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Paradise Valley, Arizona

Paradise Valley, Arizona
Administration
Full nameTown of Paradise Valley, Arizona
Official nameTown of Paradise Valley, Arizona
Settlement typeTown
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyMaricopa
Government
MayorScott LeMarr
Geography
Total Area15.5 sq mi (40.1 km2)
Land Area15.5 sq mi (40.1 km2)
Water Area0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1342 ft (409 m)
Demography
Total Population14921 (2007)
Density (pop.)362.5/km2 (939.2/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneMST (no DST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code85253
Area codeArea code 480 602
FIPS code04-52930

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Paradise Valley is a small, affluent town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2005 Census Bureau, the population of the town was 14,558. Despite the town's relatively small area and population compared to other municipalities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Paradise Valley is home to twelve resorts, making it one of Arizona's premiere tourist destinations. It has very expensive real estate, with a median home price at $2.74 million, with many exceeding $10 million and some over $40 million.

It should not be confused with Paradise Valley Village, an official municipal designation, in northeast Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Arizona. For instance, Paradise Valley Community College, Paradise Valley High School, Paradise Valley Hospital, Paradise Valley Mall, and Paradise Valley Golf Course are all located several miles to the north of the town, in Phoenix. The town's name along with all the other various entities bearing the same name comes from the expansive area known as Paradise Valley, that spreads from north of the Phoenix mountains to Cave Creek & Carefree on the north and the McDowell Mountains to the east.

Residents attend schools in the Scottsdale Unified School District.

There is a Paradise Valley Unified School District, and it is one of the largest in the state, though like many other institutions with the name Paradise Valley, it refers to the Phoenix village, and not to the town.


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