About Paradise Valley
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Nestled between the scenic McDowell Mountains to the east and Camelback Mountain to the south, the town of Paradise Valley occupies one of the most upscale corners of the Valley of the Sun. This once-rural area, adjacent to the city of Scottsdale, was named by three surveyors who were sent to the area in 1889 by the Rio Verde Canal Company. They were so taken by the beauty of the desert landscape that they named the area–what else?–Paradise Valley. Today, the natural beauty of Paradise Valley–and the sprawling, multimillion dollar houses that decorate the surrounding cliff sides–continue to dazzle, drawing Hollywood celebrities, blockbuster novelists, NBA players, and assorted local celebrities to this picturesque community.