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Living a Golf Lifestyle in Rio Verde, Arizona

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Where to Retire in Rio Verde and Home Prices

According to, the median home value was $553,494 in mid-2022. Topretirements lists 3 private communities here (see link at upper left).

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 a suburb of Scottsday about 30 minutes from a city. In early 2023 it made news when Rio Verde Foothills had its water supply cut off from neighboring Scottsdale, which said it needed the water for its own residents. Water now has to be imported into the development and is getting expensive.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 54 degrees, the average July temperature is 91 degrees. It is 30 miles north of Scottsdale by car, in sparsely settled country.

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 nearby.


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

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