Scottsdale, Arizona, is a city located in the eastern part of the Phoenix metropolitan area. The city is known for its luxury resorts and golf courses. Scottsdale also has a large number of art galleries and fashion boutiques. The city is home to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra.
Scottsdale is located in the Sonoran Desert and has a hot, dry climate. The average high temperature in July is 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius). The average low temperature in January is 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). Scottsdale receives about 8 inches (200 mm) of rain per year.
The city is home to several professional sports teams, including the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Suns, and the Arizona Cardinals. Scottsdale also has a number of colleges and universities, including Arizona State University and Scottsdale Community College.