Scottsdale Living

While residents of the Northeast Valley communities have access to healthcare and educational resources throughout the Valley, they also enjoy leading-edge services and facilities close to home. The internationally famous Mayo Clinic added a state-of-the-art hospital to its Scottsdale clinic facility to offer a complete range of diagnostic and treatment services. Paradise Valley Hospital has long been serving the residents of northeastern Phoenix, while Scottsdale Healthcare provides a growing list of specialties and general healthcare services that include two hospitals, adult day care, diabetes center, home health services, occupational health centers, and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center.

Schools throughout the Northeast Valley are recognized as some of Arizona’s finest, providing a wealth of extracurricular and special programs in addition to a strong core curriculum in modern classrooms. Paradise Valley Community College in northeast Phoenix and Scottsdale Community College provide two convenient locations that offer continuing education courses, certifications and two-year degrees, vocational training, or an affordable start on a four-year degree. The area is home to a center for the University of Phoenix and specialized institutions of higher learning that include the respected Scottsdale Culinary Institute and a branch of the Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College.


Whether you are searching for the simple pleasures of a relaxing desert environment or the excitement of world-class recreational opportunities, the Northeast Valley provides an idyllic place to live, work, and play. Because of the area’s solid reputation as a resort destination as well as a comfortable home for retirees, families, and professionals—the living environments and the housing styles are exceptionally diverse. Newcomers will discover a seemingly endless variety of single-family homes as well as patio homes, townhouses, and condominiums. Nestled along tranquil streets in the neighborhoods of the “Paradise Valley” section of northern Phoenix, many comfortable two-bedroom wood-frame homes are shaded by mature greenery. The Town of Paradise Valley, on the other hand, has long been known for multi-million-dollar estates that sprawl over generous mountain and hillside lots to command peerless valley views.

Acreage and lot sizes vary widely in this vast Northeast Valley region. The most obvious possibilities for multi-acre lots and mini-ranches or horse properties lie in northern Scottsdale, the Pinnacle Peak area, and the communities of Cave Creek and Carefree. The Northeast Valley now stretches between the small outlying town of New River along Interstate 17 and the far northern Valley communities of Cave Creek and Carefree. Because the Northeast Valley encompasses some of the Valley’s most popular shopping and cultural districts along with expanses of open space, the recreational amenities are exceptional in both quality and quantity. Art galleries, fine boutiques, and exclusive shops contrast with the “urban cowboy” appeal of Old Town Scottsdale. World-class golf and tennis facilities provide year-round exercise and outdoor pleasure to residents and visitors alike. A myriad of local bicycle paths, small fishing lakes, lush parks, desert preserves, walking trails, and family amusement centers add to the Northeast Valley’s medley of recreational possibilities.

International crowds mingle with residents at a number of annual events and colorful festivals. Beginning in January, the famous FBR Open PGA Golf Tournament draws the nation’s top contenders to the exclusive Tournament Players Club in Scottsdale. In February, equestrians flock to Scottsdale’s Westworld for the internationally acclaimed All Arabian Horse Show. The largest horse-drawn parade in the world, the Parada del Sol, remains a beloved Scottsdale tradition. Fountain Hills hosts the Great Fair twice each year in the spring and fall, adding a hot air balloon race to the list of annual events. This small, upscale town also draws visitors to Arizona’s only Thanksgiving Day Parade and supports a popular community theater. Regardless of where you decide to settle in the Northeast Valley, you are sure to discover an exceptional quality of life that seems to grow richer with each year.

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