Paradise Valley is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, and a suburb of Phoenix. It is Arizona's wealthiest municipality. The town is known for its luxury golf courses, shopping, real estate, and restaurant scene. Despite its relatively small area and population compared to other municipalities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Paradise Valley is home to eight full-service resorts, making it one of Arizona's premier tourist destinations. It is also known for expensive real estate.
The town's name comes from the expansive area known as Paradise Valley that spreads from north of the Phoenix Mountains to Cave Creek and Carefree on the north and the McDowell Mountains to the east. The town is not to be confused with Paradise Valley Village, an official municipal designation, in north-east Phoenix. For instance, Paradise Valley Community College, Paradise Valley High School, Paradise Valley Hospital, Paradise Valley Mall, and Paradise Valley Golf Course are all several miles north of the town, in Phoenix. The Paradise Valley Unified School does not serve the town; its boundaries end a few miles north of the border.
The top employers in the town include: Camelback Inn; Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia; The Scottsdale Plaza Resort; Sanctuary on Camelback; DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley – Scottsdale; Phoenix Country Day School; Paradise Valley Country Club; Hermosa Inn; Town of Paradise Valley;Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and Suites.
Paradise Valley has a population of over 14,500 people. Paradise Valley also forms part of the wider Phoenix metropolitan area which has a population of over 4,737,270 people.