Paradise Valley Village is known for its open space character created by the surrounding mountains, Indian Bend Wash greenbelt and trail systems. The surrounding Phoenix Mountains, part of the city of Phoenix Mountain Preserve system, provide the area residents with biking, equestrian and hiking trails, and other recreational opportunities within a natural Sonoran Desert environment.
Recreational opportunities are also available along the Indian Bend Wash, which was designed as a flood control greenbelt. The village core, Paradise Valley Mall and surrounding area, provide a successful blend of shopping, housing, and employment. Paradise Valley Mall and Kierland Commons attracts shoppers from throughout the Valley. The Paradise Valley Village is also made up of several established residential neighborhoods. With a number of assets, the Village remains a desirable place to live, shop, and play within the City of Phoenix.