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One of America’s Top 100 Cities–Scottsdale, Arizona

August 9, 2010

Downtown Scottsdale Arizona WaterfrontIf you are looking for a home in one of the best places to live in Arizona, then you should look at Scottsdale. Located within the greater Phoenix, Arizona metro area, it has landed on the list of MONEY Magazine’s 2010 top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States!

Scottsdale wins the 71st spot out of 100 best cities nation-wide. MONEY Magazine mentions the many golf courses (there are over 170!), the PGA tour, shopping, restaurants, and resort spas as some of the better amenities Scottsdale has to offer.

Those who call Scottsdale home know that there are even more outstanding features to this great town.

Scottsdale is considered a small city in itself, but keep in mind that it sits within the Phoenix metro area. While it can have a small-city feel, it is well within the bounds of one of the largest cities in the nation.

Whether wanting to relocate or just needing a place to spend your winters, Scottsdale has much of what you are looking for.

With the Sonoran Desert and McDowell Mountains nearby the hiking is great. The hot dry climate makes it attractive to those who are just plain tired of winter chills. Many people suffering from allergies and breathing problems find the climate conducive to better health.

If you are looking for a bargain in housing, Scottsdale is a great place to invest. The real estate market’s crash took a big toll on Scottsdale and many other parts of Phoenix, but it is sure to rebound. Right now there are foreclosures and short sales in nearly every neighborhood and you can easily find your dream home for a fraction of what it normally would cost. Now is a great time to invest in a vacation property, a winter home, or a permanent desert oasis right here in Scottsdale.

Check out another great Phoenix-area city that is also on MONEY’s top 100 list—Gilbert, Arizona!

When you are ready to buy or sell in one of the best cities in the nation, contact the Curtis Johnson team for help. We know Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix area and can help you find the home of your dreams or a great investment property. Contact the Curtis Johnson team, go to or call 1-888-Curtis-J.


One of America’s Top 100 Cities—Gilbert, Arizona

August 3, 2010

Gilbert, ArizonaThe Phoenix area has no shortage of great places to live! Gilbert, Arizona was recently named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States by MONEY Magazine! Those of us at Curtis Johnson Realty can only agree with them—Gilbert is a great city!

According the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, most people who choose to make Gilbert their home do so because of its “small-town friendliness, great schools, pristine neighborhoods and a thriving business community.”

Many people have been discovering all that and more about Gilbert. It is recognized as one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, with the population topping 200,000 in recent years. Don’t think that is very impressive? The population was only 5,000 a mere 30 years ago!
Located within the greater Phoenix metro area and with easy access to all that Phoenix has to offer, Gilbert retains its small town roots and sense of community.

MONEY Magazine’s editors noted that some of Gilbert’s best features include Joe’s Real BBQ restaurant, the Downtown Heritage District, Trilogy Golf Club and the three-day-long Gilbert Days festival.

Like most of Arizona, Gilbert suffered when the real estate market crashed, but today Gilbert is rebounding with the rest of the Phoenix area. There are bargains to be had for sure in the foreclosure and short sale listings. But with the increasing popularity of Gilbert the time to buy is now.

Check out another great Phoenix-area city that is also on MONEY’s top 100 list—Scottsdale, Arizona!

Let the Curtis Johnson team show you the best real estate in Gilbert today. From foreclosed single family homes to top of the line mansions, older homes or even horse ranches…somewhere in or near Gilbert is the home you have been dreaming of. We know Gilbert and the greater Phoenix area and can help you find the home or investment property you are looking for. Contact the Curtis Johnson team, go to or call 1-888-Curtis-J.