Scottsdale: A Desert City Worth Getting to Know

Nestled in the natural beauty of the Greater Phoenix Area, Scottsdale is one of Arizona’s most charming cities in the Salt River Valley. As the major art center of metro Phoenix, it is a sought-after tourist destination with more than 125 professional art galleries and studios open to the public—one of the highest per-capita in the nation. Scottsdale hosts renowned festivals, like the city's annual Scottsdale Arts Festival, which was ranked as the number one Arts Festival in the U.S. by American Style Magazine. The city is also home to historic sites such as Taliesin West, the winter home of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. But art isn’t the only thing that makes Scottsdale a beloved gem — the city is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants, who practice at Scottsdale Stadium and is continually ranked as one of the premier golf destinations in the world with more than 200 area courses. Not to mention, it houses plenty of hiking trails, rock formations, and desert fauna! There is something for everyone in Scottsdale, the perfect Southwestern city to call home.

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