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Monday, April 18, 2016

Old Town Scottsdale

A/Z Theme - Sights and Sites of Arizona

O - Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale is located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona.  It is your typical "Old Town" with lots of shops and restaurants.  

Here are some of the sites that caught my eye when we visited it back in October.  I am looking forward to eating at some of the restaurants once we get settled into the Phoenix area.






Does your town or city have an "Old Town" located with it?

49 comments:

Naqvee said...

Hi there,
This is such cutely designed old town! Nope our city doesn't have a place like that! So sad :( I would love to visit there.

Keiths Ramblings said...

Loving your posts! My town does an Old Town. It dates back to the 1700's and the streets are lined with white painted wooden fronted houses. There is an ancient coaching inn and a beautiful manor house with a public garden.

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I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You really do have lots to see and do there. We don't have an Old Town here where I live, but more than not the buildings are old and we have quite a few that are designated as historical. Hope you'll soon be all settled in and can enjoy the surrounding area.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, this would be fun to visit! I can just imagine how many interesting photo opportunities would arise. I live in a pretty old city, so there are unique things to see.

Maria Zannini said...

I love the old town districts in cities. It's a little reminder on how things once looked.

I lived very near old town in Chicago. It was one of my favorite haunts.

Sophie Duncan said...

Living in Canterbury, UK, most of it is 'old town', although the High Street looks deceptively olde worlde, the store fronts look like they are Elizabethan, or Medieval, but they were actually rebuilt after bombing during WWII. The whole city is a hotch potch of old and new :)

I did live in Stevenage, Herts, for a while, a 'new town' built in the mid 20th Century, terrible place made mostly of concrete, that did have an Old Town. The new town was all wide roads and concrete structures, the old town was much more like the normal towns and cities of the UK, old and new mixed.

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Intense Guy said...

Goodness! You are past the halfway point in the A-Z already! Seems like you just started!

TARYTERRE said...

What a fascinating place. Looks like a great town to explore.

Kathleen Valentine said...

Pretty much my whole town is Old Town since we're the oldest seaport in America--founded in 1629.

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lyndagrace said...

No old town here. But our town is itself an old town. My cousin lives in Phoenix and is always inviting me out to visit. After seeing all of your posts, I am now considering it :)

Bijoux said...

That looks like a really fun place. When the kids were little, we took them to Rawhide Western Town in Scottsdale. Is that still there?

Here, we have an Old Town Hall, but that's it.

Gwynn Rogers said...

It has been many, many years since I visited Scottsdale so I don't remember if I saw the "old" part of town. I do remember visiting an old frontier like town that was a movie set where they constantly were having "shoot-outs" in the street. It really felt like the OLD WEST! Arizona has many unique places there. I loved the area of the Cliff Dwellers living in the cliffs would have been a unique experience. Thanks for the Memories!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love those photo's. I don't think I have ever been there yet it is only 25 miles from my sister's in law house!

Liuba said...

A lovely place to visit! I love vintage and whenever I go "old town" is on my list :) Glad you have such lovely places other there. Wishing you a lovely week ahead, Liuba x

Pat Hatt said...

Nothing like it here, but looks like a neat spot to go indeed.

Rosa Temple said...

I don't have anything similar as I live in a city but there are lots of 'old' things to see and visit but it isn't quite the same.

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Sheena-kay Graham said...

Nope but I can see why this caught your eye. Wouldn't mind dropping in myself.

Kat said...

We were just in Arizona and loved it!
Great pics!

live and learn said...

I have been to Arizona twice and your posts are reminding that I'd like to visit again.

Birgit said...

I've heard of Scottsdale and it looks like a nice place to visit. My town doesn't have anything like is. The best for old towns is in Quebec...Montreal and Quebec City.

Srivi said...

This old town looks really cute! Would love to explore it someday :)
My place doesn't have an old town...

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One-Place Studies EXTRA said...

Great to read about Scottsdale - thank you! - looks a place full of character!

Joanne said...

if it gets too old in Dallas they tear it down. Fort Worth has the character and the Stockyard area -you get the feel of bygone days. Now, growing up back east in Philly "old" is really "old"

T. A. Miles said...

I love Old Town areas! We have one here. I like to walk through it whenever possible. :)

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Ann Bennett said...

