A+ Paradise Valley Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Paradise Valley Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than Arizona
Paradise Valley
1077% more expensive than the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Paradise Valley cost of living
C Paradise Valley Crime Total crime is 21% lower than Arizona
Total crime
2,4913% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 413% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Paradise Valley crime
C+ Paradise Valley Employment Household income is 42% higher than Arizona
Median household income
$72,90532% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,86624% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%6% lower than the US average
Paradise Valley employment
D- Paradise Valley Housing Home value is 43% higher than Arizona
Median home value
$252,70237% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,12719% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%equal to the US average
Paradise Valley real estate or Paradise Valley rentals
D- Paradise Valley Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Arizona
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
41%18% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Phoenix K-12 schools or Phoenix colleges

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Back Then It Was Nothing But Scorpions And Sagebrush!

Four decades ago me and three other friends, purchased and subdivided a five acre plot; each of us taking an acre and a quarter. It was located on FanFol Drive about a quarter mile from the corner of where Northern Avenue ended (now Highway 51) and Shea Blvd started which took you all the way east to Scottsdale Road. Back then housing and shopping was not only scarce, but pretty much non-existent, and the population of Phoenix was approximately 200,000, if that. Paradise Valley had an entire population of about three thousand, (unless you count the rattlesnakes and scorpions) and was vacant of most every convenience you could think of with the closest high school several miles to the north on Bell Road. Oh my, how the times have changed.
Even though I have moved north to the cooler climate of Prescott our custom built homes are still there and still worth hundreds of thousands of dollars more that it cost to originally construct. I still own my home, visit often, and rent to family members.

Fast forward to 2012, and you find Paradise Valley a small, affluent community of over 16,000 families, and loaded to the gills with restaurants, bars, grills and Pubs, nightlife, and an overflow of major shopping malls and strip-centers to fulfill your every need and desire. Over a dozen fancy and expensive resorts dot the landscape of Paradise Valley, including, but not limited to the renovated "old kid" on the block, Mountain Shadow resort which for years has been the premier master-planned hotel, spa, and golf course choice in Paradise Valley. Actually, when you venture down Lincoln Drive or Shea Blvd heading east, the magnificent resorts are like ants at a lakeside picnic.

Being a long-time property owner of a Paradise Valley home, new annuitants of the area who consider a home purchase or just a winter visit, will find that living in the desert doesn't get any better than Paradise Valley. Here are my ratings.
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