Scottsdale, Arizona

Old Town Scottsdale
Phoenix Diamondbacks
Phoenix Golfing

CONTACT

Nick McLain, P.E., Principal

Email:
nmclain@sastructural.com
Phone:
480.991.8183
Fax:
520.512.8169
Address:
5111 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 206, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

AT A GLANCE

Metro Population: 227,471
Major Industries: Tourism and Technology
Median Household Income: $73,288
Median Home Price: $427,600
Unemployment: 3.4%
Job Growth (2016): 1.5%
Cost of Living: 24% above national average

FUN FACTS

  • Frank Lloyd Wright had a home in Scottsdale called Taliesin West.
  • Scottsdale only gets about 7 inches of rain a year
  • The city holds the record for the largest number of destination spas per capita in the entire nation
  • Before 1884, Scottsdale was known as “Orangedale”
  • The city’s official food was named chili in 1994
  • Scottsdale is named among the top cities in the country in which to raise children

PROFILE

This city in the middle of the lush Sonoran Desert is said to be the perfect blend of all lifestyles. Those who prefer to live in a more urban or suburban area will both be accommodated. Singles, families, and retirees of all ages flock to Scottsdale to find their perfect western paradise.

Scottsdale provides residents with plenty of activities. There are over 50 golf courses, 58 miles of bike paths, and 40-plus miles of shared hiking, riding, and horse trails. The city also has plenty of art galleries to visit, places to shop, and even an annual western parade called the “Parada Del Sol” held in the heart of old town Scottsdale.

WHAT SSE EMPLOYEES SAY ABOUT SCOTTSDALE

Why do you love living and working in Scottsdale?

“There are many things I love about working in Scottsdale and living in Arizona. The desert scenery is always beautiful, the city is very clean, and the sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking. As an Arizona native I sometimes forget that I am surrounded by so many mountains, but every so often on the commute home or during a leisurely walk, I’ll catch a glimpse of the mountains with their bright purple and pink evening backdrop and be reminded about how truly lucky I am to live in such a unique and gorgeous state. That, and I could argue we have some of the best winter weather!”

— Brianna Underhill, Administrative Assistant