The colors of the sunset that night were gorgeous.
We technically live in Paradise Valley, which is adjacent to both Phoenix and Scottsdale. It is a very small community with only about 14,500 residents and about 5,000 households.
Generally, Paradise Valley allows on average only one house per acre so it is very low density, which provides habitat for wildlife.
When we step out our front door, however, and cross the street we are in Scottsdale so we live, work, and play in both communities.
Paradise Valley has twelve major resorts, which makes it a prime tourist destination in Arizona. Paradise Valley is only 15.5 square miles in size. It is a quiet enclave of the large metropolitan Valley of the Sun.
For those interested, notable residents of Paradise Valley include Alice Cooper, Muhammed Ali, Stevie Nicks, Mark Grace, Jeff Hornacek, Hugh Downs, Sandra Day O'Connor, Randy Johnson, Paolo Soleri, and Bill Keane to name a few. Past residents also include Barry Goldwater, Erma Bombeck, and William Rehnquist.