Nestled between Phoenix and Scottsdale, the small town of Paradise Valley is one of the most affluent parts of the Valley. Home to eight full-service luxury resorts, including the famous JW Marriott Camelback Inn, Paradise Valley is known for its luxurious lifestyle and expensive homes. If you are looking for a place to explore that is a little more isolated and relaxed than the bustle of downtown Scottsdale or Phoenix, take a drive and check out some of these interesting things to do and see in Paradise Valley.
Barry Goldwater Memorial
This memorial was established to honor Arizona’s most famous native, Senator Barry Goldwater. The winding pathway that leads to the nine-foot bronze statue contains a quote from Barry in Arizona onyx. Anasazi walls line the pathway that contains windows looking into the desert landscape. Eight bronze medallions are attached to the wall and each one represents significant milestones in the Barry’s life. This secluded memorial is a great spot to learn a little history and recognize the tremendous impact he had on the city and the state.
Paolo Soleri, the famous Italian-American architect, called Paradise Valley his home until his death in 2013. Soleri studied under Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West and established his residence at Cosanti in 1956. Terraced landscaping, experimental concrete structures and his signature bronze wind-bells surround the unique buildings. Come take a tour of the structures and explore the gallery to learn more about this famous architect. Cosanti remains open to the public and is the gallery and studio for his works.
For those that are looking to explore the raw nature and beauty of Paradise Valley, there are plenty of great hiking trails close by. Camelback Mountain is perhaps the most famous hiking spot in the entire Valley. Once at the top, you are rewarded with unobstructed views of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Mummy Mountain, which overlooks the JW Marriott Camelback Inn is a popular hike for resort guests and locals alike.
Paradise Valley includes some of the nicest homes in the entire Phoenix area. Driving around and looking at some of the neighborhoods can really peak your interest for considering moving in! However, you may find that a number of neighborhoods are gated.
For those that are interested in Paradise Valley homes for sale, contact Jeff Barchi real estate agent in Paradise Valley. With over 17 years of real estate experience in the Valley, Jeff has a proven track record of success and a long list of happy clients.