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Wolff Company breaks ground on Scottsdale senior living community

The Wolff Company, a Scottsdale-based private equity firm and senior living developer, has broken ground on Revel Scottsdale, a new independent living apartment community at 8225 E. Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale, where the former Scottsdale Athletic Club was located. Characterized by celebrity chef-driven dining options, personalized amenities and spectacular spaces, Revel Scottsdale is expected [...]

Twitter Personality Deletes Account After Accusing Attorney in Scottsdale Murders

Clue Heywood, a popular Arizona Twitter personality, publicly accused a man who he believed was behind the Scottsdale string of shootings. Heywood has said that he is a lawyer, and over the weekend — without any proof — he accused another attorney of carrying out the shootings. His tweets added to rampant speculation that police [...]

This $4.1 million Scottsdale mansion has views of Pinnacle Peak

(Photo: Courtesy of Deborah Negrin/Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty) Glass walls, game rooms and mountain views are among the luxurious features in this week's most expensive home sales in metropolitan Phoenix. $4,600,000 David Mortensen, president of ‎Self Esteem Brands LLC, and his wife, Nicolle, paid cash for this mansion in Scottsdale's Desert Mountain community. The [...]

Scottsdale, Paradise Valley prime spots for celebrity homes

Metro Phoenix has its share of famous residents who buy one of the area's million-dollar homes. Some, like rockers Alice Cooper and Jimmy Adkins, are well-known and longtime Valley residents. Others, like music superstar Alicia Keys, can be spotted at their Paradise Valley or Scottsdale retreats on weekends. Many pro athletes such as Steve Nash [...]

Scottsdale homeowners love their Desert Mountain house so much, they’re building it again

(Photo: Steve Thompson/Special for The Republic) Harold and Laurie Boyanovsky like their home so much they’re building it again. Their 7,400-square-foot Italian provincial estate in Scottsdale was everything they wanted and more. But when they found a much bigger lot 100 feet higher on the mountain and in the same beautiful area, temptation called. They [...]

Another record Arizona home sale: $18.8M mansion in north Scottsdale sits on 30 acres

Another wealthy buyer has busted Arizona’s record for the priciest home sale. A group called Rimrock Properties paid $18.8 million in cash for a 21,000-square-foot mansion situated on 30 acres in Scottsdale’s posh Silverleaf neighborhood, according to public real estate records. Kevin Knight, an executive with trucking firm Knight Transportation, sold the home with five [...]

Scottsdale Teachers Getting Raises

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – In a sign of hope for Arizona teachers, the board of the Scottsdale Unified School District is giving 2.5 percent raises to its teacher starting with the next school year. That will be on top of whatever raises the state approves. Currently, the governor is offering a raise of just over 1 [...]

Scottsdale Independent Living

Map of Scottsdale Independent Living Facilities Information About Independent Living Facility in Scottsdale It is no wonder that Scottsdale, Arizona, consistently wins awards for being one of the most desirable cities in the United States in which to live. With approximately 330 sunshine-filled days a year, hot summers and mild winters, almost 200 local golf [...]