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664 Apartments for rent in Scottsdale, AZ

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95 Units Available
Vitri Apartments
15125 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ | Airpark
Studio
$1,464
537 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,830
788 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,694
1411 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:39 PM
Vitri will set a new standard of apartment living, seamlessly combining design, modern-day conveniences and an elevated level of service. Vitri is now open! Choose the type of leasing experience that works best for you! 1.
Verified
26 Units Available
The Cortesian
7749 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,166
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,094
987 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:39 PM
Recently renovated apartments within walking distance of Camelback Park and golf course. Hardwood floors, carpet and walk-in closets. Pet friendly. Community has courtyard, pool and 24-hour gym.
Verified
20 Units Available
Visconti at Camelback
7979 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ | Scottsdale Shadows
1 Bedroom
$987
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,266
1213 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:39 PM
Units at luxury community feature laundry, patio/balcony and dishwasher. Residents enjoy communal pool table, volleyball court, pool, gym and dog park. Located near Scottsdale Shadows Executive Golf Course.
Verified
16 Units Available
The Glen at Old Town
4343 N 78th St
Scottsdale, AZ
Studio
$880
436 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,031
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,102
960 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:39 PM
Luxury living at its finest with world-class amenities: fitness center with yoga studio, sparkling pool with sundeck and spa, dog park, and more. Recently renovated with air conditioning, bathtub, and ample storage.
Verified
12 Units Available
Chazal
1075 N Miller Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,316
682 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,414
984 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,841
1255 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:39 PM
Spacious units offer laundry, patio/balcony and hardwood floors. Community includes access to 24-hour gym, pool and parking. Situated in Phoenix, close to ASU, Scottsdale Community College and the Phoenix Zoo.
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15 Units Available
Ninety Degrees
18440 N 68th St
Scottsdale, AZ
Studio
$1,220
571 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,275
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,445
947 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:39 PM
Community amenities include a fireside lounge, 24-hour gym and pool. Homes come with private fireplaces and extra storage room. Located close to Route 51, providing easy connectivity to Scottsdale Airport.
Verified
29 Units Available
Camden Old Town Scottsdale
7350 East Stetson Drive
Scottsdale, AZ | Downtown Scottsdale
Studio
$1,469
628 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,499
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,899
1241 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:39 PM
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9 Units Available
Tatum Place
16801 N 49th St
Scottsdale, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,252
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,458
950 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:39 PM
Beautiful location in Scottsdale close to shopping and dining. Residents enjoy units with central A/C, patios or balconies, and washers and dryers. The community features two large pools and a spa.
Verified
54 Units Available
One North Scottsdale
7355 E Thompson Peak Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,245
852 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,490
1174 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,885
1345 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:38 PM
Nestled in the vibrant North Scottsdale neighborhood, complete with a myriad of dining and entertainment options, our luxury apartment homes offer a wide variety of features and amenities that cater to all your needs.
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36 Units Available
Scottsdale Highlands
15255 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,235
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,355
960 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,705
1140 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:38 PM
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24 Units Available
Camden San Marcos
9595 E Thunderbird Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,189
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,349
1039 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,929
1371 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:38 PM
Residents live in units with laundry, granite counters, and hardwood floors. Luxurious community offers parking, pool, trash valet, and dog park. Great location in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Verified
9 Units Available
Camden Montierra
9850 N 73rd St
Scottsdale, AZ | Monterey at Mountain View
1 Bedroom
$1,429
824 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,709
1126 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,909
1374 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:38 PM
Located close to Scottsdale Fashion Square. Units have open kitchen plans with stainless steel appliances. Residents have access to 24-hour fitness center, hot tub and business center.
Verified
19 Units Available
Camden Legacy
15757 N 90th Pl
Scottsdale, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,259
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,499
1156 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,199
1421 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:38 PM
Camden Legacy features 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments with open floor plans and in-unit laundry. Additional amenities include hardwood floors and granite countertops. This pet-friendly community is close to Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter.
Verified
20 Units Available
The Griffin Apartments
3234 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,543
834 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,101
1213 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Experience the art of refined living at The Griffin Apartments... The perfect blend of sophisticated and sultry, The Griffin is an art gallery by day and VIP lounge by night.
Verified
70 Units Available
Optima Kierland Apartments
7140-7160 East Kierland Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ | Kierland
Studio
