Scottsdale is one of the wealthiest suburbs of Phoenix and one of the most exclusive cities in the United States. It consists of four loosely divided areas: South Scottsdale, Old Town (Downtown) Scottsdale, Central Scottsdale (also known as the "Shea Corridor", extending from Camelback Road north to Shea Boulevard), and North Scottsdale.
North Scottsdale is the youngest and fastest growing part of the city. Much of the residential boom in North Scottsdale is driven by available land to build coupled with the fast growth of Scottsdale Airpark. It houses, among others, subsidiaries of such well-known companies as AXA, GE Capital, DHL, Discount Tire Company, Fidelity Investments, JDA Software, and Vanguard Group. The southern boundary of Scottsdale is near the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, The eastern boundary borders Fountain Hills and the McDowell Mountain Regional Park.
There are numerous attractions including the Taliesin West, built by Frank Lloyd Wright, has a National Historic Landmark status. Places worth visiting include Scottsdale City Hall, Scottsdale Arts District, and Old Town Scottsdale. OdySea Aquarium, the largest marine aquarium in the Southwest U.S. is nearby. In Scottsdale enjoy a variety of cuisines at local restaurants, night clubs, art galleries and take in various entertainment including golf, tennis and many recreational activities. And it is home to Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.
Residential properties may range in pricing from $300's to in the Millions; some of the most expensive real estate in Arizona is located in Scottsdale. Popular planned communities consist of McCormick Ranch, McDowell Mountain Ranch, Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale Ranch, Scottsdale Mountain, Desert Mountain, Sonoran Hills, Kierland, Terravita, Troon, Grayhawk, Pinnacle Peak and more.