Scottsdale Independent

The Scottsdale Independent is the only local weekly newspaper devoted entirely to covering the local news of Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the most desirable, popular and attractive communities in the Southwest. With a strong mix of upscale communities, families, retirees and empty nesters, this market offers one of the highest demographic profiles in the entire state.

The Independent is distributed free every week to 15,000 homes in Central Scottsdale, the area known locally as the “Ranch” area because it includes such high-profile master-planned communities as McCormick Ranch, Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale Ranch and the Scottsdale Airpark.

Editorial coverage is concentrated on neighborhood issues, schools, local government and, of course, the myriad events and activities that make Scottsdale a great place to live and visit!


Address: 23043 N. 16th Lane, Phoenix, Arizona, 85027

Phone: 623-445-2777

Email: Visit our contact page for a complete list of email contacts.

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Print edition

Delivered weekly, Wednesday mornings; free circulation; home driveway delivery. The paper is also available at select retail outlets. Visit our online subscription center for more information. Delivery questions or problems? Send e-mail to our customer service team.


Our free e-newspaper is a digital replica of the print edition. Read the latest edition.


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The Scottsdale Independent’s online archive contains staff-written and other selected articles from 2008 to the present. Searches are free. You may purchase individual articles for $2.95 or select a package for multiple articles.