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Long before it became the most affluent suburb of Phoenix, Paradise Valley was simply used to graze cattle. It earned its name in the 1880s for the abundance of spring wildflowers and the lovely groves of green palo verde trees. However, it wasn’t until after WWII, when Paradise Valley AZ real estate was parceled into large, one to five-acre lots that it took shape into the town we know today.
Paradise Valley's motto is "there’s a reason we call this valley 'paradise'". With spectacular views of Mummy Mountain and gorgeous desert landscaping, Paradise Valley is an elegant oasis in the heart of the Sonoran desert. At the same time, with a population of less than 14,000, Paradise Valley remains, at heart, a small town.
Chock full of artistic masterpieces, breathtaking natural landscapes, and award-winning golf courses, the attractions here satisfy the soul and warm the heart. Paradise Valley homes for sale may not come cheap, but the exceptional quality of life is worth every penny.
Paolo Soleri’s renowned Arcosanti, is nearby on South L Cross Road; it was established in 1970 as an “urban laboratory”, exploring green alternatives. It’s also famous for its hand-cast, one of a kind wind bells, which you will see adorning many a Paradise Valley home. Indeed, Paradise Valley has been at the forefront of environmentally conscious, sustainable living for a very long time.
The sophisticated amenities, such as the day spas, the country club, and shopping are world-class; but more importantly, Paradise Valley is close to nature, with peaceful Lake Mohave and the 320-acre Mummy Mountain preserve within easy access. The virtually untouched wilderness surrounding the highly coveted Paradise Valley real estate is yours to freely explore.
Stately saguaro cactus and graceful palo verde trees abound here, both in and out of town. It’s so easy here to take a hiatus from the hustle and bustle of city life, and enjoy a view of the world like never before.
The sun is always shining in the desert oasis of Paradise Valley. Nestled between the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, Camelback Mountain and the McDowell Mountains, the stunning beauty of the Sonoran desert is never far away. Most of the homes here are very high quality and custom-built, situated on very spacious lots. Paradise Valley homes for sale are highly coveted, not only for their monetary value, but for the value they will add to your quality of life.