Commerce & Culture
Guests arriving at the landmark Camelback Inn — now officially J.W. Marriott’s Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa — are greeted by the words “Where Time Stands Still,” and they couldn’t hold truer. Paradise Valley has stayed guarded from the sprawl seen in Scottsdale and Phoenix, whose hungry every-expanding borders prompted the decision to incorporate the community independently in 1961. The town retains its rural-leaning way of life with the utmost cosmopolitan flair — it boasts eight full-service resorts, along with championship golf courses and an array of shops and restaurants. Popular tourist attractions include Barry Goldwater Memorial Park and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Harold Price, Sr. House.