Scottsdale is Arizona's 6th largest city, and with its mild weather and wide array of professional development, it is fast becoming a desired destination for people who wish to enjoy the sunshine and opportunities that abound in Scottsdale. With a population of over 220,000 people, Scottsdale, AZ, has become a magnet for businesses and industries in order to cater to the influx of newcomers who are searching for modern and contemporary homes in the area.
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The city is divided into about four neighborhood areas: South Scottsdale, Old Town Scottsdale, The Shea Corridor, and North Scottsdale. Old Town or Downtown Scottsdale is home to the city's nightlife as well as a major art center. There are also many high-end condominiums and hotels in the area, making it attractive to younger residents. North Scottsdale is seeing the most new development in the city, with high-end homes that appeal to contemporary buyers. South Scottsdale is considered the most affordable area for working-class people, and it is also home to a research center branch of Arizona State University.
Nearly half of the city's residents are employed in some aspect of tourism, and it is the top industry in this year-round sunny city, with more than 70 resorts and hotels in the area. Many visitors come to the area escaping cold winters, and they contribute to the tourism industry by attending one of the many world-famous golf courses, going to the spa, and purchasing second homes to use while on vacation. There is also a branch of the Mayo Clinic located in Scottsdale, making this city a leading destination for nationally ranked medical care. Other well-known businesses with headquarters in Scottsdale include Go Daddy, Discount Tire, Magellan Health, JDA Software, and United Blood Services. Many of these important businesses are located in an area known as the Airpark, where industries focusing on design, finance, manufacturing, retail, and technological fields are located.