On Tuesday, September 26, the Scottsdale, Arizona city council voted unanimously to approve a zoning ordinance that bans private aircraft from landing in neighborhoods.
Sounds pretty much like common sense to me. Also sounds like a ridiculous waste of the council’s time, and smacks of a publicity stunt to help foster “Snottsdale’s” image as a place for the rich and famous to congregate.
No question that there are some insanely wealthy people living in Scottsdale. But contrary to popular belief, Scottsdale isn’t a mecca only for the rich. There are plenty of average Joe’s residing in Scottsdale. I know a couple of them, and they are good folk.
There are currently 2,950 single-family homes listed in Scottsdale. The cheapest is listed at $237,500, well under the median value in the Phoenix area. There are 231 listings in Scottsdale priced less than $375K. Of course there are 1,006 Scottsdale homes listed for $1M plus, and 43 of those are over $5.2M. The top dog listing in Scottsdale is a 12,200 square foot monster listed for $11,925,000.
Alas, thanks to the city council’s recent ruling, you can buy it, but you can’t park your helicopter there.
Hat tip to Matt Carter at Inman Blog