We all know the feeling of visiting a town or city and feeling like something about it just doesn’t sit right with you – it’s too busy, too noisy, or there’s too much trash on the sidewalk. While no town or city is perfect for everyone, we can certainly say that the vast majority of people looking for a small town to call home fall head-over-heels in love with Clarkdale.
You may think that looking for a small town in a beautiful place with a temperate climate and easy access to amenities is a tall order – and it is, but it’s one that Clarkdale easily fulfills. Intrigued? Read on to find out 7 reasons why we know you’ll fall in love with Clarkdale.
7 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Clarkdale
1. It’s a Breathtaking Place to Live
Arizona has vistas that can be easy to take for granted if you’ve always lived in the area, but Clarkdale is an exceptionally beautiful area – so much so that you’ll find yourself thinking, “wow, I get to live here,” every day. Whether you prefer to stroll around downtown or like to go hiking in the mountains or along the river, there’s plenty of natural beauty to enjoy.
2. It’s Comfortable Year-Round
Clarkdale is in an area of Arizona that offers a comfortable temperate climate, with highs in the mid-nineties in the summer and lows around freezing in the winter. That means that you’ll be comfortable year-round, especially with the help of our energy-efficient homes!
3. It’s Affordable with a High Quality of Life
While some areas of Arizona have become quite pricy, Clarkdale still offers affordable housing with an exceptionally high quality of life. Not only will your home be brand new with all the comforts you could need, but you have full access to a thriving downtown and are just an hour’s drive away from all the best big box stores. This area is becoming more popular, and house prices are rising, so now is the best time to get in and make the most of your investment.
4. Small Town Charm with Plenty of Conveniences
Small towns all over the world are going one of two ways now that the internet gives us everything instantly or the next day: they’re either dying or growing and thriving with independent businesses offering unique shopping and eating experiences. We’re glad to say that Clarkdale is most definitely the latter!
Clarkdale is a beautiful small town (just over 4,500 residents) with museums, restaurants, churches, and independent stores to explore. You can eat out every night of the week by eating on Main Street or driving a short distance to Jerome or Cottonwood. You can choose from cafes, casual restaurants with take-out options, Mexican food, American staples, Italian food, and more.
Cottonwood is a 10-minute drive away and has a Walmart, Home Depot, and other essential stores – the perfect distance away to give you everything you need whenever you need it, without having a ton of traffic outside your door!
5. We’re in Wine Country
Forget expensive flights to Tuscany, we’ve got our own wine country right here! This area of Arizona is full of vineyards and with them of course comes delicious local wine that can be tasted and bought from local wineries. The Verde Valley Wine Festival takes place every year in Cottonwood and raises money for local nonprofit organizations.
6. It’s a Friendly Place to Live
The median age in Clarkdale is 57 years old, most people are homeowners, and families in the area benefit from schools that offer an “above average” experience for students, all of which equates to Clarkdale being a neighborly and friendly place to live. While everyone has enough space to get on with their lives with plenty of their own space, neighbors are nearby if you’re looking for help or company.
7. It’s a Forward-Thinking Town
Most small towns are sleepy places, but Clarkdale isn’t. Not only is there plenty going on, but it benefits from superfast internet speeds and is on the cutting edge of clean energy – it even has an initiative to become a solar city (something Mandalay Homes is helping to achieve!).
Think Clarkdale may be the next place you call home? You’re not alone – our Mountain Gate community is filling up fast, so now is the right time to learn more about this beautiful, friendly community. To find out more about Mountain Gate, click here.