Rimrock Arizona sits at about 3600 feet above sea level. Rimrock is accessed through the MC Guireville exit off of Interstate 17. Mc Guireville and Lake Montezuma are often grouped into Rimrock. The Mc Guireville exit is about 20 miles south of Sedona. Rimrock Arizona is part of what we call the Verde Valley which is where we got our web address http://VerdeValleyProperty.com.
One the most notable attractions in the Rimrock, Lake Montezuma area is Montezuma’s Well National Monument and Montezuma Castle. Montezuma’s Well was first noted in a 1583 journal from the expedition of Spaniard Antonio de Espejo. He depicted an abandoned pueblo with an irrigation ditch running from a pond. It was first thought that the castle belonged to Aztec emperor Montezuma but it was the home to the Sinagua people. For many years the depth of the well was a great mystery, the most recent study puts it at 55′ deep and 368 feet across. It is estimated that 1 million gallons of water per day flow through. This well has been used to feed irrigation channels for natives of the area.
Wet Beaver Creek is a perennial stream, that flows past both Motezuma Well and Montezuma Castle in Rimrock, before flowing into the Verde River near Camp Verde
Wet Beaver Creek provides for a repairman environment that attracts wildlife, such as deer, javelina, bobcats, coyotes, rabbits and many varieties of birds. This area is great for those that enjoy birding.
Residents of the greater Rimrock area enjoy the good weather the area has to offer. There are many well rated local restaurants such as El Patio Mexican food, Thai Gardens and Robbie’s. Off of the Mc Guireville exit, there are several several locally owned shops. Rimrock has some of the most affordable homes in the Verde Valley, with manufactured homes starting at less that $150,000. There are also luxury homes starting under $500,000. Many of the homes in Rimrock have great views of the distant red rocks of Sedona. At time of press, lot with water to them can be purchase for less than $10,000 in Rimrock.
Communities in Rimrock:
Thunder Ridge: This is a 166 lot development covering 580 acres, with a well appointed community center with a pool. The Thunder Ridge community only allows for site built homes. Minimum lot size are 2 acres. If you are looking for a place with privacy this may be it. There are underground utilities to most of the lot lines, well and septic are required to build. Thunder-ridge is only partially built out, there are plenty of available lots in the Thunder Ridge subdivisions. Lot can go for as little as $20,000 up to around $80,000 depending on views, terrain, and if a well and septic are installed. There are several nice custom homes in the community. This is a great place for people that like the Sedona views, but would prefer a buffer between their neighbors.
Beaver Creek Preserve: has 101 lots and began construction of homes in 2014. The gated development features a clubhouse and a pool, water is provided by two private wells and it has its own wastewater treatment plant. Home plans range in size from 1600 to 2,000 square feet with price points in the $270-300,000 range.
We are still updating this page, more Communities will be added soon.