Nestled between Mingus Mountain to the west and the Mogollon Rim to the east lies a valley that some have called the heart of central Arizona. The Verde Valley, through which the Verde River flows, is a snapshot of the changing lives of Arizonans over millennia. From the centuries-old Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma’s Castle to formerly abandoned mining towns like Jerome that have been revived as National Historic Places. As Arizona has grown and evolved, the Verde Valley has evolved as well. Small towns that mined copper in the early 20th century are now home to boutique art galleries, antique shops, and wineries.
Nowhere is this more visible than the town of Cottonwood. On Cottonwood’s historic Main Street, hotels that hosted Hollywood starlets like Mae West sit beside jail cells that housed Prohibition-Era moonshiners and newly-renovated upscale tasting rooms. Like Sedona, Jerome, and the rest of the Verde Valley, Cottonwood is part of the Modern West, a growing town that never forgot where it came from.
As a part of Quail Canyon, Cottonwood’s newest community, you can experience the rugged beauty of the American Southwest while enjoying modern small-town living. Quail Canyon combines the peace of mind of living in a gated community with the privacy and seclusion of large, acre-plus lots. Experience the breathtaking views of Sedona and the surrounding mountains on one of only 39 lots.
In Quail Canyon, you’re just minutes from downtown Cottonwood and its array of shopping and dining options as well as a number of locations on the National Register of Historic Places. You can spend a day touring local art galleries or vineyards and return in the evening to your own secluded retreat.
When you live in Quail Canyon you can take advantage of all the Verde Valley has to offer. You can fish or kayak in the Verde River or visit one of the nearby state or national parks. Because the Verde Valley ranges in elevation from 3,000-5,000 feet you’ll enjoy cooler summers than Phoenix while avoiding the snowy winter days of Flagstaff and the Mogollon Rim cities. This means your opportunity to enjoy the outdoors lasts year-round.
Cottonwood’s central location opens the entire state up to exploration. Take a day trip to Jerome to experience the revitalized turn-of-the-20th-century mining town and, if you’re particularly brave, spend a night in the (allegedly) haunted Jerome Grand Hotel. You’re only a short drive from the Red Rocks of Sedona, where you can enjoy fine art and shopping, upscale dining options, or a craft beer on Oak Creek. You’ll also enjoy convenient access to Phoenix, which is ideal for those looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of a large metro area without having to sacrifice travel, concerts, or popular events.
In Quail Canyon you can capture your own piece of the Old West while still enjoying all the convenience and amenities of modern living. For more information about the homes we build, reach out to an Online Home Advisor today.