As big cities become more crowded and more expensive, it seems that more and more people are flocking to smaller towns for things like family-friendly activities, lower costs of living, more affordable housing and less time spent sitting in traffic or commuting. Arizona has experienced a population explosion over the last few years due to the exodus from California. The Tri-Cities area is very popular because of our weather conditions, recreational opportunities, and historical landmarks. Chino Valley offers a rural heritage that many new-comers are craving.