$1,744
606 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,420
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,760
1285 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Designed by award-winning architects David C. Hovey, FAIA, and David Hovey Jr., AIA, these luxurious new residences offer an experience of desert living unlike any other.
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26 Units Available
The District at Scottsdale
15446 North Greenway Hayden Loop
Scottsdale, AZ | Airpark
1 Bedroom
$1,475
805 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
1243 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Elegant apartment living is here at The District at Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ. Find your own slice of paradise at our pet-friendly penthouse, one-, or two-bedroom apartments.
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19 Units Available
Desert Horizon
16636 N 58th St
Scottsdale, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,085
724 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
961 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Sophisticated kitchens have granite counters, stainless steel appliances and plenty of storage space. Residence features communal coffee bar. Bus stop nearby on East Bell Road.
Verified
39 Units Available
Optima Sonoran Village
6895 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ | Downtown Scottsdale
Studio
$1,682
611 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,931
880 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,566
1348 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Luxury amenities including a putting green, car wash area, and sauna. Interiors include stainless-steel appliances, granite counters, and washer/dryer. The pet-friendly apartments are on Camelback Road, across the street from Fashion Square Mall.
Verified
7 Units Available
Del Sol Apartments
10888 N 70th St
Scottsdale, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,204
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,409
990 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Great location in North Scottsdale, close to shopping, schools, parks and restaurants. Residents live in luxury units with laundry, patio/balcony and hardwood floors. Community includes 24-hour gym, pool and trash valet.
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17 Units Available
Dwell Apartment Homes
1923 N 70th St
Scottsdale, AZ
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$840
553 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,035
810 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Everything you need for a relaxed lifestyle can be found at Dwell. Enjoy spacious apartments, a dog park, picnic area and three refreshing pools, as well as easy access to schools, shopping and entertainment venues.
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19 Units Available
Avion on Legacy
7340 E Legacy Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,330
793 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,575
1034 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,255
1345 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Various sized apartments with top-quality amenities, including quartz counters, hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Complex contains pool with splendid mountain views, gym, game room and business center.
Verified
15 Units Available
Mosaic Apartments
7007 E Gold Dust Ave
Scottsdale, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,295
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,420
934 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,645
1106 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Luxury apartments in the heart of Scottsdale just minutes away from shopping, restaurants and the Old Town. Large one-, two- and three-bedroom units with fireplace, patio/balcony and walk-in closets.
Verified
13 Units Available
Broadstone Scottsdale Quarter
15345 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ | Airpark
Studio
$1,375
580 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,665
826 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,665
1196 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Sophisticated studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments in a green and friendly community. Complex has a gym, pool, clubhouse and wine room for mingling with the neighbors.
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28 Units Available
Desert Parks Vista
9393 E Palo Brea Bend
Scottsdale, AZ | DC Ranch
1 Bedroom
$1,217
892 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,549
1192 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,375
1452 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Sleek apartments with spacious floor plans and extra storage. Community amenities include a pool, clubhouse, and gym. Near the Pima Freeway. Beside TPC Scottsdale Champions Course.
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How much is rent in Scottsdale?
In Scottsdale, the median rent is $1,152 for a studio, $1,246 for a 1-bedroom, $1,479 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,046 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Scottsdale, check out our monthly Scottsdale Rent Report.
How much is rent in Scottsdale?
In Scottsdale, the median rent is $1,152 for a studio, $1,246 for a 1-bedroom, $1,479 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,046 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Scottsdale, check out our monthly Scottsdale Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Scottsdale?
You can filter cheap apartments in Scottsdale by price: under $1,000, under $900, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Scottsdale?
You can filter cheap apartments in Scottsdale by price: under $1,000, under $900, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Scottsdale?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Scottsdale apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Scottsdale apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Scottsdale properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Scottsdale properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Scottsdale?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Scottsdale.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Scottsdale?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Scottsdale. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Arizona State University-Tempe, GateWay Community College, Mesa Community College, Rio Salado College, and Paradise Valley Community College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Scottsdale?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Scottsdale. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Arizona State University-Tempe, GateWay Community College, Mesa Community College, Rio Salado College, and Paradise Valley Community College.

