Scottsdale and Tempe Named Top Fun and Affordable Cities

Bloomberg Business Week ran a study where they analyzed cities that were both fun and affordable. The technique they used, while a bit random, was to compare median house price of a zip code and compare that with the number of bars and restaurants.

Scottsdale came in at number 4 and neighboring city Tempe came in 3rd. My vote is for Scottsdale!

I certainly agree Scottsdale is a super fun place to live but we have so much more than just bars and restaurants. There’s shopping, hiking, art galleries, major sports teams, Camelback mountain and much more. Did I mention shopping? 🙂

No. 4 Most Fun, Affordable City: Scottsdale, Ariz. 85251

No. of bars and restaurants: 196
Population: 35,383
Median home price: $140,000Downtown Scottsdale offers some of the finest dining in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The variety of cuisines is wide, ranging from Continental to East Indian and Mediterranean, according to listings on scottsdaledowntown.com. Photographer: Getty Images

The photo they selected is of the beautiful maze of pools at the Hyatt Regency. One of the best places to get a cocktail as the weather cools and listen to live music in the stunning lobby area.
See all the winners at Business Week.
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