Kirk DeSpain
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Scottsdale Community Information

Scottsdale, in Arizona's Valley of the Sun, has grown from a tiny farming cluster of 2,000 persons occupying one square mile in 1951, to as vibrant community of more than 214,000 persons spread over an area of 185 square miles. Founded by Army Chaplain Winfield Scott in 1888, Scottsdale, long known as the "West's Most Western Town," has matured into one of the premier examples of the new west-urbane, sophisticated, and cultured.

Source: Arizona Department of Commerce

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Few places can provide as many cultural opportunities as are available in Scottsdale. Within an easy driving distance are numerous high-level dramatic, dance and musical productions, art exhibits, and performances by the Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra. Scottsdale is noted throughout the country for its creative approach to city planning. A unique 7.5 mile greenbelt offers endless recreational opportunities including fishing, sailing and other sports. The city is the winter home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. Paolo Soleri's studio, Cosanti, and Taliesen West, Western campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture are located in Scottsdale. Tours are available at both locations.

Community Facilities:

Scottsdale offers a broad range of community and cultural facilities including 110 art galleries, four libraries, 32 indoor theaters, one outdoor theater, 28 parks, four bowling alleys, three swimming pools, 30 golf courses, five museums, 20 tennis parks, a civic center, 58 athletic fields, a stadium (which also serves as a multiuse cultural facility), and a Center for the Arts seating 800 for theater, 160 for cinema, and containing 15,000 feet of exhibit space for performing and visual arts. Westworld, a major equestrian development, provides 11 open arenas, 480 permanent horse stalls, two polo fields, a four-mile cross country equestrian course, a grand prix field, a bazaar area, parking for 13,000 cars and recreational vehicle hook-ups.

Scottsdale Property Taxes:

Property Tax Rates:


2000 2008
Elementary/High Schools 5.08 5.44 5.83
City/Fire District 0.87 1.19 0.78
Countywide 3.51 3.35 2.33
Totals 9.46 9.98 8.94

Source: Arizona Tax Research Association
Note:  Tax rate per $100 assessed valuation
Scottsdale Weather:

Avg. Low (°F)

Avg. High (°F) Precip. (In.)
53.5 85.9 0.8
January 37.0 67.0 0.8
February 39.4 72.0 0.9
March 43.7 75.5 1.2
April 48.8 83.7 0.3
May 58.0 93.5 0.2
June 66.3 103.1 0.1
July 75.5 105.5 1.1
August 74.7 103.9 1.0
September 66.6 98.6 1.1
October 53.4 86.3 0.9
November 42.3 74.3 0.8
December 36.1 66.9 1.0
Period of record 1968-1985. Source: Western Regional Climate Center
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