Many of this district's buildings date from the 1920s and have been renovated to house an appealing collection of specialty shops, which the neighborhood is known for today. Top-notch Native American and Mexican jewelry and crafts sit alongside wallet-friendly souvenirs in many shops, offering a little Old Town magic for all budgets. Over 150 stores and restaurants inhabit the area, so you're ensured of a great meal to conclude a day of shopping. Scottsdale Historical Museum offers an enticing break from the many stores. The Old Town Scottsdale shopping district is a must-see for visitors, as well as a great place to pick up a souvenir.
Old Town Merchants Association.
Present day Scottsdale was founded by Chaplain , who in 1888, moved to the area with his wife Helen and brother George Washington Scott (he is not to be confused with the Florida plantation owner and Confederate Army officer with the same name). Winfield Scott believed in the agricultural potential of the area. He therefore, purchased 640 acres for the sum of $3.50 (equivalent to $93 in 2016) an acre for a stretch of land where Downtown Scottsdale is now located. The Scotts and other residents first named the small town Orangedale. The reason behind this was that the Scott brothers had planted large citrus groves. The brothers also cultivated citrus fruits, figs, potatoes, peanuts and almonds in the desert town. In 1894, the citizens of the town changed the town's name to Scottsdale after its founder. The town was incorporation in 1951 and its population continued to rapidly grow. There are some buildings of historic significance still remaining in the area known as "Old Town Scottsdale". Old Town Scottsdale houses many local businesses and is located on the original townsite of Scottsdale.
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Dear jhinton8,We very much appreciate both of you staying with us while visiting family in the Scottsdale area. Glad to see you were able to explore Old Town Scottsdale and find some of the many great restaurants and fun, unique stores just a few...
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