Paradise Valley is a tranquil, affluent town in the heart of the bustling city. In the 1800’s, this area was mostly cattle and irrigated farmland. When it was time to sell the land, three surveyors came and called the land “Paradise Valley” for its beautiful views and landscape. The land was developed in the 1950’s with very strict guidelines such as large parcels of land at least one to five acres, no streetlights allowed, no stores, no busy streets. The resident’s goal was to keep the area entirely residential, so they incorporated the town and the rest is history.
To this day, Paradise Valley adheres to many of those original guidelines to keep the rural feel of the town. The town has a total area of 15 square miles, bordered by Camelback Mountain, Mummy Mountain and the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. This is one of the most affluent areas in Metro Phoenix, with some homes exceeding $30 million. Every home has incredible views of the surrounding mountains. Paradise Valley is also one of the Valley’s premiere tourist destinations with over twelve luxury resorts in the area. For the serious shoppers, you will find some of the most upscale shopping destinations in the country. Barney’s New York, Nordstrom, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Tiffany’s are all just a short drive away at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Are you an outdoor enthusiast? There are several golf country clubs in the area including the prestigious Paradise Valley Country Club. The 51 freeway is only a few miles away and it takes 20 minutes to get to Sky Harbor Airport, but most residents head south on 44th St during rush hour. Paradise Valley is covered by two excelling school districts; the Paradise Valley School District and the Scottsdale School District but there are also several prestigious private schools in the area such as Phoenix Country Day School and Tesseract Private School. Paradise Valley’s motto is “there is a reason we call this place Paradise”.
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