Peaceful. A word that epitomizes the feeling you get upon arrival in Cottonwood, Arizona. Cottonwood, the “Heart of Arizona Wine Country”, is a charming and diverse community; one which values its natural and social history as much as its thriving wine, dynamic arts and rich agricultural scene. Surrounded by six State Parks, magnificent Cottonwood trees and the flowing Verde River, the natural beauty of the surrounding Verde Valley will almost instantly capture your heart and calm your mind. A typical day in Cottonwood is likely to consist of a peaceful kayak journey or a quiet stroll through Historic Old Town; enjoying tasting rooms, perusing the gourmet market, dining in local restaurants or shopping for unique antiques.
Known as Arizona’s biggest little town, Cottonwood offers all of the amenities of a much larger city with the inclusivity and character of a small town. Cottonwood was the first ‘free town’ in the area, surrounded by company towns developed to support mining activities nearby. This free-town mentality still exists today, in a diverse community where it is not uncommon for a stranger to wave as you pass by or a local to strike up a conversation and share their passion for their unique community. With its perfect weather, popular community festivals and close proximity to cities like Prescott and Flagstaff, Cottonwood, AZ is a must-see destination for travelers and potential residents alike.