Paradise Valley, Arizona takes up an area of a little over 16 square miles and is known for its luxury real estate and a premier tourist destination. With a median home price of 1.5 million dollars, the town is also known for its luxury real estate properties. Predominantly zoned for single-family housing, the town is also home to many other attractions and activities.
The 2010 Census states that Paradise Valley has a population of almost 13,000 people. Incorporated in 1961, the town is home to nine resorts, three golf courses and four medical centers. The natural beauty of the landscape, along with many multimillion-dollar homes that occupy the surrounding cliffs, provides a dazzling backdrop that attracts celebrities, professional athletes and famous authors to the community. Located near Phoenix, there are hundreds of restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities for any sort of entertainment you might want.
Visit Cosanti, the home and sculpture studio of Paolo Soleri. He is a legendary Italian-American architect, visionary, and author who writes about architecture built to be coherent with surrounding ecology. Built in 1930 as the home of cowboy artist Lon Megargee, the Hermosa Inn is another historic landmark. Lon's is a famous must-see local restaurant that opened in 1994. They put a fresh gourmet twist on classic American comfort food and many the ingredients they use in their dishes are hand-picked from the restaurant's own outdoor garden. If you're up for more of an outdoor adventure, there are many opportunities for desert hikes on and near Camelback Mountain, or you could make a day trip out of a visit to the Grand Canyon, just a few hours away. Several luxury spas are ready to pamper you in style after a long day of shopping or enjoying the town. Whether your interests are more aligned with arts and culture, world-class golfing or professional sporting events, you'll find plenty of things to keep you busy in Paradise Valley.