Today, I watched a City of Scottsdale truck driving down the wrong side of the street in my neighborhood, lifting up the lids and looking into each trash can. Weird. So, I pulled over and stopped to talk with the driver. Frank told me that "yes, he was the trash police", and that his job was to make sure residents were bagging their trash, and that … [Read more...] about OMG… Trash Police? In Scottsdale?
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved the lowest overall county-controlled property tax rate in the last 28 years. The county controlled property tax rate impacts about 15% of the property owner's tax bill. The action was taken in response to the sharp increase in property values experienced during the past several years. Read the Press … [Read more...] about Maricopa County Tax Rate Reduced
I attended an reception for artist Matt Mays last night at the Brio Fine Arts Center in Scottsdale. Having met Matt through his work with children with special needs, it was wonderful to see his art work in person. About a month ago, I ran into Matt on a local bike path, and as we walked together, got to learn a little bit more about him. He shared … [Read more...] about Featured Artist – Matt Mays at Brio Fine Arts Center
McCormick Ranch Parkway is only a mile long running between Scottsdale and Hayden Road. It's the grand gateway, where the original McCormick Ranch originally stood. Someone once told me they thought it was the prettiest road in Scottsdale. It's easy to agree, with the lakes, golf course and mountain views. Here are several of the views that you will see … [Read more...] about Prettiest Road in Scottsdale – McCormick Ranch Parkway
The Maricopa County government web site has quite some very helpful tools for researching real estate, property taxes, and recorded documents, as well as annually updated satellite maps. All this information is very helpful whether you are getting your property ready to sell or are doing research on a property you are interested in buying. Take a little … [Read more...] about Maricopa County Web Site – A Wealth of Property Information
Prevention magazine recently announced their top 100 rankings for great cities to fitness walk in. Scottsdale was placed #16 in this nationwide review. The rankings were based on a number of factors, including beauty, weather, and safety. Some of the the excellent places to walk and hike in Scottsdale include: The Indian Bend Wash, running the length … [Read more...] about Scottsdale – A Great Place for Walking
Weekend traffic in Phoenix can be a real challenge, since most major freeway work is done between Friday night and and Monday morning. You can sign up for email updates, which are typically published on Thursdays, to plan your weekend travel in advance and save some time. ADOT (Arizona Department of Transportation) has this great interactive map that … [Read more...] about Weekend Freeway Roadwork Map – Don’t leave home without it!