Labor Day in Scottsdale, like the rest of the nation, symbolizes the end of summer, even though we’ve got at least one more month of hot weather. A lot of locals head north to the mountains or west to the California beaches to celebrate, but many folks stay at home. If you are one of Scottsdale residents staying close to … [Read more...] about Labor Day in Scottsdale 2013
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I caught this morning sunrise as I was riding through Chaparral Park Friday morning. Was such a striking view that I had to jump off my bike and snap this photo with my iPhone. Even captured a reflection of the moon, partially hidden by the clouds, in the lake. … [Read more...] about Sunrise at Chaparral Park
It’s that time of year already… Scottsdale Unified School District start class tomorrow, Wednesday, August 7th. If you are new to the Scottsdale Unified School District, here are several links to get you started with your Scottsdale public school research: Enrollment Information for New SUSD Students Scottsdale … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Schools Start Tomorrow!
The Business Insider recently published “The 20 Safest Cities in America”, sharing from the latest FBI report on crime in America, and Scottsdale ranked in 6th place. Besides being clean and pretty, it’s great for home buyers to know Scottsdale has crime rates substantially below the national average. If you are looking for … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Ranked as 6th Safest City in U.S.
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a really cool new butterfly exhibit in Scottsdale. Butterfly Wonderland, is located just northeast of the Via De Ventura exit on the 101 and it’s a fabulous place to see and experience a wide variety of butterflies. Here are just a few of the many amazing types of butterflies on … [Read more...] about Butterfly Wonderland Opens in Scottsdale
Well, this is pretty cool. The City of Scottsdale has a new smartphone app, called “myScottsdale” which allows you to report cracked sidewalks, broken street lights, graffiti and other problems, and also upload photos showing the problem. Your smart phone’s GPS system sends exact coordinates to the city, … [Read more...] about myScottsdale – a very cool and free smartphone app
Bloomberg Businessweek just ranked Scottsdale among the best cities in the United States. Ranked at #43, Scottsdale is called "a richer, safer sister to Arizona's capital, Phoenix." The study ranked the cities based on numerous factors, including its leisure attributes, educational attributes, economic factors, … [Read more...] about Businessweek ranks Scottsdale in top 50 U.S. Cities
Here's a quick reminder about why Scottsdale is such a great place to live... Located in the heart of Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale is known for its energy, sophistication and unsurpassed charm. Home to renowned sports teams, such as the MLB Diamondbacks and NHL Coyotes, residents of Scottsdale enjoy a variety of activities and … [Read more...] about Why Scottsdale?
It does rain in Scottsdale. Occasionally. And in the summer, the rains can be really heavy, as much as an inch in an hour, or less. The Indian Bend Wash is a wonderful recreational venue, running through central Scottsdale, starting at Scottsdale Road and McCormick Parkway, heading south all the way to the Salt … [Read more...] about Seriously. Do not cross when flooded.
Treat the kids or grandkids, and help out the community. During the month of August, you can bring a non-perishable food item to McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, and you'll get two rides for the price of one on the train or carousel. Donations benefit the food bank at Vista del Camino which is in dire need of food … [Read more...] about Free Rides at McCormick-Stillman Train Park