Scottsdale stretches over 31 miles from North to South on 184.2 square miles. The population as of 2010, was 217,385. Scottsdale is known for its upscale shopping, dining, nightlife, art galleries and chic hotels. In fact, Scottsdale is often viewed as the premier golf and resort destinations in the world. Scottsdale residents have many fine amenities at their disposal including award-winning golf courses, lavish spas, outdoor recreation facilities and more. Scottsdale Fashion Square is home to such retailers as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Burberry, Cartier, Tiffany and Co., Bvlgari, Bottega Veneta, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. The city hosts an annual Scottsdale Fashion Week in November. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy watching the San Francisco Giants in their Spring Training facilities in South Scottsdale.
Golf seems to be the main sport with more than 200 area courses. The PGA tour stops by in January for the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament which is an event not to be missed. Car enthusiasts can enjoy the annual Barrett Jackson auto auction held in North Scottsdale’s Westworld. There is a large diversity in housing options ranging from in town urban lofts in South Scottsdale, lush surroundings in Gainey Ranch, lake-front properties in McCormick and Scottsdale Ranch, and desert estates in DC Ranch, Pinnacle Peak and further North at the exclusive Desert Mountain Country Club. Scottsdale offers a terrific health care system with 3 Scottsdale Healthcare hospitals, the world-famous Mayo Clinic and more. Scottsdale has both public and private schools. The Scottsdale Unified School District offers a fine education for their pupils. Zip codes for Scottsdale include: 85250, 85251, 85252, 85254, 85255, 85256, 85257, 85258, 85259, and 85262.