by Lindon & Sherry Gareis, DOWN-HOME Realty
We unapologetically borrow Peeples Valley’s esteemed fire chief’s phrase. Chief Shawn Bomar affectionately refers to recent changes as “The New Evolution of Peeples Valley,” and he’s not kidding.
There’s an undeniable momentum. A paradigm shift that incorporates both preserving our old cherished way of life with new energy, ideas and friends.
For instance, the PVFD Auxiliary brings neighbors together yearly for events such as the Spring Hoe Down and Fall Chili Bingo Night. At Christmas there’s a fire truck parade and Mr. and Mrs. Claus visit each child.
New to the lineup is the launch of other annual festivities. In October, DOWN-HOME Realty is hosting their 2nd annual Community Mixer, and this past spring, DHR hosted the first-ever community Serve Day. We love bringing neighbors together.
There’s some serious business going on here, too.
Chief Bomar has taken our fire department to a new level of service, training, ability, equipment and opportunity.
We also boast some of the best brick oven pizza in Arizona at The Thunderbird Café, while Good Things offers a treasure trove of vintage goodies.
Personally, we live, work and are building our “forever home” in Peeples Valley. There are several home builds just completed, and a few ready to break ground. The tax base is increasing, and our elementary school and fire department will realize benefit from this uptick.
Make no mistake about it, though, our sleepy lil’ community is still quite sleepy. But it seems we’ve hit a delicate balance with new neighbors, ventures and ability, while still maintaining our quiet, hometown way of life.
Tucked in the Weaver Mountains, we enjoy four mild seasons and abundant wildlife. Monsoons produce a blanket of vibrant greens to the landscape. “Snow happens” — but just enough to enjoy without becoming a nuisance.
Most days we are marveling at gorgeous sunsets, figuring out the names of birds frequenting our feeders (yes, we’ve become THOSE people) or laughing at the deer enjoying the low-lying plums while leaving us a pile of pits on the ground.
If you’re heading out for a day drive, come enjoy delicious pizza and browse for that unique find. And if you’d like to join our beautiful community, give us a call. But a word of caution. If you’re looking for someone to talk you out of Peeples Valley, don’t call us!