I’ve lived in Chino Valley, AZ for a little more than 4 years. I must say that this is one of the more expensive areas in AZ as oppose to other cities such as Phoenix and Kingsman. I love living here except in the summer. Summer temperatures around these parts can soar past the 100’s.
This is a great area for kids, both young and teens. The schools in Chino Valley are better than other parts of Arizona I have found. I do however wish that there were more places to shop. They have about 2 major grocery stores here. I hope more grocery stores; clothing stores and restaurants are added to this area. Fast food restaurants such as Sonic and Taco Bell can be located here.
Although most places are within walking distance of each other, I still wish there were more means of public transportation. Some of the best areas in Chino Valley can be found near the 89, there is a small strip mall.