Cornville ~ Page Springs ~ Verde Santa Fe
Continuous Real-Time Market Report
Courtesy of Sheri Sperry
Cornville ~ Verde Santa Fe ~ Page Springs
This weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Cornville – Page Springs – Verde Santa Fe. The map below shows the boundaries of this area. The 2010 Census reported the population at 5,152.
Cornville/Page Springs/Verde Santa Fe – Arizona 86325
Vibrant Retirement, Golf, and Rural Communities
Cornville ~~ Page Springs ~~ Verde Santa Fe are bedroom communities of Sedona 86336 and Cottonwood AZ. As legend has it, back in the 1800s, the Verde Valley pioneers decided on the name Cohnville – named after one of the families that lived there. When the papers came back from Washington, they read it as Cornville and the pioneers accepted it. The 1880 Census could not find anyone named Cohn in the Verde Valley, however, there was a Mr. Cone who purchased a homestead in what is now called Page Springs.
The appeal for Cornville / Verde Santa Fe is growing among those looking at buying a home for sale. The direct route of the 89A between Sedona and Cottonwood makes it very convenient to access those areas. Cornville and Page Springs are growing suburban areas that serve as bedroom communities for nearby Sedona and Cottonwood, Arizona. Cornville and Page Springs are located along scenic Oak Creek.
A big factor that drives buyers to the Cornville / Verde Santa Fe is housing prices are very modest compared to Sedona 86336. Buyers find this a better fit for their needs.
Verde Santa Fe
Verde Santa Fe in Cornville is a golf course community. Verde Santa Fe has inviting hiking and walking trails, and eye-catching home designs. All are included in this Northern Arizona lifestyle. Verde Santa Fe appeals to families of all ages. The views of the surrounding national forests and mountain ranges are all part of the spectacular and relaxed and amazing style of living for active adults. The Red Rocks of Sedona are just 15 minutes away. “Old Town” Cottonwood, along with historic Jerome are also close by. The Verde Santa Fe Golf Course and walking paths intermingle many of the neighborhoods of Verde Santa Fe. There are 861 homes and condos plus Turnberry Estates which is a luxury home community with custom homes intermingled throughout the golf course.
Verde Santa Fe Amenities
There are seven neighborhoods with additional development scheduled in the near future.
- Gated Neighborhoods – Amante, Dorado, La Privada, The Villas
- Non-Gated Neighborhoods – Montara, Turnberry, VSF 1 & 2
- Three age-restricted and four non-age-restricted neighborhoods
- Two Community Clubhouses – see amenities below
- Verde Santa Fe Golf Course – a public 18-hole par 71 course
Community Clubhouse (Verde Santa Fe & Amante) Amenities- (amenities may vary)
- Catering Kitchens
- Conversation Area with flat-screen TVs and fireplace
- Dining Rooms
- Specialty Rooms such as Card Game Room/ Pool Table Room
- Fitness Centers
- Heated Pools – some communities have separate neighborhood pools as well
- Heated Spas
The rural character of Cornville is important to residents. It is a key component of the articles of the Cornville Community Association: “The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to maintain and enhance rural lifestyles, natural resources, economic values, health and safety within the Cornville postal area.”
Because Cornville has a more rural appeal with a small-town feel, there are large properties including ranches and agricultural-based properties that are mixed into the neighborhoods with smaller residential homes. Cornville is not an incorporated city. Support services are provided through Yavapai county. The agricultural base also supports wineries which will be discussed more in the Page Springs section.
Another draw to the community of Cornville is the proximity to Big Box shopping. There is a Home Depot, Fry’s and a Super Walmart close by in Cottonwood. The Verde Valley Medical Center is also within a few minutes and is part of Northern Arizona Healthcare. There are many medical and professional services nearby that help support the medical center.
Page Springs and Wine Country
Page Springs and Cornville share the same zip code and both areas straddle Oak Creek. This community sits on the east side of Oak Creek and is famous for it’s Northern Arizona wineries.
Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Page Springs and Cornville:
Javelina Leap Vineyard – Page Springs
Page Springs Cellars – Page Springs
D.A. Ranch – Page Springs
Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery – Page Springs
Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at
Cornville/Verde Santa Fe Has A Desert Feel
Without Constant Extreme Heat
Cornville/Page Springs/Verde Santa Fe is an area that is considered a semi-arid climate zone, just like Sedona 86336. It is about 1:05 hours north of the Sonoran Desert and about 30 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau. Humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part. You can get detailed statistics at Weatherspark.com. For more information on Sedona weather go to Sedona-Weather.com.
Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora. The elevation of the area is about 3,451ft. The area within 2 miles of Cornville is covered by shrubs (74%), cropland (14%), and grassland (12%), based on Info weatherspark.com.
Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in the Verde Valley
Lower Oak Creek in Page Springs has been designated an Important Bird Area. The Northern Arizona Audubon Society partners with the Arizona Fish and Game to provide a bird sanctuary and riparian habitat along with the fish hatchery described below. The public parking provides access to both areas.
Page Springs is the home to the largest cold-water fish hatchery in the state, producing 700,000 trout a year. Though the area around the fishery is closed to fishing. Many of the streams in the area are stocked each year including Oak Creek, Verde River, West Clear Creek, and Wet Beaver Creek. See the Stocking Schedule and Where to Fish.
There are many other activities such as wine tasting and horseback riding and did I mention golf? !! In the surrounding area, there is Old Town Cottonwood, Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Castle, and local hot air balloon rides.
Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and an interactive map on:
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