Scottsdale is home to approximately 249,950 Arizona residents. Part of Maricopa County, Scottsdale is known for its vibrant nightlife and the incredible waterfront views you get downtown. Scottsdale neighbors include Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Carefree, and Tonto National Forest. The average commute time for this area is 22 minutes.

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Scottsdale Schools

When it comes to impressive educational statistics, Scottsdale is at the head of the line. The percentage of residents with a high school diploma or higher is 96.2 percent. The percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 55.6 percent.

Students in this area are served by the Scottsdale Unified School District and the Paradise Valley Unified School District. Scottsdale Unified School District is comprised of 30 schools that enroll 23,000 students annually. The district has approximately 3,000 employees, which includes 81 national board-certified teachers. Points of pride include their four nationally ranked high schools, nine A+ schools of excellence, and 85 percent graduation rate.

Paradise Valley Unified School District is comprised of 30 elementary schools, seven middle schools, and five high schools. They also manage two alternative schools and an online school. This district enrolls approximately 31,500 students annually. They have around 3,800 employees, which includes 43 national board-certified teachers.

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Parks & Recreation in Scottsdale

The city of Scottsdale manages four aquatic centers. The Cactus Aquatic & Fitness Center features a 25-yard pool that is heated, five diving boards, and public access. The fitness center provides space for aerobics and a variety of exercise equipment. There is a fee for membership. The Chaparral Aquatic Center features a pool with 10 lap lanes, a diving well, a wading area, and public access. They have fees for daily use or patrons can purchase a family pass. Other aquatic facilities include Eldorado Aquatic & Fitness Center and McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Residents enjoy access to 16 community parks and 25 neighborhood parks. Cactus Park features a playground, basketball court, restrooms, and a lighted sand volleyball court. Horizon Park features a community center, dog park, lighted softball fields, playgrounds, restrooms, and tennis courts. Pinnacle Peak Park sits on 150 acres and features a trail that is 1.75 miles long. There are rock climbing opportunities and a bike track. Greyhawk Park is a neighborhood park that features two lighted basketball courts, restroom, and playground. Northsight Park is a neighborhood park that features a picnic area, two lighted tennis courts, restroom, and playground.

Golf in Scottsdale

Well known as being a premier golf destination, Scottsdale offers over 200 golf courses. Scottsdale hosts the annual Phoenix Open Golf Tournament and draws visitors from all over the world. Camelback Golf Club is a semi-private, resort golf club that features a 36-hole championship course that was designed by Arthur Hills and Jason Straka. Legend Trail Golf Club is a public club that features a par 72 course with incredible panoramic views. This course is suitable for all skill levels and was ranked as one of the best public golf courses in Arizona. The Short Course at Mountain Shadows is a public, resort style club that features an 18-hole course that was designed by Arthur Jack Snyder and was redesigned by Forrest Richardson.