A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$388,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,140
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Scottsdale Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    95
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    45
    41
  • Robbery
    43
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    354
    525
  • Theft
    1,843
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    82
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,288
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Scottsdale Reviews

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I'm a new resident to Scottsdale, AZ who’s been learning and exploring the city. I'm an ultra marathon runner and foodie and Scottsdale has it going on with the local mountains and the culturally diverse food scene. - with its challenging landscape with steep, rugged mountains. I've been able to maintain a rigorous training routine, which is important to me.
In addition to the outdoor life, I'm thoroughly enjoying the food scene! There's an abundance of authentic food from many different cultures. Mexican is a favorite of mine and I've indulged myself after long runs with some smothered pork burritos!
Scottsdale is worth the investment because of the outdoor life, food scene and trails. I look forward to investing my experiences in health care to the community I am so fond of. It's a win, win as I see it!
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You really cannot top Scottsdale in the general Phoenix area, and it is very comparable to some of the best cities in the country. There are tons of parks and it is very close to hiking and biking trails. The restaurant scenes in the city are thriving and so is the bar district. There are tons of young people in South Scottsdale, and Old Town. However, North Scottsdale is very family friendly with excellent schools! I am absolutely amazed at that layout. Scottsdale is also home to spring training stadiums and various attractions, events, and festivities year-around to keep you busy.
This neighborhood has been great, it's still close to the big city in Tempe and Phoenix but still feels separated from big city life which I feel intimidated by. The commutes to school in Mesa are about 20 minutes, but with easy freeway access it's no problem. Not to mention the well structured Phoenix freeways, which make freeway driving feel fast since I only need to enter and exit off the same road. There's access to plenty of gas stations and grocery stores in the immediate area, I enjoy having a variety of stores to pick from for purchasing my basic needs. I love this place!