdale, McDowell Sonoran Preserve provides many trailheads with a variety of trails for both beginners and experts. Gateway Trail and Sunrise Peak are among some of the local favorites. Peak hiking season begins in late October and can run through winter into spring. There are 59 moderate trails in Scottsdale ranging from 1.9 to 52.2 miles and from 1,686 to 5,209 feet above sea level.
Some of the best trails in Scottsdale include:
- Camelback Mountain via Echo Canyon Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
- Pinnacle Peak Trail is a 4-mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
- Gateway Loop Trail is a 4.2-mile heavily trafficked loop trail and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
- Blue Wash Trail is a 2.8-mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
- Lost Dog Wash Trail to Ringtail Trail Loop is a 4.4-mile heavily trafficked loop trail that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
- Inspiration Point is a 5.7-mile out-and-back trail that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
Waste Management Phoenix Open
Home to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the Valley boasts more than 200 golf courses, many of which are accessible to the public. Each year when the PGA Tour converges on TPC Scottsdale for the “Greatest Show on Grass,” thousands of recreational golfers escape the cold winter weather for sunny skies set against picturesque desert mountain vistas in central Arizona.
If you want to play TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course, you will be paying a hefty price. In the weeks after the Phoenix Open, which is the high season for golf in the area, the TPC Scottsdale green fee is as high as $384 at the peak of the day. The green fee goes down to $259 after 2 p.m. Prices start to go down in April to a maximum of $289 per player.
Yes, you can easily pay a couple of hundred dollars for a round of golf in Scottsdale but you can also find deals even during peak season. Many courses cut their greens fees by more than 50% for late-morning or early-afternoon tee times. Three courses to try out include the Silverado Golf Course (afternoon tee times for $50 or less), the McDowell Mountain Golf Club (afternoon tee times are around $100), and the Boulders Club offering two scenic championship courses ((afternoon tee time are around $180).
Many Scottsdale golf clubs, including We-Ko-Pa Golf Club and Wildfire Golf Club, have multiple courses and offer bounce-back rates so you can play the courses for a discounted fee on different days. Or, consider teeing off at one of these municipal courses: Continental Golf Course, Coronado Golf Course, or Papago Golf Course. There are also a number of top-rated courses outside Scottsdale’s city limits that have fewer golfers, incredible views, and lower prices like the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Course, Verde River Golf & Social Club, and Desert Canyon Golf Club, among others.
Best golf courses the public can play in the Scottsdale area
- Troon North (Monument & Pinnacle) Scottsdale
- We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro & Cholla)—Fort McDowell (Located 40 minutes northeast of downtown) Scottsdale)
- The Boulders Golf Club - Scottsdale
- Grayhawk (Raptor & Talon)—Scottsdale
- TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course)—Scottsdale
- Quintero Golf Club—Peoria (North of the greater Phoenix area )
- Talking Stick Golf Club - Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community - Scottsdale
- Sunridge Canyon Golf Club - Fountain Hills (North of Scottsdale)
- Ak-Chin Southern Dunes - Ak-Chin Indian Reservation (Located 41.9 miles from Scottsdale)
- Wickenburg Ranch’s Big Wick (located northwest of Phoenix in Wickenburg)
- Papago Golf - Phoenix
Best private golf courses in Scottsdale
Professional Sports & Events
For sports fans, the Phoenix area offers a wide variety of professional sports & events such as the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) /Chase Field, Phoenix Suns (NBA), Phoenix Coyotes (NHL), ASU Sun Devil Football, ASU Cardinals Football, Phoenix International Raceway (NASCAR), Turf Paradise (Thoroughbred Racing), Waste Management Phoenix Open, and The Cactus League Spring Training Baseball. Phoenix professional sports facilities: Chase Field - Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, tours available year-round; Talking Stick Resort Arena - Home of the Phoenix - Suns, Mercury, and Arizona Rattlers.
Public transportation in the Phoenix area is provided by Valley Metro, which includes trains, buses, and a rideshare program. The 26-mile Valley Metro Rail, referred to simply as "the light rail" by locals, connects downtown Phoenix to Tempe, Mesa, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport by way of the PHX Sky Train. From end to end, there are currently 38 stations, including 11 park-and-ride stations. Use Valley Metro's trip planner to find the best route to your destination using light rail and busses (Metro Rail Maps and Schedules). Bicyclists may bring their bikes aboard the train.
Metro light rail trains depart stations at each end of the route every 12 minutes from about 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and every 20 minutes at other times. Trains start running at about 3:30 a.m. on weekdays and 4 a.m. on weekends and holidays. The last full trip of the day on Monday through Thursday begins at 11 p.m., arriving at the opposite end of the line at about 12:25 a.m. early the next morning. On Friday nights and Saturday nights (Saturday and Sunday mornings) the last full trip is at 2 a.m., arriving at the opposite end of the line at 3:25 a.m.
Metro light rail fares: single-ride tickets cost $2; an all-day pass is $4. Passes for seven days ($20), 15 days ($33), and 31 days ($64) are also available. Certain groups can get a discount—including seniors ages 65 and older, students, Medicare cardholders, and the disabled—children five and under ride for free with an adult. Passengers must have proof of eligibility to qualify for reduced fares.
In addition to the light rail system, Valley Metro operates the local, express, and RAPID bus services and rural and neighborhood circulars - covering 513 square miles. Many attractions, including the Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, and the Arizona Science Center, are along the light rail's route. Valley Metro Rail is also ideal for events. Parking in downtown Phoenix can be a challenge for sporting events, concerts, and First Fridays, so many people park at one of the park-and-ride lots and take the light rail to their desired destination.
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