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Chino Valley is located in close proximity to downtown Prescott, Arizona. Chino Valley is located at 4707 feet above sea level and enjoys a mild 4 season climate! The town was Incorporated in 1970. Chino Valley received its name in 1854 from U.S. Army Cavalry Lt. Amiel W. Whipple. He was traveling through the area and took note of the plentiful gama grass growing in the region. The Mexican word for this grass was “chino”—thus the community’s name. From January – May of 1864, the site of the first Territorial Capital of Arizona was established at Del Rio Springs in Chino Valley. Later that year, the Territorial Capital was moved to Prescott. Jerome Junction railroad was established in 1895 and really put Chino Valley "on the map". Afterward, from the 1920s to the late 1940s, most of the families of Chino Valley took up farming and ranching. In the 1950s and 1960s, dairy farming became a large source of revenue. Affordable housing, large plots of land and significant availability of services continue to draw residents and businesses to the area.
Chino Valley is located along State Route 89 which connects the area with I-40 which in turn connects with Flagstaff. Chino Valley is located about 1.5 hours from Phoenix and about 1.5 hours from Flagstaff. Chino Valley is a short 20 minute drive to Downtown Prescott which boasts a thriving entertainment district, a state of the art medical center as well as a wide variety of medical specialists and is also close to Prescott Valley. Chino Valley has a population of approximately 16000 people and is experiencing growth in housing and retail establishments. For families with children there are several wonderful schools in the area with teachers and administrators that really care about each student! Combine this with the opportunity to see cattle and Pronghorn grazing in the pastures on your daily drive and this is the Best Place to Live in the Country! Contact me for more information on area events!