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Scottsdale, AZ home search page was created with you in mind. Scottsdale residents enjoy a quality of life that attracts visitors from around the world. The city is home to 125 golf courses, 220 tennis courts, dozens of parks and hundreds of miles of bike paths and hiking trails. Many of those amenities are along the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt, a lush system of lakes and open space. The greenbelt runs from Scottsdale’s southern boundary, through the heart of the city and transitions into a trails system serving the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The preserve encompasses some of the most scenic desert lands and mountains in Arizona and includes hundreds of miles of trails. Ultimately the preserve is planned to span about 34,000 acres – about one-third the city’s land mass.
The following decades brought even more growth in population and land area, as the city pushed northward into the high Sonoran Desert and experienced several building booms. By 1980, its population of more than 88,000 covered 88.6 square miles. By 1990, it had reached more than 130,000 in population and expanded to roughly its present size – about 185 square miles. By 2000, the city was home to more than 202,000. Beginning in the early 1970s with McCormick Ranch, the city saw the development of a series of large-scale, master planned communities within its borders. Others included Scottsdale Ranch, Gainey Ranch, McDowell Mountain Ranch, Desert Mountain and DC Ranch.