Ritzy Paradise Valley is home to world-class resorts tucked along Camelback Mountain between Phoenix and Scottsdale. There is no commercial or business district in Paradise Valley, but there is a reason that the median home price is over $1 million: this is one of the most scenic towns in Arizona. All-inclusive resorts offer golf, tennis, fine dining, and swimming pools with valley views. Food Network fans may recognize Beau MacMillan, the star chef of Elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. Historic Camelback Inn is located at the base of Mummy Mountain, with bungalows that make it feel more like an exclusive community than a hotel. Paradise Valley is a quiet town at night, but for those looking for shopping or nightlife, Scottsdale is only a ten-minute drive away.
Getting Around Phoenix
The best way to get around Phoenix is by car. The city covers more than 400 square miles, and though it is possible to navigate the city using public transit, a car is most convenient. Parking is plentiful, with garages and metered spots enforced Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Freeway rush hours are generally between 7 a.m.-9 a.m. and 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Summer rush hours trend 1 1/2-2 hours earlier due to road construction that generally begins when it's dark outside to avoid summer heat.
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport-PHX
Things to Do and See Near Paradise Valley
- Arizona State University
- Luke Air Force Base
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
- Sun Devil Stadium
- University of Phoenix Stadium
- US Airways Center
- Phoenix Municipal Stadium
- Camelback Ranch
- Chase Field
- Phoenix Zoo