ARIZONA NEWS

Scottsdale ranks amongst the best places to celebrate 4th of July

Jun 29, 2019, 10:53 AM | Updated: Jul 1, 2019, 12:44 pm

Follow @pcohen21...

PHOENIX — In a list comprised of the top 100 places to celebrate the Fourth of July, Scottsdale was ranked 12th.

WalletHub used five key dimensions to properly rate cities on the list.

The dimensions are Fourth of July celebrations, affordability, attractions & activities, safety & accessibility and Fourth of July weather forecast. Scottsdale’s individual dimensions rated as follows: Celebrations (54), affordability (3), attractions & activities (23), safety (35) and weather (29).

Each dimension is broken down into a number of weighted metrics. An average across all metrics was used to calculate a city’s overall score.

Scottsdale received a total rating of 61.43 out of 100. New York ranked first on the list with a rating of 74.01.

Scottsdale received the highest overall ranking out of the seven Arizona cities that made the list. Phoenix, Tucson, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa and Gilbert all landed comfortably within the top 65.

The website ranked Phoenix as the No. 1 most affordable place in the country to celebrate Independence Day.

Source: WalletHub

Fortunately for Arizona’s high ranking cities, they were left off some of the negative sub-categories such as worst weather forecast and most DUI-related fatalities per capita.

People traveling to the Valley for the holiday weekend will be pleased to know three Arizona cities ranked amongst the top five cheapest 3-star hotels.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Person planting a 5 foot tree...

KTAR.com

Some residents in Mesa qualify for a free shade tree

Qualifying Mesa residents can now enroll in the city's tree shade program, which offers eligible participants the opportunity to plant a tree in their yard at no cost.

1 hour ago

Teen girl accused of attacking, robbing victim, Gilbert police say...

KTAR.com

Gilbert PD arrest teen girl accused of attacking victim in youth violence case

The Gilbert Police Department said on Tuesday it arrested a teen girl accused of attacking and robbing a victim in September 2023.

2 hours ago

Southbound I-17 was closed for a fatal crash on Feb. 20, 2024. (ADOT Photo)...

KTAR.com

Southbound I-17 reopens just north of metro Phoenix after fatal crash

The southbound I-17 reopened at around 6 p.m. after a fatal crash caused a shutdown, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

5 hours ago

Bob Sanders will officially become the Buckeye police chief on March 3, 2024. (Buckeye Photo)...

KTAR.com

Buckeye appoints new police chief to lead West Valley city

Buckeye announced Tuesday it had promoted Bob Sanders to police chief after serving a decade as deputy police chief in the West Valley city.

6 hours ago

Saiya, at First Avenue and McKinley Street in the Roosevelt Row area, had its last beam placed on t...

KTAR.com

Downtown Phoenix apartment tower Saiya reaches construction milestone

A downtown Phoenix high-rise apartment tower that has been under construction for nearly two years recently reached a milestone ahead of its anticipated summer opening.

7 hours ago

Peso pluma singing on Mesa's Sloan Park stage in 2023....

KTAR.com

Mexican singer Peso Pluma to stop in Phoenix on ‘Exodo’ tour this fall

Mexican singer Peso Pluma announced a stop in Phoenix on his upcoming tour, officials said.

9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Avoid a potential emergency and get your home’s heating and furnace safety checked

With the weather getting colder throughout the Valley, the best time to make sure your heating is all up to date is now. 

...

FanDuel

The 2023 Diamondbacks are a good example to count on the underdog

The Arizona Diamondbacks made the World Series as a surprise. That they made the playoffs at all, got past the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Wild Card round, swept the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS and won two road games in Philadelphia to close out a full seven-game NLCS went against every expectation. Now, […]

Scottsdale ranks amongst the best places to celebrate 4th of July