Paradise Valley sits north of arcadia and wedged between Phoenix and Scottsdale. In 1961, the residents of Paradise Valley banned together in quest to preserve their community. They were concerned about Phoenix or Scottsdale trying to take over their land and over-govern. In May of 1961, the town of Paradise Valley officially became incorporated. The citizen’s main goals were to keep zoning to a one house on one acre minimum, keep the area entirely residential and to keep government regulation to a minimum.
Today, homes are still on one acre lots and commercial areas are minimal and generally on the outskirts of the community. It is full of jaw dropping estates with views of both Mummy Mountain and Camelback. It is home to eight resorts, including the Camelback Inn, Mountain Shadows, Omni Montelucia and the Sanctuary. If you are in the area on a Sunday and would like to enjoy brunch, El Chorro is a must. In the 1934, the building was originally built as the Judson School for Girls. However, in 1937 it was bought and changed to a restaurant and lodge. It was made popular by well-known Arizona families who frequented the lodge regularly. Today, it has multiple gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces available for weddings and special occasions. It is an award-winning restaurant with the best sticky buns in town.