Median Rent in Scottsdale

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Scottsdale is $1,246, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,479.
Studio
$1,152
1 Bed
$1,246
2 Beds
$1,479
3+ Beds
$2,046

City Guide

Scottsdale
Congratulations! If you’re moving to Scottsdale, you’re probably doing alright for yourself. Scottsdale is one of the more exclusive enclaves of the greater Phoenix desert metroplex. A hop and a skip from downtown and right next door to college town Tempe, you’ll never be lacking for food, entertainment, or shopping around here. Pop open a nice bottle of wine and read on.
Congratulations! If you’re moving to Scottsdale, you’re probably doing alright for yourself. Scottsdale is one of the more exclusive enclaves of the greater Phoenix desert metroplex. A hop and a skip from downtown and right next door to college town Tempe, you’ll never be lacking for food, entertainment, or shopping around here. Pop open a nice bottle of wine and read on.

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It’s Getting Hot in Here

Summer in Scottsdale feels like summer in a wok. It is hot. And then more hot. The average daily temperature from June through September is over 100 degrees. Unless you are a mutant, you will use air conditioning, and lots of it. Every unit should have AC in some form, but you’ll want to be doubly sure that it is adequate. You’ll also want to pay extra attention to which utilities are or are not included in your rental agreement. If you are paying your own utilities, and you probably will be, request to see your unit’s power bills for the past couple years so you can calculate your true out of pocket cost per month.

It’s Getting Hot in Here
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Summer in Scottsdale feels like summer in a wok. It is hot. And then more hot. The average daily temperature from June through September is over 100 degrees. Unless you are a mutant, you will use air conditioning, and lots of it. Every unit should have AC in some form, but you’ll want to be doubly sure that it is adequate. You’ll also want to pay extra attention to which utilities are or are not included in your rental agreement. If you are paying your own utilities, and you probably will be, request to see your unit’s power bills for the past couple years so you can calculate your true out of pocket cost per month.

South to North

In the greater Phoenix area, there are no clearly visible boundaries between cities. Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale- they can all blend together, especially to new residents. We think a simple rule of thumb for gauging where you are in Scottsdale is thinking in terms of north and south.

South to North
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In the greater Phoenix area, there are no clearly visible boundaries between cities. Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale- they can all blend together, especially to new residents. We think a simple rule of thumb for gauging where you are in Scottsdale is thinking in terms of north and south.

South Scottsdale

South Scottsdale borders Tempe, home to Arizona State University, and the further south you go in Scottsdale, the more the city takes on the character of its college town neighbor. You’ll find more apartment complexes and simple condos with a residency consisting mostly of students and the youngish, working class demographics. If you’re more record shop than wine bar, this is your part of Scottsdale.

If you’re looking to rent in this part of Scottsdale, though, be sure to compare rents with similar apartments just over the border in Tempe. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to tell where Scottsdale ends and Tempe begins for dozens of blocks in any direction, but you may get charged a few bucks extra just for the perceived prestige of a Scottsdale address.

South Scottsdale is also a good place to consider if you are looking for a flexible agreement. Landlords are more accustomed to a transient student rental pool and may accommodate a month-to-month lease or more creative terms of your choice. The same can’t be said about the north, unfortunately.

South Scottsdale
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South Scottsdale borders Tempe, home to Arizona State University, and the further south you go in Scottsdale, the more the city takes on the character of its college town neighbor. You’ll find more apartment complexes and simple condos with a residency consisting mostly of students and the youngish, working class demographics. If you’re more record shop than wine bar, this is your part of Scottsdale.

If you’re looking to rent in this part of Scottsdale, though, be sure to compare rents with similar apartments just over the border in Tempe. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to tell where Scottsdale ends and Tempe begins for dozens of blocks in any direction, but you may get charged a few bucks extra just for the perceived prestige of a Scottsdale address.

