Located in the desirable downtown Scottsdale area, Diamante has homes ranging from 1,161 sq. ft. to 1,733 sq. ft. Diamante has convenient access to both the Loop 101 and 202 Freeways as well as fabulous shopping & dining.
Diamante is a desirable neighborhood for anyone looking to partake in the urban lifestyle. Located just around the corner from Old Town Scottsdale, Diamante is a community of new, incredibly energy-efficient homes by Meritage. This community is situated just off of Scottsdale and Thomas Roads.
If fabulous shopping and dining are on your list of must-haves, you'll absolutely cherish living at Diamante with the Scottsdale Fashion Square and Old Town Scottsdale close by.
Every home we build helps showcase our commitment to providing incredibly energy-efficient homes that let you spend your money on better things than utility bills. After all, we believe in building new homes and communities the way they can, and should be, built.
Scottsdale is one of Arizona's ten largest cities and is loosely divided into four distinctive areas: Old Town/Downtown Scottsdale; Central Scottsdale (also known as the "Shea Corridor"), extending from Camelback Road north to Shea Boulevard; South Scottsdale (McKellips Road north to Thomas Road); and North Scottsdale. Specifically, Downtown Scottsdale offers a lively mix of specialty retailers, numerous eateries, plenty of nightlife options and a number of art galleries. While Downtown Scottsdale is a huge magnet for tourism, it's also a budding hub for technology and healthcare companies. What's more, since 2010, more than $400 million of private investment has been made in Downtown Scottsdale involving areas as diverse as retail and residential as well as hotel and office spaces.
Along with being a magnet for tourism, Downtown Scottsdale is a true lifestyle "hot spot" for local residents and visitors alike. Indeed, Downtown Scottsdale boasts a wealth of hopping nightlife options, including high-end dance clubs and more, plus a vibrant mix of specialty retailers, numerous eateries and a number of art galleries. In addition, close to 2,000 new multifamily residential units have recently been completed in Downtown Scottsdale or are in the final planning process. While housing values in Downtown Scottsdale are appreciating at a more rapid pace than other areas of the city, they remain much more affordable than in comparison regions such as Boulder, Colorado, or Austin, Texas.
Most public school students in Downtown Scottsdale attend a school in the Scottsdale Unified School District, a top-performing public school district with 31 schools including many that are rated as 'Excelling', the state's highest rating. Covering 112 square-miles, the district serves more than 25,000 students and offers three K-8 schools, 16 elementary schools, six middle schools, five comprehensive high schools, one online high school and three early-childhood campuses. In addition, Scottsdale is home to a number of charter schools as well as approximately 40 private schools. As with any student in Arizona, families can participate in open enrollment and explore other public schooling options in other cities in the state.
Several higher education institutions are located in or near Downtown Scottsdale, a sampling of which includes SkySong The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center (located in South Scottsdale), which is a dynamic center for innovation, technology and economic expansion; Scottsdale Community College (located in South Scottsdale), which is part of the Maricopa Community College system; and Arizona State University's main campus in neighboring Tempe.
Downtown Scottsdale is home to Scottsdale Fashion Square and its plethora of luxury stores such as Neiman Marcus, Jimmy Choo and Nordstrom. Scottsdale Fashion Square is also home to Arizona's first and only Barneys New York location. Also located in Downtown Scottsdale are dozens of art galleries, boutiques and shops, many of which are notable for their offerings of unique jewelry, pots, rugs and more handcrafted by Native American artisans. Not far away, Kierland Commons, an outdoor shopping mall located on the North Scottsdale/Phoenix border, is a lifestyle center blending retail, entertainment and dining. Along with restaurants and bars, a small sampling of high-end specialty stores at Kierland Commons includes Anthropologie, Banana Republic and Chico's.
In Downtown Scottsdale, a personal vehicle is certainly helpful, but residents also have access to the city's free trolley system as well as Valley Metro bus lines. For air-travelers, Scottsdale is just a freeway's drive from Sky Harbor International Airport, one of the ten busiest airports in the United States. Not far away, North Scottsdale is home to Scottsdale Airport, one of the busiest single runway facilities in the nation.
The City of Scottsdale covers an area of 184.5 square-miles and enjoys a median home value of $261,652. Overall, Scottsdale's median age is 44, with 52.7 percent of residents categorized as having attained a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 26.6 percent of Arizona residents and 28.5 percent nationally. From a macro perspective, the average household income in Scottsdale is more than $96,000, while the median household income is slightly more than $76,000. This compares to the Arizona median household income of approximately $50,000.
A small sampling of some of the major employers in the City of Scottsdale includes HonorHealth, General Dynamics, Mayo Clinic, CVS-CareMark and McKesson. In addition, one of the largest employment centers in the Greater Phoenix area -- Scottsdale Airpark -- is just a few minutes away from Downtown Scottsdale. The Airpark anchors the North Scottsdale section of Scottsdale and is home to more than 55,000 employees and some 2,600 companies including Fidelity Investments, QuickenLoans, GE Capital, DHL, Discount Tire Company, JDA Software, Vanguard, Orion Health, Accolade and GoDaddy.com.
From an "overall Scottsdale" perspective, the city's civilian employed population (age 16 and over) is listed as 112,778, broken into the following categories:
Along with high-end nightlife options, pretty much anything on the outdoor menu is what Downtown Scottsdale residents love thanks to a weather forecast that includes well over 300 days of sunshine each year. In addition, the City of Scottsdale boasts gorgeous public parks and a wealth of hiking and biking trails in and around the majestic McDowell Sonoran Preserve. During the high season of winter, the City of Scottsdale hosts a number of world-famous, celebrity-studded events such as the PGA's Waste Management Phoenix Open, the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction and the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, all of which are open to the public.
HonorHealth has hospital facilities in three Scottsdale locations and is the City of Scottsdale's largest employer. HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, which is also home to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, is located in Central Scottsdale; HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center is located in North Scottsdale; and HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center is located in South Scottsdale. Meanwhile, located near the Scottsdale border is a campus of the Mayo Clinic, home to a transplant center and much more.