Paradise Valley Arizona
Paradise Valley Village is known for its open spaces. However, Paradise Village should not be confused with the town of Paradise Valley. Even though Paradise Village does border the town of Paradise Valley, they are two different communities.
Some new homes in Paradise Valley Village are on generous lots. Properties in Paradise Valley Village range from affluent estates to condominiums. There is a new home that will fit anyone's needs.
The Phoenix Mountain Preserve is within the Paradise Valley Village. These mountains surround this village with providing ample opportunities for outdoor experiences. Biking, hiking and equestrian trails are found in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.
Those who want to take in the Sonoran Desert environment, without the exercise, can head over to the picnic area provide in the preserve. The lush green belt along Indian Bend Wash is included in the boundaries of Paradise Valley Village. This area was designed as a flood control green belt. However, it is a popular outdoor destination when the skies are clear.
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Paradise Valley Village Location
the boundary of Paradise Valley Village follows the perimeter of Scottsdale Road to 16th
Street, Central Arizona Project Canal to the area of Piestewa Peak (Squaw Peak)/Cactus and Mountain View Roads.
Paradise Valley is in Central Arizona. It is in Maricopa County Maricopa County. The town is located 9 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix in the Central Valley. Paradise Valley is nestled between Phoenix and Scottsdale with Camelback Mountain soaring above the town. It covers 16 square miles.
Paradise Valley can be described as a town sprinkled with secluded acre sized lots, upscale resorts, beautiful desert plants, and very few businesses. It is a town that enjoys living with wonderful views of Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountain. Today Paradise Valley's population is 12,448. It sits at an elevation of 1,421 feet. The southwestern desert sunny climate has a summer high Temperature of 106 degrees and a winter low Temperature of 44 degrees. Camelback Mountain is the crowning jewel of Paradise Valley with its red rock stretching high into the blue sky.
An outdoor activity that you won't want to miss is a trip to Echo Canyon Recreational Area. This park is not like most parks, visitors will find hiking trails only. Hikers enjoy the view of the entire valley from the top of Echo Canyon, which is a part of Camelback Mountain. One great climb is "The Monk". This rock formation was given the name "The Monk" because it looks like a praying monk on bended knee. You will see "The Monk" on the northwest side of Camelback Mountain.
Only skilled climbers should venture on this rock. For those who enjoy the outdoors, but from the safety of their car, the Paradise Valley Scenic Drive is ideal. This drive takes you past luxury new homes and lovely desert landscapes. One drives through this community and you will know why they named this place Paradise Valley.
In the 1880's, the Rio Verde Canal Company came up with an idea to turn the desert land west of Scottsdale into a farming section. The company named this area Paradise Valley, because of the abundance of wildflowers found growing throughout. Although, their idea never came to pass the name Paradise Valley stuck.
After a while, the city of Phoenix began to grow and prosper. Some people decided that Paradise Valley would be perfect for new homes. new homes began to be built, along with some high-end resorts. In 1961, Paradise Valley was incorporated.
The town chose to be incorporated to prevent annexation. At the time, it was believed annexation would create too much development and growth. Paradise Valley likes its community the way it is with large new homes, resorts and very few businesses. The town's zoning restrictions support this way of life.
The Town of Paradise Valley was incorporated in 1961 and encompasses
the area north of Camelback Mountain up to Shea Blvd and
from Scottsdale Road to 32nd St. The town has the highest median
income and the largest percentage of college graduates in the
area. Zoning has restricted commercial development to posh resort
hotels and single-family homes to a minimum of one-acre lots.
The Greater Paradise Valley region stretches from the Phoenix
Mountains to Jomax Road, and from Pima Road in Scottsdale to
Central Avenue in Phoenix. Paradise Valley has experienced rapid
growth in recent years. Today it is a generally upscale residential
community known for its excellent school system.
