Paradise Valley, AZ
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Paradise Valley is a somewhat small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 13,922 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Paradise Valley is the 44th largest community in Arizona.

Paradise Valley home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Paradise Valley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Paradise Valley is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Paradise Valley is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paradise Valley who work in management occupations (18.86%), sales jobs (13.81%), and healthcare (13.42%).

Of important note, Paradise Valley is also a town of artists. Paradise Valley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Paradise Valley’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.09% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Paradise Valley is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Paradise Valley is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Paradise Valley really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Paradise Valley perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Paradise Valley, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Paradise Valley is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.56% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Paradise Valley in 2010 was $94,026, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $376,104 for a family of four. However, Paradise Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Paradise Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Paradise Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Paradise Valley include English, Irish, Italian, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Paradise Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.

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