McDowell-Sonoran Preserve, Courtesy City of Scottsdale

Scottsdale Named Sixth Best-Run City in America

With the fourth lowest crime rate in the nation, 10th lowest unemployment rate and residents who make it one of the wealthiest and beautiful cities in the country, 24/7 Wall Street has named Scottsdale the sixth best-run city in America.

See how Scottsdale stacked up against the other cities here.

In celebration of this great, earned achievement, here are Editor-in-Chief Michael Gossie’s favorite things about Scottsdale:

Best place to bust your gut: Stand Up Scottsdale
When I lived in New York, I loved going off the beaten path of tourist trap comedy clubs to find comedy with a subversive edge. That’s what I get from Stand Up Scottsdale — comedy stripped down and in the raw. This is the club that makes comedy matter.
standupscottsdale.com  |  480.882.0730

Best place to bust your butt: Club SAR
You won’t have to battle self-absorbed douche nozzles staring at themselves in the mirror at Club SAR. The only people who come here are serious about fitness. Boxing rings. Heavy bags. MMA training. This is the best place to get your sweat on and it’s only $99 a year for Scottsdale residents.
scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/SAR  |  480.312.2669

Best place to take your mutt: Stax Burger Bistro
This is the perfect meet market. As long as your dog doesn’t go all Cujo on customers, he is welcome in this hotspot near the heart of Old Town. Translation: Your cute dog can be the icebreaker that melts the hearts of members of the opposite sex. Beyond the bow-wows, the sliders are out of this world.
staxburgerbistro.com  |  480.946.4222
Best place to hear what’s what: Center Stage Bar at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort And Spa At Gainey Ranch
Soulful singer-songwriter, Obadiah Parker, who has more than 10 million hits on YouTube for his cover of Outkast’s “Hey Ya,” teams up with Valley saxophone virtuoso Ted Belledin to create a one-of-a-kind sound that cannot be found anywhere else in the Valley.
scottsdale.hyatt.com or tedbelledin.com | 480.444.1234

Best place to get a cut: Mane Attraction Salon
The stylists here are artists with shears as their brushes. They are chemists and the salon is their laboratory. They study each client’s bone structure and hair texture, and ask lifestyle questions so they can create hairstyles that require little maintenance. As an endurance athlete, that means Mane Attraction keeps me stylin’ even when I’m sweatin.’ For that, I thank you.
maneattractionsalon.com  |  602.956.2996

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