Most Paradise Valley residents commute to jobs in the greater
Phoenix metropolitan area. Employment is found in the electronic
plants along the Black Canyon Freeway as well as in businesses
found at the Scottsdale Air Park. Other residents travel to jobs in
the central Phoenix area. A major transportation project for the
Squaw Peak Parkway is completed, expanding that roadway to
Shea Blvd. A further extension north to the Outer Loop will be completed
Retail, service and professional sectors supply most of the employment
in the Paradise Valley area. Paradise Valley Mall, one of the
larger regional shopping centers in the Phoenix area, is the core of
the community and provides much of the local employment.
Sumitomo Sitix, a silicon wafer producer, is the first major manufacturing
plant in a new 1000-acre commercial/industrial area adjacent
to the new Pima Freeway Outer Loop. The plant started operations
in May 1997.
The Phoenix Mountain Preserve is a large area of natural desert
landscape that includes Squaw Peak, North Mountain and
Camelback Mountain. Bike trails and hiking combine with picnicking
as the most popular activities. Boating, fishing and other
water sports can be enjoyed just north of Paradise Valley at Lake
Pleasant, Horseshoe Lake or Bartlett Lake.
The Phoenix area has many attractions: professional football and
basketball, as well as baseball, tennis, and golf. In addition, cultural
events include a symphony, an opera, theater companies, historical,
Indian, art and specialty museums and several state-of-the-art entertainment facilities.
Paradise Valley Extra Stuff
The Phoenix Mountain Preserve is within the Paradise Valley Village. These mountains surround this village with providing ample opportunities for outdoor experiences. Biking, hiking and equestrian trails are found in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Those who want to take in the Sonoran Desert environment, without the exercise, can head over to the picnic area provide in the preserve. The lush green belt along Indian Bend Wash is included in the boundaries of Paradise Valley Village. This area was designed as a flood control green belt. However, it is a popular outdoor destination when the skies are clear. An outdoor activity that you won't want to miss is a trip to Echo Canyon Recreational Area. This park is not like most parks, visitors will find hiking trails only. Hikers enjoy the view of the entire valley from the top of Echo Canyon, which is a part of Camelback Mountain. One great climb is "The Monk". This rock formation was given the name "The Monk" because it looks like a praying monk on bended knee. You will see "The Monk" on the northwest side of Camelback Mountain. Only skilled climbers should venture on this rock. For those who enjoy the outdoors, but from the safety of their car, the Paradise Valley Scenic Drive is ideal. This drive takes you past luxury homes and lovely desert landscapes. One drive through this community and you will know why they named this place Paradise Valley.
Paradise Valley Town Hall
The town of Paradise Valley is involved.
Residents have opportunities to get involved in the community at town hall meetings. The Paradise Valley Town Hall is located at 6401 East Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley. See what you can do.
Paradise Valley Newspapers
Small communities have local news too.
Pick up a copy of a Paradise Valley newspaper and you will discover there is a lot going on! Learn about neighborhood issues and local events. It is time to get involved in Paradise Valley.
Town of Paradise Valley Independent
11000 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Northeast Phoenix Independent
11000 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Paradise Valley is an affluent town in Maricopa County known for its luxury homes and upscale shopping and restaurants. It was incorporated in 1961 and has since become one of the most coveted places to live in the Phoenix area. It has a population of just over 14,000 residents.
Its population has grown by around 2000 people in the last decade. Despite being a relatively small town, it has eight resorts as well as several golf courses. It is one of the most visited places in the Phoenix metropolis.
Paradise Valley encompasses a number of tourist sites like Mummy Mountain and the Barry Goldwater Memorial. It spans an area of 15.5 square miles.
Its eastern border falls primarily along North Scottsdale Road. Its western border extends to North 32nd Street.
The northern border stretches to East Shea Boulevard. Its southern border touches East Chaparrall Road.
Paradise Valley is served by the Scottsdale and Phoenix International Airports. Its downtown is home to numerous upscale restaurants, many found on East Fifth Avenue as well as North Scottsdale Road.
The real estate in Paradise Valley is priced significantly higher than other parts of the Phoenix area. In fact, the average price for a single-family home in this city is close to $1.9 million. That translates into an average of $476 per square foot, compared to Phoenix's average of $169 per square foot.
Further, the real estate market in Paradise Valley offers a mixture of home styles, from condominiums to single-family homes. The price of a condo averages around $435,000 while a townhouse can sell for $459,000 or higher.
