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Sedona sub-division market reports add a more hyper-local dimension to understanding the Sedona real estate market. Sub-division market reports are being added on a regular basis.

There are a lot of sub-divisions in Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek (VOC), and Big Park so not all will be highlighted as a separate report.

However, If you want to know more about an area, PLEASE let me know and I can give you all the information you want to know. I can also create a custom market report for a specific area using the most recent data available.

I would be honored to help you find your dream home!

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Sheri Sperry is the Top Ranked Real Estate Blogger In Sedona and Northern Arizona 86336

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Sheri Sperry Number 1 (#1) Sedona Real Estate Blogger

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“With more than 303,276 members (as of May 1, 2021), ActiveRain is the largest and most active professional social network in the real estate industry. We are a community of real estate agents, brokers, home stagers, inspectors, lenders, and other industry professionals who are committed to learning how to do our jobs better, building connections, and having some fun along the way! (taken from activerain “about” page) 

The ActiveRain “about” page goes on to say that AR, is the largest storehouse of real estate knowledge base with well over 4 million blog posts and hundreds being added daily.

 

ActiveRain Top Professional Real Estate Blogging Platform

Being involved in ActiveRain has helped to raise our caliber of blogging proficiency. This is a network where professionals tied to the real estate industry, who have similar tastes and opinions are able to help each other through education, networking, and years of experience. There are many personal relationships that have developed over time, which helps create one of the best nationwide referral networks for our real estate industry. We also get to participate in one of the finest blogging platforms in the social network and real estate world.

 ActiveRain Top Real Estate Educational Tool

I am very fortunate to have found this fabulous platform for real estate. The interaction and the relationships I am building throughout the ActiveRain network have created a very uplifting inspirational experience and a perfect way for clients to gain education and knowledge about Sedona and the Verde Valley.

 

Sheri Sperry Is Number One in Sedona, The Verde Valley, Yavapai County, and All of Northern Arizona!

I started blogging back in 2012. It took a lot of time, understanding how it works and how to interact, and network with others on ActiveRain.  I kept accumulating points through Sheri Sperry Number One Sedona Real Estate Blogger ActiveRainmy active blogging about many different topics related to Sedona and real estate. By late 2015, I became the number one ranked blogger for Sedona. I continue to be the number one blogger for all of Northern Arizona.  As for my overall rank in Arizona, I am currently the 3rd ranked real estate agent (as of May 1, 2021) and will continue to improve my ranking for all of Arizona as I continue to blog!  There are 50,000 + real estate agents in Arizona.

Buyers & Sellers Have An Information & Marketing Advantage

This gives my buyers and sellers an advantage. I have a treasure of information available for those who are interested in the Sedona area real estate market. My ActiveRain blog “Sedona Property Solutions from A to Z” along with my SellSedona.com blog “Sedona Real Estate News & Info From A to Z” provides well over 1250+ blog posts. 43+ posts of mine have been featured on the entire ActiveRain network. The reach for a feature is 300,000+ viewers! Hundreds more of my posts have been featured in individual categories such as “Photos” as well as marketing categories.  

Besides all the education I receive, we have challenges monthly that are designed to motivate, inspire, help us plan and teach us new techniques and technology. We also get to interact and network with hundreds of real estate professionals across the US and Canada.  This gives each of us a keen idea of who to refer to clients. Again, another great advantage available to my clients.  Many of the blog posts I read include areas and buildings that another agent is marketing.  I may be able to direct a client to a certain area in another geographic location from the information I glean from a blog.

As of May 1, 2021, I have posted 1,250+ blog posts on ActiveRain, with clicks approaching 1,300,000 actual views. My overall content on SellSedona.com is unsurpassed in our market. Currently, I am ranked 5th in all of Arizona and First in Northern Arizona. 

Most of my blogs are pushed to ActiveRain from SellSedona.com. At SellSedona.com my blog has a vibrant search engine to find any of my blogs that have been posted.  Just place the search term in the box and any blog post that matches that criteria will come up on the screen.

My Website (SellSedona.com) Blog

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ActiveRain Search for Sedona area blogs

 

As an example, type Sellers into the search box. Just like Google, you will see posts that have that search term.

 

Sheri Sperry - Number 1 real Estate Blogger in Northern AZ and Sedona Verde Valley

Currently, there are 9 pages of blogs with the search term “Sellers”.

One of the advantages of using my blog as a reference site is the ability to “google” or search the article or blog base.  When you use the search box, it only searches my information based on the term you put in. Generally, this will give you much more relevant and useful information because you are searching for a particular database.  Most of the information you get you can apply generally to other geographic areas but the slant of my blog will always be with Sedona or the Verde Valley or Northern Arizona as a reference point.  For example, I may talk about fall projects but fall can start as early as late August in some areas of the country. In Sedona, fall will pick up in mid to late October. So you may not see a blog on this subject until early to mid-October.

If you are looking for any information on real estate, start here!  If you don’t find what you are looking for, contact me to help you.  After all, I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

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Cottonwood Arizona 86326 ~ Homes for Sale and Real Time Market Report Plus Other Local Info!

