Paradise Valley

Elegant oasis of luxury estates, each boasting an acre or more of land.

Welcome to Paradise Valley

Elegant desert oasis nestled amongst Camelback Mountain

Nestled in the shadows of Camelback Mountain, the town of Paradise Valley is an elegant oasis of luxury estates, each boasting an acre or more of land. In 1889, the Rio Verde Canal Company sent three surveyors to help turn this open cattle-grazing land into irrigated farmland. These "Easterners" became so enthralled by the beauty and tranquility of the desert landscape that they named the area "Paradise Valley." Paradise Valley was officially established in 1961 and has since become a haven for relaxed, private luxury. 

Although Paradise Valley is adjacent to a thriving metropolis, it offers the serenity of the desert's mountains, hiking trails, and pristine environment. This desert town maintains the calm and cool feel of an elegant yet laid-back enclave. Residents of Paradise Valley love the breathtaking landscapes and being nestled between several urban mountain ranges.

What to Love

  • Stunning mountain views set against a serene desert landscape
  • Residential community close to full-service resorts
  • Access to excellent recreational services

Local Lifestyle

Paradise Valley attracts residents looking for peace and quiet in a sprawling desert landscape. Its location provides easy access to recreational opportunities, including top-notch golf courses, high-end shopping, and lasting real estate value.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Residents benefit from access to some of the best recreational services in the city, including golf courses, restaurants, and more.

Locals enjoy the globally inspired cuisine at LON’s at The Hermosa Inn. A new chef’s tasting menu is offered each week, and its expert sommelier recommends the perfect wine pairings. Indulge in the culinary delights of Elements Restaurant, located at the Sanctuary Resort. This award-winning array of farm-fresh American cuisine with Asian accents presented by Food Network star and chef Beau MacMillan features innovative, seasonal menus incorporating local, organic produce, sustainable seafood, and hormone-free meat. Savor delicious, diverse fare as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options. 

Houston's serves American classics such as burgers made from house-ground chuck and brisket, fish, and fresh bread. Head to Roka Akor for exquisite cuts of prime steak, rare wagyu from various regions of Japan, grilled seafood, and sushi. 

Things to Do

Although Paradise Valley is primarily a residential community, it is also one of Arizona’s busiest tourist destinations, so residents benefit from a variety of full-service resorts. Spend a day or a weekend indulging in the healing properties of the Sonoran Desert at a lavish spa or playing a round of golf at one of the pristine, scenic courses all without traveling too far from home.

Paradise Valley is home to a collection of wonderful country clubs perfect for enjoying tennis, golf, swimming, social gatherings, and more. The Camelback Inn Resort and Spa features 18-hole championship golf courses, a tranquil day spa, and gourmet restaurants. Immerse yourself in tranquility and comfort at the Omni Scottsdale Resort’s Joya Spa

Find community, elegance, and fun at one of Paradise Valley’s most exclusive, luxury country clubs; the Paradise Valley Country Club. This is a traditional, invitation-only club where you can enjoy an experience that is unique and rich with history. The grounds offer a view of Camelback Mountain to the south, Phoenix Mountain Preserve to the west, and the McDowell Mountains to the east. The location creates a picturesque backdrop for the many luxury amenities the club offers, such as golf, tennis, fitness, swimming, dining, and social engagements. Camelback Golf Club boasts beautiful views and pristine fairways as well as a buzzing social atmosphere brimming with themed dinners, wine tastings, and holiday celebrations.

Paradise Valley will also be home to the new Ritz Carlton Resort, scheduled for completion in 2022. The resort will feature over 200 rooms, 81 Villas, 39 single-family estates, and the Palmeraie - a high end boutique shopping center with 41 bespoke private Fendi Residences. The hotel will feature one of the longest pools in North America, stretching over 400ft. The Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley will be one of the first resorts built in North America in years and is slated to be a flagship destination for the brand. 


Paradise Valley is served by the Paradise Valley Unified School District. It is also home to several private schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Phoenix Country Day School, PK-12
  • Cherokee Elementary School, PK-5

Overview for Paradise Valley, AZ

12,666 people live in Paradise Valley, where the median age is 54.4 and the average individual income is $142,162. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Paradise Valley, AZ

Paradise Valley has 5,064 households, with an average household size of 2.49. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Paradise Valley do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,666 people call Paradise Valley home. The population density is 823.55 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Paradise Valley, AZ

There's plenty to do around Paradise Valley, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Stuttering King Bakery, Anarchy Fitness, and Body Beautiful Sugar and Wax.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.54 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.12 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.16 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.42 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.12 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Paradise Valley, AZ

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The following schools are within or nearby Paradise Valley. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Cherokee Elementary School
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Phoenix Country Day School
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Camelback Christian School
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