The real estate market in Scottsdale is among the most exclusive in the United States. In 2014, Scottsdale was among the top ten markets in the nation for luxury home sales, and one of the only two cities outside of California. In 2015, it continues to uphold its reputation as a lavish real estate market. The median price for homes in Scottsdale (2014-2015) is $391,900.
Scottsdale is continually ranked as one of the premier golf and resort destinations in the world. Scottsdale has the highest number of resort spas per capita of any city in the U.S, earning the city a national recognition as an ideal destination for relaxation.
The FBR Open Golf Tournament is held annually each spring at the Tournament Players Club; Scottsdale is home to both rolling green fairways (traditional courses) and to desert golf designs.
The city also has a broad range of community and cultural facilities: 15+ shopping centers, 110 art galleries, three libraries, 32 indoor theaters, one outdoor theater, 28 parks, 30 golf courses, five museums, 20 tennis parks, 58 athletic fields, and a Center for Arts.
Due to its posh and premiere real estate market, Scottsdale has become a well known resort/retirement community. Complete with country clubs, golf courses, shops, restaurants and planned communities, Scottsdale offers a relaxing atmosphere for retirement or raising a family.