South Scottsdale is also a good place to consider if you are looking for a flexible agreement. Landlords are more accustomed to a transient student rental pool and may accommodate a month-to-month lease or more creative terms of your choice. The same can’t be said about the north, unfortunately.

North Scottsdale

Locals sometimes say that if Tempe is for students, Scottsdale is for graduates. And apparently, the further north you go in Scottsdale, the further the graduates have advanced in their careers. The north is what gives Scottsdale its reputation for exclusivity. Sometimes coveted, sometimes derided as “Snotsdale,” this is the posh part of town.

North Scottsdale
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Locals sometimes say that if Tempe is for students, Scottsdale is for graduates. And apparently, the further north you go in Scottsdale, the further the graduates have advanced in their careers. The north is what gives Scottsdale its reputation for exclusivity. Sometimes coveted, sometimes derided as “Snotsdale,” this is the posh part of town.

Which Flavor Of Posh Do You Prefer?

Old With the Old, In With the…Old

Scottsdale’s Old Town area is a major draw. Think of it as somewhere between an Old West reenactment zone and an open-air mall. And while the desert landscape painting galleries, hitching posts, and wagon wheel chandeliers may strike a rather faux feel at times, this is not strictly a tourist trap. Once you learn the lay of the land, you’ll find neighborhood shops and a place to watch the ballgame with locals, too. Most Scottsdale apartments offer some kind of parking, but you’ll want to be extra sure if you rent here. Old Town is abuzz evenings and weekends all year round. As far as the type of apartment to look for, you best bets in “Old Town,” ironically, are newer condos and lofts. The older accommodations have a reputation for being substandard.

Gorgeous River or Icky Canal?

The Scottsdale Waterfront area, north of Old Town, pitches itself as a glamorous hotspot with high end shops and restaurants; and to a degree, it is exactly that. Reviews from the locals are mixed, however, and sales and rentals of the numerous luxury condos built in this area stalled after an initial burst of interest. In short, it is polarizing, so if you’re considering renting here, hang out, shop and have dinner a few times before taking the plunge.

Cool Ranch

Want to live on a golf course? Yes? Then come on down! McCormick Ranch is mostly residential. This is a potential area for bargains if you are patient. And by bargain, we mean that relatively for Scottsdale, of course.

The New Old

Some are already calling this the new Old Town. It doesn’t have as many hitching posts, but it does have just as much shopping. Don’t miss the spa options, either. The rents around here are climbing, though, so be prepared.

Gaining Ground

A good mix of the residential and commercial, Gainey Ranch has seen an uptick in popularity recently. It may be a good option if you want to pay a little less than in Kierland, but want more to do than in McCormick.

We said it once and we’ll say it again, if you’re moving to Scottsdale, you’re most likely in the money. Now get out there and find a great spot to enjoy the smooth, financial sailing. Enjoy your stay in the West’s Most Western Town! We’re positive you will.

Which Flavor Of Posh Do You Prefer?
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Old With the Old, In With the…Old

Scottsdale’s Old Town area is a major draw. Think of it as somewhere between an Old West reenactment zone and an open-air mall. And while the desert landscape painting galleries, hitching posts, and wagon wheel chandeliers may strike a rather faux feel at times, this is not strictly a tourist trap. Once you learn the lay of the land, you’ll find neighborhood shops and a place to watch the ballgame with locals, too. Most Scottsdale apartments offer some kind of parking, but you’ll want to be extra sure if you rent here. Old Town is abuzz evenings and weekends all year round. As far as the type of apartment to look for, you best bets in “Old Town,” ironically, are newer condos and lofts. The older accommodations have a reputation for being substandard.

Gorgeous River or Icky Canal?

The Scottsdale Waterfront area, north of Old Town, pitches itself as a glamorous hotspot with high end shops and restaurants; and to a degree, it is exactly that. Reviews from the locals are mixed, however, and sales and rentals of the numerous luxury condos built in this area stalled after an initial burst of interest. In short, it is polarizing, so if you’re considering renting here, hang out, shop and have dinner a few times before taking the plunge.