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“Old Town” Historic District

 

 

Cottonwood homes for sale and Market report and analysis 2019

Cottonwood Arizona 86326

Yavapai  County 

This weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Cottonwood Arizona. The map below shows the boundaries of this area. The 2010 Census reported the population at 11,265. In 2017 the population was 12,023.

The Jail Trail below can be reached through the parking lot of the Historic Old Town original jail which is now the Cottonwood Visitor Information Center. This trail will take you to the Verde River.Cottonwood Homes for Sale and Market Reports

Cottonwood – Arizona 86326

Close To Big Box Shopping and a Medical Center

If you buy a home for sale in Cottonwood Arizona, you will find an area steeped in history.  According to the City of Cottonwood’s official site, it is also the “commercial hub of the Verde Valley”. Many residents enjoy the close proximity to the Verde Valley Medical Center and Large shopping centers. There are a Super-Walmart, Home Depot and a Fry’s shopping center. The Verde Valley Medical Center is part of Northern Arizona Healthcare. There are many medical and professional services nearby that help support the medical center. Many health-care professionals live within 15 minutes of the medical center.

Welcome message from the Mayor of Cottonwood

“My husband and I enjoy taking a stroll down Main Street and having dinner at one of the many restaurants in the area. It is a great area to visit for tourists and locals alike.”

Historic Old Town Restaurants 

I bet you didn’t know…

Cottonwood had a reputation for being a big bootlegging area. This bootlegging was considered some of the best around and attracted people from areas as far away as Los Angeles and Phoenix. By 1920, Cottonwood was called the “Biggest Little Town in Arizona”. Cottonwood had more businesses than any other area, but there were only 300 residents in the local community.

Mae West and the Reputation for Bootlegging in Roaring ’20s

Mae West stayed at the Cottonwood Hotel before she was famous. She spent time in the historic section of Old Town during the heyday of Prohibition. Mae frequented all the Speak-Easy hide-aways up and down Main street. Visit this website to learn more about the history as well as the historic Cottonwood Hotel and dining/bars in the area. (source: Wikipedia) 

 It should be noted that Cornville ~~ Page Springs ~~ Verde Santa Fe are bedroom communities of Sedona 86336 and Cottonwood.

 


Cottonwood Wine Country

Cottonwood homes for sale wineries

Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at

Verde Valley Wine Consortium 

Cottonwood has many vineyards and tasting rooms to enjoy local wines. Wine tasting has become a popular past-time in the Verde Valley. You can find wine tours that will bring you to these vineyards. Fifteen years ago, there were only two or three tasting rooms in the entire valley with a small amount of vineyard grape vines.  Additional wine grapes had to be brought into the local wineries to complete the bottling process.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Cottonwood:

Alcantara Vineyards and Winery – Cottonwood

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards – Cottonwood

Chateau Tumbleweed Winery and Tasting Room – Clarkdale

Freitas Vineyard – Cottonwood

Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room and Osteria – Cottonwood

Pillsbury Wine Company and Vineyard – Cottonwood

Winery 101 – Cottonwood

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Page Springs straddles Oak Creek.  This community sits on the east side of Oak Creek and is famous for it’s Northern Arizona wineries.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Page Springs:

Javelina Leap Vineyard – Page Springs

Page Springs Cellars – Page Springs

D.A. Ranch  – Page Springs

Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery – Page Springs

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Cottonwood Has Low Humidity and a Desert Feel

Without Constant Extreme Heat

Cornville Page Springs Market Report and homes for sale

Cottonwood is an area that is considered a semi-arid climate zone, just like Sedona 86336 and the rest of the Verde Valley. This area is a little warmer than Sedona.  It is about 1 hour north of the Sonoran Desert and about 40 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  Humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part. You can get detailed statistics at Weatherspark.com. For more information on Sedona weather go to Sedona-Weather.com.

Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora. The elevation of Cottonwood is about 3,455ft. The area within 2 miles of Cottonwood is covered by shrubs (83%), cropland (14%), and trees (12%), based on Info weatherspark.com.

 

Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in the Verde Valley

Montezuma Castle

Montezuma Castle (above)

Tuzigoot National Monument 

Tuzigoot is Apache for “crooked water” from nearby Peck’s Lake which is a cutoff meander of the Verde River. A two-story pueblo ruin was excavated in 1933-35 by Caywood & Spicer of U of A. President Roosevelt declared Tuzigoot Ruins as a National Monument.

The early days during the 1800s began the land rush.

Farmers and ranchers settled the area. They called the area Verde. Around 1915, Cottonwood started to spring up. Cottonwood (see pic above) got the name from the Cottonwood trees that rose up around the Verde river not far from where the Historic Old Town Cottonwood jail stands now.

Cottonwood began booming when many settlers wanted to own their own businesses and homes. It had a reputation for lawlessness because those who were kicked out of company towns such as Jerome came to settle. Also, there was an equal number of law-abiding citizens and families that also wanted to settle the area.

There are many other activities such as visiting National Monuments, Tuzigoot, Montezuma Castle and Well, horseback riding antique shopping, and did I mention golf? Also, you can find local hot air balloon rides beside many other attractions.

