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In , Wright and his wife purchased desert acres at the foot of the McDowell Mountains and established what is now known as Taliesin West , his winter home and his architectural firm's Southwestern headquarters.
Many buildings throughout the region were designed by the famous architect. Among the more significant events during the years of World War II was the opening of Thunderbird II Airfield in which later became Scottsdale Airport ,  where 5, pilot cadets received their primary flight training before the war's end.
Scottsdale was the site of a German prisoner of war camp at the current intersection of Scottsdale and Thomas Roads in what today is Papago Park. In , the town continued to grow as Motorola became the first of many technology companies to build a plant in Scottsdale. They would follow with a second plant in The town began a period of rapid population growth after its incorporation in , growing from 2, to 10, residents during the s.
Flood plains throughout history have been enticing locations for development due to their flatness, ease of building and inexpensiveness.
This is even more temptation in a desert environment, when flooding so rarely happens. As Scottsdale expanded, the Indian Bend Wash virtually bisected the city in half north to south. At the same time, the Army Corps of Engineers began to look into the problems of flooding in Maricopa County. Over the course of the next several years, they would present several plans, which all revolved around constructing concrete canals and levees to channel and divert the flood waters, as well as building bridges over the canal, similar to the storm drains of Los Angeles.
However, during MCFCD meetings held between and , a different course of action was being developed. This plan would become known as the multi-use, or Greenbelt, concept. The two concepts were at odds with one another until the canal plan was defeated in a bond referendum in In a study was commissioned which validated the Greenbelt concept as a way to prevent flood damage.
After a major flood in , work on the Greenbelt project began in earnest, and continued through , by which point the major Greenbelt was completed, although minor projects continue through the current day. The s and 70s continued to see the city's growth, the population exploding to almost 68, by The city, which in had spanned 5 square miles, had expanded its borders to now encompass 62 square miles.
One of the largest of these was the McCormick ranch, a 4, acre ranch serving much of the eastern boundary of Scottsdale and was owned by Fowler and Anne McCormick. Fowler's paternal grandfather was Cyrus McCormick , the inventor of the grain reaper, and his maternal grandfather was John D.
In , the "east Shea" section, bordering Fountain Hills , was annexed by the city, expanding its area from This was followed by a four-year period from to during which the city annexed almost 80 additional square miles. Faced with this rapid expansion and growth, many residents became concerned about losing their southwestern scenery.
The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy was born in In , the citizens of Scottsdale voted to implement a sales tax to purchase acreage for this purpose. When completed, the 36, acres planned for the McDowell Sonoran Preserve will be nearly one-third of Scottsdale's land area, equal in size to Bryce Canyon National Park. From its official incorporation in with a population of 2,, the city of Scottsdale has grown to a Census count of , It is now the state's sixth-largest city. Scottsdale is commonly defined by its high quality of life, and in was one of several cities to receive a "Most Livable City" award from the United States Conference of Mayors.
Carefree is located along the eastern boundary, as well as sharing Scottsdale's northern boundary with the Tonto National Forest. According to the United States Census Bureau , the city has a total area of From the s through the s, several large manufacturing companies in the Scottsdale and Tempe areas used the solvent trichloroethylene TCE in their manufacturing and operating processes. The city also developed a robot arm garbage truck, replacing crews who dumped cans into a train of open trailers pulled by a truck, with a single operator sitting in an air conditioned cab.
The city is loosely divided into four areas: South Scottsdale has for many years been the working class region of Scottsdale. In recent years, many of these dealerships have left the city, including 6 in alone. Old Town Scottsdale is an area with many streets, old fashion stores, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and art galleries. It contains the major nightlife for the area and is a major art center of metro Phoenix.
Scottsdale's main cultural district is also in this area, which includes the high-end Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall , one of the twenty largest malls in the United States,. The Shea Corridor is so named because it is in close proximity to the east-west running Shea Boulevard. The houses in this region were generally built during the s.
Real estate in the Shea Corridor Central Scottsdale has increased during the s, and overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale real estate market saw the largest gain in house prices in the nation during the mids with a A large portion of Scottsdale Road in the Shea Corridor has been dubbed the Resort Corridor for the high number of resorts locating on the street.
The second Ritz Carlton in the Phoenix metropolitan area will be constructed along this corridor. North Scottsdale is currently the most actively developed area of Scottsdale as it was historically the least built up. Much of the residential boom in North Scottsdale is driven by available land to build coupled with the fast growth of Scottsdale Airpark , the second largest employment center in the Phoenix metropolitan, and estimated to become the largest by Scottsdale's climate is arid.
Winters are mild to warm and summers are extremely hot. The lowest temperature ever recorded in the city is As of the census of , there were , people, there are 69, owner-occupied housing, 32, renter occupied, and , households residing in the city.
The population density was 1, There were , housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the city was There were , households out of which According to the census In the city the population was spread out with The median age was 42 years.
Scottsdale is home to a large number of churches , chapels , temples , synagogues , mosques and other places of religious worship. Though the majority of Scottsdale residents consider themselves of, or practicing of, the Christian faith s — including Protestant and Roman Catholic — the city's high population growth over the years has resulted in a more diverse population. Most notably, greater numbers of Eastern Orthodox and Jews have been added to the population.
