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Considering Retirement in Sedona Arizona?
By: Sedona Realtors Realty One Group
Sedona retirement has much to offer. The Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona are world famous, having been immortalized in countless westerns like Broken Arrow (with Jimmy Stewart). The colors displayed by sunrises and sunsets on the red sandstone rocks have brought in admirers from around the world. That beauty, combined with the mountains and the moderate climate provided by an altitude of 4500' have made Sedona a very popular retirement community as well as tourist destination. The population in 2011 was just over 10,000.
Top 20 retirement spots in the country
At least one source rates Sedona in the top 20 retirement spots in the country. Hiking Sedona Golf and the arts are extremely notable here. The International Film Festival, many musical events, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are an indication of the high level of culture that Sedona enjoys. The Sedona area straddles 2 counties – Coconino and Yavapai. The nearest cities are Cottonwood and Flagstaff. Many active adults have chosen Sedona as their community for its warm climate and beautiful setting. Zoning is very strict here, even the McDonalds looks like a pueblo.
Where to Live & Real Estate Values
There are many high-end developments both in Sedona and in nearby Cottonwood-Verde Valley, either built or planned, that would be ideal for active adults in retirement. But there are also some very reasonably priced communities
Real estate prices have fallen from their very high levels of 2006, and are now approaching reasonableness. As of late 2012 the median selling price was $348,600 according to Zillow.com. Price are much more stable than in Phoenix and other areas in the south. Views and acreage will dramatically influence prices.
What is special about Sedona retirement communities
Sedona's Red Rocks are breathtaking;
What kinds of people like retiring here
Sedona attracts people interested in great scenery, outdoor activities, and the arts. Since real estate is pricey, its new residents tend to be very affluent. The average age is 50.5, well above the state and national average.
What drives the local economy
Thanks to its popularity as a tourist and retirement destination Sedona enjoys a booming economy. Top components of the economy include: services, retail, hospitality, construction
Climate and Physical Environment
The scenic red rocks of Sedona have their origin in the Schnebly Hill Formation - a thick layer of red to orange-colored sandstone found only in the Sedona vicinity. At 4500' the climate is more moderate than Phoenix. Oak Creek Canyon runs through this part of north central Arizona. The Mogollon Rim of the Colorado Plateau is home to the largest contiguous stand of ponderosa pine in the world.
Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Sedona Arts Center; the Sedona Jazz on the Rocks festival; Sedona International Film Festival; Chamber Music Sedona; Arizona Opera League; NORAZ Poets; Yavapai College, which has the Sedona Center for Arts & Technology; Coconino Community College; countless galleries.
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Ralph Bredahl 602-390-8573