Cool Ranch

Want to live on a golf course? Yes? Then come on down! McCormick Ranch is mostly residential. This is a potential area for bargains if you are patient. And by bargain, we mean that relatively for Scottsdale, of course.

The New Old

Some are already calling this the new Old Town. It doesn’t have as many hitching posts, but it does have just as much shopping. Don’t miss the spa options, either. The rents around here are climbing, though, so be prepared.

Gaining Ground

A good mix of the residential and commercial, Gainey Ranch has seen an uptick in popularity recently. It may be a good option if you want to pay a little less than in Kierland, but want more to do than in McCormick.

We said it once and we’ll say it again, if you’re moving to Scottsdale, you’re most likely in the money. Now get out there and find a great spot to enjoy the smooth, financial sailing. Enjoy your stay in the West’s Most Western Town! We’re positive you will.

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City Guide

Scottsdale
Congratulations! If you’re moving to Scottsdale, you’re probably doing alright for yourself. Scottsdale is one of the more exclusive enclaves of the greater Phoenix desert metroplex. A hop and a skip from downtown and right next door to college town Tempe, you’ll never be lacking for food, entertainment, or shopping around here. Pop open a nice bottle of wine and read on.
Congratulations! If you’re moving to Scottsdale, you’re probably doing alright for yourself. Scottsdale is one of the more exclusive enclaves of the greater Phoenix desert metroplex. A hop and a skip from downtown and right next door to college town Tempe, you’ll never be lacking for food, entertainment, or shopping around here. Pop open a nice bottle of wine and read on.

Having trouble with Craigslist Scottsdale? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

It’s Getting Hot in Here

Summer in Scottsdale feels like summer in a wok. It is hot. And then more hot. The average daily temperature from June through September is over 100 degrees. Unless you are a mutant, you will use air conditioning, and lots of it. Every unit should have AC in some form, but you’ll want to be doubly sure that it is adequate. You’ll also want to pay extra attention to which utilities are or are not included in your rental agreement. If you are paying your own utilities, and you probably will be, request to see your unit’s power bills for the past couple years so you can calculate your true out of pocket cost per month.

It’s Getting Hot in Here
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Summer in Scottsdale feels like summer in a wok. It is hot. And then more hot. The average daily temperature from June through September is over 100 degrees. Unless you are a mutant, you will use air conditioning, and lots of it. Every unit should have AC in some form, but you’ll want to be doubly sure that it is adequate. You’ll also want to pay extra attention to which utilities are or are not included in your rental agreement. If you are paying your own utilities, and you probably will be, request to see your unit’s power bills for the past couple years so you can calculate your true out of pocket cost per month.

South to North

In the greater Phoenix area, there are no clearly visible boundaries between cities. Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale- they can all blend together, especially to new residents. We think a simple rule of thumb for gauging where you are in Scottsdale is thinking in terms of north and south.

South to North
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In the greater Phoenix area, there are no clearly visible boundaries between cities. Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale- they can all blend together, especially to new residents. We think a simple rule of thumb for gauging where you are in Scottsdale is thinking in terms of north and south.

South Scottsdale

South Scottsdale borders Tempe, home to Arizona State University, and the further south you go in Scottsdale, the more the city takes on the character of its college town neighbor. You’ll find more apartment complexes and simple condos with a residency consisting mostly of students and the youngish, working class demographics. If you’re more record shop than wine bar, this is your part of Scottsdale.

If you’re looking to rent in this part of Scottsdale, though, be sure to compare rents with similar apartments just over the border in Tempe. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to tell where Scottsdale ends and Tempe begins for dozens of blocks in any direction, but you may get charged a few bucks extra just for the perceived prestige of a Scottsdale address.

South Scottsdale is also a good place to consider if you are looking for a flexible agreement. Landlords are more accustomed to a transient student rental pool and may accommodate a month-to-month lease or more creative terms of your choice. The same can’t be said about the north, unfortunately.

South Scottsdale
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South Scottsdale borders Tempe, home to Arizona State University, and the further south you go in Scottsdale, the more the city takes on the character of its college town neighbor. You’ll find more apartment complexes and simple condos with a residency consisting mostly of students and the youngish, working class demographics. If you’re more record shop than wine bar, this is your part of Scottsdale.

