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The 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.

Chino 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.

Currently, 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.

Information 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.

Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce

Chino Valley Profile

Chino Valley Map


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