Paradise Valley stands out for its affluent neighborhoods and high-end homes. Incorporated as a town in 1961, this wealthy suburb is bounded north by Shea Boulevard and south by Camelback Road which also delineates its southern border from Arcadia.
To the west, as our map shows, 32nd Street separates Paradise Valley from Central Phoenix.
The town’s eastern boundary is defined by the stretch of Scottsdale Road, bordering the areas of Old Town Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch and Gainey Ranch.
The homes in Paradise Valley are known for their large, acre-sized lots, a norm developed when the area began its transformation from agricultural to residential after World War II. The residences in the town range from historic homes built in the 1930s to newly built detached single-family houses and luxury condominiums.
Camelback Lands is one subdivision providing fine samples of Paradise Valley’s luxury homes in acre-sized lots. Typical sales listings in this subdivision feature six to seven bedrooms within floor areas of between 10,600 and 25,851 square feet. Scaled-down choices of single family homes, on the other hand, can be found at Camelback Park Estates. Its sales listings typically feature floor plans ranging from 1,247 to 1,851 square feet designed with two to three bedrooms.
Camelback Country Club Villas is one Paradise Valley neighborhood to pick for searches of high-end condos. The units here come in three-bedroom, three-bath designs and living areas of approximately 3,500 square feet. The units of Casa Blanca in Paradise Valley are upscale in style too though smaller with their floor areas at 1,068 to 1,878 square feet in one- or two-bedroom layouts.
Amenities: The affluent lifestyle in Paradise Valley is enhanced by the high-end shopping and dining, and luxury golf courses in and around this town. Superb local choices for golf include Paradise Valley Country Club, Stonecreek Golf Club and the Camelback Golf Club.
For shopping and dining, the town’s choices of commercial centers can alternate between the Paradise Valley Gateway and the Paradise Valley Mall. Shifting to outdoor recreation is convenient too with Paradise Valley’s proximity to the Echo Canyon Recreation Area and the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.
Schools: The Scottsdale Unified School District serves most of Paradise Valley. Some parts of the town are under the Creighton Elementary School District and the Phoenix Union High School District.
There are several charter schools and private schools in Paradise Valley as well, and these include Great Hearts Academies, BASIS Schools and Phoenix Country Day School.