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All About Kierland Commons
Kierland Commons, AZ
Kierland Commons is a unique, upscale Main Street outdoor lifestyle center that artfully blends retail shopping, dining and entertainment. The one-of-a-kind development incorporates over 70 high-end specialty stores that include a distinctive selection of national retail choices, such as Anthropologie, Splendid, Michael Kors, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Crate & Barrel, Athleta, Sur La Table, Eileen Fisher, Tommy Bahama and Z Gallerie. Guests may also choose from a variety of the Valley’s consistently ranked best restaurants like Zinc Bistro, The Greene House, Mastro’s Ocean Club, North, and RA Sushi Bar & Restaurant. Featuring regional cuisine from Continental to French to Japanese, there is something for everyone. (source: https://www.experiencescottsdale.com/listing/kierland-commons/12819/)
Things To Do In Kierland Commons:
Come Spend A Day In Kierland Commons!
Wine tasting & retail establishment of the award-winning Arizona winery LDV Winery located in downtown Scottsdale.
Anyone can play Topgolf, from aspiring pros to those who’ve never walked 18 holes.
Verde Canyon Railroad
Postcard-perfect scenery is only part of the magic of Verde Canyon Railroad.
Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company
Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company boasts 30 years of experience offering hot air balloon rides.
Adventures Out West
Celebrating 40 years of commercial recreation. Off-road segway tours at Fort McDowell.
Pink Jeep Tours
Since 1960, Pink Jeep Tours has been providing the most talked about off-road adventures in the Southwest.
FOOD & NIGHTLIFE
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Scottsdale’s perennially sunny skies mean the weather is almost always perfect for a walking tour of downtown. From monumental art installations and historic sites to fine chocolates and the inside scoop on locals’ favorite restaurants. (source: https://www.experiencescottsdale.com/downtown/)
Education in Kierland Commons
About Kierland Commons Educational System
Public education in Scottsdale is provided for by both the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), which serves most of Scottsdale, most of the town of Paradise Valley, as well as parts of Tempe and east Phoenix, and the Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVUSD), which serves northeast Phoenix and North Scottsdale. SUSD serves 25,668 students in 33 schools and employs 3,862, including 1,551 teachers. SUSD’s 33 schools include five high schools: Arcadia High School, Coronado High School, Chaparral High School, Desert Mountain High School, and Saguaro High School. PVUSD is the 7th largest school district in the state, with approximately 30,000 students and 3,800 employees. It contains 47 schools, including 7 high schools. The high schools which serve portions of Scottsdale are Horizon High School and Pinnacle High School.
The primary institution of higher education in the city is Scottsdale Community College, which opened in 1970 on the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Reservation. In 1999, the school opened a second campus in the Scottsdale Airpark allowing it to serve the business community and north Scottsdale. Other institutions of higher education with locations in Scottsdale include the University of Phoenix and the Scottsdale Culinary Institute. Many students at nearby Arizona State University in Tempe live in Scottsdale and commute.
Scottsdale has a main branch and four branches within the Scottsdale Public Library System.
The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) is a school district with its headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The 112-square-mile (290 km2) district serves most of Scottsdale, most of Paradise Valley, a portion of Phoenix, and a portion of Tempe.
Its 22 schools earning the state’s highest rating, Excelling. All SUSD schools are rated as Performing, Performing Plus, Highly Performing or Excelling by the Arizona Department of Education. In 2011, SUSD was “moving toward making Algebra I available to all eighth-graders”
History of Kierland Commons
Kierland Commons is rich in history!
The mixed-use destination began construction in 1995 and was completed in 2000. The primary developer was Woodbine Development Corporation of Dallas. The development concept, urban design plan and design guidelines were prepared by Design Workshop, Inc. (Denver, CO) and Communication Arts, Inc. (Boulder, CO). Building design was developed and prepared by Nelsen Architects (now known as Nelsen Partners). Originally owned by Westcor, in 2002 Kierland Commons became part of The Macerich Company’s portfolio. Signature Properties was the Exclusive Residential Broker for The Plaza Lofts at Kierland Commons from 2003 through 2013 and remains On-Site to handle resales.
Kierland Commons was one of 10 developments honored as award winners by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2009 Awards for Excellence; the 2009 winners were selected from a pool of 140 projects located across the Americas. The awards are widely considered the land-use industry’s most prestigious recognition program. Other awards Kierland Commons has received include the 2010 “Crescordia” Award for Environmental Excellence by the Phoenix Valley Forward Association and the 2004 Honor Award given by the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Kierland Commons was the first lifestyle center in Arizona. The 600,000-square-foot (56,000 m2) Main-Street-style development includes shopping, dining, entertainment, office space and upscale loft condiminiums, The Plaza Lofts. Kierland Commons was created to serve as the community gathering place for the 730-acre (3.0 km2) master-planned community of Kierland, whose notable features include The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, the 27-hole Kierland Golf Club, as well as other residential and commercial entities.
Kierland Commons is home to about 75 stores, restaurants and services on approximately 38 acres (150,000 m2) and cost approximately US$65 million to build. Like many shopping centers in the Phoenix area, it is managed by the Westcor division of Macerich, though majority ownership is held by the developer, Woodbine Development Corporation.
Some notable retailers at Kierland Commons include Anthropologie, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Coach, Crate & Barrel, ECCO, Eileen Fisher, J.Crew, Lucky Brand Jeans, Michael Kors, 7 for all mankind and Tommy Bahama. On December 31, 2014, Barnes and Noble closed. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kierland_Commons)
Kierland Commons Neighborhood
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Scottsdale is a relatively large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 236,839 people and 60 constituent neighborhoods, Scottsdale is the sixth largest community in Arizona.
Scottsdale home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Scottsdale real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Scottsdale is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Scottsdale is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scottsdale who work in sales jobs (16.58%), management occupations (16.23%), and office and administrative support (11.50%).
Also of interest is that Scottsdale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Scottsdale telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.63% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
If knowledge is power, Scottsdale is a pretty powerful place. 54.18% of the adults in Scottsdale have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Scottsdale in 2010 was $52,220, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,880 for a family of four. However, Scottsdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Scottsdale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Scottsdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scottsdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Scottsdale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Scottsdale include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish. (source: https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/az/scottsdale)
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On a personal level, Dan is a devout family man, and he enjoys spending quality time with his wonderful wife (college sweet-heart), as well as watching his teenage son play a variety of sports. Dan is an obsessed golfer himself, but his son is a heck of a lefty pitcher, quarterback, and basketball player so golf will have to wait! Dan and his family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2014 to expand the business, but they are blessed to be able to spend their summers on the Lake in Minnesota where he and his wife grew up.