Welcome sign in ParadiseValleyParadiseValley, looking east to Mother MountainMotto(s): There is a reason we call this valley paradise Show map of the United StatesCoordinates: 33°3241N111°5723W/ 33.54472°N 111.95639°W/ 33.54472; -111.95639Coordinates : 33°3241N111°5723W/ 33.54472°N 111.95639°W/ 33.54472; -111.95639CountryUnited StatesStateArizonaCountyMaricopa Government • Mayor Jerry Bien-WillnerArea • Total15.42 sq mi (39.93 km 2) • Land15.39 sq mi (39.86 km 2) • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km 2)Elevation1,342 ft (409 m)Population • Total12,820 • Estimate 14,637 • Density951.20/sq mi (367.25/km 2) Time zoneUTC-7 (MST (no DST)) ZIP covered code(s)480FIPS code 04-52930 GNIS feature ID 9197 Website www.ci.
According to the 2010 census, the population of the town was 12,820. Despite its relatively small area and population compared to other municipalities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, ParadiseValley is home to eight full-service resorts, making it one of Arizona's premier tourist destinations.
It should not be confused with ParadiseValley Village, an official municipal designation, in northeast Phoenix. The town's name comes from the expansive area known as ParadiseValley that spreads from north of the Phoenix Mountains to Cave Creek and Carefree on the north and the McDowell Mountains to the east.
It is known primarily for its many resorts and expensive real estate. After the initial European settlement, ParadiseValley was first used for cattle grazing.
In the 1880s, when the land was being surveyed so it could be developed into agricultural lots, the name ParadiseValley first came into use, being given by surveyors from the Rio Verde Canal Company and its manager at the time, Frank Convey. According to the official town website, this name may have been chosen due to the abundance of spring wildflowers and pale Verde trees.
As the neighboring settlements of Phoenix and Scottsdale began to grow and annex adjoining areas, the residents of what would become ParadiseValley were concerned that the qualities they most valued would be lost if they were consumed by their larger neighbors. These residents formed “Citizens Committee for the Incorporation of The Town of ParadiseValley, Arizona”, which collected enough signatures to take to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.
The petition was granted by the supervisors, allowing the town of ParadiseValley to be incorporated on May 24, 1961. Several historical sites are within the town, including the Harold C. Price, Sr. House, McClure Mansion/Hormel Mansion, and Barry Goldwater Memorial Park.
Decennial Census ParadiseValley's motto, coined by residents, is “there is a reason we call this valley paradise '”. As of the census of 2000, 13,664 people, 5,034 households, and 4,163 families resided in the town.
The racial makeup of the town was 95.60% White, 0.73% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 2.02% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Of the 5,034 households, 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.1% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were not families; 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the town was $150,228, and for a family was $164,811. In 2012, the Forbes magazine named ParadiseValley's zip code, 85253, the 71st-most expensive in the United States.
This ranking also makes it the most expensive in the state of Arizona. The council is composed of six members who are elected to serve four-year staggered terms.
In 2012, citizens gathered 500 signatures on a petition requesting the council reconsider the issue of direct election of mayor. The council voted in June 2012 to return the question of direct election of mayor to the people.
Official website Media related to Paradise Valley, Arizona at Wikimedia Commons About ParadiseValley is a 793 acre conservation area located south of SR-522 on Paradise Lake Road.
The site is located in the headwaters' area of the Bear Creek watershed and plays a vital role in the health of this important salmon stream. The park features a 13-mile natural surface trail system open to hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use (motor vehicles are prohibited).
The parking lot frequently reaches capacity on busy weekend days and maneuvering space for larger trailers becomes limited. The overall purchase price was reduced significantly due to a generous donation made by the Lloyd family.
Restrictions, covenants and conditions were negotiated “to ensure that the Lloyd Family Farmstead property be retained forever in its open space and historical condition and to prevent any use of the property that will significantly impair or interfere with the open space, wildlife habitat, and historical values of the property.” To halt ecological degradation caused by inappropriate use, the PVC was closed to the public shortly after acquisition. Planning for the facility was completed in 2008 and the park was officially opened on April 22, 2009 (Earth Day).
Initial and ongoing trail work would not have been possible without extensive volunteer efforts by partner organizations including the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Water Tenders, Eagle Scouts and many more. Parking lot is just north of the Lloyd family farm on the west side of the road.
This wild wood started out as a working farm and timber producing homestead over one hundred years ago. It became part of the Snohomish County Park system in 2000, and now is in the process of returning to the wild state it once was.
The trails are all well signed and a map can be printed or downloaded to your smartphone from the Snohomish County Parks website. Take a minute to read the trailhead kiosk before you start, then head down the Mainline trail from the parking lot.
Salmon berry has bright magenta-pink flowers in the spring and tasty orange to red berries in summer. There has been rumors of a resident bear living in these woods, perhaps you will see him if the berries are ripe.
As they decay, these trees provide insects and nesting sites for birds and small mammals. You will soon come to a main intersection with the Forest Ridge and the Lloyd trail, stay on the Southern Traverse.
This trail will wander through some large Doug fir, second growth trees that are one hundred years old. You will also see some dying trees here too, western white pine being felled by disease.
The bark is black and the dead branches circle the trunk in a whorled pattern. Look carefully, though, seedlings are to be found among the understory of Oregon grape, salad and sword fern.
Just off the Mainline trail on your way back there is a nice place for lunch at a spot labeled The Clearing, here you will find a picnic table. If you didn't bring a lunch, the Malty Café, just west of the crossing of 522 is a local favorite.
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