Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Retirement in Jerome, Arizona

Located high on top of Cleopatra Hill (5,200 feet) between Prescott and Flagstaff is the historic copper mining town of Jerome, Arizona. Once known as the wickedest town in the west. Jerome's personality has changed dramatically in the past 30 years. Once a thriving mining camp between the late-1880s and early 1950s, Jerome is now a bustling tourist magnet and artistic community with a population of about 450. It includes a modicum of artists, craft people, musicians, writers, hermits, bed and breakfast owners, museum caretakers, gift shop proprietors and fallen-down-building landlords.

Population: As of the census of 2000, there were 329 people.

Things To See and Do: Jerome is known as Arizona's Art Destination with over 30 galleries and working studios. In September of 2006, First Saturday Art Walk began and has become a favorite monthly event.In 2007, Jerome became a sponsor of The Sedona Plein Air Festival and hosted some of the finest plein air painters in the country for a day of painting. The Sedona Film Festival will be welcomed to Jerome for the Kodak Quick Shoot in February of 2008.The Old Jerome High School is home to world class artists and their studios, including Mark Hemleben, Robin Anderson and Margo Mandette. These open studios are welcoming to art lovers who enjoy seeing the creative process. Jerome is known for its one of a kind art and Great American Crafts, beautifully displayed in galleries like Raku, Pura Vida and Gallery 527. Leather artisans, potters, glass blowers, jewelers, photographers, painters all abound including an open air art park in nice weather.

Retirement Communities In Jerome Area:
Cottonwood Village - - (928) 634-4229 -

Cottonwood Manor Christian Care - - (928) 634-7571

Tuzigoot Village For Seniors - - 928-634-3669

Verde Valley Manor Retirement Center - - (928) 646-6040

Assisted Living Concepts Inc (928) 772-3690 -

Prescott Valley Samaritan Center - - (928) 775-0045 -

Sedona Winds - - (928) 284-1021

Cottonwood Village: (Leasing Office) - - (928) 634-2956

Verde View Senior Apartments - - (928) 567-9378

Westfield Assisted Living - - (928) 775-4336

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