 

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Find Trails 

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and interactive map on:

~ Hiking ~ Biking ~ Horseback ~ Off Highway Vehicle (OHV)


 

Montezuma Well Ruins

 



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NOTE: All information presented including, event scheduling, directions and pricing are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. You should check with the organizers, event and attraction website, or management, and organizing team for current information. SellSedona.com is not responsible for inaccuracies or changes to the information provided. Information is provided as a convenience to you. SellSedona.com, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and Sheri Sperry are not affiliated with or are provided any fees, promotion or consideration for the information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting. Websites and URLs are provided for your convenience and not an endorsement for any activity.

Clarkdale Arizona Homes For-Sale ~ Real Time Market Report and Other Info!

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Clarkdale Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad (link)

 

 

Clarkdale homes for sale 505 Miners Gulch

Clarkdale Arizona Homes For-Sale 86324

Yavapai  County 

Clarkdale Arizona Homes For-Sale 2019 and continuous weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Clarkdale Arizona 86324. The map below shows the boundaries of this area. The 2010 Census reported the population at 4,097. In 2017 the population estimate was 4,197.

This link will take you to TripAdvisor and has a view of the United Verde Copper Company – Historic Marker
Looking Toward Smelter in Clarkdale homes for sale 2019

Clarkdale – Arizona 86324

Historic Company Town Established in 1912

 

Clarkdale homes for sale 2019

Clarkdale Arizona homes for-sale is part of a historic company town founded by William A. Clark, who was the owner of one of Jerome Arizona’s largest copper mines. In fact, the area around Jerome was one of the largest producers of copper for the state of Arizona and the USA in its hay-day.

If you buy a home for sale in Clarkdale Arizona, you would be an owner of a home in the first planned community in the State of Arizona!  This township was owned by the United Verde Copper Company. The company provided services and housing for the employees of the nearby smelter. Mining operations ceased in 1953 and the town incorporated in 1957. The original township is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places as the Clarkdale Historic District.

 

Historic Bungalow
clarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019 Historic Bungalow Clarkdale homes for sale 2019

The bungalows in the historic downtown district are a testament to the town owner William Clark and his vision. Take a drive down some of the streets to see the well-kept bungalows from another era.

Many Clarkdale residents enjoy close proximity to Cottonwood’s Verde Valley Medical Center and large shopping centers. There is a Super-Walmart, Home Depot, and a Fry’s shopping center. The Verde Valley Medical Center is part of Northern Arizona Healthcare. There are many medical and professional services nearby that help support the medical center. Many health-care professionals live within 15 minutes of the medical center.

Historic Downtown Business District

Well over a $1.5 million has been invested into the downtown district to help keep the district prospering. The downtown area delivers a little of everything such as restaurants, a service station, art galleries, tavern, light manufacturing, and several internet-based businesses. (clarkdale.az.gov)

 It should be noted that in addition to Clarkdale,  Cornville ~~ Page Springs ~~ Verde Santa Fe are all bedroom communities of Sedona 86336 and Cottonwood.

 


Clarkdale Wine Country

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Chateau Tumbleweed Winery and Tasting RoomClarkdale

Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at

Verde Valley Wine Consortium 

Clarkdale Arizona has one Winery and Tasting Room but is only minutes from Cottonwood which has many vineyards and tasting rooms to enjoy local wines. Wine tasting has become a popular past-time in the Verde Valley. You can find wine tours that will bring you to these vineyards. Fifteen years ago, there were only two or three tasting rooms in the entire valley with a small number of vineyard grapevines.  Additional wine grapes had to be brought into the local wineries to complete the bottling process.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Cottonwood:

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Page Springs straddles Oak Creek.  This community sits on the east side of Oak Creek and is famous for it’s Northern Arizona wineries. It is about 15 minutes from Clarkdale.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Page Springs:

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Clarkdale Has Low Humidity and a Desert Feel

clarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019 and weather

Clarkdale is an area that is considered a semi-arid climate zone. This is similar to Sedona 86336 and the rest of the Verde Valley. This area is a little warmer than Sedona.  It is about 1:15 hours north of the Sonoran Desert and about 50 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  Humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part.

You can get detailed statistics at Weatherspark.com. For more information on Sedona weather go to Sedona-Weather.com.

Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora. The elevation of Cottonwood is about 3,455ft. The area within 2 miles of Cottonwood is covered by shrubs (83%), cropland (14%), and trees (12%), based on info at weatherspark.com.

 

Sight-Seeing and Recreation Abound in the Verde Valley

clarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019-Verde Valley River Kayaking

Verde River Kayaking (select link)

 

More Things To Do In Clarkdale

Verde Canyon Railroad is a must-see attraction. There is a year-round nest of bald eagles.

