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Town of Chino
Valley, located along State Highway 89 in the mountains of
north central Arizona, 15 miles north of Prescott and 35 miles
south of Ash Fork. Chino Valley is a vibrant town with rich
tradition, but its best days are just around the corner. Are you
looking for a great place to raise a family, or start a business?
Chino Valley may be the place for you.
The town was
incorporated in 1970 and is at an elevation of 4,750 feet and has
a growing economy, great education system, and excellent health
care. Chino Valley has a mild climate and a gentle four seasons.
Chino Valley enjoys 300 plus days of sunshine every year, and has
an average rainfall of 10.6 inches.
The Chino Valley
area supports a variety of vegetation. Spring is heralded by grand
tulips and daffodils. The summer landscape is marked with
bountiful vegetable gardens where corn, squash, and beans
flourish. Summer's harvest is celebrated at the annual corn dinner
and dance held each Labor Day. Autumn's colors, enhanced by
profuse evergreens native to the area, give a beautiful prelude to
the mild winters.
Valley is the site of the first Territorial Capital of Arizona.
The capital moved to Prescott in 1864. U.S. Army Cavalry Lt. Amiel
W. Whipple, while traveling through the area in 1854, gave the
community its name. "Chino" is the Mexican name for the abundant
curly grama grass growing in the area. In 1895, a narrow gauge
branch of the United Verde and Pacific Railroad to Jerome, joining
the Prescott and Arizona Central, was completed, and Jerome
Junction was established. Between 1900 and 1925, the activities of
Jerome Junction were absorbed by Chino Valley.
Chino Valley and
the surrounding area have experienced tremendous growth since the
town was incorporated in 1970. The greater Chino area has over
12,000 residents who primarily shop in Chino Valley. Affordable
land and the availability of services will continue to attract new
businesses in the future.
there are approximately 9600 town residents. The town is blessed
with clean air, good soil, and an abundant supply of pure water,
proven to require no treatment. Local wells provide most of the
drinking water. Average well depths range between 200 to 500 feet.
The Chino Valley Irrigation District, a 2500 acre service area,
provides water for agricultural purposes. Whether your dream is
your own garden, a small farm or a large ranch, Chino Valley has
the resources to support your desires. Chino Valley offers many
choice home sites for all citizens. From a 60’ x 100’ lot to a 5
acre parcel, single family homes, apartments, mobile home parks,
and permanent mobile home sites are all available.
Courtesy of Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce
Learn more about
our natural environment, town history, arts and education and
other elements that define the Chino Valley lifestyle
in these links.
Valley Chamber of Commerce
Chino Valley Profile
Chino Valley Map