Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east.

Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in.

Scottsdale’s vibrant Old Town is considered the finest urban center in Arizona. It is home to more than 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and more than 80 art galleries.

Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, in the city’s northern reaches, is the largest urban wilderness area in the United States and features more than 60 miles of trails through diverse and scenic desert terrain. Learn more.



old town guide
Old Town Guide

Discover the unique districts that make up the vibrant heart of our city – Old Town Scottsdale.

Hike and Trail Guide
Hiking and Trail Guide

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, find your best hike on Scottsdale’s scenic trails.

Hiking Safety
Hiking Safety Guide

Be sure to follow these tips for safely exploring Scottsdale’s beautiful Sonoran Desert.

Scottsdale Area Map
Scottsdale City and Area Map

This detailed map of Scottsdale and the surrounding area will help you get wherever you’d like to go.

OldTown Scottsdale Map

This colorful Old Town Scottsdale map calls out attractions and city highlights you won’t want to miss.

Art Walk
Public Art Walking Tour Map

Explore 10 amazing Scottsdale Public Art installations on this walking tour of downtown.

Wine Trail
Scottsdale Wine Trail

Discover award-winning Arizona wine at downtown’s five stellar tasting rooms.

Coffee Trail
Scottsdale Coffee Trail

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  • County: Maricopa
  • Incorporated: 1951
  • Slogan: “The West’s Most Western Town”
  • Official Food: Chili, by 1994 Mayoral proclamation
  • Population: 242,700 (July 2017 estimate)
  • Size: 184.5 square miles, stretching 31 miles from north to south
  • Elevation: from 1,150 to 4,877 feet above sea level. Scottsdale Airport is at 1,510 feet
  • Average sunny days: 314
  • Average rainfall:  7.66 inches