Paradise Valley is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, and a suburb of Phoenix. It is Arizona’s wealthiest municipality. The town is known for its luxury golf courses, shopping, real estate, and restaurant scene. According to the 2020 census, the population of the town was 12,658. Despite its relatively small area and population compared to other municipalities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Paradise Valley is home to eight full-service resorts, making it one of Arizona’s premier tourist destinations. It is also known for expensive real estate. The town’s name comes from the expansive area known as Paradise Valley that spreads from north of the Phoenix Mountains to Cave Creek and Carefree on the north and the McDowell Mountains to the east. The town is not to be confused with Paradise Valley Village, an official municipal designation, in northeast Phoenix. For instance, Paradise Valley Community College, Paradise Valley High School, Paradise Valley Mall, Paradise Valley Golf Course, and the former Paradise Valley Hospital are all several miles north of the town, in Phoenix. The Paradise Valley Unified School District does not serve the town; its boundaries end a few miles north of the border. Residents attend schools in the Scottsdale Unified School District.
- Population (approx.): 14,000
- Geo coordinates: 33.5312°N, 111.9426°W
- Postcodes: 85253