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Old 12-26-2006, 10:38 PM
 
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It is a good palce to raise a family? How is the weather
year around there? How far is it from Phoenix...
Thank you.
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Montana
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Camp Verde is "down the mountain" about 25 miles away from Prescott. It's in the Verde Valley, which includes Cottonwood. Seems that whole area has really starting growing in recent years. Camp Verde is still small, tho. I'm not sure what the population is, but I would guess it to be in the 5,000-10,000 range. I usually watch the news out of Flagstaff, which covers Prescott and the Verde Valley and I rarely hear of any "incidents" in Camp Verde, so I'm assuming it's relatively safe. There is a big casino there and alot of historic and archeological sites. I would think jobs would be few and far between unless you worked at the casino or commuted to Cottonwood. I suppose you could commute to Phx, but that's about 80+ miles and would not be a pleasant drive. . . . Weather is going to be a little cooler than Phoenix and a little warmer than Prescott. Usually in the summer when we're hitting mid-90's here in Prescott and Phx is 110-115, Camp Verde is usually around 103. I don't think they'd get snow in the winter except in rare instances. Wish I could tell you a little more, but maybe somebody from there will pick up on this thread and give you some more details.
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Old 12-29-2006, 11:25 AM
 
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It is a good palce to raise a family? How is the weather
year around there? How far is it from Phoenix...
Thank you.
Camp Verde is a nice place to live. It is small town and has nice climate year round. Cottonwood and Prescott are not to far off to where you can do you major shopping. Phoenix is only about 90 miles from there.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Camp Verde, AZ
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Politics suck, the school board is wrangling over stuff pretty much of the time, I have a house I'd LOVE to sell you if you're interested, I want some distance between me and there...
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: SW US
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Pros: Not Phoenix, close to I-17 entrance/exit ramps, good choice of junk food & gas stations, family/community-minded residents, non-intellectually challenging environment. Short drive to Ford dealership for that new F-150. Great place to open a new chapter of AA/NA. Good pickings for law enforcement patrols to catch drug and illegal alien transporters passing through. The big house is right down Rt. 260 for short trip for law breakers.
Cowboy up bubba. This Bud/diesel fume is 4 U!

Cons: Taxes higher than you'd think. Property near/along Rio Verde Ranchos, Salt Mine Road, Quarterhorse, and other areas with acreage and privacy make Camp Verde a nice place to live, but most residents are low middle class economically with their abodes a mix of stucco boxes, trailer/manufactured homes (not unlike most places in rural Arizona) that aren't so nice. Shopping and dining choices for the most part are mediocre (merchants near town hall tried to bring more choice to residents, but most are just hanging on). The detached from reality mindsets of many parents raising children in Camp Verde who think they can raise their kids to share their love of small town life while protecting them from negative outside influences is a study in naivete. Most kids will flee the area when they are old enough for better lifestyle/opportunities elsewhere. Alcoholism, drug, domestic abuse, and shoplifting a problem same as in most places. The big house is right down Rt. 260, so criminals have a short trip.
Cowboy up bubba. This Bud/diesel fume is 4 U!

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Old 10-25-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Pros: Not Phoenix, close to I-17 entrance/exit ramps, good choice of junk food & gas stations, family/community-minded residents, non-intellectually challenging environment. Short drive to Ford dealership for that new F-150. Great place to open a new chapter of AA/NA. Good pickings for law enforcement patrols to catch drug and illegal alien transporters passing through. The big house is right down Rt. 260 for short trip for law breakers.
Cowboy up bubba. This Bud/diesel fume is 4 U!

Cons: Taxes higher than you'd think. Property near/along Rio Verde Ranchos, Salt Mine Road, Quarterhorse, and other areas with acreage and privacy make Camp Verde a nice place to live, but most residents are low middle class economically with their abodes a mix of stucco boxes, trailer/manufactured homes (not unlike most places in rural Arizona) that aren't so nice. Shopping and dining choices for the most part are mediocre (merchants near town hall tried to bring more choice to residents, but most are just hanging on). The detached from reality mindsets of many parents raising children in Camp Verde who think they can raise their kids to share their love of small town life while protecting them from negative outside influences is a study in naivete. Most kids will flee the area when they are old enough for better lifestyle/opportunities elsewhere. Alcoholism, drug, domestic abuse, and shoplifting a problem same as in most places. The big house is right down Rt. 260, so criminals have a short trip.
Cowboy up bubba. This Bud/diesel fume is 4 U!
Why do I have the feeling you do not care for Arizona? Assuming you live here; you may be better off living elsewhere------------like the SF Bay area.
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I did a review of the whole Verde Valley area on page 13 in the city by city sticky thread. Covers camp Verde and it's relation to the rest of the towns in the area.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: SW US
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Why do I have the feeling you do not care for Arizona? Assuming you live here; you may be better off living elsewhere------------like the SF Bay area.
Arizona is not my favorite place I've lived, but I've found great beauty throughout the state which I've enjoyed immensely. It is Phoenix for which much of criticism is directed - the place, not the people living there.

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Old 10-26-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Arizona is not my favorite place I've lived, but I've found great beauty throughout the state which I've enjoyed immensely. It is Phoenix for which much of criticism is directed - the place, not the people living there.

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I may be Straight; but, if I had to live in the Phx area the rest of my life------------it would with near/in the vibrant Gay/free spirit enclave in central Phx.

My hostility towards Frisco is due in large part that it seems to have an attitude against regular Americans in favor of illegal aliens.

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Old 10-27-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: SW US
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It's hard to read people, if your joie de vivre includes diversity, that's good!

Most people in the Bay Area roll their eyes when outsiders call their city "Frisco." You know this - yes?

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