Learn more here

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Other Attractions and Things to Do in and around Clarkdale Arizona

Tuzigoot National Monument 

Tuzigoot is Apache for “crooked water” from nearby Peck’s Lake which is a cutoff meander of the Verde River. A two-story pueblo ruin was excavated in 1933-35 by Caywood & Spicer of U of A. President Roosevelt declared Tuzigoot Ruins as a National Monument. Here are a couple of more National Monuments, Montezuma Castle and Well,

Here is a link for other things to do in Clarkdale Arizona.  Also, remember it is about 15-20 minutes to the historic mining town of Jerome which is now an Art community with many restaurants and storefronts.

 

Find Trails 

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and interactive map on:

~ Hiking ~ Biking ~ Horseback ~ Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)


 

Visit the Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus Clarkdaleclarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019 - Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus Clarkdale



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NOTE: All information presented including, event scheduling, directions, and pricing are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. You should check with the organizers, event and attraction website, or management, and organizing team for current information. SellSedona.com is not responsible for inaccuracies or changes to the information provided. Information is provided as a convenience to you. SellSedona.com, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and Sheri Sperry are not affiliated with or are provided any fees, promotions, or consideration for the information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting. Websites and URLs are provided for your convenience and not an endorsement for any activity. 

Cornville ~ Page Springs ~ Verde Santa Fe – Real-Time Market Report and Homes For Sale and Other Local Info!

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Cornville Pages Springs Market Reports and homes for sale

 

 

Cornville Golf Course home

Cornville ~ Verde Santa Fe ~ Page Springs

Yavapai  County 

This weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Cornville – Page Springs – Verde Santa Fe. The map below shows the boundaries of this area. The 2010 Census reported the population at 5,152.

Cornville Horse property for sale

Cornville/Page Springs/Verde Santa Fe – Arizona 86325

Vibrant Retirement, Golf, and Rural Communities

Cornville ~~ Page Springs ~~  Verde Santa Fe are bedroom communities of Sedona 86336 and Cottonwood AZ. As legend has it, back in the 1800s, the Verde Valley pioneers decided on the name Cohnville – named after one of the families that lived there. When the papers came back from Washington, they read it as Cornville and the pioneers accepted it. The 1880 Census could not find anyone named Cohn in the Verde Valley, however, there was a Mr. Cone who purchased a homestead in what is now called Page Springs.

The appeal for Cornville / Verde Santa Fe is growing among those looking at buying a home for sale. The direct route of the 89A between Sedona and Cottonwood makes it very convenient to access those areas. Cornville and Page Springs are growing suburban areas that serve as bedroom communities for nearby Sedona and Cottonwood, Arizona. Cornville and Page Springs are located along scenic Oak Creek.

A big factor that drives buyers to the Cornville / Verde Santa Fe is housing prices are very modest compared to Sedona 86336. Buyers find this a better fit for their needs.

Verde Santa Fe

Verde Santa Fe homes for sale

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Verde Santa Fe in Cornville is a golf course community. Verde Santa Fe has inviting hiking and walking trails, and eye-catching home designs. All are included in this Northern Arizona lifestyle.  Verde Santa Fe appeals to families of all ages. The views of the surrounding national forests and mountain ranges are all part of the spectacular and relaxed and amazing style of living for active adults. The Red Rocks of Sedona are just 15 minutes away. “Old Town” Cottonwood, along with historic Jerome are also close by. The Verde Santa Fe Golf Course and walking paths intermingle many of the neighborhoods of Verde Santa Fe. There are 861 homes and condos plus Turnberry Estates which is a luxury home community with custom homes intermingled throughout the golf course.

Verde Santa Fe Amenities 

There are seven neighborhoods with additional development scheduled in the near future.

  • Gated Neighborhoods – Amante, Dorado, La Privada, The Villas
  •  Non-Gated Neighborhoods – Montara, Turnberry, VSF 1 & 2
  • Three age-restricted and four non-age-restricted neighborhoods
  • Two Community Clubhouses – see amenities below
  • Verde Santa Fe Golf Course – a public 18-hole par 71 course

Community Clubhouse (Verde Santa Fe & Amante) Amenities- (amenities may vary)

  • Catering Kitchens
  • Conversation Area with flat-screen TVs and fireplace
  • Dining Rooms
  • Specialty Rooms such as Card Game Room/ Pool Table Room
  • Fitness Centers
  • Heated Pools – some communities have separate neighborhood pools as well
  • Heated Spas

Cornville 

Cornville Ranchette For Sale

Cornville Homes For Sale

The rural character of Cornville is important to residents. It is a key component of the articles of the Cornville Community Association: “The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to maintain and enhance rural lifestyles, natural resources, economic values, health and safety within the Cornville postal area.”

Because Cornville has a more rural appeal with a small-town feel, there are large properties including ranches and agricultural-based properties that are mixed into the neighborhoods with smaller residential homes. Cornville is not an incorporated city. Support services are provided through Yavapai county. The agricultural base also supports wineries which will be discussed more in the Page Springs section.

Another draw to the community of Cornville is the proximity to Big Box shopping. There is a Home Depot, Fry’s and a Super Walmart close by in Cottonwood.  The Verde Valley Medical Center is also within a few minutes and is part of Northern Arizona Healthcare. There are many medical and professional services nearby that help support the medical center.


