About Paradise Valley
The sun always seem to be shining in Paradise Valley, a desert oasis nestled between Camelback Mountain, Phoenix Mountain Preserve, and the McDowell Mountains. The bridge between central Phoenix and central Scottsdale, this paradise is known for its luxury resorts and close proximity to top-rate attractions and dining.
Settle in at one of the resorts to enjoy golf, fine dining, lounging poolside or in a spa, guided tours, hiking, and more. Ready to explore? The town’s central location puts all of Greater Phoenix’s attractions – from arts and culture to dining and nightlife to outdoor recreation – at your fingertips.
Living in Paradise Valley
Incorporated in 1961, Paradise Valley is more than just a tourist town, it is an exclusive enclave. Commercial development is limited to resort hotels and single-family homes must be on at least a one acre lot. The Paradise Valley Unified School District has 31 elementary schools, eight middle schools and five high schools that are recognized yearly for their academic excellence. The school system has produced the largest number of college graduates anywhere in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Things to do in Paradise Valley
Residents have all they need close to home. Located in the shadow of Squaw Peak, North Mountain and Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley has seemingly endless miles of biking and hiking trails. The Mummy Mountain Preserve Trust is heaven on earth—320 acres complete with breathtaking views and the stunning natural beauty of cacti and desert vegetation. Eight professional golf courses are available among the 16 parks. Even in the desert, water activities can be found. Three lakes—Lake Pleasant, Horseshoe Lake and Bartlett Lake are all a short drive away and provide boating, waterskiing and fishing. With the warm climate, outdoor activities can be enjoyed throughout the year.
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Phoenix, just a short drive away, is home to the championship Phoenix Cardinals and NBA’s Phoenix Suns. Visit one of the Valley’s many museums that pay homage to the area’s Indian and Old West heritage. Ballets, symphonies and world-class theatrical productions are put on throughout the year. If you want to just relax, Paradise Valley is home to one of the world’s top-rated spas. The Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa has been ranked the “#1 Resort in the U.S.” by the Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Awards.