Originally, the land was inhabited by the Hohokam Native Americans, who had lived in the area since approximately 300 BC. It was first settled by Europeans in 1888, as a farm. A town was formed soon after, called "Orangedale." The name was changed to Scottsdale in 1894.
Today, Scottsdale is known for its surrounding mountains and desert, downtown area, natural beauty, colorful sunsets, riverfront and canals, and arts and culture.
People Born in Scottsdale
Scottsdale in People's Lives
Kellan Lutz: I moved here around 1997, when I was about 12 years old. I spent my teenage years here, and attended Horizon High School. I left this city in 2003, moving to Orange, California to attend university.