Guest Editorial: Scottsdale Shows Its Community Fabric With Top National Ranking for People with Disabilities

By Recker McDowell —

Scottsdale ranks as one of the top cities in the entire country for people with disabilities.

That is according to a new study from financial research firm WalletHub which ranked cities based on accessibility, physicians per capita, in-home health care services and income levels of people with disabilities.

Scottsdale ranks number 2 nationally behind only South Burlington, Vermont. Other cities in the top five include St. Louis, Minneapolis and San Francisco. Other Arizona cities on the list include Chandler (14th), Gilbert (16th) and Tucson (23rd).

The high ranking for Scottsdale shows the community’s character. The city also has public spaces including parks and community assets such as Old Town Scottsdale which are accessible. Accessibility shows a community’s commitment as well as its investments.

Scottsdale voters have an opportunity in the November 5th election to invest even more in the city’s quality of life and future. Questions 1, 2 and 3 make overdue infrastructure repairs investments including making Old Town Scottsdale more accessible for pedestrians as well as repairs and improvements at Civic Center Plaza, Vista del Camino Park and McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.

The Paiute Neighborhood Center which provides critical family and social services will get needed improvements to campus if voters approve Questions 1, 2 and 3.

Scottsdale has a great community fabric. The WalletHub research shows that. Scottsdale voters can invest even more in the community’s quality of life by Voting Yes on the three bond questions.