From expansive properties with horse privileges to friendly, mom-and-pop cafés and shops; from acres of green spaces at local parks to a weekly gathering of purveyors of farm-fresh produce, natural meats, baked goods and hand-crafted items at the Saturday farmers’ market, higher education opportunities and so much more, the well-established 85032 ZIP is an amazing place to call home.
Buy a Home
The median sale price is $331K — recent sales range from a 3bd/2ba, 836 sq-ft condo for $100K to a 6bd/4.5ba, 3,544 sq-ft home on 1.43 acres with horse privileges, which sold for $757K. (Source: Redfin.com)
Located at 3502 E. Cactus Rd., Roadrunner Park offers amenities galore including lighted baseball, lighted basketball, a lagoon (with plenty of ducks), a playground with shade structure, pool, ramadas and picnic area, restrooms, lighted soccer, lighted softball, lighted tennis, lighted sand volleyball, and grills.
Hours: 5:30am–11pm, daily
Grab a Bite to Eat
If you go to Roadrunner Park on any given Saturday, be sure to check out the Roadrunner Park Farmers’ Market. Featuring local farm produce including fresh vegetables and fruit, baked goods, honey, nursery stock, natural pork, beef and fish and hand-crafted items, the market has served the community since 1989.
Find Education and Opportunity
Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is a public community college that opened its campus more than 30 years ago, in fall 1987. During the Spring 2020 semester, the college served over 7,000 students. But its service to the community goes beyond education.
PVCC is partnering with St. Mary’s Food Bank to host a no contact food distribution March 26 for students, employees and the community — all are welcome. The mobile food distribution feeds on average 600 to 700 individuals, about 150 families monthly. Drive by to pick up free food from 10am–noon (or until food runs out).
Location: 18401 N. 32nd St.
Info: 602.787.7000; paradisevalley.edu
Discover Something New
Paradox Brew recently opened at 3215 E. Thunderbird Rd., Suite A. The coffee shop serves organic, cold brew, coffee, espresso and local teas (and the owner, Paul Schmitz, mixes his own blend of chai that is smooth with just a bit of spice). The company sources coffee beans that are family roasted by Single Speed Coffee Roasters in Flagstaff. Paradox Brew offers a warm and friendly environment where everyone is invited to “stay a while and enjoy a smile.”
Hours: Open daily, 6am–6pm
Info: 602.777.0607; paradoxbrewaz.com