5 Reasons to Love Paradise Valley

Scottsdale is a great place to live, raise a family, vacation, golf and more but there’s an old world charm to Paradise Valley that really makes me love it. There are so many reasons to fall in love with Paradise Valley but here is 5 reasons to get you started.

1. Camelback Mountain
The iconic heart of the Phoenix metro area rising majestically up from the valley floor. So many people I talk to have had an amazing experience climbing to the top, a rite of passage everyone who lives in Scottsdale or is just visiting should do. When I first came to visit Paradise on vacation I stayed in the shadows of the Camelback mountain at an older resort that has since turned into the Montelucia Resort. From that time the Camelback has had a place in my heart.

View of the Camelback Mountain

Stunning view of the Camelback from a Paradise Valley Mansion

2. The Sanctuary Resort
If you are looking for a cool place to stay in Scottsdale, Phoenix or Paradise valley the Sanctuary Resort is a great choice. Its location is perfect for Scottsdale’s shopping, Paradise Valley’s resorts and restaurants and Phoenix’s business.

The Sanctuary Resort in Paradise Valley

Stunning views of the Pool and Mountains from Elements Restaurant at The Sanctuary

In addition to their normal rooms and casita’s for a taste of true luxury you can stay in a mountainside estate, the highest real estate on the Camelback mountain. Rates do start at $4,000 per night though.

3. The architecture
If you are a lover of great and diverse architecture than Paradise Valley might be the place for you to live in the Phoenix metro area. Scottsdale tends to have more master planned communities with Home Owners Associations and all the rules that can mean. PV is just that bit more wild west in terms of style.

Below are a few of the contrasting types of architecture.

Modern architecture in Paradise Valley

Santa Fe style in Paradise Valley

Outdoors indoors desert home in PV

4. The People
The people of Paradise Valley includes some lofty achievers. Captains of industry, sports people, politicians. When you visit one of the resorts in Paradise Valley you just always seem to bump into interesting people.

I have yet to meet my favorite resident the statesman, the legend and inspiration to many Muhammad Ali.

Muhammed Ali resident of Paradise Valley

Muhammed Ali resident of Paradise Valley

I’ve been inspired by his story ever since watching When We Were Kings the stunning documentary about the Rumble in the Jungle. Hopefully I get to meet him one day.

5. The best Starbucks in Arizona
There is only one Starbucks in Paradise Valley. Not many towns can say that these days. But the one in Paradise Valley is not just a rarity but it is a truly unique experience. Nestled into the back terrace of the legendary Camelback Inn this Starbucks has an amazing patio with views of the beautiful fountains, rushing streams, flowers and gardens of the Camelback Inn.

Paradise Valley

The View From Starbucks at Camelback Inn

Its one of my favorite places to go on the weekend for coffee.

Marta Walsh Paradise Valley REALTOR

Marta Walsh Paradise Valley REALTOR at Camelback Inn

Posted in Marta Walsh, Paradise Valley | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

6 Responses to 5 Reasons to Love Paradise Valley

  1. I’m not gonna lie, the Sanctuary Resort looks amazing!! I would totally love to stay there! As for Starbucks, the way it’s layed out there, it would be my favorite hang-out spot on weekends too (then again, I love coffee).

    I’ll be in Phoenix next month for the ARMLS Tech Fair, if it’s anywhere near by, I’ll be sure to drop in 🙂

  2. Love the photos Marta, and what a gorgeous place to call home. My wife and I have a lot of great memories in Scottsdale and surrounding neighborhood ~ we were married at Canaan In The Desert. Last year I climbed Camelback and Squaw Peak (I think it’s not correct to say that anymore). Someday we will own a home in your home town…I guess we know who to call 🙂

  3. Marta, Phoenix (and particularly the Scottsdale area) is one of my husband’s and my favorite vacation spots. We have had the joy of climbing Camelback Mountain many times, and we will definitely check that Starbucks out next time we are in town!

  4. Very nice formatting on your blog. Easy as 1,2,3.

  5. Pingback: Colonia Miramonte | Paradise Valley, AZ | Marta Walsh | North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley REALTOR

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *