#5. Scottsdale, AZ
Why It’s a Great Place for Antiquers: Another city favored by retirees and all the vintage furniture they no longer want! Also: Scottsdale is a high-income city which means the flea markets and thrift stores haven’t been picked over.
Why It’s a Great Place to Live: Scottsdale is regularly ranked as one of the best places to live and one of the best places to retire in the U.S. Why? There are equal opportunities to work (the city’s top employers include Honor Health, General Dynamics and a branch of the Mayo Clinic) and play — there are more than 200 golf courses and some of the hottest nightclubs in the region.
Best Place to Score an Amazing Deal: White Dove Thrift Shop sells the usual thrift finds as well as the occasional high-end antique — like this Rosenthal Versace Medusa teapot!
Best Place to Buy an Investment Piece: Twenty-five minutes south of Scottsdale, Vintage Joe’s is worth the drive — and it has the five-star Google ratings to prove it. Check out merchandise like a vintage guitar signed by Alice Cooper and first edition comic books.
Where to Fuel Up for a Day of Treasure-Hunting: Breakfast Club is an extremely beloved local haunt, with three locations spread over Scottsdale and Phoenix. Order their Huevos con Masa for a bit of Southwestern flair to start your day.