Page Springs and Wine Country

Verde Valley Wineries for sale

Page Springs and Cornville share the same zip code and both areas straddle Oak Creek.  This community sits on the east side of Oak Creek and is famous for it’s Northern Arizona wineries.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Page Springs and Cornville:

Javelina Leap Vineyard – Page Springs

Page Springs Cellars – Page Springs

D.A. Ranch  – Page Springs

Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery – Page Springs

Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at

Verde Valley Wine Consortium 


Cornville/Verde Santa Fe Has A Desert Feel

Without Constant Extreme Heat

Cornville Page Springs Market Report and homes for sale

Cornville/Page Springs/Verde Santa Fe is an area that is considered a semi-arid climate zone, just like Sedona 86336. It is about 1:05 hours north of the Sonoran Desert and about 30 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  Humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part. You can get detailed statistics at Weatherspark.com. For more information on Sedona weather go to Sedona-Weather.com.

Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora. The elevation of the area is about 3,451ft. The area within 2 miles of Cornville is covered by shrubs (74%), cropland (14%), and grassland (12%), based on Info weatherspark.com.

 

Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in the Verde Valley

Cornville Verde Santa Fe Homes for sale

Lower Oak Creek in Page Springs has been designated an Important Bird Area. The Northern Arizona Audubon Society partners with the Arizona Fish and Game to provide a bird sanctuary and riparian habitat along with the fish hatchery described below. The public parking provides access to both areas.

Audubon Page Springs important birding area

Page Springs is the home to the largest cold-water fish hatchery in the state, producing 700,000 trout a year.  Though the area around the fishery is closed to fishing.  Many of the streams in the area are stocked each year including Oak Creek, Verde River, West Clear Creek, and Wet Beaver Creek.  See the Stocking Schedule and Where to Fish.

Page Springs Fish Hatchery

There are many other activities such as wine tasting and horseback riding and did I mention golf? !! In the surrounding area, there is Old Town Cottonwood, Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Castle, and local hot air balloon rides.

Find Trails 

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and an interactive map on:

~ Hiking ~ Biking ~ Horseback ~ Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)


 

Cornville Verde Santa Fe Page Springs homes for sale

 



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NOTE: All information presented including, event scheduling, directions, and pricing are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. You should check with the organizers, event and attraction website, or management, and organizing team for current information. SellSedona.com is not responsible for inaccuracies or changes to the information provided. Information is provided as a convenience to you. SellSedona.com, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and Sheri Sperry are not affiliated with or are provided any fees, promotions, or consideration for the information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting. Websites and URLs are provided for your convenience and not an endorsement for any activity.

When Will Sedona’s Fall Color Peak?

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When Will The Fall Color Peak In Sedona Arizona?

Peak Fall Color December 7th 2019 - Sheri Sperry 928.274.7355

(Above) – December 7th, 2019 – Peak Color

Watching the Japanese Maple helps give us some understanding of previous peak fall color and why the peak may vary each year.  The last two years,  our peak fall color on the Japanese Maple has gone into December.  It really makes for a wonderful Thanksgiving because the color is pretty vivid.  

In A Nutshell…What causes the leaves to change color?

As the sun gets lower in the sky during fall, photosynthesis ceases and the chlorophyll in the leaves dwindles.  This brings out the underlying color layered in the leaves.   

Many people (including myself) often think that the first freeze gets the process moving to change the color.  However, the process starts when the sunlight starts to wane in the fall.  Weather can affect the vivid fall colors though.  The best weather is cool nights and lots of sunlight and having favorable weather in the summer.  Drought conditions will delay the onset of the fall color.  This is why the last two years Sedona has had a late fall season.  As noted below in the 2021 Monsoon Summary, we had record rainfall this monsoon. 

One of my favorite things to watch on my Japanese Maple is that filtered sunlight can make a rainbow effect on different leaves.  Some leaves have multiple colors.  I think it is because the tree is so dense. 

Sedona Weather Monsoon Summary Sheri Sperry REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Realty 928-274-7355 

Sedona Monsoon 2021 Summary 

Overall, we had milder temperatures and record rainfall during this monsoon.  Our last day of 100º weather was on August 5th.  For most of the country, August can be a scorcher, but lots of cloud cover and cooler rain kept the temps lower than last year.  

Here are the totals and rank by year for the top 4 years since 2010.

It includes June through September of each year. 

2016 – 10.16 inches

2021 – 9.60 inches

2012 – 9.01 inches

2013 – 8.18 inches

In contrast, 2020 had only 0.91 inches of rain putting 2020 in last place. 

Will Sedona See The Change of Seasons Earlier in 2021?

 

Fall Color Comparison year to year Sheri Sperry REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Realty 928-274-7355

As you can see, the color change is quite a bit ahead of last year. My guess is that the color will peak before Thanksgiving this year due to all the rain and cooler temperatures during the summer.  

Charts For Sedona Weather through September 2021 

Sedona Weather Category - When will Sedona see peak fall color? Sheri Sperry REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Realty 928-274-7355

Precipitation By Month 

Sedona rain and snow for 2021

Sedona Temperature Almanac 

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For More Sedona Weather Information 

Go to

Sedona-Weather.com

What is “Plein Air Painting”? Enjoy The Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival ~ An October Event ~ Don’t Miss It!

