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Scottsdale is located in Maricopa County on the eastern city limits of Phoenix. It lies between Phoenix and Mesa near the Salt River and the Saguaro and Canyon lakes.

For centuries, the Hohokam people farmed the surrounding region, fashioning a broad system of irrigation canals. Army chaplain and settler Winfield Scott founded the present community in 1888. It was incorporated in 1951.

Today, fast-growing Scottsdale is an arts and crafts center as well as a winter resort and retirement community; electronic equipment also is produced here. Canals of the Salt River project irrigate crops in the surrounding area. Points of interest include the Taliesin West Architectural School north of the city, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt, a flood control project that utilizes a complex of lakes, parks and golf courses instead of a typical concrete channel.

Scottsdale is part of the Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona metro area.

Arizona BBQ Festival | Arizona Taco Festival | Best Western Thunderbird Suites | Days Inn Scottsdale Fashion Square | Hotel Indigo - Scottsdale | Royal Inn Motel | Scottsdale Community College | Scottsdale Culinary Festival |
Art Ancient Arts Gallery | Artisimo Gallery | Bonner David Galleries | Buffalo Museum of America | Di Tommaso Galleries | Fleischer Museum | Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West | g2 Gallery | Hohn Gallery of Fine Arts | Joan Cawley Gallery Ltd. | Lovena Ohl Gallery | Naked Horse Gallery | National Festival of the West | Robert Roman Gallery | Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art | Ancala Country Club | Franciscan Retreat Center |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Fischer Villa Rentals-Scottsdale |
Education Scottsdale School |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries A Jewel of the Crown Restaurant and Bar | Axis Restaurant | Baby Kay's Cajun Kitchen | Backstage Restaurant | Between the Buns | Blue Note Cool Cafe | Bobby McGee's of Scottsdale | Buzz The Original Funbar | Coco Pazzo | Golden Swan | Il Palio Ristorante | Julio G's | Karsen's Grill | La Madeleine French Bakery and Cafe | Mabel Murphy's | Mr C's Exquisite Chinese Dining | Oregano's Pizza Bistro | Pepin | Peppercorn Grille | Quilted Bear Restaurant | Rawhide Steakhouse | Razz's Restaurant & Bar | Sfuzzi | Sidney's Pizza Cafe | Streets Of New York Brewery | Sweet Tomatoes Salad Buffet & Bakery | Terrace Dining Room at The Phoenician | The Famous Door | The Terrace Dining Room | Windows on the Green at the Phoenician |
Golf Fischer Villa At Crown Court | In Celebration of Golf | Orange Tree Golf Resort | Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn | Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea |
History Hoo-Hoogam Ki Museum | Rawhide Western Town |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort-Scottsdale | Gardiner's Resort on Camelback | Hampton Inn | Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center | Hospitality Suite Resort | Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch | Montana del Sol | Renaissance Cottonwood Resort | Safari Resort | Scottsdale's Fifth Avenue Inn |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Arizona School of Real Estate and Business | Billie Young REALTOR | Congress Realty | Don Zeleznak Realty | Jean Klien REALTOR | Kathy J. Migdal, REALTOR | Laurinda Cumming Real Estate Agent | Lynn Bateman Real Estate Agent | Randy Roberts, Realtor | ReMax Russell Coffield | Steven M. Gilbard, Realtor | Steven Robbins, Realtor | Stewart Walowitz, Real Estate Agent | Vic Jordeth, REALTOR |
Shopping Arizona Doll House | Capriccio | Clavos Connection | Collier Gallery | Distinct Furniture | El Pedregal Festival Marketplace | Fifth Avenue Area Shops | Floral Celebration | Gulino Designer Handcrafted Jewelry | Larry Golsh Design Studios | Margaret Berman's Art Glass and Interiors |
Health Resorts and Spas Arizona Studio of Electrolysis |
Sports and Sporting Events Desert Biking Adventures | FanFare Productions | Outback Safari |
Transportation Scottsdale Airport |
Wildlife Viewing Arizona White-Knuckle Adventures |

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09/21 Coming to The area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be: Kids activities, Entertainment, Food, Vendors, Bed races, Concert (Saturday night), Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.