Welcome to Blue Zones Project Scottsdale

Making the healthy choice the easy choice for everyone in Scottsdale.

Facts & Resources

Project Overview

Making our community a place where people live better, longer with a higher quality of life.

Discovering the Original Blue Zones

Our researchers traveled the world to discover the secrets of longevity in the planet’s five blue zones.


To become a Blue Zones Community®, we will implement well-being improvement strategies in thirteen pillar areas focused on people, places, and policy. 

In the Press

News, coverage, announcements, and stories.

Join the Movement

Our community is on its way to becoming a Blue Zones Community. That means residents and organizations are focused on improving well-being for themselves and their neighbors. Together, we can make Scottsdale a healthier and happier place for current and future generations.

Upcoming Events

The Blue Zones Story

In 2004, Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner teamed with National Geographic, the National Institute on Aging, and the world’s best longevity researchers to identify pockets around the world where people lived measurably better, longer. In these blue zones (Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Seventh-Day Adventists, Loma Linda, California; Okinawa, Japan) they found that people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the United States. Using the secrets from the original blue zones, we help people live better, longer through community transformation programs that lower healthcare costs, improve productivity, and boost national recognition as great places to live, work, and play.

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🎉 Exciting News Alert! 🎉Yesterday, Arcadia Farms Cafe made history as the very first Blue Zones Project Approved Restaurant in Scottsdale! Owner Carolyn Ellis shared her excitement, highlighting how this milestone has elevated their menu offerings with healthier options without sacrificing flavor. Join us in congratulating Arcadia Farms Cafe on this monumental achievement and let their pioneering spirit inspire a healthier culinary landscape for our community! 🌿🍽 #bluezonesapproved #HealthRevolution #ArcadiaFarmsCafe #bluezonesprojectscottsdale ... See MoreSee Less
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