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Paradise Valley’s History

Throughout the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s Paradise Valley was home to farmlands and rural homes. It wasn’t until the 1950’s that Phoenix and Scottsdale began to grow large enough to encroach on the quiet community. The residents of Paradise valley feared that as these cities grew, the quiet way of life they were accustomed to would disappear. They formed the Citizens Committee for the Incorporation of The Town of Paradise Valley, Arizona. Their goal was to maintain their quiet and country-like lifestyle without the government interfering. Today Paradise Valley is no longer the vast farmland it used to be, but the quiet lifestyle they worked so hard to keep is still going. Paradise Valley is so much more than just a quiet community from golf courses to hiking, restaurants, shopping, and plenty of activities the whole family can enjoy; Paradise Valley has everyone covered.

 

Dining and Shopping

O.H.S.O. brewery

10810 N Tatum Blvd #126, Phoenix, AZ 85028

This bar and restaurant has something for everyone. Come in for the food and stay for the local and imported craft beers. You can even take a tour of the brewery and learn how they make everything from their huge beer selection to their award-winning spirits.

Lincoln steakhouse

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, 5402 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Located at the Camelback Inn, Lincoln Steakhouse offers an upscale and modern take on classic dishes. The Camelback Inn is home to their own local garden which the chef’s use to source local and fresh vegetables and herbs to go along with their menu.

El Chorro

5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

This historic building is a Paradise Valley Landmark. Built in 1937 it was originally a restaurant and lodge! Today it still serves great food and awesome drinks, but the lodge rooms now serve as event space. You can stop by for a drink and see a live band or even plan a wedding at this Paradise Valley staple.

 

Attractions

Cosanti Originals

6433 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

This otherworldly establishment was built in the 1950’s by Paolo Soleri (1919-2013), an Italian-born architect, urban designer, and philosopher. He created an innovative “earth casting technique to construct the building Cosanti Artworks now resides in. You can tour this establishment and see how they construct the Bronze Wind-bells that adorn the building.

McCormick Stillman Railroad park

7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

This 40-acre park offers something for the whole family. Take a ride on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad and the 1950-vintage Allan Herschell carousel. The park is home to shops, museums and many  playgrounds.

Barry Goldwater Memorial

6401 N Tatum Blvd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

One of the most famous attractions in Paradise Valley is the Barry Goldwater Memorial. Commissioned in 2004, this memorial pays tribute to the Arizonan Senator, pilot  and photographer. Barry Goldwater was famous for his direct approach to politics and his passion for Arizona.

Recreation and Leisure

Camelback Mountain

Camelback provides some of Phoenix Arizona’s best hikes. It’s named after its two peaks that resemble the neck and back of a kneeling Camel. If you want to hike camelback plan appropriately. Local’s know not to hike this mountain in the summer months because the heat and difficulty can be tough. But for avid hikers it can provide some of the best views of the Phoenix metro area.

 Piestewa Peak

This hike offers some of the best sights the Sonoran Desert has to offer. This hike draws huge crowds when the weather is nice, because of its proximity to the city. According to the local’s, sunset is the best time of day to hike this mountain.

 Golf Courses

Paradise Valley is probably best known for its variety of golf courses. Paradise Valley has a traditional members only clubs where locals can enjoy all the aspects of a private country club golf course in their backyard. Camelback Golf Club is open to everyone local and out-of-state. It features 2 courses Padre and Ambiente which are both 18 hole courses.

Ready To Find Your Perfect Home In Paradise Valley?

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