Our Manor Village Life Centers offer exceptional senior living in four lovely locations:
- Calgary, Alberta
- London, Ontario
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Phoenix, Arizona
In the first of our Spotlight series, we’ll share the reasons why Scottsdale is such a superb location for senior independent living and assisted living.
Retirement and senior living in Scottsdale, Arizona
With year round warmth, and up to 400 hours of sunshine per month in the summer, Scottsdale is the perfect city to enjoy life to the full. Known as the Beverley Hills of the Southwest, Scottsdale offers all the amenities of a bustling city including cultural attractions, excellent restaurants, state of the art medical facilities and excellent transport links via the Interstate system and Scottsdale Airport.
And it’s not just us who rates Scottdale: it was ranked as the #5 best place to retire in the USA by Bankrate.com
Year round cultural activities
One of the reasons we love Scottsdale so much is that there is always something going on. The annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival is just one tasty example, a celebration of gourmet food, fine wines, and micro brews featuring pop up restaurants, the popular Great Arizona Picnic, and demonstrations by celebrity chefs. The annual Scottsdale Arts Festival fills the town with stunning artworks, live music and inclusive art activities, while other entertaining festivals include Scottsdale Fashion Week, and the Scottsdale International Film Festival.
A city to live life AND relax in
The city has a young and vibrant feel, thanks to the myriad of upscale restaurants, bars, and luxury shopping malls that attract both young and old alike. There are also galleries, studios and museums to enjoy year round, including the popular Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of the West (affiliated to the Smithsonian and the quirky Musical Instrument Museum. What could be better on a sunny afternoon than a free concert by the Scottsdale Philharmonic, the city’s own professional symphony orchestra. Or relax in one of the city’s many spas, some of which feature treatments made from local ingredients such as wild sage and basil, and desert plants such as yukka and agave.
“The West’s Most Western Town”
Scottsdale is proud of its Western heritage, and the annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show sees over 2000 Arabian horses competing. The Scottsdale Jaycees Parada del Sol is a month long celebration featuring rodeo, cowboy competitions and the world’s largest horse-drawn parade. For those who prefer their horsepower under a hood, the city is also home to the Barrett-Jackson Auto Show, features both new and restored vintage and historic vehicles.
Stunning scenery and natural beauty
Scottsdale is located in the Salt Rover Valley, in the Sonoran Desert north of Phoenix. Our Manor Village Scottsdale is located in elegant North Scottsdale, and enjoys stunning views of Pinnacle Peak and the McDowell Mountain Range.
Famous resident and his landmarks
The architect Frank Lloyd Wright had his winter home in Scottsdale. Taliesin West is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Arizona, located at the base of the McDowell Mountains. Lloyd Wright designed the Scottsdale Spire, an Arizona State Capital Project, but work stopped after the architect’s death, and the monument wasn’t finished until 2007.
Sports in the Arizona sunshine
If you love to play golf, you’ll love Scottsdale! The city has over 200 golf courses, ranging from immaculate greens to desert golf. The annual PGA Tour rolls into town every January with over half a million people watching top players tee off at the Tournament Players Club. Scottsdale may not have a major baseball team of its own, but every spring the San Francisco Giants come to train at the Scottsdale Stadium.
Snowbirds and real estate
Scottsdale is a popular location for those escaping the snows and chills of winter, especially Canadians, known locally as snowbirds. These visitors fly south to Scottsdale in the winter, and many have bought second homes here. As a result, in 2005, Scottsdale was among the top ten most expensive places in the USA for luxury home sales.
Transport in Scottsdale: trolleys and transits
Getting around Scottsdale and Phoenix is easy thanks to an efficient public bus system known as the Valley Metro. Within the city, replica trolleybuses known as the Scottsdale Trolley travel two circular routes around the centre, and are free to ride. Scottsdale is the largest American city not to have a railway line of its own.
And we could go no even further to describe the friendly feel this city has, the delights of living in a low humidity environment (especially good for those with arthritis), the brilliance of the desert sky at night – but why not come and see for yourself. Scottsdale has its own national airport, or you can fly into nearby Phoenix International and drive up to see us. Book your personalized visit to The Manor Village Scottsdale, or take a look at our location in more details on the Scottsdale microsite.