Scottsdale is one of the most picturesque, engaging and dynamic cities in Arizona, if not the entire country. Enjoying about 300 days of sunshine each year, “The West’s Most Western Town" is known for its elegant resorts, world-class golf, elite shopping experiences, gorgeous sunsets and desert vistas and one-of-a-kind annual events.
With over twenty-five annual events that take place throughout the year, Scottsdale is a hot bed of activity. The Barrett Jackson car auction, Cactus League baseball spring training, the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and the Arabian Horse Show all happen right here in Scottsdale. For those that enjoy the arts, Scottsdale is renowned for its active arts scene with over 100 galleries, including the Scottsdale Art Walk, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts. Other popular cultural attractions include Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, the Desert Botanical Gardens, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Musical Instrument Museum and the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.
For the outdoor lifestyle enthusiast there is the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, with more than 60 miles of hiking trails. Also nearby, you can find jeep tours, camping, fishing, and boating opportunities in other desert locations. Retail enthusiasts will find a balanced blend of world-renowned retail brands mixed with one-of-a-kind boutiques in shopping centers ranging from intimate outdoor space to the largest shopping mall in the Southwest. Also, one of the nation’s most innovative universities calls this region home.
From the moment the sun rises over the Sonoran Desert until long after it sets, Scottsdale offers exciting options for things to see and do. From outdoor adventures and championship golf to upscale shopping and spa treatments, Scottsdale days can be as active or relaxed as you’d like. And after dark, every hour is happy hour, especially in downtown where more than 80 restaurants, clubs and lounges await.
The resorts in Scottsdale are some of the finest in the world. The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, is a AAA Five-Diamond resort nestled right at the base of the southeast side of Camelback Mountain. With 250 acres of fastidiously landscaped desert vegetation, an exceptional resort pool, 643 guestrooms, suites and presidential suites, gorgeous golf greens and resort and casual and private dining opportunities throughout the property, it epitomizes the luxury experience that is Scottsdale.
There is simply no better place in Arizona to enjoy a game of golf than in Scottsdale. In addition to enjoying the pristine landscaping, desert vistas and warm weather, golfers can take their pick of 200 courses in Scottsdale, some of which play host to annual PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour events.
Scottsdale is an affluent community uniquely comprised of full time resident homeowners, second home and vacation homeowners. Much like the tourism industry of the city, the Scottsdale luxury real estate market is thriving. Despite the blossoming of grand vacation retreats and exquisite city surroundings, Scottsdale retains an impressive landscape. From mountain escapes in gated communities that offer beautiful vistas, to country club estates with every amenity, the Scottsdale luxury home market has something for everyone.
Home to Ventana Fine Properties’ office, DC Ranch is a 4,400-acre community located adjacent to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in north Scottsdale. Inspired by the original beauty and authenticity of the land, DC Ranch is the result of thoughtful planning and careful consideration of how the elements that contribute to creating a community fit together. Living closely with a place, you become part of its history. Historic DC Ranch surrounds this community of the same name, where only a few decades ago men worked cattle and savored the cowboy’s life.
Come experience Scottsdale for yourself – and let your friends at Ventana Fine Properties be your concierge.
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