Clarkdale Arizona 86324
Continuous Real-Time Market Report 2019
Courtesy of Sheri Sperry
Verde Canyon Railroad (link)
Clarkdale Arizona 86324
This weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Clarkdale Arizona. The map below shows the boundaries of this area. The 2010 Census reported the population at 4,097. In 2017 the population estimate was 4,197.
This link will take you to TripAdvisor and has a view of the United Verde Copper Company – Historic Marker
Clarkdale – Arizona 86324
Historic Company Town Established in 1912
Clarkdale is a Historic company town founded by William A. Clark, who was the owner of one of Jerome Arizona’s largest copper mines. In fact, the area around Jerome was one of the largest producers of copper for the state of Arizona and the USA in its hay-day.
If you buy a home for sale in Clarkdale Arizona, you would be an owner of a home in the first planned community in the State of Arizona! This township was owned by the United Verde Copper Company. The company provided services and housing for the employees of the nearby smelter. Mining operations ceased in 1953 and the town incorporated in 1957. The original township is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places as the Clarkdale Historic District.
The bungalows in the historic downtown district are a testament to the town owner William Clark and his vision. Take a drive down some of the streets to see the well-kept bungalows from another era.
Many Clarkdale residents enjoy close proximity to Cottonwood’s Verde Valley Medical Center and large shopping centers. There are a Super-Walmart, Home Depot and a Fry’s shopping center. The Verde Valley Medical Center is part of Northern Arizona Healthcare. There are many medical and professional services nearby that help support the medical center. Many health-care professionals live within 15 minutes of the medical center.
Historic Downtown Business District
Well over a $1.5 million has been invested into the downtown district to help keep the district prospering. The downtown area delivers a little of everything such as restaurants, a service station, art gallery, tavern, light manufacturing, and several internet-based businesses. (clarkdale.az.gov)
It should be noted that in addition to Clarkdale, Cornville ~~ Page Springs ~~ Verde Santa Fe are all bedroom communities of Sedona 86336 and Cottonwood.
Clarkdale Wine Country
Chateau Tumbleweed Winery and Tasting Room – Clarkdale
Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at
Clarkdale has one Winery and Tasting Room but is only minutes from Cottonwood which has many vineyards and tasting rooms to enjoy local wines. Wine tasting has become a popular past-time in the Verde Valley. You can find wine tours that will bring you to these vineyards. Fifteen years ago, there were only two or three tasting rooms in the entire valley with a small amount of vineyard grape vines. Additional wine grapes had to be brought into the local wineries to complete the bottling process.
Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Cottonwood:
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Page Springs straddles Oak Creek. This community sits on the east side of Oak Creek and is famous for it’s Northern Arizona wineries. It is about 15 minutes from Clarkdale.
Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Page Springs:
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Clarkdale Has Low Humidity and a Desert Feel
Clarkdale is an area that is considered a semi-arid climate zone. This is similar to Sedona 86336 and the rest of the Verde Valley. This area is a little warmer than Sedona. It is about 1:15 hours north of the Sonoran Desert and about 50 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.
Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora. The elevation of Cottonwood is about 3,455ft. The area within 2 miles of Cottonwood is covered by shrubs (83%), cropland (14%), and trees (12%), based on info at weatherspark.com.
Sight-Seeing and Recreation Abound in the Verde Valley
Verde River Kayaking (select link)
More Things To Do In Clarkdale
Verde Canyon Railroad is a must-see attraction. There is a year-round nest of bald eagles.
Other Attractions and Things to Do
Tuzigoot is Apache for “crooked water” from nearby Peck’s Lake which is a cutoff meander of the Verde River. A two-story pueblo ruin was excavated in 1933-35 by Caywood & Spicer of U of A. President Roosevelt declared Tuzigoot Ruins as a National Monument. Here are a couple of more National Monuments, Montezuma Castle and Well,
Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and interactive map on:
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