Those that retire to Scottsdale, expect only the best and that's what they'll find in this relatively new, only 50 years old, city that offers the best Arizona retirement living.
Scottsdale and golf are synonymous, with over 200 courses to choose from. Many are associated with resorts...many are private courses associated with home-building...and a few are very private and offer only golf for the affluent golfer.
Scottsdale offers some of the finest shopping to be found in Arizona, certainly as far as upscale shopping is concerned. The shopping in Scottsdale offers a diversion for the the non-golfing wives that come to Scottsdale.
The above is one of the six Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses available to the residents of Desert Mountain, one of Scottsdale's more upscale neighborhoods.
Other exclusive private golf clubs include the Estancia Club, Troon North,and Whisper Rock.
If you retire in Scottsdale, you might want to be careful betting if someone invites you to Whisper Rock...members include Gary McCord, Paul Casey and Geoff Ogilvy and over two dozen other members who play golf for a living.
Your first visit to Scottsdale, may be as a guest of one of the many resorts and spas in the area. You may be hard-pressed in making a choice for which resort to visit.
At any rate the journey to retire in Scottsdale usually starts after a visit to one of the many world-class resorts you will find in Scottsdale.
As you might imagine, Scottsdale has home prices to match the amenities these golf related communities offer.
Homes can cost over $10 million in some of these communities... If you want the best, Scottsdale can meet the requirements of the most sophisticated retiree.
Now you are asking yourself what is Arizona's answer to Palm Springs doing in a site about frugality?
Well it is sometimes fun to visit and watch the Ferrari's and Lamborghini's go by while you snicker at the old dudes with their trophy wives and "nieces" in the passenger seats...at any rate it is there...the Phoenix Open golf tournament is there, etc.