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What Is Plein Air Painting?

 

It is pretty simple actually.  Grab an easel and a canvas, some paintbrushes, go outdoors,  paint and capture your favorite outdoor scene on that canvas.  Think of your studio as removing the 4 walls but leaving you and your canvas. This is Plein Air Painting.  

 

Annual Event

 

The Sedona Arts Center hosts this event every year around this time. Sedona is the “Shangri-La of the Southwest”! Artists come from all over to participate.  Their canvas can be Oak Creek, one of the many Red Rock Features or golf courses. Some choose water features or special areas such as Rachel’s Knoll

 

In 2020, Sedona Arts Center celebrated the “Year of the Woman” recognizing the 100th-anniversary passage of the 19th Amendment. It was changed to a virtual event but this year it is in-person, delighting all involved.  There are 23 featured artists from around the country who will be participating.

 

Week-Long Festival

 

The October 2021 schedule of events is listed below. Each year the schedule is made available to the public in a timely fashion. Please remember to check the Sedona Plein Air Festival website for any updates.

 

The festival starts on a Saturday and ends on a Saturday.  This year’s judge and Keynote Speaker is Michele Usibelli.  It will be streaming “live” online.  The title of the Keynote is “The World Through My Eyes; My Journey From Reference Photos To Canvas”.  The live stream will be featured on the Sedona Arts Center Facebook page

 

23 – Festival Artists will be featured…

UPTOWN Sedona homes for sale Sedona Art Center

2021 Schedule of Events 

 

Many events are scheduled such as the Opening Wine Reception at the Sedona Art Center on Saturday, October 23. 

 

Artists will paint in the locations mentioned above from October 23rd thru the 30th

 

Oct. 23,  Noon to  3 PMThe Main Street Paint Out is one of Sedona Arts Center’s most popular events! Watch Festival artists from start to finish as they brave the local landscape and observe them in action on the streets of Uptown Sedona. The event will feature live painting along Highway 89A from Sedona Arts Center to the Visitor’s Center. The art will be for sale and artists’ awards announced starting at 3 PM at Sedona Arts Center.

 

Oct. 27, 10:00 AM to Noon – The Festival’s Creekside Paint Out is hosted by L’Auberge de Sedona, and the public is invited to the edge of the water to watch artists as they depict the spectacular scenery and flowing Oak Creek. The location includes still and moving water, reflections, sycamores, ducks, and stunning rock waterfalls. At noon, awards will be presented to the artists and the works created at the event will be available for sale immediately following on the lawn. Attendees can park in the Arts Center lower parking lot and take the free shuttle to and from L’Auberge from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

 

 

 

Oct. 27,  7 PMKeynote Speaker Michele Usibelli –   As noted above – the even will be streaming “live” online.  The title of the Keynote is “The World Through My Eyes; My Journey From Reference Photos To Canvas”.  The live stream will be featured on the Sedona Arts Center Facebook page

 

Oct. 28, 10:00 AM to Noon – Paint Out At Sedona Heritage Museum – Turn back the clock as our Plein Air artists create a painting in just two hours on the grounds of the Sedona Heritage Museum. It’s a chance to get to know the artists and pick your favorites. Watch them paint scenes out of the Old West with horse and buggy and enjoy the spectacular landscape. Awards will be announced and works will be available to purchase at noon.

 

 

Oct. 29 – 5 to 8 PMPlein Air Party and Awards – Held at Sedona Arts Center’s Special Exhibition Gallery and Theatre Studio in the Historic Art Barn. Fine wine, fine hors d’oeuvres, and fine art. This is a big event. Artist’s awards are presented throughout the evening recognizing the best work created during the week including Best of Show and merit awards by Festival Judge Michele Usibelli, Artist’s Choice Award, Collectors Choice by ballot, and Sedona Arts Center Awards.

 

For More Information: Contact the Sedona Arts Center at 928-282-3809, or visit SedonaArtsCenter.org


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Duality of Work Life Balance…Discover More About Sheri Sperry

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Yin & Yang

The Duality of Work-Life Balance

 

Why Yin Yang?Work-Life Balance - sperryr.com Sellsedona.com

Without getting too far into the weeds, yin and yang describe the harmonious and interdependent nature of forces. Good versus evil or light versus darkness can be forces of yin and yang.  In the same thought, work-life balance fits that same interdependent nature. It is up to us to create harmony that balances the push versus pull. 

 The Struggle

As an empty-nester, I don’t have to struggle as I did many years ago when our children were growing up. However, I still have a grandson, Tristan, that my husband and I watch on Sundays. So there may be a little struggle from my inability to let loose of this little one to get anything done when I am at home. It is frustrating but a happy frustration!

The Issues

Tristan & NanaI want to spend all my time with Tristan but clients call, houses need to be shown, questions need to be answered. Contracts and paperwork need to be done timely. These are just some of the issues I still deal with.  My son and daughter-in-law are very lucky to have us living so close to them. I do believe they are very appreciative, but it still creates that work/life struggle for balance.

