Famous for its lush championship golf course, sprawling resorts, upscale boutiques, love of the arts, and luxury real estate market, Scottsdale, Arizona is a wonderful place to live. And the original site of this extraordinary city is now the neighborhood known as Old Town Scottsdale. Old Town Scottsdale is the beating heart of the city, and while it celebrates the past, this Western-tinged area is a hotspot for shopping, art galleries, fine dining, hip restaurants, and an exciting nightlife scene. Old Town hosts the Scottsdale ArtWalk every Thursday, and it also offers a free trolley, as well as horse-drawn carriage rides throughout the Arts District. This pedestrian-friendly district has something for everyone and is one of the city’s most popular areas.
Though its reputation and heritage stem from its cowboy art, Scottsdale is actually a vibrant contemporary art hub and is home to one of the most avant-garde, stylish art museums in the Southwest. Founded in 1999, SMOCA, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, consists of five galleries of revolving exhibitions with works by international, national, and local artists. SMOCA also has a photo-worthy outdoor sculpture garden that continuously attracts lovers of modern art. Old Town Scottsdale is not only a great place to appreciate art, but it is also a great place to enjoy a meal. A place of constant reinvention, Old Town offers up a long list of exceptional dining options that include everything from wine bars to gastropubs to locally owned cafes. There are over one hundred restaurants here, but one of the foodies’ favorite Old Town destinations is Cowboy Ciao. This lively restaurant serves up a mouth-watering fusion of Southwestern and Modern American cuisine in an atmosphere that is reminiscent of a Spaghetti Western.
Old Town Scottsdale is also the night-time destination for those wanting a sophisticated evening out, as well as those party-seeking club-goers wishing to dance the night away. In Old Town, you will find it all, from pulsing nightclubs to swanky wine bars. And speaking of wine bars, Kazimierz World Wine Bar with its plush sofas, low tables, and wooden wine casks, is a must for those wanting to escape for a bit. You’ll also find uniquely Arizona boutiques and shops in Old Town, particularly along 5th Avenue. One of the district’s largest is Gilbert Ortega Indian Jewelry and Gallery, where you’ll find exceptional Native American arts, crafts, jewelry, textiles, and furniture. And in the center of Old Town is the famous Fashion Square Mall, where you can find upscale designers like Louis Vuitton and Gucci, as well as affordable national brands like Forever21 and H&M.
With so many delightful features and amenities, it should come as no surprise that Old Town Scottsdale is a popular destination for prospective homebuyers in the Phoenix Metro Area. Also known as Downtown Scottsdale, this vibrant urban environment is a premier address that affords residents convenient access to all we’ve mentioned, in addition to concerts, festivals, parades, block parties, markets and more. Housing options in Old Town Scottsdale are primarily condos, though there are exceptions. However, while there are a few single-family homes and attached homes here, you will find multiple luxury condominium communities in Old Town. If you are interested in buying a condo in Old Town Scottsdale, complexes such as Third Avenue Lofts, Optima Camelview, Safari Drive, The Mark, and The Scottsdale Waterfront are all excellent options. Generally, Old Town luxury condo communities provide concierges, fitness centers, swimming pools, reserved parking, and similar amenities. If you would like to learn more about the available real estate in the 85251 zip code, or homes for sale in any part of Old Town Scottsdale, please allow us to assist you and contact us today.
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