Scottsdale is the most desirable place to live in America.
In 1993 it was given a ''livable city'' award by the Council of Mayors for its temperate climate and striking outdoors that have made it a real mecca for tourists passionate for sun, trendy boutiques and glamorous parties.
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When it comes to entertainments, Scottsdale is the best in the Valley of the Sun, otherwise known as metro Phoenix. This is an excellent location for wow-worthy parties, luxurious restaurants serving upscale dishes and world-class bars, not to mention city's shopping malls packed with everything from clothes to souvenirs and handcrafts.
Locals regard their city being too young to fuel someone's interest, but tourists find it mature enough to lure them. Scottsdale was a home to indigenous peoples who relied on agriculture still observable on the banks of the Salt River. Changes occurred, when Winfield Scott, a United States Army Chaplain bought 640 acres of what is now Scottsdale in 1888. He led to the foundation of irrigation that revitalized hundreds of acres of land with intensive agriculture under citrus crops. At that time there were 2000 residents, but this number has increasingly shifted upwards to 202,705 people today.
As many foreigners were attracted to the area, the city features cosmopolitan spirit with 0.61 percent American, 1.96 percent Asian, 0.08 percent Pacific Islander and 90 percent white joined by other ethnic minorities - 2.27 percent.
They all are used to especially hot summers in Scottsdale, thus if you need to go there in this season get ready to face desert. You may compare it for yourself as Scottsdale gets 7 inches of rain a year, while nearby Michigan gets 34 inches. This lack of rain has shaped the natural beauty of the region making it friendlier to cacti. This is going to be the first to notice in Scottsdale, for example 59 feet tall cactus waving to you, as if it was a hand.
But this is not the only to see in Scottsdale, as it outnumbers any other US city by galleries and has variety of outings to entertain with. Attractions include;
- Forest EcoCentre has small cafe and gift shop to buy some good presents for friends
- North East Park, a location for picnic lunch and strolls
- Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm, especially popular in December and January when the lavender is in bloom
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