Someone considering the purchase of a Scottsdale condo is someone considering making the area home on a long-term basis. If that someone is you, you’ll be glad to know that there is no shortage of recreational opportunities in the area. Golf, shopping, gourmet dining, golf, horseback riding, hiking and golf are just a few of the fun things to do in Scottsdale, Arizona. Incidentally, did we mention the golf?
Scottsdale real estate will appeal to any any golfer who visits. Owning a Scottsdale Condo is like dying and going to heaven, because – aside from more than 300 days of sunshine each and every year – there are around fifty world-class golf courses in Scottsdale alone. Your Scottsdale property can be near where the Scottsdale FBR Open is played every January at the Tournament Players Club, and is usually the first PGA tournament of the year.
Railfans and children of all ages will enjoy the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, which, in addition to several exhibits of railroad memorabilia, features an operating half/scale railroad and a vintage carousel. Located right in the middle of Scottsdale, the Railroad Park is open every day except Christmas and New Year’s Day. Concerts free to the public are presented every Sunday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 PM between mid-May and mid-July every year.
Scottsdale bills itself as “The West’s Most Western Town.” Nowhere is this more apparent than in Old Town Scottsdale, with its winding streets full of unique Western art galleries and boutique shops. Every week, the galleries in this area features a Thursday Evening ArtWalk with artists’ receptions and demonstrations.
Aside from equestrian parks, horse-lovers will want to catch the Parada del Sol Rodeo, an event that attracts rodeo riders from all over the U.S. as well as Canada and Mexico.
Those with fond (or not-so-fond) memories of Catholic school as a child will appreciate Late Nite Catechism, an “interactive” comedy that started its run at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts back in 2000, and has been performed weekly ever since. In 2004, the sequel, Late Nite Catcechism II: Sometimes We Feel Guilty Because We Are Guilty started its own run on the Stage 2 Theatre, and promises just as many laughs for the Catholic School survivor – and anyone else.
After a day in Old Town’s Art Galleries and an evening at the theatre, there are numerous four- and five-star restaurants in the area, offering cuisines ranging from locally-based Mexican and Native American cuisine to Mediterranean and Japanese. These restaurants are well-loved by local residents, and feature menus with a wide range of prices from cheap to extravagant.
These are just a few of the fun things to do in Scottsdale, Arizona. Keep these in mind when shopping for a Scottsdale property for your desert dream home or a Scottsdale condo.