GRACELAND HILLS

 

One of the earliest and largest master planned communities in America, Graceland Hills opened Phase I on August 22, 1958, with five home models, a shopping center, a recreation center, and drive-in movie theatre. The opening weekend drew 100,000 people, ten times more than expected, and resulted in a Time magazine cover story.

 

Built on the site of the former ghost town of Mesa Verde. The only surviving element of the original community is the Graceland Hills Cemetery and funeral home which were built in 1920. By the time America entered the second world war in 1941, the town of Mesa Verde had been abandoned. The town and surrounding areas were purchased in 1949.

 

Due to the unusual placement of the Graceland Hills Cemetery at the heart of the development and a number of local urban legends surrounding the area. The community has earned the colorful nickname, “Graveland.”

ALADDIN'S CASTLE ARCADE

ANGELO'S PIZZA & HOAGIES

ATOMIC VIDEO™

BATTLEZONE ARCADE™

BOOKSTAR

CINEWORLD THEATERS

EL MIRAGE SKATE PARK

GRAB N' GO CONVENIENCE STORES

TAPE WORLD MUSIC

MEGA VIDEO

Z-ROCK 98.8 FM

MOVIETOWN VIDEO

PINK TORPEDO SUBS™

PIZZA SHACK™

SOUND BARRIER VIDEO

STARLITE DRIVE-IN

STEREOLAND™

SUPERFUN ARCADE

TOXIC COMICS™

U-TOTEM CONVENIENCE STORES

VALLEY VIEW MALL

VIDEO PARADISE

WATER WORLD SLIDE N' SURF™

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Horizon Hills

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Sunset Park

8 Valley Locations.

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Superstition Springs

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Arcadia Hills

5 Valley Locations.

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Graceland Hills Plaza

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Valley View Parkway

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*For leasing or new retail information please contact the West Valley Chamber of Commerce or the Graceland Hills Community Association.

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