Enough said. Awesome place to live, super hot in the summer but its worth every second of it. This is one of the most premium places to live around in the south western part of the United States. When I first got here I was amazed at how nice everything was and how many awesome cars I saw driving around. My parents said it best, “its like an adult disney world”. I think they meant it in a harmless way but the longer you are here the more you find out about little things that are true. There are 2 REALLY nice malls within 10 minutes of each other. The first is Fashion Square, which is 10 minutes from where I live. As a side note, go here if you need a fee only cfp® financial advisor and retirement planner in scottsdale and phoenix arizona
Its a really nice 3 story mall that has some of the top designer brands such as Gucci, Louis Vitton, Prada, Armani and more. It is an air conditioned mall (thank goodness) with a big food court and a huge parking garage. This past year is where Barrett Jackson’s was held there and also the Super Bowl was just here.
The next mall is Scottsdale Quarter, its an outside mall with big names like Apple, Nike and more. There are lots of great restaurants including my personal favorite which is Stingray. At happy hour there, you can get 2 rolls of sushi for like….$4. Pretty nuts if you ask me.
This is a very popular place for meetings and is the place a lot of people travel to to actually get away for a bit. Its like a very hot vacation spot.
A popular “term of endearment” I guess you would call it for the old people with money is “snow birds”. Basically they leave scottsdale when its cold and come back during the summer, essentially only being in hot places year round. We all know that cold temperatures are not good for elderly people.
Back to the nightclubs. On a friday and saturday night, they are killer. There is this one part of old town that just comes alive at night. This whole street closes down and clubs just open up. Livewire, bottled blonde, the district, wasted grain, the W, hifi etc.
I will say this, I have a fairly old car and the A/C does not work. This is something you do NOT want to have starting at around May here. It starts to get super hot and almost unbearable. I went to a meeting yesterday, we met at a local food place and decided to eat outside. Bad idea. It was so hot and uncomfortable, after I got up from the table I had back sweat covering my shirt. Bleh…not good.
You can definitely circumvent all of this by just having a pool. If you live in Arizona its almost a requirement. You have to have a pool. I use my pool almost every single day, gotta keep my tan up and gotta keep the heat down. I hope you enjoyed reading about this. If you did let me know.