Living in Arizona
Phoenix and Scottsdale are located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert and are two of the primary cities comprising The Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area of over three million.
Scottsdale's 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of cultural and recreational opportunities. It has a nationally recognized park system, championship golf courses, tennis courts, and miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Several lakes just east of the city are popular places for weekend fishing and boating.
Scottsdale is one of the world's foremost art communities, and is home to more than 120 art galleries. The Scottsdale Center for the Arts hosts exhibits, music and dance performances, live adult and children's theater, and outdoor concerts and festivals year-round.
Sports fans will find collegiate and professional football, basketball, baseball and hockey teams in the Phoenix area. Regional attractions include rafting in the Grand Canyon and snow skiing two hours away, near Flagstaff. Various vacation opportunities are nearby in California, Nevada, Mexico and the ski resorts of northern Arizona and the western Rocky Mountains.
Scottsdale has over 2,500 retail shops, ranging from specialty boutiques to major department stores. There are 25 public and private schools and a community college within the city limits. Arizona State University is nearby.
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