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Retire To Paradise Valley, AZ

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.


Paradise Valley
Air Quality
Phoenix-Mesa & Maricopa County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2016 26 265 67 5 0
2015 51 244 57 3 0
2014 29 229 74 17 0
2013 36 242 60 19 0
2012 31 241 78 8 0
2011 23 221 75 21 0




Paradise Valley
Water Quality
Lower Salt Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 na na na
2010 na na na
2008 50 0 50
2006 na na na
2004 54 0 46
2002 92 0 8




Paradise Valley
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument plus 5 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
17 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 1 11



Paradise Valley Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 39 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 53 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 91 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 104 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 8 in 35 in



Paradise Valley Elevation
1,257 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Paradise Valley
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake No Risk 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low



Paradise Valley
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Palo Verde (3) 60 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Paradise Valley
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 5,023 5,915
HDD 1,535 4,662
CDD 3,488 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Paradise Valley Area)
Paradise Valley Area EPA Cleanup Sites


Legend:
Small green circles (older style maps) or multi-colored circles (newer style maps: click here for legend) indicate 1)Superfund Sites 2)Federal Facilities 3)RCRA Corrective Action Sites and 4)Brownfields Properties (EPA hazardous material cleanup sites defined at Environment link)

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