Retire to Sedona Top 8 Reasons

Why Retire to Sedona

Although there are dozens of very good reasons to retire to the Sedona area we have decided to list the following.

Active Sedona Retirement

Active Sedona Retirement

 Active Senior Population
If you are searching for a city with a beautiful landscape, relaxing activities, and plentiful retirement communities, Sedona, Arizona, might be the ideal choice. Sedona boasts a large senior population (Over 26% of Sedona residents are over 65)and has many activities they can enjoy from bird watching to hiking clubs and everything in between.

Activities for every outdoor enthusiast
Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land, visitors have instant access to recreational activities. Trails for hiking and biking, along with bouncy jeep tracks, weave among the bristling forest of pinnacles, spires, buttes and domes.
Hikers amble over wild country trails that loop through a labyrinth of stone towers. Mountain bikers zoom along the sinuous curves of single track. Jeeps rumble into the outback and perform acrobatics across sandstone outcroppings. Kayaks paddle through fast moving currents while anglers work the pools for elusive trout. Hot air balloons lift off early each morning to greet the rising dawn. Helicopters swoop in and out of high-walled canyons. The biggest dilemma that visitors face each morning is choosing their adventure.


Year Round Great Climate
Weather and climate in Sedona is relatively pleasant all year. Day time highs are most ideal during spring and autumn when high temperatures range in the low to high 70 degrees F. But keep in mind that nighttime temperatures can drop quickly by as much as 25-30 degrees.
High temperatures during the summer months range in the 90s and could reach 100 degrees. But evenings cool quickly and reach low temperatures in the 60s. The fall months of October and November bring “Spring-Like” highs in the 60s and 70s. It is simply beautiful in Oak Creek Canyon when the golden colors of autumn arrive. Light dusting of snow can occur during the winter months

Great Golf Courses in Sedona & the Verde Valley

Sedona Golf Courses

Sedona Golf Courses

Sedona Golf Resort in the Village of Oak Creek “Play this course once and you’ll remember it for life,” said Hospitality Tee Times of the Sedona Golf Resort in the Village of Oak Creek. “Widely considered one of the most unforgettable golf experiences, Sedona Golf Resort offers a thrilling combination of jaw-dropping splendor of the famed Red Rocks of Sedona with exceptional challenge

Beaver Creek Golf Club This historic, 18-hole scenic course, was designed by Jack Snyder in 1962. The par 71 course is located in a small valley along the banks of West• Beaver Creek Golf Club This historic, 18-hole scenic course, was designed by Jack Snyder in 1962. The par 71 course is located in a small valley along the banks of West Beaver Creek in Lake Montezuma. It offers 6,485 yards of play.

Canyon Mesa Country Many golfers consider this public course Sedona’s best kept secret. The 9-hole, par 28 course features 1,265 yards designed by Jack Snyder. This is a Triple A-rated executive par 3 golf course that is couples friendly yet challenging enough to get the respect of a low handicap player

• Oak Creek Country Club a par 72, 18-hole championship golf course in Sedona designed by the famous father and son team Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr. It has been described as “a work of art.” The 145-acre course includes three lakes.

Pine Shadows Golf Course 9-hole, par 33 public executive course located in Cottonwood, Arizona. According to the club, the most distinguishing characteristic of this attractive course is the price. It costs $15 to play nine holes, and the fee includes a golf cart

Radisson Poco Diablo Resort features a 9-hole, par 3 executive golf course on its lush 22 acres, which include green lawns, red rocks, willow trees and water features. The course was designed by Jack Snyder and offers 777 yards of play.

Seven Canyons a private residence golf club, surrounded by 100,000 acres of the Coconino National Forest. Tom Weiskopf crafted the 18-hole, par 70 course in the style of the great golf courses of the early 1900s

Verde Santa Fe Golf Course a challenging 18-hole, par 71 championship course in Cornville, framed by Verde Valley’s Black Hills.. It was designed by Stanton McGaw and features 6,404 yards of play. Four lakes border the 10th and 18th holes, and a number of arroyos come into play

Unique Sedona Scenery

Scenic Sedona

Scenic Sedona

Sedona nestles among a geological wonderland. Multi-hued stone formations jut upwards from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes hourly with the light. When USA Weekend compiled their Most Beautiful Places in America list, Sedona claimed the top spot

Great Home Values

home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Sedona real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America. The median home value in Sedona is $410,300. Sedona home values have gone up 7.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Sedona is $225. The median price of homes currently listed in Sedona is $497,000 while the median price of homes that sold is $390,500. The median rent price in Sedona is $1,350.

Art Galleries and Cultural Activities
Today, Sedona is home to hundreds of artists of every medium and aesthetic bent. It is an arts community of ruggedly individualistic expression, from cutting-edge contemporary to visionary, Native American to modern realism. This robust level of cultural activity helped foster Sedona’s reputation as a destination. Sedona rivals Santa Fe in its richness of the arts.
A highlight of any visit to Sedona is prowling the 80-plus galleries that showcase contemporary, representational and traditional artists who are known nationally and internationally. You’ll find the largest collection of galleries in Uptown and others strung along Arizona Highway 179 in such clustered concentration it’s become known as Gallery Row.

Nearby Historical Sites & National Parks

Jerome known as the largest Ghost Town in America this abandoned Copper mine is set dramatically on the side of Mingus Mountain, the town of Jerome is propped on a thirty-degree mountainside two thousand feet above the Verde Valley. Fifteen hundred feet separates the upper-level houses from the lowest. At night the lights of Jerome twinkle enticingly above the valley after sunsets.

• Grand Canyon A powerful and inspiring landscape, Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size. Unique combinations of geologic color and eroded forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and a mile deep. Sedona residents are fond of saying “God created the Grand Canyon but lives in Sedona.”

Montezuma castle Today we gaze through the windows of the past into one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a story of ingenuity, survival and ultimately, prosperity in an unforgiving desert landscape.

Montezuma wells A unit of Montezuma Castle, is located 11 miles from the park. Formed long ago by the collapse of a limestone cavern, over one million gallons of water a day flows continuously into the Well. This constant supply of warm, fresh water provides an aquatic habitat like no other in the world, and has served as an oasis for wildlife and humans for thousands of years.

• Petrified Forest- Painted Desert More than 13,000 years of human history and culture are represented at Petrified Forest National Park. From prehistoric peoples to early explorers, from the Civilian Conservation Corps to Historic Route 66, the park has many stories to tell.

Lake Powell Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. It is a major vacation spot that around 2 million people visit each year.

Ralph Bredahl, Associate Broker and Tricia Bredahl, Realtor are Sedona Realtors with Realty One Group Mountain Desert in Sedona Arizona and have been serving Arizona home buyers and home sellers area 1997. The Sedona and the Verde Valley include the cities and towns of Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Jerome, Camp Verde, Montezuma Lakes and Rio Verde.

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