Welcome to Chino Valley
Chino Valley is big-sky country, with a temperate climate, a rural atmosphere and breath-taking views that go on for miles. On clear days, residents can see the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, some 40 miles north of Chino Valley. Add in top-notch choices in healthcare, excellent educational opportunities and an active and innovative business community, and you can understand why so many people have chosen to call Chino Valley their home.
Located in north-central Arizona on State Route 89, just 15 miles north of Prescott and Prescott Valley and 90 minutes north of the Phoenix metropolis, Chino Valley is close enough to take advantage of the many statewide attractions and choices in health care, education, shopping, recreation and entertainment that these communities offer, yet far enough away to maintain that small-town feel.
At an elevation of 4,656 feet, Chino Valley enjoys four mild seasons and more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Low humidity levels keep our air comfortable and clean, summer Monsoons provide needed rain while creating some amazing cloud formations, and it is not unusual to wake up to a winter dusting of snow. No matter the season, beautiful sunrises and sunsets are commonplace. Residents enjoy outdoor activities in nearby forests, mountains, hills, grasslands, rivers, and lakes, and wildlife such as antelope, deer, and coyote are part of the landscape.
The population of the Chino Valley is fast approaching 11,000 residents with a growing mix of businesses and services to support the needs of its residents. People who live in Chino Valley, and in nearby Williamson Valley, Paulden, Drake and Ash Fork, drive the economy of the Chino Valley. Although our service area may be smaller than those neighboring Prescott and Prescott Valley, our residents have a proven impact on the regional economy. Chino Valley portrays a vibrant and growing business climate. With forward-thinking leaders who keep the big picture, are continually striving to build local partnerships that will grow the town in a responsible manner.
Things to Do
Chino Valley is a growing community that offers many amenities geared toward family enjoyment, outdoor recreation, and education. A 37-acre community center includes a new aquatic park, picnic areas, lighted ball fields, an amphitheater, and miles of trails. The Yavapai College Agribusiness and Science Technology Center is a high-tech, environmentally efficient education facility located at historic Old Home Manor.
Doing Business in Chino Valley
For Chino Valley, it is all about location and plenty of room to grow. Newly expanded State Highway 89 bisects the town that now offers safe and quick travel commutes to Prescott and Prescott Valley and the nearby state highway network. Interstate Highways 40 and 17 are within an hour drive time from Chino Valley. Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) operate a short line track to Drake Cement that is located just north of Chino Valley.
Old Home Manor Industrial Park is soon to become Northern Arizona’s premier location for business development. Support infrastructure is being constructed for this 200 business development site that will accommodate the space and utility needs of most any company. The Arizona Commerce Authority has approved Old Home Manor Industrial Park as a Bronze Certified Site indicating that this site has met the stringent criteria to become one of Arizona’s top buildable locations for all types of businesses.
A blend of retail, commercial and government activities make up the economy of Chino Valley. Major employers include:
- Cornerstone Materials, LLC
- Performance Accessories
- Essential Data Control Systems
- Dewitt Brothers Trucking & Construction
Chino Valley is cultivating a niche in the agriculture industry. There is an emerging agriculture industry sector comprised of culture nurseries, greenhouses, wine producers that have national recognition and product.
- Bonnie Plants
- Granite Creek Vineyards
- NAB Nursery
- Willow Creek Green Houses
- Whipstone Farmsin neighboring Paulden
Chino Valley is home to the Gunsite Academy which offers firearms training to elite military personnel, law enforcement officers from all over the country and to citizens of the United States. Chino Valley also offers one of the top professional shooting ranges in the state.