Paradise Valley: the Ultimate in Arizona Living
Nestled conveniently between Phoenix and Scottsdale is Paradise Valley, Arizona’s most affluent and exclusive community. With a population of about 26,000 over a tiny 16.5 square miles, Paradise Valley has become THE place to live for the wealthy from all over the United States thanks to its spectacular views of Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountain, along with spacious single-family home properties of at least one-acre, Paradise Valley should be on your shortlist if you want seclusion and safety.
Exclusive Neighborhoods with Famous Residents
Paradise Valley’s 19 neighborhoods are home to many famous people who have lived there previously or still have homes. Rocker Alice Cooper and his wife are long-time residents of Goldwater Estates. Arizona Cardinals head coach Cliff Kingsbury and team president Michael Bidwell own properties here, as does Olympian Michael Phelps.
Among the more popular neighborhoods in Paradise Valley are Camelback Country Club, Mockingbird Lane, Montelucia, Stone Canyon, Casa Blanca. The average home value in Paradise Valley is just over $3 million, but buyers will also find many lavish, multi-acre residences like the Tuscan-style estate in the Cameldale community that recently sold for $21 million. The 15,736-square-foot home has seven bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, and a guest house on 4.27 acres. That will be outdone by a massive 18,000-square-foot estate by BedBrock Developers set to begin construction in 2023. The price for this over-the-top residence with multiple swimming pools and a 10-vehicle showcase garage is $30.6 million.
Why is Paradise Valley So Popular?
Paradise Valley is almost exclusively residential, which gives residents ultimate privacy, yet the community has possibly the best location in the Phoenix Valley. It’s close to attractions like Downtown Phoenix, Old Town Scottsdale, Fashion Square, the Shea business corridor, and Scottsdale Airport. making the combination of seclusion and fun eminently attractive.
High-End Resorts and Golf
The good life is out in full force in Paradise Valley. You’ll find four luxury resorts in the town:
• JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
• Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
• Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley at The Palmeraie
• Doubletree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley
Golfers won’t go wrong with any of the fabulous courses. Take your pick as each one is better than the next:
• Camelback Golf Club
• Paradise Valley Country Club
• The Short Course at Mountain Shadows
Local resorts and golf clubs all have renowned cuisine. Yet, you’ll also find outstanding food at the following restaurants:
• El Chorro
• Rita’s Cantina & Bar
Students primarily attend classes in Scottsdale Unified School District 48, with teens attending Chaparral and SaguaroHigh Schools while others attend Camelback High School in the Phoenix Union District. Biltmore Preparatory Acade