What really blows my mind is the sheer number of people who either post comments here or email me insisting that I'm wrong and tell me things like the following:
- Scottsdale has great schools
- Scottsdale is full of rich people
- Scottsdale is upscale
- Scottsdale is classy
- I "can't afford" to live in Scottsdale
I laugh because, of course, they are so damn ignorant to believe these things. For example, Scottsdale schools are good relative to the rest of Arizona, which ranks #50 in the nation - dead last - for quality of schools. So Scottsdale's schools suck too. They call Scottsdale expensive, which, again, is relative. It's pricier than much of Arizona, but is still dirt-cheap banal living compared to any desirable area in the US.
And on that subject, when I did a home search on the MLS in the Phoenix metro area, how come the first several pages of very expensive homes were in Phoenix (north-central, Biltmore, Arcadia), with Paradise Valley following those, and Scottsdale not even beginning to show up until several pages into the search results? I guess it's not expensive after all, even by Arizona standards.