Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Scottsdale is a city in Arizona with a population of 239,283. Scottsdale is in Maricopa County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Scottsdale offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Scottsdale there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Scottsdale and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Scottsdale are highly rated.
About Scottsdale...
Population
239,283

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$433,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,221
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Scottsdale
Get Rates
  • Get pre-approved for a home loan quickly.
  • Easy online application with $0 in lender fees.
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Scottsdale Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Scottsdale Neighborhood Map

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    80.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    34.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    278.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,843.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    106.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Scottsdale

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,306
National
$55,322
Places like Scottsdale
  • A
    Tempe
    • City in Arizona
    • 813 reviews
  • A-
    Mesa
    • City in Arizona
    • 1,393 reviews
  • A-
    Phoenix
    • City in Arizona
    • 1,369 reviews
  • B+
    Tucson
    • City in Arizona
    • 1,231 reviews
More

Scottsdale Reviews

288 reviews
All Categories
Scottsdale, Arizona boasts a wide variety of entertainment from world-class dining & nightlife to family-friendly fun such as waterparks, museums, and the Phoenix Zoo - the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States and home to over 3,000 animals including 30 threatened or endangered species. Scottsdale is also great if you seek outdoor adventure such as hiking Camelback Mountain or just want to relax at one of the numerous spas in the area. Oh and did I mention, we have some pretty awesome sunsets too!
Start Your Review of Scottsdale
Rate It!
I lived in North Scottsdale for 25 years. I love the diversity of the city; North Scottsdale includes the beautiful Sonoran Desert with open land and communities with dirt roads and horse property. South Scottsdale has a wonderful downtown area for entertainment and for those that prefer city-living including art walks, restaurants, bars, music and dancing. We also have a wonderful Spring Training facilities to attend baseball games and the new OdySea Aquarium regularly brings great exhibits, like the Human Body and the Titanic, that are great for dates nights and family outings.
Scottsdale really is "the most livable city". There are shops, restaurants, and businesses everywhere you look. Convenience is right at your fingertips! Scottsdale is also a great city to go to try out new things, such as food and activities. I would also like to add that we don't see a lot of crime here and the people are friendly in general. Overall, 10/10 would recommend moving there!