Old Town or Downtown Scottsdale is made up of 9 districts and spans north to south from Chapparal Rd to Earl and east to west from 65th St to Miller Rd. Old Town is the heart of Scottsdale and originally settled in the late 1880s. It wasn’t incorporated until 1951. Today Old Town is a destination for many tourists and spring training fans. It is known for its extensive dining options, boutiques and high-end fashion stores, art galleries, world class museums, championship golf courses, nightlife, and sprawling luxurious resorts. It is an energetic, lively, and hip place to live. Old Town has numerous high-end condos such as the Scottsdale Waterfront and Optima Camelview, but there are many other condos, townhomes and single-family homes sprinkled throughout. The 9 neighborhoods make up one of the most walkable areas in the valley and have quick access to all the amenities that Old Town has to offer. All in all, Old Town is a vibrant and progressive place to live and visit.
If you are looking for a restaurant to try, the options are endless. I suggest Olive & Ivy, Maple & Ash, Bario Queen or Farm and Craft. For a posher atmosphere try Nobu, Toca Madera or Ocean’s 44 but be sure to get a reservation early. Hit up Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row for a taste of the nightlife or the historic Sugar Bowl for a sweet treat.