If you’re looking to rent in this part of Scottsdale, though, be sure to compare rents with similar apartments just over the border in Tempe. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to tell where Scottsdale ends and Tempe begins for dozens of blocks in any direction, but you may get charged a few bucks extra just for the perceived prestige of a Scottsdale address.

South Scottsdale is also a good place to consider if you are looking for a flexible agreement. Landlords are more accustomed to a transient student rental pool and may accommodate a month-to-month lease or more creative terms of your choice. The same can’t be said about the north, unfortunately.

North Scottsdale

Locals sometimes say that if Tempe is for students, Scottsdale is for graduates. And apparently, the further north you go in Scottsdale, the further the graduates have advanced in their careers. The north is what gives Scottsdale its reputation for exclusivity. Sometimes coveted, sometimes derided as “Snotsdale,” this is the posh part of town.

North Scottsdale
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Locals sometimes say that if Tempe is for students, Scottsdale is for graduates. And apparently, the further north you go in Scottsdale, the further the graduates have advanced in their careers. The north is what gives Scottsdale its reputation for exclusivity. Sometimes coveted, sometimes derided as “Snotsdale,” this is the posh part of town.

Which Flavor Of Posh Do You Prefer?

Old With the Old, In With the…Old

Scottsdale’s Old Town area is a major draw. Think of it as somewhere between an Old West reenactment zone and an open-air mall. And while the desert landscape painting galleries, hitching posts, and wagon wheel chandeliers may strike a rather faux feel at times, this is not strictly a tourist trap. Once you learn the lay of the land, you’ll find neighborhood shops and a place to watch the ballgame with locals, too. Most Scottsdale apartments offer some kind of parking, but you’ll want to be extra sure if you rent here. Old Town is abuzz evenings and weekends all year round. As far as the type of apartment to look for, you best bets in “Old Town,” ironically, are newer condos and lofts. The older accommodations have a reputation for being substandard.

Gorgeous River or Icky Canal?

The Scottsdale Waterfront area, north of Old Town, pitches itself as a glamorous hotspot with high end shops and restaurants; and to a degree, it is exactly that. Reviews from the locals are mixed, however, and sales and rentals of the numerous luxury condos built in this area stalled after an initial burst of interest. In short, it is polarizing, so if you’re considering renting here, hang out, shop and have dinner a few times before taking the plunge.

Cool Ranch

Want to live on a golf course? Yes? Then come on down! McCormick Ranch is mostly residential. This is a potential area for bargains if you are patient. And by bargain, we mean that relatively for Scottsdale, of course.

The New Old

Some are already calling this the new Old Town. It doesn’t have as many hitching posts, but it does have just as much shopping. Don’t miss the spa options, either. The rents around here are climbing, though, so be prepared.

Gaining Ground

A good mix of the residential and commercial, Gainey Ranch has seen an uptick in popularity recently. It may be a good option if you want to pay a little less than in Kierland, but want more to do than in McCormick.

We said it once and we’ll say it again, if you’re moving to Scottsdale, you’re most likely in the money. Now get out there and find a great spot to enjoy the smooth, financial sailing. Enjoy your stay in the West’s Most Western Town! We’re positive you will.

Which Flavor Of Posh Do You Prefer?
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Old With the Old, In With the…Old

Scottsdale’s Old Town area is a major draw. Think of it as somewhere between an Old West reenactment zone and an open-air mall. And while the desert landscape painting galleries, hitching posts, and wagon wheel chandeliers may strike a rather faux feel at times, this is not strictly a tourist trap. Once you learn the lay of the land, you’ll find neighborhood shops and a place to watch the ballgame with locals, too. Most Scottsdale apartments offer some kind of parking, but you’ll want to be extra sure if you rent here. Old Town is abuzz evenings and weekends all year round. As far as the type of apartment to look for, you best bets in “Old Town,” ironically, are newer condos and lofts. The older accommodations have a reputation for being substandard.

