Camp Verde, Arizona

Life in Camp Verde, Arizona, explained by people who’ve lived in Camp Verde:

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Camp Verde Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Camp Verde?

  • Small town. (Leslie, 12 years)
  • Quiet. (Karen, 17 years)
  • Rural country living. (Pat, 35 years)

Camp Verde Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Camp Verde?

  • Need more businesses. (Leslie, 12 years)
  • Drugs and the opposition to businesses opening in the town- lack of good employment. (Karen, 17 years)
  • Nothing really. (Pat, 35 years)

Camp Verde Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Camp Verde?

  • Cornfest, Fort Verde Days, the parades, Montezuma’s Castle, the pumpkin contest and the library. (Leslie, 12 years)
  • Spend time with friend in nature. (Karen, 17 years)
  • Fishing, rafting on the river, dancing, bowling, playing at Clear Creek. (Pat, 35 years)

Camp Verde’s Reputation

What’s Camp Verde known for?

  • Fort Verde, Montezuma’s Castle. (Leslie, 12 years)
  • The fort. (Karen, 17 years)
  • Rural country living, cattle ranching. (Pat, 35 years)

Camp Verde Crime

What’s the crime like in Camp Verde? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Very little. the worst seems to be in Verde Lakes area. (Leslie, 12 years)
  • Drugs are a huge issue our town counsel continues to ignore. Also, no jobs and lack of activities for teenagers is a huge problem. (Karen, 17 years)
  • I don’t know. (Pat, 35 years)

Camp Verde Advice

Any advice for people moving to Camp Verde?

  • Be prepared for quiet. (Leslie, 12 years)
  • Enjoy the area. (Karen, 17 years)
  • Geographical center of Arizona, so driving in any direction is just a couple of hours. (Pat, 35 years)

Camp Verde Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Camp Verde (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Just after moving here I noticed that people just waved to you. I finally just started waving back. Even if I had no idea who they were. (Leslie, 12 years)
  • Fort Verde days. (Karen, 17 years)
  • Lots of Fun Fort Verde Days. Canoeing down the Verde River with friends. Dancing at the weekly Saturday night dance with Jesse and Jessica’s Band at the Sportsmen’s Lounge. (Pat, 35 years)

Camp Verde’s Future

How do you think Camp Verde will change over the next 10 years?

  • I think it will continue to grow. I just hope that it takes it’s time and doesn’t move too quickly. (Leslie, 12 years)
  • I hope it takes advantage of the opportunities to bring jobs to our area and preserve the town- if it does not grow it will die. (Karen, 17 years)
  • Thought it would grow more since it was so close to the highway 17, but it’s still just a small rural town, but some growth has been seen on the west side of I17. (Pat, 35 years)

Camp Verde Facts

Any other interesting facts about Camp Verde?

  • The Verde River, the interesting history if you take the time to learn about it. (Leslie, 12 years)
  • The history of the fort and the settlers along the river is very intriguing. (Karen, 17 years)
  • A very historical area. Fort Verde, Fort Lincoln, Montezuma Well, Montezuma Castle, Indian Heritage Museum. (Pat, 35 years)