Sedona AZ - Information and Real Estate

City of Sedona Real Estate
Cathedral Rock from Oak Creek at Red Rock Crossing

Sedona consists of two main areas.  The area that encompasses the City of Sedona (zip 86336) and the area that is in the unincorporated area of Yavapai County.  The second area is known as Big Park and the Village of Oak Creek (86351). Both have a Sedona address.

Sedona Arizona Community Report

Sedona is one of Arizona’s top vacation resort, recreation, retirement living and art centers.  The area is the #2 most visited location in Arizona, only behind the Grand Canyon. It’s location at the mouth of breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon and in the center of Arizona’s renowned Red Rock Country provides breath-taking panoramas, a mild climate, a great deal of sunshine coupled with clean, fresh air.  The entire city is surrounded by the Coconino National Forest.  Sedona was founded in 1902, and incorporated in 1988, the city was named for Sedona Schnebly, an earlier settler and wife of the local Postman. Sedona is spread among two north central Arizona counties, Coconino and Yavapai. Most of the Sedona population lives in Yavapai County.

Sedona Basic Information

Founded: 1902
Incorporated: 1988
Elevation: 4,500
Population Estimate 2013:
— City of Sedona * 10,990
— Village of Oak Creek & Big Park * 6,825

Located in Coconino County and Yavapai County

Distance to Major Cities from Sedona:

Phoenix: 119 miles
Tucson: 230 miles
Nearby Highways:  Highway  I-17,  State Route 179, State Route 89A

Population 1990 * 2000 * 2008

Sedona (Coconino) N/A * N/A * 3,140

Sedona (Yavapai) N/A * N/A * 8,233

Sedona (Total) 7,720 * 10,192 * 11,373

Coconino County 96,591 * 116,320 * 135,614

Yavapai County 107,714 * 167,517 * 227,348

Sedona Principal Economic Activities

Tourism is Sedona’s economic basis, with the National Forest Service estimating over 3.5 million tourists to the region each year. Sedona’s small town personality is preserved with a variety of small owner-operated businesses serving visitors and also the local community. Visitor awareness has stimulated retirement and vacation home purchase and construction, creating one of the most viable real estate marketplaces within the nation.

County Employment 2008
Government 12,800
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 12,600
Educational and Health Services 10,100
Leisure and Hospitality 8,400
Mining and Construction 8,300
Professional and Business Services 4,200
Manufacturing 3,100
Financial Activities 2,500
Other Services 2,000
Information 600

Sedona Scenic Attractions

Sedona delivers something for everyone, top notch resorts & hotels along with small family operated hotels, stylish bed and breakfasts, fine dining establishments, exceptional shops and varied galleries. The pure beauty of the region can make sightseeing and hiking, golf and tennis all seasons activities. Visitors might take a jeep tour into the high desert or check out the red rock monoliths from a horse or hot air balloon. Red Rock Crossing has been showcased within quite a few movies. Additional attractions include Slide Rock State Park, Chapel of the Holy Cross, the Sedona Arts Center and Tlaquepaque, a Mexican-style arts and crafts village. Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon was named by Rand-McNally as one of the most breathtaking drives in the United States.

Sedona Area Shopping

When you live in Sedona, where do you shop?

Grocery Stores:
West Sedona – Safeway, Bashas, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers. Sedona also has a Farmers Market and a CSA is in nearby Cornville.
Village of Oak Creek:  Webers IGA Grocery.
Cottonwood: Walmart, Frys (Kroegers), Safeway, Food City

Department Stores:
Sedona: Ace Hardware,  Beals, Probuild
Cottonwood: Walmart, JC Pennys, Home Depot
Flagstaff: Sams Club, Walmart, Home Depot, Flagstaff Mall
Prescott: Costco, Sams Club, Trader Joes, Lowes, Home Depot

Sedona Area Medical

Specialist regularly visit from Flagstaff.  Flagstaff is a 45 minute drive.

Sedona: ER and small medical center, Urgent Care
Cottonwood: Verde Valley Medical Center with Helicopter

Sedona Schools

Sedona Red Rock High School The Scorpions.  Our daughter graduated from SRRHS.  Great High School experience.
West Sedona School – K-8.
Big Park Community School – K-8Sedona Charter School

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