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                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cacti and desert shrubs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               fill the McDowell Sonoran




good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Preserve, left; tee off with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               a view of the Sonoran




living the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Desert at We-Ko-Pa Golf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Club, east of Scottsdale.




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t starts innocently enough. You visit Scottsdale for a golf weekend, a spa retreat, or just
a couple of restorative days in the desert sun. Then you fall in love with the city and
start daydreaming about living here. What would that be like?
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   Actually, that’s not such a far-fetched idea. Unlike many cities that have a strong
tourist appeal and a not-so-great lifestyle for locals, Scottsdale has a strong quality
of life, a diverse economy, a generous and welcoming spirit, and plentiful community
amenities that make the residents as happy as the visitors.
   While tourism is certainly important, a diversity of other business ventures fuels
the local economy. Companies such as General Dynamics, CVS Caremark, Go Daddy
Group, TASER International, Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, Fender Musical
Instruments Corporation, Discount Tire Company, and Dial Corporation, a Henkel
Company, are all based here or have a strong regional presence. It’s a city that encour-
ages entrepreneurship, with many small businesses flourishing in the Scottsdale Air-
park, a business park surrounding the local airport.
   “The endless days of sunshine and great entrepreneurial atmosphere in Scotts-
dale make it an ideal place to live and work,” says Eric Luoma, president/owner of
Scottsdale-based Cactus Flower Florists. “After my travels around the world, I find


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                                                                                                    the business spirit in Scottsdale to
                                                                                                    be unmatched. Even if a business
                                                                                                    owner or president of a large cor-
                                                                                                    poration is located elsewhere, the
                                                                                                    odds are good that they vacation
                                                                                                    or live here part-time.”
                                                                                                       Scottsdale’s housing market has
                                                                                                    broad offerings. The south side
                                                                                                    includes well-established neigh-
                                                                                                    borhoods of vintage homes, while
                                                                                                    downtown has boomed recently
                                                                                                    with condos and lofts. Farther
                                                                                                    north, newer communities such
                                                                                                    as DC Ranch, McDowell Moun-
                                                                                                    tain Ranch, Grayhawk, and Des-
                                                                                                    ert Mountain offer golf course
                                                                                                    and desert lifestyles. In the mar-
                                                                                                    ket for a palatial estate? Look to
                                                                                                    Paradise Valley or to Scottsdale’s
                                                                                                    northeastern-most reaches.
                                                                                                       Residents don’t have to leave
                                                                      Discount Tire's $23 million   the city to find superb doctors,
                                                                        corporate headquarters      hospitals, and treatment facilities,
                                                                    opened in 2002 on 16 acres
                                                                                                    either. Scottsdale Healthcare has
                                                                     of prime land in Scottsdale.
                                                                                                    two medical centers, plus a recent-
                                                                                                    ly opened hospital, with a total of
                                                                                                    more than 800 beds. The Osborn
                                                                                                    Road locale has a Level 1 Trauma
                                                                                                    Center, while the Shea Boulevard
                                                                                                    location’s Virginia G. Piper Can-
                                                                                                    cer Center houses the Scottsdale
                                                                                                    Clinical Research Institute and
                                                                                                    TGen Clinical Research Services
                                                                                                    at Scottsdale Healthcare. Ad-
                                                                                                    ditionally, the world-renowned
                                           Experience the ‘Best                                     Mayo Clinic opened its Scotts-
                                           Value’ in Arizona!                                       dale location in 1987, offering a
                                                                                                    team approach to healthcare at
                                             Amenities include:                                     its Shea Boulevard location and at
                                             • Complimentary full Cooked-to-order Breakfast
                                               (eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, etc.)               its hospital in northeast Phoenix.
                                             • Complimentary Evening Reception                      Mayo Clinic Arizona boasts some
                                             • Complimentary Individual Airport Shuttle 6am-10pm    400 physicians and scientists, and
                                             • Complimentary Tennis/use of Fitness Facility         more than 4,000 members of the
                                             • Close proximity to Scottsdale’s finest shopping,     nursing and allied health staff.
                                               entertainment & golf
                                             • Complimentary In-room Wireless Internet
                                                                                                       Besides having access to the na-
    5001 North Scottsdale Road                                                                      tion’s best in quality healthcare,
     Scottsdale, Arizona 85250               • No Service Fees
                                                                                                    Scottsdale’s residents are among
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                                                      The city strongly supports the arts. It
                                                      partners with the Scottsdale Cultural                                                                                                                                                       provide high-quality arts and cul-           mention scores of desert and ur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tural experiences. The group over-           ban parks, such as the Indian Bend
                                                      Council, a nonprofit organization with                                                                                                                                                      sees the much-lauded Scottsdale              Wash Greenbelt, a 7.5-mile-long
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Museum of Contemporary Art,                  ribbon of parks, small lakes, ball
                                                      the mission to provide high-quality arts                                                                                                                                                    the wide range of programming at             fields, golf courses, and a bike path.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Scottsdale Center for the Per-              So that vacation-induced “dream”
                           Scottsdale Museum of       and cultural experiences.                                                                                                                                                                   forming Arts, and the nationally             may, in fact, become your new
                              Contemporary Art                                                                                                                                                                                                    recognized Scottsdale Public Art             reality. Before long, you might be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Program. The city also emphasizes            watching one of Scottsdale’s fabled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  recreation and an active lifestyle,          desert sunsets from the patio of
      Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum                                                      the nation’s best educated, thanks
                                                                                                   to its 31-school Scottsdale Unified
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  offering numerous fitness, aquat-            your new home, rather than your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ics, and recreation centers, not to          hotel room.
                                                                                                   School District. Arcadia, Desert
                                                                                                   Mountain, and Chaparral high
                                                                                                   schools were all included in U.S.                                                                                                                                                                   DC Ranch comes alive at night.
                                                                                                   News & World Report’s “Best High
                                                                                                   Schools 2009.” Other educational
                                                                        B-17 Sentimental Journey   opportunities include Scottsdale
      Commemorative Air Force                                                                      Community College, established
 2017 North Greenfield Road, Mesa, AZ                                                              in 1969 and offering a diverse range
         Phone 480-924-1940                                                                        of academic classes and credits that
                                                                                                   transfer to all three state universi-
              www.azcaf.org                                                                        ties. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin
Museum Warbird Rides Gift Shop WWII Memorabilia Guided Tours     Where history flies again         West has an accredited architec-
                                                                                                   ture school. Want to learn to cook
                                                                                                   or paint? The city is home to sever-
                                                                                                   al professional culinary academies
                                                                                                   and the Scottsdale Artists’ School.
                                                                                                      The city strongly supports the
                                                                                                   arts, partnering with the Scotts-
                                  Restaurant & Lounge                                              dale Cultural Council, a nonprofit




