Introduction to Paradise Valley, Arizona
Paradise Valley, Arizona, in Maricopa county, is 2 miles NW of Scottsdale, Arizona and 9 miles NE of Phoenix, Arizona. The town is located in the Phoenix - Mesa metropolitan area.
Paradise Valley History
The area that is now known as Paradise Valley was a grazing ground for cattle until the 1880s. In 1889, three surveyors from the Rio Verde Canal Company visited the area and were taken in by the beauty of the land. They named the community 'Paradise Valley,' which some believe was inspired by the spring wildflowers growing in the area. Settlements were established here after World War II. On May 24, 1961, the Town of Paradise Valley was officially incorporated.
Paradise Valley and nearby Attractions
- Pueblo Grande Ruin
- Scottsdale Historical Museum
- Mummy Mountain Observatory
- Indian Bend Wash
- Camelback Country Club Golf Course
- Phoenix Mountain Preserve
Things To Do In Paradise Valley
The town of Paradise Valley offers easy access to quite a few places of historic interest. The Pueblo Grande Ruin is nearby. Those interested in learning about the region's history and culture can also pay a visit to the Scottsdale Historical Museum, the Arizona Military Museum and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, all of which are within 5 miles of the town.
Paradise Valley Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Paradise Valley Higher Education
There are a number of higher educational institutes within 10 miles of Paradise Valley. Some of these are the Paradise Valley Community College, Arizona State University and the Rio Salado Community College.