Scottsdale Real Estate

Scottsdale Real Estate is alive and well with the resurgence of investors buying up the short sale luxury bargains produced by the HAFA assisted Housing bubble burst. Second only to luxury living resorts and communities are the estate sized condos and apartment complexes. Demand is always high in this wealth upper class city in AZ. You can find great deals and low prices on short sale and foreclosure properties and rentals. Often times most of the premium listings get multiple offers within 24 hours of an Arizona Homes MLS Listings Service.

An Important part of real estate is location and Scottsdale Arizona sums up all its value in just a name. As it inspires it also reminds of the type of quality of living one can expect in this highly desirable city just north East of Phoenix, A.Z.

Children in Scottsdale, AZ can attend schools in or out of their district. They can go to charter schools or private schools. So with all of these possibilities, what are the top two communities to raise children? The answer depends on the source.

According to, the Scottsdale Unified School District has 32 schools and 26,000 students representing grades K-12. It primarily encompasses the city of Scottsdale and the Arizona Real Estate Paradise Valley. Student-teacher ratio is 16:1 and cost per pupil is $8,233. The Arizona Department of Education reports academic testing results exceeding the state’s standards.

Anasazi Elementary, Mountainside Middle School, and Desert Mountain High are just three (out of 13) schools ranked at the top — level 10 of the Scottsdale Unified School District. Parents equally praise the accommodations for children with learning disabilities and high achieving students. Schools are located in an affluent community with homes starting at $995,000 in Maricopa County. Desert Canyon Middle School and the newly built Arcadia High School contribute to the ranking of level 9.

However the Scottsale Arizona Department of Education graded BASIS Schools Inc. an A, scoring 164 points (out of 200). Newsweek cited them as “No 3 Best High School in the Nation.” Students from the Valley have a competitive academic regimen. Blue Elementary District Schools also scored an A, 163 points. It has eight K-12 grade students. Thirty-nine residents live in Blue’s zip code 85922, Greenlee County. Homes have addresses like Shangri La Road and Thoroughbred Trail. A four bedroom house with a pool lists near 3,407 sq ft, $290/sq ft.

Nearby golf courses include Continental Executive, Paradise Valley, and Dove Valley. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport offers travel with three airlines and is a major contributor to the economy. Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport is one of the busiest full-service airports with flights to Mexico, Canada, and Europe. The cities of Gilbert and Chandler boast a low crime rate, a commitment to environmental issues, and national acclaim for sporting and cultural venues. Finance, insurance, and real estate (commercial buildings, tourism/resorts) ranks second in the local job market. Employers are hiring at all times in this part of the USA.