Though smaller in number, Hindu , Sikh and Buddhist communities also exist within the city of Scottsdale. The first church founded in Scottsdale was the First Baptist Church of Scottsdale, which was built by Scott and his family. The church has named a small non-profit coffee shop on the corner of their campus after Scott, called Winfield's.
Congregation Beth Israel , the oldest Reform Judaism congregation in the Phoenix metropolitan area is located in Scottsdale,  and is the largest congregation in Arizona. The community center was originally located in central Phoenix, it had eventually outgrown the location and was looking to relocate and build a more expansive campus. In ,  a new Armenian Apostolic church was built in the city, representing the larger numbers of Armenians in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. In , Scottsdale attracted over 7.
In , AAA bestowed four such properties in Scottsdale with the highest honor: As of , Scottsdale has the highest number of destination spas per capita of any city in the United States. The region's year-round warm weather and abundant sunshine is a major factor in Scottsdale's tourism appeal.
In particular, during the winter, thousands of wealthy tourists from the midwest, the northeast, and as far away as Canada known locally as " snowbirds " , flood the area with long-term visits. These tourists, who often practice the same migration routine annually, often end up purchasing second homes in the area. The Mayo Clinic has one of its three major branches in Scottsdale.
The aviation industry has also grown in Scottsdale, with the construction of Scottsdale Airport in North Scottsdale , in the s. Today, it is one the busiest single-runway airports in the United States in terms of aircraft operations. Though there is little to no commercial air service, nearly all operations are corporate or general aviation. The immediate area surrounding the Scottsdale Airport, known locally as the Airpark, has developed rapidly as a regional center of commerce.
The largest employment center in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area is the combined central areas of Midtown and Downtown Phoenix , with an estimated 65, employees. According to the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,  the top employers in the city are:.
There are many shopping areas within the city of Scottsdale, ranging from small districts to large centers. The most notable regional centers include the Kierland Commons in North Scottsdale, and the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Downtown Scottsdale, a major destination for high-end retailers.
These shopping centers and others in Scottsdale claim dozens of marquee brands that are unique to both Phoenix and the Southwestern region. The highest concentrations of galleries, studios and museums that are open to the public can be found in Downtown Scottsdale.
Its Scottsdale Arts District can be segmented into three distinct districts. The largest is the Scottsdale Main Street Arts District, home to the largest and most diverse collection of styles and genres, the more contemporary Marshall Way Arts District, and the more touristy and western-themed Old Town district, which has the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
The very popular Scottsdale Artwalk is held weekly, every Thursday evening. The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has taken place since Today, the show attracts thousands of visitors and tourists, to see nearly purebred Arabian and Half-Arabian horses competing for various prizes and recognition. The show also features over vendors and exhibitions, and over 25 demonstrations and shows.
Cowboys and cowgirls from across the nation converge in Scottsdale to participate in this cultural and historical event. The event begins each year with the Parada del Sol Parade , the world's largest horse-drawn parade with over entries in any given year.
Due to the success of this week-long event held every January, the organizers behind it have more recently inaugurated similar but smaller shows in Palm Beach, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada. Now held at the expansive West World exhibition complex in North Scottsdale, the event is an auto enthusiast's and collector's spectacle. The show is known for featuring both exotic, luxury automobiles and historic vehicles which have been expertly restored to mint condition.
Since , Scottsdale has been hosting low and high fashion shows in the annual Scottsdale Fashion Week  not quite comparable to those of New York City , including popular department store line fashion designers and some higher end ones during the month of November. In what is considered to be the longest continually running festival of its kind in the nation [ citation needed ] , the Scottsdale Culinary Festival is held annually during April.
Though many of its individual events are held citywide, they concentrate in the downtown area. Entirely, it is estimated that the week-long festival draws over 40, people. It is held on the lawn of the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. The annual Scottsdale International Film Festival concentrates on the use of film to foster of the world's cultures, lifestyles, religions, and ethnicities. Scottsdale is home to more than professional art galleries and studios, one of the highest per-capita anywhere in the nation.
Both are located in Downtown Scottsdale. SMoCA is the only permanent museum dedicated solely to the contemporary arts in the state of Arizona. Also located in Old Town, Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West opened in January , featuring historical and cultural exhibits from 19 states of the American West, including Arizona.
Taliesin West , famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school from until , is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Arizona. The complex is located in the northeast fringe of the city, at the base of the McDowell Mountains. Scottsdale is home to a variety of high-end nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, lounges and bars. This is evident by the growing number of style-conscious hotels that have opened up throughout Downtown Scottsdale which equally cater to the nightlife crowds.
The majority of nightlife is concentrated in Downtown Scottsdale, between Camelback and Osborn roads. This is the most active and popular nightlife destination in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Similar to well-known nightclub districts in other major cities, much like Atlanta 's Buckhead district and Miami 's South Beach , most of Downtown Scottsdale's major bars and clubs are generally located within walking distance. Crowds of over 40,strong are known to congregate to this area.
For several years, the Scottsdale Pavilions , a major outdoor shopping center , marked the only commercial property operating on tribal lands. The passage of Proposition in November redefined casino gaming in Arizona, permitting "Vegas-style" blackjack and poker, expanded number of slot machines and wider food and beverage service options.
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