Care to live where U.S. Senators, Saudi Princes, Professional Athletes, Rockstars, Successful Executives, Innovative Inventors, Beautiful Models, Brilliant Actors, Genius Authors, Talented Artists and Dedicated Philanthropists live? No, this isn’t Brentwood or Beverly Hills, CA – this is paradise…Paradise Valley, Arizona that is.
Snuggled between Scottsdale and Phoenix in the shadows of Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountain lies a sleepy little place called, The Town of Paradise Valley. Once known as Windy Gulch or Horseshoe Mountain, this wonderland of high end residential real estate has a median home price of $1.7 million, with homes regularly around $10 million and others up to $40 million – each one on at least 1 acre of pristine Sonoran Desert land.
Architecture runs the full spectrum, from the popular Tuscan and Mediterranean extravagance to the subtle, sprawling, ranch style homes all the way over to artistic, dramatic and contemporary design.
Historically, in the 1880s “Easterners” scouted the area and became so enthralled by the beauty and tranquility of the desert they named the area “Paradise Valley.” Although, active settlement did not begin until after World War II. The town was officially incorporated in 1961 with the primary goal of town organizers to keep zoning requirements to a minimum of one house per acre and to keep the area entirely residential. In other words, if you run out of gas in Paradise Valley, you have a problem. Sixteen square miles of Southwestern heaven boasts city views, precious desert, incredible architecture, and mystifying mountains…the epitome of Arizona luxury living, and zero strip malls, convenience stores, gas stations or super markets.
All this beauty isn’t just for the locals. If you are looking for a luxury retreat or therapeutic spa, you have come to the right place. Paradise Valley is home to 12 resorts/spas such as The Sancutuary Resort, J.W. Camelback Inn, The Montelucia, and legendary cowboy artist Lon Margargee‘s former home, The Hermosa Inn. All of these destinations embody peace, recuperation, tranquility and elements of tangible, livable paradise… only in Paradise Valley.
Interested in looking at homes in Paradise Valley? Contact Allison today!