Paradise Valley Community:
Located in Maricopa County, Arizona, Paradise Valley has approximately 12,820 residents (2010). Paradise Valley is known for expensive real estate and the several resorts that make it a premiere tourist destination. Most of the land of the town is dominated by Mummy Mountain. Camelback Mountain is on the souther border of Paradise Valley, and the Piestewa Peak mountains on the western border.
In 2012, Forbes Magazine named Paradise Valley’s zip code (85253) the 71st most expensive in America. That ranking also makes it the most expensive in Arizona and in the entire Southwestern U.S.