Cornville, AZ 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Nestled in the heart of Arizona's wine country, Cornville offers a peaceful and relaxing lifestyle. With stunning views of the Verde Valley, residents can enjoy scenic drives, hiking trails, and outdoor activities in the nearby Coconino National Forest. Cornville is a small town with a strong sense of community, where neighbors often come together for events and activities. The area boasts a mild climate, with plenty of sunshine throughout the year, making it an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. 55+ communities in Cornville offer a quiet and laid-back lifestyle in a beautiful setting.

Nestled in the heart of Arizona's wine country, Cornville offers a peaceful and relaxing lifestyle. With stunning views of the Verde Valley, residents can enjoy scenic drives, hiking trails, and outdoor activities in the nearby Coconino National Forest. Cornville is a small town with a strong sense of community, where neighbors often come together for events and activities. The area boasts a mild climate, with plenty of sunshine throughout the year, making it an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. 55+ communities in Cornville offer a quiet and laid-back lifestyle in a beautiful setting.

Affordability and Cost of Living 

Cornville is a small, rural community located in Yavapai County. The cost of living in Cornville is generally affordable, with housing costs being one of the most significant expenses. The median home value in Cornville is $480,000, which is higher than the national median home value of $338,100. Transportation and groceries are a bit lower than the national average but healthcare is 30 percent more expensive than the U.S. average and utilities are slightly higher also. However, compared to other areas in Arizona, Cornville is relatively affordable. Property taxes in Yavapai County average about 0.54 percent of a home's assessed fair market value and sales tax in Cornville is 6.35 percent. Cornville's sales tax consists of the 5.6 percent Arizona state sales tax and 0.75 percent Yavapai County sales tax. 

The income tax structure changed to a flat rate of 2.5 percent in 2023. Social Security and military retirement income are exempt from state income taxes. Arizona does tax other forms of retirement income but does not have inheritance or estate taxes.

Climate and Geography 

Cornville is located in the high desert region of northern Arizona. The average high temperature in the summer ranges from the mid-90s to low 100s Fahrenheit, while the average low temperature in the winter ranges from the mid-20s to low 30s Fahrenheit. Humidity in the summer can range from 20% to 40%, which can make the hot temperatures feel more intense. The area receives an average annual rainfall of about 10 inches, with most of the precipitation occurring during the monsoon season from July to September. 

Cornville is surrounded by stunning red rock formations and mesas, including the famous Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. Oak Creek Canyon, just a few miles to the north, offers breathtaking views and opportunities for hiking and fishing. The town is also situated near the Verde River, which is popular for kayaking and other water activities. Cornville is located in the Verde Valley, which is known for its vineyards and wineries as climate and soil conditions in the area are ideal for growing grapes. 

Recreation, Shopping, and Entertainment 

Cornville offers an array of recreational activities, cultural events, shopping, and entertainment. Whether you're looking to explore the great outdoors or experience local culture, Cornville has something for everyone. Below are just some of the things to do and see in Cornville.

Golf and Racquet Sports

  • Oakcreek Country Club
  • Sedona Golf Resort
  • Verde Santa Fe Golf Course
  • Cottonwood Country Club

Hiking, Biking, and Boating

  • Oak Creek Canyon
  • Bell Rock Trail
  • Cathedral Rock Trail
  • Verde River Greenway State Natural Area

Museums and Historical Sites

  • Sedona Heritage Museum
  • Clemenceau Heritage Museum
  • Tuzigoot National Monument
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument

Performing Arts

  • Sedona International Film Festival
  • Sedona Jazz on the Rocks
  • Verde Valley Theatre
  • Old Town Center for the Arts

Shopping

  • Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
  • Hillside Sedona
  • Uptown Sedona
  • Cottonwood Old Town

Parks and Gardens

  • Sedona Wetlands Preserve
  • Slide Rock State Park
  • Dead Horse Ranch State Park
  • Red Rock State Park

Festivals and Fairs

  • Verde Valley Wine Festival
  • Cornville Pet Parade
  • Sedona Arts Festival
  • Cornville Christmas Parade

Health and Wellness 

Residents of 55+ communities in Cornville is a great location for active 55 and over adults who are looking for opportunities to maintain their health and wellness. The area has several local options for self-care and keeping fit, as well as proximity to major medical centers.

The Sedona Medical Center, located just 15 miles from Cornville, provides a range of general medical services. The Verde Valley Medical Center, located 20 miles from Cornville, is a larger hospital that offers a broader range of medical services. In addition to these major medical centers, there are several urgent care facilities and medical clinics located in nearby towns.

For those looking for local options for self-care and keeping fit, Cornville has several fitness centers and yoga studios. The nearby Bell Rock Pathway and the Oak Creek Trail offer several hiking and biking trails for those who prefer to keep fit with outdoor activities. Cornville also has several farmers markets nearby, including the Cornville Farmers Market and the Sedona Farmers Market, which offer fresh, locally grown produce and other goods.

Recommended Itinerary for Visiting Cornville 55+ Communities

If you're considering retirement in Cornville, it's a good idea to plan a visit to get a feel for what it has to offer. Here is a suggested 2-day itinerary to help you familiarize yourself with the area:

Day One

Morning:

Afternoon:

  • Take a scenic drive to Page Springs Cellars, a local winery that offers tastings, tours, and beautiful views of the surrounding vineyards.
  • Enjoy lunch at Indian Gardens, they serve delicious rice bowls, salads, and sandwiches.
  • Stroll through Tuzigoot National Monument, a preserved ancient pueblo ruin that offers stunning views of the Verde Valley.

Evening:

Day Two

Morning:

  • Enjoy coffee at The Old Town Cafe which serves great coffee and baked goods.
  • Meet with your local 55places expert retirement community partner agent to discuss your retirement community options in Cornville.

Afternoon:

  • After your meeting, enjoy lunch at Farm A GoGo. This restaurant is known for its farm/ranch to table food.
  • Take a guided tour of Montezuma Castle National Monument, a 1,000-year-old cliff dwelling that offers a glimpse into the lives of the ancient Sinagua people.
  • Head over to Red Rock State Park. This park offers a beautiful hiking trail that will take you to stunning views of the red rock formations.

Evening:

  • For dinner head over to Sedona for dinner at the Cucina Rustica. They offer a delicious Italian menu with gluten-free options.
  • Spend the night at the Tavern Hotel in Cottonwood, AZ is a charming, boutique hotel that offers luxurious accommodations and easy access to Cornville and the surrounding areas.

Getting to Cornville, AZ

Cornville is located in the heart of Verde Valley and is easy to get to. Here are the directions for visitors to get to Cornville by different modes of transportation:

By Car:

If you are driving to Cornville, the major highways to reach the area are:

  • I-17, which connects Cornville to Phoenix, AZ, to the south
  • AZ-89A, which connects Cornville to Sedona, AZ, to the north

By Air:

The closest major airport to Cornville is the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), which is approximately 106 miles south of Cornville. Some of the major airlines that fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor include American Airlines, Delta, United, and Southwest.

Once you arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service to reach Cornville. There are several shuttle services that operate between Phoenix Sky Harbor and Cornville, including Arizona Shuttle, Sedona Shuttle, and Ace Xpress Shuttle.

By Train or Bus:

The nearest Amtrak train station is located in Flagstaff, AZ, which is approximately 50 miles north of Cornville. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service to reach Cornville.

Greyhound bus services also operate in the area and have a stop in Flagstaff. From there, you can take a shuttle service to reach Cornville.


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Dorado at Verde Santa Fe - Cornville, AZ

Dorado at Verde Santa Fe

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