Chino Valley is a rural lifestyle with shopping, dining and entertainment just a few miles away in Prescott or Prescott Valley. Families can enjoy ball fields, skate park, and horseback riding trails. Wine tastings and live music are held on the weekends at the 100 year old homestead housing Granite Creek Vineyards. Chino Valley also boasts historic relevance. It was the first Territorial Capital in Arizona in 1864 when Abraham Lincoln sent troops to guard the western US from Confederate incursion.
The Chino Valley name is derived from a Mexican word for the acres of grasses that covered the area. It is also known for progressive railroads from 1865 to 1925. After that the Chino Valley residents embraced farming and ranching. Agriculture, retail, commercial, and economic growth are continuing on with a mixture of small business, service business and large companies.