With its Western roots and modern flair, Old Town is widely considered one of the southwest’s most vibrant and unique urban centers. To this day, Scottsdale uses the slogan “The West’s Most Western Town.” But don’t let that convince you it’s some one-horse town. Those living in Old Town Scottsdale quickly realize that the area’s collection of boutique and trendy retailers, art galleries, museums, and historic buildings, make it the city’s beating heart.
A piece of history living in Old Town Scottsdale
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During the Depression Era, plenty of artists and visionaries flocked to Arizona. Among them was Frank Lloyd Wright, a renowned architect. After purchasing 600 acres at the foot of the McDowell mountains, he built Taliesin West, his winter home and architectural headquarters. As a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark, the property is typically open to visitors. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is encouraging virtual tours.