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This section of Scottsdale is roughly bordered by the McDowell Mountains, north of Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., and runs to the south, just south of Shea Blvd. The east boundary falls slightly shy of Palisade Blvd in Fountain Hills, and 104th Street is the western boundary.

The zip code 85259 covers Scottsdale Area Six and includes a wide range of homes from budget-friendly to luxury. Scottsdale Area 6 resides parallel to and to the east of the McCormick Ranch and Gainey Ranch sections of Scottsdale. Centrally located, residents of Scottsdale Area 6 have easy access to all other areas of Scottsdale.

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In 1888, Winfield Scott purchased the land on what is now known as Old Town Scottsdale. Once an orange grove, this 640-acre plot of land was originally called Orangedale, a nod to its citrus heritage.

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Residents have the best of both worlds living in this area of Scottsdale. With its central location, traveling in any direction ensures that residents are within minutes of all the activities and amenities they desire.

Just to the west are Gainey Ranch and McCormick Ranch, both of which are restaurant and shopping hubs. These centers feature dining in some of Scottsdale’s beloved local restaurants, offering innovative and exciting menus. Or, choose upscale chain favorites such as Houston’s, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and Maestro’s City Hall.

Outdoor activities are plentiful with dozens of golf courses both public and private scattered throughout Scottsdale. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, water sports at several nearby lakes, and several casinos are just some of the many ways to enjoy some leisure time.

This section of Scottsdale is served by the Scottsdale Unified School District. Scottsdale is also home to many private and charter schools from which families can choose.

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Specialty boutiques for both men and women provide unique and interesting clothing options. There are also several shops that specialize in home decor items. When you feel like hitting the mall, Fashion Square is just to the south and west. Recently renovated, this indoor shopping center ranges from department stores such as Macy’s and Dillard’s to more upscale and luxury shopping at Nordstrom, and Tiffany & Company. There are also favorite home and specialty kitchen stores Crate and Barrel and Williams Sonoma.

Adjacent to Fashion Square is Old Town Scottsdale. Meander down the streets of one of Scottsdale’s most vibrant destinations. Enjoy shopping in one of the many art galleries, or for jewelry, home decor, antiques, or gifts and souvenirs. In the mood for something to eat? Restaurants and bars are plentiful, and there is even one of the original Old Town ice cream shops to visit and enjoy something sweet. Several spas and salons are sprinkled throughout Old Town where you can get pampered after your day exploring.

Just a short drive north are two outdoor large shopping centers, Kierland Commons and The Scottsdale Quarter. Located across the street from one another, each of these destination spots offers different specialty and boutique shops, as well as familiar favorites such as the Apple Store and Sur la Table. There are so many dining options from which to choose. Whether in the mood for burgers and shakes, fine dining, or anything in between, both Kierland Commons and The Scottsdale Quarter offer what you desire.