The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Scottsdale For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Scottsdale are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Scottsdale, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Scottsdale neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Scottsdale are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to Arizona and Scottsdale is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Scottsdale for 2022.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Scottsdale for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Airpark looks to be the best Scottsdale neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Scottsdale that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Scottsdale.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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Best Neighborhoods In Scottsdale

The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Scottsdale

Population: 2,352
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $733,439 (Second best)
Median Income: $118,978 (Second best)
More on Airpark: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 23,972
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $708,552 (Third best)
Median Income: $72,681 (Ninth best)
More on Monterey Arcadia: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,921
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $672,914 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $128,895 (best)
More on Sonoran Regional Core: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 8,039
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $768,685 (best)
Median Income: $104,811 (Third best)
More on West Cactus: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,235
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $499,157 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $74,871 (Eighth best)
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 54,912
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $254,493 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $59,712 (Tenth best)
More on Indian Bend: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 7,609
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $602,794 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $84,623 (Seventh best)
More on Via Linda Corridor: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 4,133
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $377,981 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $95,047 (Fifth best)
More on Resort Corridor: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 15,572
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $444,853 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $93,496 (Sixth best)
More on Mccormick Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 4,542
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $602,794 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $103,339 (Fourth best)
More on East Shea: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Scottsdale, AZ Neighborhoods In 2022

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Scottsdale, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 10 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Scottsdale." We're lookin' at you, Airpark.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Scottsdale, Arizona has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Summary: Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Scottsdale

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Scottsdale where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Scottsdale aren't all good. East Shea takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Scottsdale.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Scottsdale For 2022 Detailed Data

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Airpark 2,352 $733,439 $118,978
2 Monterey Arcadia 23,972 $708,552 $72,681
3 Sonoran Regional Core 3,921 $672,914 $128,895
4 West Cactus 8,039 $768,685 $104,811
5 Downtown 3,235 $499,157 $74,871
6 Indian Bend 54,912 $254,493 $59,712
7 Via Linda Corridor 7,609 $602,794 $84,623
8 Resort Corridor 4,133 $377,981 $95,047
9 Mccormick Ranch 15,572 $444,853 $93,496
10 East Shea 4,542 $602,794 $103,339

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Scottsdale.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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