Turn a Closet into a Bar
All of McCormick Ranch is in 85258, but not all of 85258 is McCormick Ranch
Considering a move to South Scottsdale?
South Scottsdale includes zip codes 85251 and 85257. It's a gorgeous area with a mix of single family homes and condos/townhomes. 85251 includes the Old Town Scottsdale area, also known as Downtown. 85251 also includes a small portion of Arcadia Proper. 85257 is just South of 85251 and does not exactly follow Thomas Rd, but much of the zip code change is on or near Thomas Rd. Just South of 85257 is where Tempe begins. Much of these two areas are very walkable to restaurants, live music venues and more. And if not walkable a good deal of areas are served by Scottsdale's free trolley system. For the trolley routes, go here: https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/trolley
We are living in some really different times right now. Most of us are on some form of stay at home orders from our local governments and even if we are deemed essential employees, we can't go out and do things for fun right now.
There are quite a few places who have opened up virtual tours, and I'm excited to compile a list of my favorites for you, including a few local places!
One of my favorite features of Scottsdale is the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt. Or as I simply refer to it, the Greenbelt.
The Greenbelt is a 15 mile stretch between Tempe and North Scottsdale with a multi-use path used by many for walking, jogging, and biking. In my opinion, one of the greatest benefits beyond the beautiful scenery is the fact that the path goes below all of the major roads keeping people and traffic separate. My use of the Greenbelt is mostly from Tempe to Central Scottsdale - and it is simply Gorgeous!
Interestingly we have the Greenbelt because Scottsdale used to have a problem with flooding. The community and a group of Army Engineers created the idea of a Greenbelt rather than a concrete storm canal with mixed use including parks, and golf courses along the path.
A few shots of the path.
My favorite part of using the Greenbelt is not having to deal with traffic since the path goes underneath (or over) all major roads!
When it rains, the underpasses do flood. You should never enter a flooded underpass.
It rains so infrequently here though, it doesn't happen Often.
If you're looking to grab a bite or a cold beverage, there is bicycle parking outside of RTO Sullivan's and Duke's and both are right on the Greenbelt.
A few others that are near the Greenbelt but don't have the best bike parking (we lock our bikes to a tree or we just walk) are Uncle Sal's, Side Door, and the Blind Pig. Uncle Sal's is a little on the fancy side especially if you've been riding your bike around all day, but a little more casual if you sit at the bar. Plus they've got an excellent bar menu.
Skate park in El Dorado Park.
Parking Suggestions if you don't already live here:
A few more images below of the Scottsdale Greenbelt:
Pictures all my own.
City of Scottsdale:
Interactive Google Map:
Franz, Jason. Cycle: Cruising the Scottsdale Greenbelt. Phoenix New Times. https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/cycle-cruising-the-scottsdale-greenbelt-6559924
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Hi, I'm Christina! I'm a full time licensed real estate agent in the state of Arizona. I am passionate about all the things that go into making a house a home. I'm happily married and we have two cats at home. We are currently about one year into a full house remodel... and we're still married! I promise I'll add some blog posts on the remodel soon. I love the state of Arizona and consider myself a specialist in the South and Central areas of Scottsdale and Phoenix.
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