Cottonwood : Arizona

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What it's Like to Retire in Cottonwood

Cottonwood, population 11,500, is located in central Arizona, where the scenery is pretty, the values conservative, and the outdoor activities aplenty. Cottonwood is ringed with mountains and buttes, and it either contains or is minutes from golfing, canyons, thousand-year-old dwellings and wineries. A historic downtown, well-maintained, caps off the charm of this community. Photo of historic downtown Cottonwood courtesy of Wikipedia and Finetooth.


Where to Retire in Cottonwood and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in the area.
The median home value was $207,300 in late 2017, according to Zillow.


What is special about Cottonwood

Cottonwood has plenty of sunny days, great medical care and active senior programs, and is above average in walkability when compared to other communities.


What is not special about Cottonwood

It's  hot ! 


Who will like retirement in Cottonwood

Those looking to relax in the sun at an affordable price like Cottonwood.

Local economy is driven by

commercialism and tourism.

Climate and Physical Environment

Cottonwood is hot, hot, hot and incredibly sunny.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Old Town Center for the Arts and the Cottonwood Public Library offers cultural opportunities in Cottonwood.  The Cottonwood Parks and Recreation department is very active, providing exercise classes geared toward seniors. You can also sit in on community college classes.


The crime rate is average.

Medical facilities

Verde Valley Medical is an award-winning acute care hospital.


Prescott Municipal Airport is 58 miles away; the closest international airport is in Phoenix about 110 miles away.


Valuable Links

City of Cottonwood

Cottonwood on Wikipedia


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Facts about COTTONWOOD
  • State: AZ
  • Environment: Mountain,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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