On the other hand, I also realize how very blessed I am that we live so close that we can watch Tristan grow up. We recognize and are thankful for this. So as an issue, I am happy to have this yin and yang of sorts! 

The Strategies

As most real estate agents and brokers know, things change on a dime. A free day can become a completely full day in a matter of a few phone calls or emails!

When You Love What You Do Is It Work? 

Amalfi CoastI worked 34 years prior to taking time off in 2001. Now, I considered that 34 years of work. I was off from 2001 to 2011 and enjoyed doing anything I wanted to do. I even had a personal trainer! My husband and I traveled to many countries. Many were bucket-list destinations. So my “balance” was all “life-oriented” during that time. To this day, I feel very satisfied with all that I was able to accomplish. …No regrets and nothing but wonderful memories.

The Real Estate Bug

However, as I have stated before, I have been involved in real estate since I was 19 years Tristan Sheri Rickold. The bug never left me. In 2011, I finally made the decision to get my real estate license in Arizona. My husband and I made this decision together, knowing full well we would have to put our hearts and souls into this to make it work. We were both excited about the anticipation and the challenge. We felt we were naturals for this. Why not? We had been preparing our whole lives for this challenge. We owned our own home when we were 20 years old, sold many of our homes without any formal help. Many of those homes were sold during crazy California markets over the years.

Balance Through Teamwork

My husband and I work as a team. I am the Sedona REALTOR® and Rick helps with the marketing, photography, and other tasks that I may need help with. Rick’s schedule is determined by my needs. We work together to assure that the client is getting the very best service possible. We schedule a time for ourselves when we can. If it has to change we don’t have any issue with it. We know we will get our balance when we need it. After all, I do not consider our Sedona real estate business as work. It is our passion and a huge part of our life balance.

Yin and yang – The push and pull are only out of balance if you feel it is out of balance!

As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate. From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market.

I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. – Sheri Sperry – YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

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Top 4 Years for Monsoon in Sedona Arizona…

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Last Day of Summer - Southern Belle and Lemonade

It’s The Last Day Of Summer In Arizona!

Know what that means? 

Last Day of Summer Beautiful Cactus

 

In general, many Zonies will be glad that the triple digits will be waning (soon).  Bring on the 90ºs.  In the next month, the Snowbirds will be setting up camp and enjoying that wonderful warm winter sunshine that you only get in the sunbelt states.  The most popular states for that migration of Snowbirds are Florida and Arizona.

Sedona is a transition area.  Many people have second homes in Sedona to get away from the extreme temperatures of the cold or very warm climates.   Lately, temperatures have been in the 80ºs with much cooler temps starting in the high 50ºs and 60ºs during the early morning.  

In Soldier’s Pass West Sedona, as in some past years,  our last day of 100.3º was on August 5th, 2021!  When there is a lot of thunderstorms, the temperatures rarely go over 100º.  This year *Sedona experienced the 4th best monsoon in the last 11 years.   The Cottages At Coffeepot and Soldiers Pass average 6.41 inches of rain during monsoon (June thru September). This year so far, there has been 7.63 inches of rain. The monsoon ends on September 30th. 

Top 4 Years For Monsoon In Soldiers Pass West Sedona

2016 – 10.16 inches

2012 – 9.01 inches

2013 – 8.18 inches

2021 – 7.63 inches (so far)

In Comparison, 2020 had only 0.91 inches of rain in those 4 months of monsoon!

Discover more at Sedona-Weather.com

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Tristan Happy and Sad Face

 

 

Quotes They Might Be Saying In Other Parts Of The Country on the Last Day of Summer…

“If it could only be like this always–always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.” – Evelyn Waugh

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“I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.” – Susan Branch

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“The tans will fade but the memories will last forever.” – Unknown

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“With all these lovely tokens of September days are here, with summers best of weather and the autumns best of cheer.” – Helen Hunt Jackson

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“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”

– William Shakespeare


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As a Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my clients obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate. From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market.

I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. – Sheri Sperry –

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

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*Sedona weather information taken from historical records of the Cottages At Coffeepot Weather Station.

2021 – Soldier’s Pass Sedona – Active Market Analysis – A Magical Place!

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Soldiers Pass

A Magical Place

The Red Rocks of Soldier’s Pass

West Sedona AZ 86336

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry

Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona

Soldiers Pass – Red Rocks and Luxury Homes

Soldiers Pass is a very special place to live. It is located just west of Uptown Sedona. The road goes back a little more than a mile and it winds and bends its way through Soldiers Pass.  You get to see the many faces of Coffeepot Rock as you work your way through the pass. To the right of the road you will see the Sphinx and the Mittens further right you can easily see Ship Rock and The Fin.

Soldiers Pass – Near Everything


Posse Ground Park

Besides being three to five minutes from shopping, grocery stores, professional services, and restaurants, Soldiers Pass is home to the lighted ballparks of Posse Grounds Park along with basketball courts, Sedona plunge, and a first-class skate park and teen center.  It is also home to an amphitheater that holds concerts. Of course, we can not underscore all the wonderful trails to explore. Trails that most homes can access within walking distance from their front door! 

