Paradise Valley


The  exclusive Town of Paradise Valley is distinguished in geography and lifestyle  from the northeastern area of Phoenix that has been informally dubbed “Paradise  Valley.” Bordering Phoenix and Scottsdale and skirting the edge of Piestewa  Peak Park, the Town of Paradise Valley consists of upscale residential development  nestled on generous acreage. Many of these properties command breathtaking  mountain views and exclusive estates. As one of the Valley’s more contemporary  communities that was incorporated as late as 1961, the town was created in an  effort to direct growth and preserve the area’s scenic rolling hills and desert  beauty. Natural boundaries such as the impressive Camelback Mountain and nearby  Mummy Mountain create a pleasing degree of protected isolation from the rest of  the Valley of the Sun, in spite of the fact that Paradise Valley is totally  surrounded by urban amenities. Within Paradise Valley itself, strict zoning  laws requiring one-acre minimum lots have been highly successful in protecting  its luxuriously spacious and open feeling.

A  number of award-winning resorts grace this picturesque town. The most  established landmarks are the Marriott Camelback Inn and Shadow Mountain  resorts, although few retreats in the Valley seem to attract  more Hollywood celebrities than The Sanctuary  on Camelback Mountain. These and other area retreats not only offer first-class  dining and exceptional entertainment facilities, they are carefully crafted to  blend with the magnificent residences set against the scenic wonder of the  Sonoran Desert. Private clubs are readily available within the relatively small  16-square-mile Town of Paradise Valley, an area which also offers 26 miles of  bicycle paths that weave a scenic trail around tranquil neighborhoods.