Gorgeous River or Icky Canal?

The Scottsdale Waterfront area, north of Old Town, pitches itself as a glamorous hotspot with high end shops and restaurants; and to a degree, it is exactly that. Reviews from the locals are mixed, however, and sales and rentals of the numerous luxury condos built in this area stalled after an initial burst of interest. In short, it is polarizing, so if you’re considering renting here, hang out, shop and have dinner a few times before taking the plunge.

Cool Ranch

Want to live on a golf course? Yes? Then come on down! McCormick Ranch is mostly residential. This is a potential area for bargains if you are patient. And by bargain, we mean that relatively for Scottsdale, of course.

The New Old

Some are already calling this the new Old Town. It doesn’t have as many hitching posts, but it does have just as much shopping. Don’t miss the spa options, either. The rents around here are climbing, though, so be prepared.

Gaining Ground

A good mix of the residential and commercial, Gainey Ranch has seen an uptick in popularity recently. It may be a good option if you want to pay a little less than in Kierland, but want more to do than in McCormick.

We said it once and we’ll say it again, if you’re moving to Scottsdale, you’re most likely in the money. Now get out there and find a great spot to enjoy the smooth, financial sailing. Enjoy your stay in the West’s Most Western Town! We’re positive you will.

Rent Report
Scottsdale

October 2020 Scottsdale Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Scottsdale Rent Report. Scottsdale rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Scottsdale rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Scottsdale rents increase sharply over the past month

Scottsdale rents have increased 1.2% over the past month, but are down moderately by 0.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Scottsdale stand at $1,247 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,479 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Scottsdale's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 3.3%, but exceeds the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents rising across the Phoenix Metro

    While rent prices have decreased in Scottsdale over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 of the largest 10 cities in the Phoenix metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Scottsdale has the most expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,479; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 0.9% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Avondale has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 9.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,372, while one-bedrooms go for $1,179.
    • Phoenix proper has the least expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,140; rents increased 0.7% over the past month and 3.4% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Scottsdale

    As rents have fallen moderately in Scottsdale, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Scottsdale is less affordable for renters.

    • Arizona as a whole has logged 3.3% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 6.0% in Tucson.
    • Scottsdale's median two-bedroom rent of $1,479 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 0.9% decline in Scottsdale.
    • While rents in Scottsdale fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Albuquerque (+4.5%) and Las Vegas (+3.2%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Scottsdale than most large cities. For example, Albuquerque has a median 2BR rent of $1,005, where Scottsdale is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Phoenix
    $930
    $1,140
    0.7%
    3.4%
    Mesa
    $1,060
    $1,220
    0.9%
    6%
    Chandler
    $1,260
    $1,430
    1.1%
    2.5%
    Glendale
    $910
    $1,150
    0.8%
    5.9%
    Scottsdale
    $1,250
    $1,480
    1.2%
    -0.9%
    Gilbert
    $1,220
    $1,420
    1.3%
    5.4%
    Tempe
    $1,100
    $1,310
    0.4%
    -0.5%
    Peoria
    $1,270
    $1,330
    2%
    4.5%
    Surprise
    $1,230
    $1,440
    2.1%
    5.6%
    Avondale
    $1,180
    $1,370
    1.9%
    9%
    Goodyear
    $1,180
    $1,490
    1.4%
    7.9%
    See More

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    October 2020 Scottsdale Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Scottsdale Rent Report. Scottsdale rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Scottsdale rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    October 2020 Scottsdale Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Scottsdale Rent Report. Scottsdale rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Scottsdale rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Scottsdale rents increase sharply over the past month

    Scottsdale rents have increased 1.2% over the past month, but are down moderately by 0.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Scottsdale stand at $1,247 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,479 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Scottsdale's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 3.3%, but exceeds the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents rising across the Phoenix Metro

      While rent prices have decreased in Scottsdale over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 of the largest 10 cities in the Phoenix metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Scottsdale has the most expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,479; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 0.9% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
      • Avondale has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 9.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,372, while one-bedrooms go for $1,179.
      • Phoenix proper has the least expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,140; rents increased 0.7% over the past month and 3.4% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Scottsdale

      As rents have fallen moderately in Scottsdale, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Scottsdale is less affordable for renters.

