City of Scottsdale, AZ

09/22/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/22/2021 17:24

Scottsdale Update - Sept. 22, 2021 (formerly Money Magazine) has included Scottsdale on its 2021 list of Best Places to Live. From superb suburbs to quaint small towns, the publication's 35th annual list highlights the places where job growth is rising, home prices are affordable and the quality of life shines. The publication called Scottsdale a "booming, business-friendly city that welcomes visitors from around the world for events like the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and its Parada Del Sol, an annual parade featuring live music and dance followed by a block party. Where there's this much activity, there are also job prospects. Scottsdale ranked in the top 10 on our list for job gains over the last five years with 14 percent growth. It shows no sign of slowing down, with another 14 percent job growth expected through 2025." It ranked Scottsdale No. 9, and we are the only city in Arizona to make the list.

Scottsdale voters will weigh-in on city's future blueprint in November election. A plan defining Scottsdale's goals for growth, development, character, mobility and a variety of other community aspects will go to voters Tuesday, Nov. 2. Proposition 463 asks voters to consider whether to ratify or not ratify the Scottsdale General Plan 2035, adopted by the Scottsdale City Council in June. This Scottsdale election will be conducted completely via mail. Every registered voter will be sent a ballot with a postage-paid return envelope.

The last day to register to vote in the special election is Monday, Oct. 4. An election informational pamphlet will be mailed to each household with a registered voter in late September and ballots will be mailed in early October. Learn more.

Learn how to reduce your risk of falling. One in four older adults will fall this year, which can be a life-changing, if not life-threatening event. Scottsdale Fire Department encourages you to have a "Home Safe Home " free visit to identify ways to prevent falls and keep you in your home safer longer. Attend a free webinar to get safety tips at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22. Register.

Know a person or business that embodies Scottsdale's Spirit? Scottsdale's Neighborhood Advisory Commission invites you to nominate those that strengthen and build Scottsdale's community through their commitment to and involvement in neighborhoods. Nominations are open through Dec. 31. Learn about last year's winners.

Learn about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.