                                                                                                                                              clockwise (from toP left): courtesy of scottsdale cvb, courtesy of dc ranch, courtesy of dc ranch
                                  Downtown Scottsdale, Arizona                                     organization with the mission to



                                                                                                     not your
                                                                                                     typical ranch                                                                                                                                and trails, surrounded by lush desert



                                                                                                     d
                                                                                                              c ranch embodies the es-                                                                                                            vegetation. the community has its own
                                                                                                              sence of desert living in                                                                                                           elementary and middle school, two
                                                                                                              scottsdale. set on 3,700                                                                                                            community centers, police and fire sta-
                                                                                                     acres in the foothills of the mcdow-                                                                                                         tions, and a private country club.
                                                                                                     ell sonoran Preserve, the planned                                                                                                               and, no, the sidewalks don’t roll
                                                                                                     community emphasizes outdoor                                                                                                                 up after sundown. market street, the
                                                                                                     living and golf in neighborhoods                                                                                                             development’s 37-acre commercial
                                                                                                     that range from informal and family-                                                                                                         district, boasts offices and shops scat-
   No matter where your travels take you,
                                                                                                     friendly to those dotted with grand,                                                                                                         tered through 15 architecturally unique,
   Estate House will always bring you home
   with new American cuisine and classic                                                             rambling estates.                                                                                                                            “modern-rustic” buildings. by night,
   comforts to refresh the spirit.                                                                       a cattle ranch in the early 1900s,                                                                                                       market street buzzes with a wine bar,
                                                                                                     dc ranch now has homes set on                                                                                                                swanky steakhouse, rustic pizzeria,
   480-970-4099 | EstateHouseAZ.com                                                                  curving roads, linked by bike paths                                                                                                          spanish kitchen, and sushi/martini bar.
   Open nightly for dinner.
   7134 East Stetson Drive, Second Floor
   Scottsdale, Arizona 85251                             Enjoy LIVE entertainment Upstairs
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                                          keys to the city of scottsdale

                                       local voices
                                                                                                                     the momentum to
        The energy of Scottsdale is what                                                                             comPlete [scotts-
         makes it a special place to live,                                                                           dale’s] mcdowell
       work, and play. ... That energy can                                                                           sonoran Preserve
        be upbeat like our nightlife, but                                                                            has been and con-
        also grounding like our natural                                                                              tinues to be tremen-
        scenic beauty. Scottsdale makes                                                                              dous. we have a
           you feel alive and healthy.                                                                               Precious slice of
           R ac h e L Sacco, president and CEO, Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
                                                                                                                     the high sonoran
      we’re a mix of the old west and new west. we have a huge                                                       desert at our edge.
      desert preserve, livable neighborhoods, and an urban oasis in our
                                                                                                                     the Preserve is a gift
      downtown. we blend the business and culture of a big city with
      the feel of a resort and a small town. we’re a great community for                                             for generations to
      anyone at any age.                                                                                             come.
      Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” L ane                                                                              W i LL B Ru d e R , architect and designer,
                                                                                                                     Will Bruder + Partners




                                                                                                                      ake sure your
                                                                                                              next meeting is
                                                                                                               a full house.

                                                                                                       Talking Stick Resort, opening early 2010.
                                                                                                       the 497 rooms will be distinct and refined. the
                                                                                                       50,000 square feet of indoor meeting space will
                                                                                                       be well appointed and flexible. the many dining
                                                                                                       options will serve an exquisite array of tastes.
                                                                                                       the 14th floor spa with its breathtaking views will
                                                                                                       inspire and rejuvenate. And the 240,000 square-
                                                                                                       foot gaming floor will bring people to their feet.
                                                                                                       Little wonder why everyone will want to come                             WO R L DW I D E WOW.               N OW S C OT T S DA L E .
                                                                                                       to a meeting at the new talking Stick Resort.




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