      • Arizona as a whole has logged 3.3% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 6.0% in Tucson.
      • Scottsdale's median two-bedroom rent of $1,479 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 0.9% decline in Scottsdale.
      • While rents in Scottsdale fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Albuquerque (+4.5%) and Las Vegas (+3.2%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Scottsdale than most large cities. For example, Albuquerque has a median 2BR rent of $1,005, where Scottsdale is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Phoenix
      $930
      $1,140
      0.7%
      3.4%
      Mesa
      $1,060
      $1,220
      0.9%
      6%
      Chandler
      $1,260
      $1,430
      1.1%
      2.5%
      Glendale
      $910
      $1,150
      0.8%
      5.9%
      Scottsdale
      $1,250
      $1,480
      1.2%
      -0.9%
      Gilbert
      $1,220
      $1,420
      1.3%
      5.4%
      Tempe
      $1,100
      $1,310
      0.4%
      -0.5%
      Peoria
      $1,270
      $1,330
      2%
      4.5%
      Surprise
      $1,230
      $1,440
      2.1%
      5.6%
      Avondale
      $1,180
      $1,370
      1.9%
      9%
      Goodyear
      $1,180
      $1,490
      1.4%
      7.9%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Scottsdale Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Scottsdale ranks on:

      A+
      Overall satisfaction
      A+
      Safety and crime rate
      A
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A
      Recreational activities
      A-
      Affordability
      B
      Quality of schools
      A+
      Social Life
      A+
      Weather
      B+
      Commute time
      A
      State and local taxes
      D
      Public transit
      A
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Scottsdale’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Scottsdale renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

      Key findings in Scottsdale include the following:

      • Scottsdale renters gave their city an A+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Scottsdale were weather, social life and safety and low crime rate, which all received A+ grades.
      • The area of concern to Scottsdale renters was public transit (D).
      • Chandler did relatively well compared to other cities in Arizona, including Phoenix (B-), Tucson (D) and Mesa (C+).
      • Chandler did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Seattle, WA (B+) and Denver, CO (B+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love the easy access to shopping centers and the ease of getting around the valley via roads and freeways." – Madison M.
      • "Scottsdale is beautiful and has a lot of great places to work, eat and have fun. However, it is so expensive to live here and the lack of public transportation makes it difficult to enjoy the luxuries Scottsdale has to offer." – Natalie
      • "I love the location, accessibility and convenience. It is super close to jobs and schools and the cost of living is good." – Justine P.
      • "I love the hiking. I also love the diversity and activities available in a large urban city." – Pamela G.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Scottsdale’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Scottsdale renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment Lis...

      View full Scottsdale Renter Survey

      Here’s how Scottsdale ranks on:

      A+
      Overall satisfaction
      A+
      Safety and crime rate
      A
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A
      Recreational activities
      A-
      Affordability
      B
      Quality of schools
      A+
      Social Life
      A+
      Weather
      B+
      Commute time
      A
      State and local taxes
      D
      Public transit
      A
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Scottsdale’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Scottsdale renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

      Key findings in Scottsdale include the following:

      • Scottsdale renters gave their city an A+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Scottsdale were weather, social life and safety and low crime rate, which all received A+ grades.
      • The area of concern to Scottsdale renters was public transit (D).
      • Chandler did relatively well compared to other cities in Arizona, including Phoenix (B-), Tucson (D) and Mesa (C+).
      • Chandler did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Seattle, WA (B+) and Denver, CO (B+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love the easy access to shopping centers and the ease of getting around the valley via roads and freeways." – Madison M.
      • "Scottsdale is beautiful and has a lot of great places to work, eat and have fun. However, it is so expensive to live here and the lack of public transportation makes it difficult to enjoy the luxuries Scottsdale has to offer." – Natalie
      • "I love the location, accessibility and convenience. It is super close to jobs and schools and the cost of living is good." – Justine P.
      • "I love the hiking. I also love the diversity and activities available in a large urban city." – Pamela G.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.