Rio Verde : Arizona

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What it's Like to Retire in Rio Verde

Rio Verde in Arizona is neither a town or a city, but rather  a master planned community and a census-designated place in Maricopa County. The population was 1,811 at the 2010 census.  Rio Verde is an established, member-owned and governed active adult golfing community northeast of Scottsdale. Its location near the Verde River and adjacent to the Tonto National Forest, the McDowell Mountain Regional Park, and the Yavapai Nation Indian Reservation provides a scenic setting.  Picture of McDowell Mountain Range at Sunset courtsey of Wikipedia and Harald Nagel, picture of Verde River courtesy of Wikipedia and Finetooth.


Where to Retire in Rio Verde and Home Prices

According to, the median selling  price of a home was $334,118 in early 2016.


What is special about Rio Verde

Rio Verde is a planned community with golf course and many amenities in a very scenic location.


What is not special about Rio Verde

Summers are very hot with averages temperatures in July over 90 degrees. Rio Verde is about 30 minutes from a city.


Who will like retirement in Rio Verde

Retirees who want to live in a master planned community with many amenities and governed by an HOA would like it here.


Local economy is driven by

Rio Verde's is a master-planned community.


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 54 degrees, the average July temperature is 91 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

You need to head to either Phoenix or Scottsdale for the cultural scene.



The crime rate of Rio Verde is below the national average.


Medical facilities

Scottsdale Mayo Clinic is about 15 miles away.



The closest large airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport about 35 miles away.


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Facts about RIO VERDE
  • State: AZ
  • Environment: Mountain,Small Town,Golf Community,New Urban/Master Planned,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 65+
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide:

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