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Welcome to Paradise Valley ...

The town of Paradise Valley is located in Maricopa County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Paradise Valley: Paradise Vly. (or less commonly used: Paradise Vally. or Paradise Vlly.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Paradise Valley has a population of 14,656 people<2> (see below for details).

Paradise Valley was established in 1961.

The community of Paradise Valley is 1,820 feet [555 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Paradise Valley lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Paradise Valley: (480)

The ZIP code for Paradise Valley: 85253<4>

Websites for Paradise Valley ...

Official Website: www.ci.paradise-valley.az.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Paradise Valley had an population of 14,656 people. This is an increase of 14.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Paradise Valley had a population of 12,820 people. This makes Paradise Valley the county's 16th most populous community.

The population of Paradise Valley represents 0.2% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,820 people, the population of Paradise Valley decreased 6.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,664 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Paradise Valley.

Communities Also Named Paradise Valley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Paradise Valley - they are located in Alberta, British Columbia, Georgia, Nevada (2), Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Paradise Valley.

Communities near Paradise Valley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Paradise Valley.

  • Phoenix (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
    • Phoenix lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Paradise Valley and is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,708,127 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix<6>
  • Mesa (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
    • Mesa lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Paradise Valley and is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 528,159 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<6>
  • Chandler (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chandler
    • Chandler lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Paradise Valley and is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 265,398 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chandler<6>
  • Gilbert (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
    • Gilbert lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Paradise Valley and is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 257,658 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<6>
  • Glendale (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Glendale lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Paradise Valley and is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 255,307 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<6>
  • Tempe (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe
    • Tempe lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Paradise Valley and is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,402 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tempe<6>
  • Peoria (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
    • Peoria lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Paradise Valley and is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,872 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria<6>
  • Fountain Hills (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hills
    • Fountain Hills lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Paradise Valley and is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,960 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Hills<6>
  • Tolleson (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolleson
    • Tolleson lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Paradise Valley and is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,564 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolleson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolleson<6>
  • Guadalupe (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guadalupe
    • Guadalupe lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Paradise Valley and is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,698 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guadalupe<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Paradise Valley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Paradise Valley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Paradise Valley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Paradise Valley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Paradise Valley. See our Newspapers Page for Paradise Valley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Paradise Valley ...

Looking for more information about Paradise Valley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Paradise Valley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Paradise Valley.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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The official website for Paradise Valley: www.ci.paradise-valley.az.us/

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Maricopa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Paradise Valley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paradise Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Paradise Valley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Paradise Valley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Paradise Valley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Paradise Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Paradise ValleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paradise Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5311, Longitude: -111.9432    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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