What Sherman did not burn has been disappearing through neglect and people moving away to work where jobs are more available. The hot, wet climate for most of the year encourages decay. And you also have a lot of people who want to destroy history because they don't like the image of the confederacy. It is just a matter of time all statues commemorating the confederacy is destroyed.

Liz A. said...

Deliberate old towns are fun. The older parts of town that are run down and ignored, not so much.

Wendy said...

The town I grew up in has an Old Town, but my current city was formed in the 1960s, so it's hardly old enough to have one. Old Town Portsmouth, though, is the old downtown. There isn't as much shopping anymore. There are lots of antique shops and restaurants, a few museums, some quirky places, and empty store fronts. Sad!

Bobbi and Gracie said...

I think our town is kind of old... Love these pictures!!

jack69 said...

We have 'Historic Belmont', Oh really like Old Town better. My pick of the pictures is the Cowboy, but then I always wanted to be one!

Good one!

Mevely317 said...

Old Town's such fun ... great tourist-watching! :)

Jo said...

Well, of course, I come from a country where all the towns are old. I used to live in Rochester, Kent, where Charles Dickens set some of his novels. The church in which I was first married was the one where Pip meets the convict (Great Expectations).

Joy said...

Not really. The town next to ours does which is cute and a great place to walk around.


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Paula Kaye said...

There is an Old Towne in Wichita but not here in Hutchinson. Unfortunately the one in Wichita has a lot of bars and therefor a lot of problems. Looks like a fun place to visit. I love the baseball mitt chair!! Cute place for pictures.

Saleslady371 said...

Old Town Scottsdale is an amazing little town. Yes, we have old town Cottonwood with some delicious restaurants as well and little shops!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Our town has its old buildings that have been kept up including one restaurant but nothing to attract tourists. Love the tacky boots and ball glove.

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Megan Whitson Lee said...

I love old town anything! Old Town Sacramento was a good one; Old Town Alexandria in Virginia is especially nice for shopping. I like the look of your old town too.

shortybear said...

good post

Trisha F said...

Looks like a fun place to visit :) I've been to Arizona but haven't seen much of it really. Firstly I drove through it, and secondly I stayed with a friend for a few days.

DMS said...

My town does not have an old town- but I have visited some before in other places. Looks interesting! :)
~Jess

Jerimi said...

My home town is all "old town," full of dirt roads and deer. I love this series - it's such a good idea! I might have to do something like it for where I'm living, now. I wanted to drop by to thank you for visiting my blog. I'm playing a little catch up, but will be back on track tomorrow or so. :)

Veronica Lee said...

Looks like an interesting place to explore. Love the pics, Betty.

Sunni said...

No, we don't have an "old town" where I live. I'm not sure why because the city was founded in the 1850's, I think. Maybe someday, but I'm not planning on making this place my permanent home.

Sunni

Elizabeth said...

That looks like a fun place to visit! I've been to Old Town San Diego, but didn't get to stay long because we had to catch our flight home. I hope I can visit again, it had a lot of neat shops.

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

Most of the centre of our local city is old with lots of shops and restaurants :) Parts of it have been rebuilt because they were flattened in the war, but everything clusters around the Cathedral and inside the old city walls. Come to think of it, most of the high street is owned by the Cathedral.
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Denise said...

My community has done its best to destroy everything old about it. The barns, stables, farm stands, quaint stores are all gone. I cringed when they tore down one of the old buildings and put in an 'upscale Tim Horton's'. Now they want to create a walkable downtown on a five-lane road. What a joke! I'm sorry I missed the Old Town in Scottsdale when I visited.

Jerralea said...

I live in a tiny village so there is really no old town, but there is lots of little historic cities in the region. It's always fun to visit them.

My favorite one is Perryville, MO. Lots of antique stores and flea markets.

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The Brown Recluse (TBR) said...

Ha! That boot is huge! We don't have any "Old Towns" but we do have "downtowns" and town squares, which have a lot of the shops and restaurants...not usually very touristy though.

Linda Ann Nickerson said...

Scottsdale is one city I have long desired to visit.

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