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Rio Verde receives Audubon Sustainable community designation

April 22 was Earth Day, and on that day Rio Verde received the designation as an Audubon Certified Sustainable Community.  Rio Verde has been working toward becoming a sustainable community for five years now.  To become a sustainable community Rio Verde developed and implemented a Long Term Sustainability Plan.

Included in the plan was the installation of solar panels on the community center, removing turf areas out of play on the golf course and replacing those areas with desert landscaping featuring native plants, replacing gas golf carts with electric carts, and donations of citrus fruit grown by the residents to local food banks.

Rio Verde now becomes the ONLY COMMUNITY WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI to be designated an Audubon International Certified Sustainable Community.

Read the Fountain Hills Times article for more information!


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Antique Car Show Always Drives Activity

This April the Rio Verde Events Committee presented their annual car show.  Over 70 vehicles were on display and the event was attended by over 500 car enthusiasts and interested residents (like me).  Food tents, music and a DJ added to the feel of the event.  The cars were set up in the community center parking lot adjacent to the par three 16th hole on Quail Run.  To avoid any stray tee shots striking the cars, the tee for the men was moved up to the ladies tee.  Wouldn’t you know, someone had a hole-in-one from the moved up tee, and had to endure the ribbing from “the guys” about the questionable hole-in-one.  I am sure the poor fellow had to provide lots of complimentary beverages to quiet the criticism.

To top off the day, a community open house was hosted by the local Realtors, and I hosted that afternoon.  To everyone who dropped in, thanks!

Big Blue looking hot!

Big Blue looking hot!

But not as hot as a car with flames on the side.

But not as hot as a car with flames on the sides.

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Rio Verde voted #1 Golf Course/Community in Arizona

box of ones

In a Ranking Arizona opinion poll Rio Verde Country Club and Golf Community have been voted the No. 1 “Private Golf Course” and “Active Adult Community” by Ranking Arizona: the Best of Arizona Business.

Voters in the poll included residents and business leaders throughout Arizona who cast their ballots via the Ranking Arizona website.  AZ Big Media published the list of the top preferred business and leisure activities of Arizona’s business professionals, and guess what…It’s us!!

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Xavier Women win Rio Verde NCAA golf

Xavier women's golf team Rio Verde Collegiate Champs

Xavier women’s golf team
Rio Verde Collegiate Champs

Xavier women golfers were the champions of this years Rio Verde Collegiate. The three day NCAA event was hosted by Rio Verde Country club this March on the Quail Run course. The teams were hosted by not only the club, but members hosted individual teams giving the popular collegiate event a home town feel. Great weather this year was enjoyed by all of the northern teams! Continue reading