North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley are in the area bounded by Tatum Boulevard to the west, Thunderbird Road to the south, Pima Road to the east, and Pinnacle Peak Road to the north. This area of Paradise Valley Village is not to be confused by Paradise Valley proper, a separate town that begins south of Shea Boulevard. Instead, this expansive Paradise Valley is an official municipal designation and is technically in northeast Phoenix.
Within these boundaries can be found a wide assortment of homes, from luxury semi-custom homes to condominiums. Grayhawk and Sonoran Hills in North Scottsdale feature homes ranging from townhome/condos and patio homes in gated subdivisions, to single family homes on golf courses. South of the 101 freeway, is the Kierland subdivision which also features luxury condos as well as single family homes. Kierland Heritage, for example, is a townhome community with one and two story options and large floorplans up to 2,500 square feet. Kierland is a walkable community with the outdoor shopping center Kierland Commons just steps away.
Other subdivisions within North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley include Paradise Park Vista which features single family homes with manicured lots in the highly sought after North Ranch Elementary neighborhood. The gated community of Belmont in Triple Crown features single family homes built in 1997 and feeds into the popular Copper Canyon Elementary School. Other subdivisions within this area include Steeplechase, Liberty Square, and Horizon Casitas.
Entertainment, dining and shopping options abound in North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, from Arizona Air Time and Cracker Jax, to the outdoor shopping malls of Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter. Other shopping areas include The Shops at Zocallo and the Promenade Shopping Center.
There are several popular parks in this area, including Greenway Park, Kierland Park and Desert Horizon Park, all of which feature athletic fields, walking paths and playgrounds. Golfing options include the Kierland Golf Club and the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, among others.
The A rated Paradise Valley Unified School District serves this area, from Grayhawk Elementary and Pinnacle Peak Elementary in North Scottsdale to North Ranch Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Copper Canyon Elementary, Sandpiper Elementary, Sunrise Middle School, Desert Shadows Middle School and Horizon High School in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale.