Paradise Valley is home to eight full service resorts, making it one of Arizona’s premier destinations. Paradise Valley was first used for cattle grazing. When the land was being surveyed so it could be developed into agricultural lots, the name “Paradise Valley” first came into use. The lifestyle today has not changed much from what the early residents envisioned. Quiet surroundings, open space and privacy are valued as much now as they were then. Whether your interests lie with arts and culture, professional sporting events, desert hiking adventures, world-class golf courses, shopping, or luxury spa treatments, the Paradise Valley area offers truly special surroundings.