This portion of the city also claims many of the most expensive houses in Arizona. The McDowell Mountains and Pinnacle Peak anchor North Scottsdale’s scenic landscape and form a breathtaking backdrop for several signature Scottsdale experiences. Much of the residential boom in North Scottsdale is driven by available land to build coupled with the fast growth of Scottsdale Airpark, the second largest employment center in the Phoenix metropolitan. The real estate market in Scottsdale is among the most expensive in the United States. In 2005, Scottsdale was among the top ten markets in the nation for luxury home sales, and one of two cities outside of California. Scottsdale was ranked tenth with $594 million in luxury home sales.
The Scottsdale Airpark, home to over 60,000 employees, 2,600 businesses and 25,000,000 square feet of office space is expected to continue growing by over 3,000 employees per year. Many important companies are headquartered or have regional headquarters in the park, including AXA, GE Capital, DHL, Discount Tire Company, Fidelity Investments, JDA Software, GoDaddy.com, The Vanguard Group and Quicken Loans.
The Lost Dog Wash, Sunrise, Ringtail, Gateway and 136th Street trailheads provide North Scottsdale access to Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a popular destination for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. With more than 120 miles of shared-use trails Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a must-see destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
WestWorld of Scottsdale hosts a year-round calendar of equestrian events, including the Sun Circuit Quarter Horse Show and Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. It is also home to the Barrett-Jackson car show held at WestWorld every year.
Taliesin West was built by legendary Architect Frank Lloyd Wright as his personal winter home, studio and architectural campus.
Scottsdale Airport is one of the state’s busiest corporate jet facilities.
For one-of- a-kind boutiques as well as some of your favorite national brands, head to the open-air retail meccas of Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter.
North Scottsdale is home to some of the city’s finest desert golf courses, including The Boulders, Troon North, Kierland, Grayhawk and Legend Trail. It is also home to the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament held at the Scottsdale TPC every year.