A Clarkdale home is part of Arizona’s first master planned community. Founded in 1912 as a town to house employees of a copper smelting company, this town of just over 4,000 residents did things right from the beginning. In its early days, there were underground utilities, paved streets, sewers, nice homes, and a commercial center to serve residents. Many of the original homes still stand and offer unique spaces that have already been renovated or that are waiting for your creative touches.
The hub of the community is Town Park, which is home to an iconic gazebo. There are many concerts and events held here throughout the year. It is a great place to meet others who call Clarkdale home. Located on Main Street, this park is near shopping and dining opportunities as well as the Arizona Copper Art Museum, Clark Memorial Clubhouse, Clark Memorial Library, and the Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum.
On the east side of town, find the Verde River that provides ample recreational opportunities. Float down the river, go fishing, or ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad. The Tuzigoot National Monument is another great place to explore. Find the ruins of an ancient Sinagua Indian pueblo, as well as trails, and a visitor center to learn more about this national monument. Tavasci Marsh, which is an Audubon Important Birding Area, is another popular outdoor recreation area in Clarkdale.
The Clarkdale Jerome School District and Mingus Union High School District serve families living in Clarkdale real estate. Yavapai College also has campuses throughout Yavapai County. The Parks and Recreation department is very active and provides many events and programs to residents living in Clarkdale. Several wineries are also located in Clarkdale. Be sure to check out Chateau Tumbleweed and the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College’s Verde Campus in town.