Old Town Scottsdale is one of the four major areas of the city of Scottsdale. Occupying the town’s original site, Old Town’s perimeter includes the city’s downtown district.
The northern edge of Old Town, as this map shows, is defined by Indian Bend Road that separates it from the community of McCormick Ranch. McDowell Boulevard sets the southern boundary of Old Town Scottsdale. To the west, it is bordered by Scottsdale Road and toward east by Pima Road running parallel to State Route 101.
Home buyers in Old Town will find an inviting mix of old and new choices of single family homes, condos and townhouses. Its subdivision of Scottsdale Summit just west of Pima Road offers single family homes constructed during the late 1990s with floor areas of between 1,600 and 2,100 square feet designed with three bedrooms. Widening the search to other Old Town communities can turn out finds of vintage 1950s residences featuring three to four bedrooms within floor areas of about 2,300 square feet.
A recent revival of the downtown district spurred the development of new condominiums at Old Town. One of these is the Sage Scottsdale, a luxury residential condominium consisting of two three-story buildings near the Arizona Grand Canal. It has a total of 72 new units with living areas of 1,375 to 1,659 square feet in two- or three-bedroom layouts.
The Optima Camelview is another newer condo development in Old Town. It has 11 seven-story buildings housing condo units with floor areas ranging from 800 to more than 3,000 square feet.
Amenities: Old Town Scottsdale hosts the city’s art district which holds an art walk every Thursday evenings. Besides the district’s art galleries, another point of interest in the area is the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
The downtown area is also home to the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, one of the largest malls in the U.S. Old Town’s high-end restaurants and a vibrant nightlife further enliven the local lifestyle. The Scottsdale Stadium, El Dorado Park and the Coronado Golf Course add to the recreational activities available to residents and visitors of Old Town Scottsdale.
Schools: Several schools are within Old Town Scottsdale, including Coronado High, the Marion Burton School and Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. The area is served by the Scottsdale Unified School District.