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Paradise Valley Information

Paradise Valley is a small, affluent town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2005 Census Bureau, the population of the town was 14,558. Despite the town’s relatively small area and population compared to other municipalities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Paradise Valley is home to twelve resorts, making it one of Arizona’s premiere tourist destinations. It has very expensive real estate, with a median home price at $1.74 million, with many exceeding $10 million and some over $40 million.

During the late 1800’s, cattle grazed in the area surrounded by the McDowell Mountains to the east and Camelback Mountain to the south. In the 1880’s, the Rio Verde Canal Company turned this open grazing area into irrigated farmland. In 1889, the Rio Verde Canal Company sent three surveyors to this area who were so taken by the beauty and tranquility of the desert landscape that they named this area Paradise Valley.

Settlement in Paradise Valley did not begin in earnest until post World War II. Paradise Valley, which is in Maricopa County, was a rural residential area with few commercial entities. Though the homes were modest in size and style, they were on large parcels of land, usually one to five acres.

In the late 1950’s, Phoenix and Scottsdale were looking to expand their respective boundaries. Residents who lived in Paradise Valley area feared that they would lose the rural lifestyle they had become accustomed to and would soon be swallowed up by Phoenix or Scottsdale, and eventually subdivisions, shopping centers, new zoning laws and property taxes would be a commonly. These concerned residents formed a “Citizens Committee for the Incorporation of The Town of Paradise Valley, Arizona,” who set out with petitions urging residents to join them in their attempt to incorporate Paradise Valley. The residents’ main goals were to keep zoning to a one house per acre minimum;to keep the area entirely residential; and to keep government regulation to a minimum. In April 1961, the Citizens Committee for Incorporation presented their petition to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. On May 24, 1961, incorporation was granted and the Town of Paradise Valley was established.

Total Population 13,664
Male 49.7%
Female 50.3%
18 years and over 75.1%
65 years and over 16.4%
Married Persons 72.7%
Single Persons 27.3%
Median Age 46.3
Average Family Size 2.98
Housing Characteristics
Total Housing Units 5,549
Median Home Cost $722,700
Number of Households 5,034
Persons per Household 2.71
Economic Characteristics
Median Household Income $150,228
Per Capita Income $81,290
In Labor Force 54.9%
Families below poverty level 1.9%
Education Characteristics
School Enrollment
Elementary School Enrollment 1,678
High School Enrollment 869
College or Graduate School 554
Educational Attainment Population 25 years and older
High School Graduate 6.8%
Associates Degree 4.4%
Bachelor’s Degree 37.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 32.1%
Arizona Office of Tourism

Serving the Following Areas:

Camelback Country Club Estates Paradise Valley 85253
Camelback Country Estates Paradise Valley 85253
Camelback Foothills Paradise Valley 85253
Camelback Lands Paradise Valley 85253
Camelback Mountain Paradise Valley 85253
Camelback Ranchos Paradise Valley 85253
Camelhead Estates Paradise Valley 85253
Casa Blanca Paradise Valley 85253
Cheney Place Paradise Valley 85253
Clearwater Hills Paradise Valley 85253
Colonia Miramonte Paradise Valley 85253
Cypress Creek Paradise Valley 85253
Desert Vista Estates Paradise Valley 85253
Finisterre Paradise Valley 85253
Jokake Camelback Paradise Valley 85253
Judson Paradise Valley 85253
La Place Du Sommet Paradise Valley 85253
Las Brisas Paradise Valley 85253
Lincoln Heights Paradise Valley 85253
Martingale Farms Paradise Valley 85253
Merrill Cantatierra Paradise Valley 85253
Montana de Bonitas Casas Paradise Valley 85253
Mountain View Estates Paradise Valle 85253
Mummy Mountain Park Paradise Valley 85253
Paradise Hills Paradise Valley 85253
Paradise Mansion Estates Paradise Valley 85253
Paradise Valley Estates Paradise Valley 85253
Paradise Valley Vistas Paradise Valley 85253
Sanctuary Paradise Valley 85253
Stone Canyon Paradise Valley 85253
Tatum Canyon Paradise Valley 85253
Tatum Garden Estates Paradise Valley 85253
Via Vista Paradise Valley 85253
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