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Denise van den Bossche

Denise van den Bossche

Camelback Country Estates



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WHY ARE ALL THE MILLIONAIRES MOVING TO THIS SMALL ARIZONA TOWN? Click Icon below for reprint of Wall Street Journal February 2002

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Located in the northeast quadrant of Paradise Valley Township at Shea Blvd & Scottsdale Roads, with Tatum to the east and Lincoln to the south, these neighborhoods are the most family-friendly, active lifestyle areas of the Town. Located in the foothills of Mummy Mountain, this front porch community is anchored by some of the nation's top public schools. Because of the Township's requirement of minimum acre lots that dates back to it's incorporation in 1960, that equates to large grassy yards, tennis courts, shady sidewalks, front porches, runners, road bikes, and dog walkers. And because it is in the foothills, the streets provide even the most athletic of its residents a great workout. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the variations in incline for walking, jogging and bicycling. Wide lot set-backs, filled with indigenous flowering desert vegetation provide golf course and mountain views. Dark sky ordinances at dusk, allow for dramatic sunset walks. Hillside homes provide amazing views and incline, while flat portions of the Valley feature golf courses with walkways and bike paths for hours of outdoor enjoyment. Residents enjoy the cool mornings and dusk year round, yes, even in most of the summer months when our lack of humidity really shines!


You can walk or ride your bike to Paradise Valley Country Club, the Camelback Inn or the Camelback Country Club, which features 36 championship holes (more below). This is the neighborhood to ride your bike for hours without having to cross a major road. There are plenty of views and inclines to choose from. This residential oasis with minimum one-acre lots is most appealing due to its location, where everything you need is within a five minute drive:  Bordered by Scottsdale Road, Gainey and Mccormick Ranch to the East, and Phoenix to the West. Groceries? Choose from Fry's, Safeway, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Sprouts. Salons? This ranges from Rolf's NYC style fashion to dozens of nail, wax and cosmetic specialties. Restaurants? Coffee, Pubs, Wine Bars, and dozens of restaurants. Gym? The Villages, Yoga, and Club Pilates are some of the most popular. Shopping? Paris Paris, several boutiques, furniture, jewlery and more. Resorts? Gainey Hyatt, complete with lazy river and gondolas, and of course more golf.



Recognized for its celebrity sightings, luxury estates and gated compounds, PV is a small residential community of just 7,000 residents, city services, and a Police Department. Many of the neighborhoods here are not governed by HOA, yet pride of ownership is apparent:  PV is in the top 10% of wealthiest and safest places in the state, where estates can exceed $30 Million. There are no Property Taxes in the PV Township, thanks to some of the most exclusive resorts in the western states.

Location, Location, Location. Paradise Valley is located at the base of Camelback and Mummy Mountains, some of the Valley's most recognizable landmarks. On the west side of Tatum, the Valley is set into the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, offering over 200 miles of trails and great city views of the Phoenix and Scottsdale skylines! Bordered to the East by Scottsdale Road, The Camelback Country Estates quadrant of PV is a short hike to some of the best and ever-changing restaurants, shopping and entertainment in the U.S. A few miles away, the Ritz Paradise Valley and 110 acres of Ritz branded homesites is well under construction, the first resort built under the brand in two dozen years. Adjacent will be what is advertised as the greatest shopping district in the west, with prominence greater than Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. A few miles in either direction is Tempe/ASU, Old Town Scottsdale, Kierland Commons and the Scottsdale Quarter, the 101, Casinos and multiple spring training facilities. (More on Paradise Valley Township)    (More on Scottsdale)



15 minutes to downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor Airport. Flying private? 15 minutes the other direction to Scottsdale Airport. It's also 15 minutes to the 101 at Shea, which wraps around the Valley with little congestion. 15 minutes west to the 51 to downtown or the Biltmore.



Bordered by Scottsdale Road, the CCE neighborhoods are walking distance to coffee, shops, restuarants at Gainey, Located half way between Old Town Scottsdale and Kierland/Scottsdale Quarter. 15 minutes takes you to either Old Town Scottsdale to the south, or Kierland/Scottsdale Corridor to the north. 



Scottsdale’s renown  3-C Schools are located here. How many elementary schools can boast of a local police presence? Welcome to Cherokee Elementary, where the PV Police Department maintains a substation. Historically enjoying some of the longest wait lists in the state, the campus was completely redesigned and rebuilt ready for the post-Covid enrollment. Nearby Chaparral High has a national award winning athletic program attracting students from out of state as well as overseas. Phoenix Country Day and Tesseract are also located here.

Due to their popularity, Enrollment for the current school year is limited to households within the boundaries. It can be confusing, as there is a nearby Paradise Valley Unified School District 69, which is actually in Phoenix.




The Camelback Inn Golf Club features 36 championship holes. Two scenic courses, Ambiente and Padre, boast native grasses, lakes, lofty trees and mountain views. The terrain, with its elevation changes, bunkers and water holes, challenges golfers of all skill levels.  The Ambiente Course was re-designed in 2017 by notable golf architect Jason Straka on behalf of Hurdzan Fry Environmental Golf Design. This 7,225-yard, par 72 course challenges players with eye-catching elevation changes and rolling fairways of significant drops. The landscape is made up of mountain vistas, native trees and wildflowers. Mindful of its surroundings, this Arizona course was specifically created to be eco-friendly and sustainable.


After living in other parts of Paradise Valley for 20 years before landing here 12 years ago, I can honestly attest to what makes these neighborhoods great. Questions, contact me here.


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in early 2022 new STR laws went into effect in Paradise Valley. And several established neighborhoods modified existing CC&Rs. Be careful on listings stating "no HOA" since the process takes months or years, during which they will be undetectable by your title search. Work with a ocal agent who has experience in the neighborhoods of PV.

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