Living Here

The Verde Valley

Mariachis at Tlaquepaque

Photos courtesy of VVREO and the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau

The beautiful Verde Valley lies in central Arizona and is flanked to the west by the Mingus Mountains and to the northeast by the majestic red rocks of the Colorado Plateau. A land of unparalleled beauty and ecological diversity, the life-giving presence of the Verde River and Oak Creek make the Verde Valley a lush area attracting flora, fauna, and people who love, protect, and invest in the region.

The beauty of the Verde Valley and Sedona area lure millions of visitors each year, as well as folks who decide to make this rich and versatile region their home.  From desert high country to lush green forests and waterways, the area attractions are unparalleled for outdoor activities and comfort-of-living.

In addition to its natural beauty, the area abounds in services and infrastructure that supports residents and visitors alike.  The Verde Valley Medical Center main campus in Cottonwood provides a branch location serving Sedona as well a new facility in Camp Verde opening in 2016. Yavapai College provides a mix of secondary classes and state-of-the-art educational programs in the region. A rich Native American cultural heritage augments the many other cultural offerings here, from the visual, musical and dramatic arts, to the many churches, community centers and schools. The quality of life is off the charts!  Yes, it’s all here in the Verde Valley!

The townships of Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Camp Verde, Jerome, the Yavapai Nation, and several unincorporated communities are seated in the Valley, and VVREO is pleased to be an advocate for each of them as vital regional presences. Click on the links on the drop-down menu above to learn more about each community.