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Paradise Valley, Arizona, is a small, affluent town comprising sixteen square miles Maricopa County, with a population of about 13,000. Mummy Mountain sits in the middle of town, and Camelback Mountain is along the southern border and Piestewa Peak is along the west. Paradise Valley also borders the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale. The rich history of Paradise Valley began in the late 1950s. The city of Phoenix was growing rapidly, but the residents who lived further out of town in the foothills of the mountains enjoyed their rural way of life. They began to worry that as Phoenix expanded it would swallow up their country way of life. In 1961, a group of residents around Mummy Mountain got together and signed a petition to incorporate their little town of two square miles. As residents of neighboring towns began to realize they had similar values – quiet living, open space, and privacy -- they asked to join Paradise Valley, and so the town grew.