Retire in Paradise Valley, AZ

Livability Score
42
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Scapegoat Beer and Wine

Great service mike behind the bar is very knowledgeable about the wines and beers Small personal lounge bartender very nice guy Great atmosphere and...

2. Base Pizzeria

Awesome place. Owners are Aussie so that's like a huge bump in stars because they have great Aussie beers. I must have ordered like 6 pizzas and 15 beers...

3. Maria's Frybread & Mexican Food

Service is friendly and welcoming. Food is great. The rice is very traditional and yummy! Hubby and the kids had the fry bread and said it was great! I...

4. Sel

We dined at Sel for our anniversary the other day. While it wasn't cheap the food at Sel is exceptional. We order the 4 course tasting menu with wine...

5. Ten Handcrafted American Fare & Spirits

Accepted my reservation for 11 people, what an awkward number. Great upstairs table. Hushpuppies - apparently named because a HUSH fell over the table...

Golf
1. The Phoenician Golf Club

Came here for my birthday and it was one of the most relaxing rounds of golf i have ever played and the cart comes around and they have great sandwiches and...

2. 16th Hole at The Phoenix Open

Never thought I would review a golf tournament or a golf hole, for that matter. Oh, where to begin? I know.... I attended the Phoenix Open a couple of...

3. PING Golf

Awesome facility. Both the factory tour and the club fitting were memorable events and well worth the investment of time.

4. Silverleaf Realty

If you think of what the word gorgeous means you will think of Silver leaf Golf Club. Located in a protected mountain community in Scottsdale. This property...

5. The Westin Kierland Golf Club

I rarely write reviews but the food at Brittlebush was so awesome and the service was so exceptional that I needed to recognize them for a fantastic...

Active
1. Pedego Scottsdale

We just purchased two Pedego's from them and couldn't be happier. If you want a business that has great customer service, knowledgeable and hands on owners,...

2. Pure Barre Phoenix

I've been attending this studio for about 3 months now and it has been a breath of fresh air! I've been doing Pure Barre for about 2.5 years and have taken...

3. Off The Grid Fitness

I've had several gym memberships, but I have not liked any of them as much as I like Off the Grid. I love that there are always clean towels and bathrooms....

4. Apex Balloons

This was a birthday gift 1 year in the making! After many other failed flight attempts (thanks Mother Nature) we were finally able to take off on 8/15. We...

5. BODI

I have nothing but fantastic things to say about this gym. The owner, Nikki, has a great personality and really knows her stuff. She will really motivate...

Arts
1. Pinot's Palette - Paradise Valley

I love coming here. We always have so much fun whenever we paint. The step by step directions make it easy to follow along even if you have no talent....

2. The Brush Bar

OK...this was probably my most surprising 5 star rating of all time. I know a lot of people think these group painting/wine drinking places are cheesy, and...

3. Chicks With Spiritual Gifts

Terri was amazing! I went to see her this past weekend due to needing some things validated in my life. I have visited with other psychics in the past and...

4. Psychic Readings By Lilly

I am a very skeptical and conservative person, but since I had encountered an unexpected situation in my life that I needed help with, I decided to take a...

5. Cosanti Originals

Soleri was a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. Trained at Taliesin he continued the tradition of organic architecture here at Cosancti. Distinctive and unique...

Shopping
1. Cosanti Originals

Soleri was a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. Trained at Taliesin he continued the tradition of organic architecture here at Cosancti. Distinctive and unique...

2. Simply Posh Consignment Boutique

This boutique is incredible! I give you fair warning- You can not go into this boutique without realizing you 'just need!' quite a few adorable tops and...

3. Poisoned Pen A Mystery Book Store

Having been acclimated at an early age to great mystery authors such as John Le Carre and Agatha Christie, I've always had a penchant for mystery novels....

4. Guitar Gallery

Update: was contacted about a month ago by long-time employee and custom builder Dave Ayers that he wanted to revisited my issue and make things right. I...

5. urbAna

Gorgeous store stocked with beautiful local pieces! I want to move in there! Bree was super helpful can't wait for a reason to go back!!

Health
1. Merhipsy Healing

She is the real deal and so helpful! She has such a sweet presence and she tells you such insightful and life-changing information. I will definitely...

2. Glo Medspa

I went to Glo medspa as a very nervous first time Botox recipient. I've always had a gummy smile and dimpled chin when smiling, and a friend told me Botox...

3. Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics: Scottsdale Shea

Such a great first dentist experience for my son! I was impressed before even entering, by the child-sized door to enter the office and it just got better...

4. Simply Dentistry

I can't say enough good about this dental practice. Always on time and out quick, the tv on the ceiling for while you're getting cleaned, the friendliness...

5. The Joint Chiropractic

To be honest, I was skeptical of a franchised chiropractic office, but trusted the reviews. WOW. I'm impressed! Dr Judge is very competent, thorough, and...