Paradise Valley has several parks, including Sereno Park, a public space with an elaborate playground and a number of picnic areas. The city also has its own separate dog park where pet owners can take their dogs for exercise and playing.
There are no public libraries in Paradise Valley. However, public libraries in Phoenix are only minutes away. The city is served, for example, by the Mesquite Library in nearby Phoenix.
The Scottsdale Unified School district serves most of Paradise Valley. There are also several charter schools available and the private Phoenix Country Day School.
Paradise Valley is situated between two major thoroughfares, Highways 51 and 101. To reach either, drivers must use city routes that intersect with them.
For example, to get to Highway 101, drivers in Paradise Valley can take East Shea Boulevard to its north and then drive east to the highway. Likewise, East Shea Boulevard extends west to intersect with Highway 50.
Drivers in the south part of Paradise Valley can take East Lincoln Drive to reach either Highway 101 to the east or Highway 50 to the west.
Paradise Valley has a number of residential, upscale comunities available to interested home buyers. Camelback Country Estates, for example, offers luxurious four, five and six-bedrooms for sale. Many homes have outdoor amenities like swimming pools.
Another community is Warren Ranchos. This community is a subdivision full of luxurious, expansive homes. It is close to Papago Park and the Phoenix Zoo.
Paradise Country Club Estates is a luxury community off East Desert Fairways Drive. It has amenities like a swimming pool and golf course exclusive for residents-only use.
Paradise Valley Golf Courses
Enjoying a game of golf in Paradise Valley, Arizona is amazing.
Residents and visitors to the Paradise Valley area know that there are countless golf courses to choose from, when it comes time to play a round. Sometimes it is difficult to decide which course to play.
The following is a list of golf courses in and near Paradise Valley. Use this list to help you identify the best golf course for you to play. Then, contact the course to learn specific times and prices.
The beauty of the mountains and gorgeous weather are more than enough reasons to get out there and play round of golf in the Paradise Valley, Arizona area.
Continental Golf Course - Public
7920 East Osborn Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
Gainey Ranch Golf Club - Resort
7600 Gainey Club Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Marriott's Camelback Golf Club & Resort - Resort
7847 North Mockingbird Lane
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253
Marriott's Mountain Shadows Golf Club and Resort – Private/Resort
5641 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253
McCormick Ranch Golf Club - Public
7505 East McCormick Parkway
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Paradise Valley Country Club - Private
7101 North Tatum Boulevard
Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253
Pavilion Lakes Golf Course - Public
8870 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250
Phoenician Golf Club - Resort
6000 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
Starfire at Scottsdale Country Club - Public
11500 North Hayden Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
Villa Monterey Public Golf Course - Public
8100 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
Wildfire Golf Club - Resort
5225 East Pathfinder
Phoenix, Arizona 85054
Paradise Valley New Home Developments
Paradise Valley new home developments are impossible to find in this upscale town, just east of Phoenix. Only custom homes on large lots are available. Paradise Valley is nested between towering Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountain. This patch of land has breathtaking homes and properties on distinctive lots. It is the place to live and play.
Do not miss this opportunity! Over an acre, tucked away on a corner lot, and no HOA. Remodel the existing home or build your dream home. Listing comes with plans 5,041...
Luxury condo located in the heart of Paradise Valley. This is Residence is located on the ground level where you have a wraparound terrace and plenty of sunshine year aro...
Rare find tucked within guard gated Clearwater Hills. Permit ready plans for this extraordinary flat 1.32 acre lot that offers panoramic views of Camelback Mountain and...
PRIME LOCATION luxury condo located in the heart of Paradise Valley!Situated on the top Penthouse 4th floor w/ only 3 other neighbors.Jaw dropping views of the McDowells ...
Located on a quiet street of world class homes in the heart of Paradise Valley, this is an ideal homesite with gorgeous mountain views in nearly every direction. Not you...
''Meadowlark'' is one of the last iconic view properties in Paradise Valley that has yet to be developed. 200 degree + views from Desert Mountain to South Mes...
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