Picture Your Best Life in Paradise Valley

Picture Your Best Life in Paradise Valley

From Henry Jake

Nestled between the spectacular vistas of Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountain is Arizona's most affluent and exclusive community

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and  Paradise Valley Home For Sale. This town of only 14,000, encompassing a tiny 16.5 square miles, has become THE place to live for the wealthy from all over the United States. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how buyers from outside Arizona view Paradise Valley properties, seeing them more as residences with office areas where they can work remotely instead of second homes in a resort setting. Paradise Valley should be on your shortlist if you want seclusion and safety.

Rub Elbows with the Famous

Paradise Valley is home to many famous people who have lived there in the past or still have homes. Muhammed Ali once owned a residence here, as did Grammy-award-winning singers Stevie Nicks and Alicia Keys. Rocker Alice Cooper and his wife are long-time residents of Goldwater Estates. Arizona Cardinals head coach Cliff Kingsbury and team president Michael Bidwell own properties here, as does Olympian Michael Phelps.

If that isn’t enough, imagine who will move into Arizona’s most expensive home, slated to begin construction in 2023. BedBrock Developers will construct the massive 18,000-square foot estate, set atop a five-acre mountainside property to take advantage of area views. If you have an extra $30.6 million, this estate with a 10-vehicle showcase garage and multiple swimming pools could be yours.

Why are Paradise Valley Neighborhoods So Popular?

Almost all properties here encompass at least one acre, with many much larger. Paradise Valley is almost exclusively residential, but if you want to live here, be prepared to spend well over $1 million for your dream residence. A Tuscan-style estate in the Cameldale community recently sold for $21 million. The 15,736-square foot home has seven bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, and a guest house on 4.27 acres. Of course, you’ll find plenty of stunning homes priced far less. Among the more popular neighborhoods are Camelback Country Club Estates, Colonia Miramonte, Cheney Estates, and La Place du Sommet. These communities are also close to attractions like Downtown Scottsdale and Downtown Phoenix, making the combination of seclusion and fun eminently attractive.

High-End Resorts and Golf

The good life is out in full force in Paradise Valley. You’ll find four luxury resorts in the town:

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley at The Palmeraie

Doubletree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley

Book a staycation at one of these facilities, or spend a spa day to renew your body and mind. Most allow residents to use their facilities through a daily package or by appointment for spa services.

Golfers won’t go wrong with any of the fabulous courses. Take your pick as each one is better than the next:

Camelback Golf Club

Paradise Valley Country Club

The Short Course at Mountain Shadows

Fine Dining

Local resorts and golf clubs all have renowned cuisine. Yet, you’ll also find outstanding food at the following restaurants:

El Chorro


Rita’s Cantina & Bar

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