Oh Scottsdale…You Make Us Proud!

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Posted on May 25, 2020 by Laura Lucky

The shelter-in-place, stay-at-home orders that Americans have been enduring these last months can take its toll on our mood and disposition. After all, being stuck at home for weeks on end can eventually get to anyone. No one wants to be quarantined, but we all just make the best of it.

However, if you have to be stuck at home, it seems that Scottsdale residents may have the best experience.

Employment search site set out to find the best cities in America to shelter-in-place. You guessed it, Scottsdale, Arizona ranked No. 1 in the entire nation. ranked each city based upon average apartment size, amount of parkland per person, percent of residents with broadband internet, and number of takeout options.

From, “Scottsdale is the best city in the U.S. to be quarantined. What makes being stuck at home sweeter in Scottsdale than other places? First of all, those homes are pretty big. The average Scottsdale apartment is 964 square feet. That’s almost double the size of what they’re coping with in Honolulu. Throw in over a thousand restaurants with delivery and lots of public land, and it’s easy to see that things could be a lot worse than Scottsdale.”

We couldn’t agree more. In fact, we’d add to that list with our own reasons why Scottsdale is tops for residents asked to stay at home.

  1. Weather – Clearly our spectacular spring and early summer climate is second-to-none. Relaxing and taking an outdoor respite in our spacious backyards has been a saving grace for many.
  2. Swimming Pools – Not every Scottsdale home has a pool, but the Valley has more pools per capita than most other cities in the nation. Has anyone else felt like they’re on an extended “resort stay” right there at home?
  3. Hiking Trails – How fortunate are we to have hundreds of miles of beautiful McDowell Sonoran Preserve trails to explore right here in the city?
  4. The People – When we do need to venture out, say to a grocery store or pharmacy, the friendly and generous folks we encounter are another reminder of the quality of people that live here. Add in the fact that so many of our neighbors have volunteered to help each other out during these times, and it’s clear to us that YOU make Scottsdale the best place to be!

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