Up Against Forest Service and Red Rocks

At the very end of Soldiers Pass right under Coffeepot Rock, you will find the Cottages of Coffeepot. As you travel toward the entrance you will see Coffeepot Rock in the foreground and Thunder Mountain in the back of Coffeepot Rock.

(above) Entrance to Gated Community ~ Cottages At Coffeepot

Casa Contenta gated community

(above) Entrance To Gated Community ~ Casa Contenta

Casa Contenta view from home

View from home in Casa Contenta

Thunder Mountain

(above) Thunder Mountain Behind Coffeepot Rock

Sedona was a favorite get-away spot for Walt Disney. Thunder Mountain was the inspiration for the thrill ride at Disneyland of the same name “Thunder Mountain”. You can see by the red rock spires where the influence came from if you have been to Disneyland.

Luxury Homes and Townhomes ~ Soldiers Pass Currently For Sale

Homes & Townhouses  Below As Of August 23, 2021

There are only 3 homes available in Soldier’s Pass West Sedona, 86336.


Soldiers Pass Sedona - Homes for sale August 2021

 

 

Chart Below As Of August 23, 2021

2021 - Active AverageLuxury Market in Soldier's Pass

As you can see from the chart above, the market has changed dramatically since March of 2019.  Homes are selling FAST. 

** One of the homes is a new build and hit the MLS in January.  It has not been completed and is at 245 CDOM while the other two have been on market for less than 1 month. Back in 2019, it was not unusual to see luxury homes sitting on the market for 10 months or more.

Currently, the Price/Square Foot is at $542 that is 55% higher than 2019.  The Average list price is up from 2019 by 50%.  The entire Sedona luxury market is extremely active.

Soldiers Pass Trailhead

This trail provides a diverse experience beginning in the Soldiers Pass Shadow Rock neighborhood and leading into Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness. The beginning of the trail can be quite busy. Rock Climbing Jeep type vehicles can enter this trailhead and tend to visit Devil’s Kitchen and the Seven Sacred Pools. The picture of the Jeep below sits on the bluff right above the Seven Sacred Pools. You will be surprised at all the trails that connect the entire area.

Caution: Do not attempt to take any vehicle that is wider than a jeep or unable to climb large rocks.  If you cannot navigate the entrance to the trail – don’t attempt to enter. This trail is by permit only. 

Soldiers Pass Trailhead

(above) Bluff Above Seven Sacred Pools

Soldiers Pass Sphinx reverse sunset

(above) Reverse Sunset on the Sphinx & Mittens

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Seller Solutions  

I will provide marketing that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

Beside professional photography, – aerial pictures and video are included.

Our marketing materials are customized with you and your home or property in mind.

We ask the question. “What type of marketing will attract the right buyers for your property? 

 

Call Sheri Sperry @ 928) 274-7355 for a custom marketing analysis and consultation designed especially for you.

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

 

Contact Sheri Sperry – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Sedona – REALTOR®.

 

Solutions For Buyers 

 

Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

 

You should have a Master Certified Negotiations Expert –  MCNE® working for you!

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NOTE: The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the MLS.  The listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data but is not guaranteed accurate.  All information presented is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Images may be used from SVVAR listings following Broker Reciprocity.

 

Sedona Heritage Museum In Uptown Sedona

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Sedona Heritage Museum

 

Sedona Heritage Museum

Enjoy the Area History at the Sedona Heritage Museum and Orchard

OPEN daily 11 am to 3 pm

735 Jordan Road, Sedona Arizona – Phone (928) 282-7038

Self Guided Tour: $7 Adults – Free for Children 12 years old and under

$3 additional for the Audio Tour (all ages)

 

Sedona Heritage Museum – is the homestead of Will and Annie Jordan. Going back quite a few years, there were 12 other farmers who filed a suit alleging crop damage due to the smelter’s sulfurous smoke of the United Verde Mining Company located in what is now Clarkdale Arizona. Eventually, the farmers finally were paid for their losses and Will Jordan bought the land where the Sedona Heritage Museum now sits. Over the years Will’s son Walter bought out his father’s share of the land. They farmed Apple trees and grew grapes to make wine. This museum started out as one room and the other rooms were added over time.   
Sedona Heritage Museum

The Sedona Heritage Museum is considered the “Caretakers of Sedona’s History”. Once you visit the museum and outbuildings, you will agree that much of the early history is located throughout the acreage of this museum.

There is a whole wall of journals in one of the offices where anyone can go in and do research on the history of the founding families. Material is everywhere, and if you enjoy early Arizona settler history, this is a treasure trove of data, exhibits, background, and notes.

The barn houses the first Sedona Firetruck as well as hundreds of other antiques used in Sedona, yesteryear. There is even one of the teal-colored “M” s that Mcdonald’s had to use in a historic first for the company.


Sedona Heritage Museum
Sedona Heritage Museum

This is another angle of the barn showing the back of the very first Sedona fire truck. On the left-hand side is a 45 foot “Apple Grading Machine”. Walter Jordan installed this right here in 1952. The sign continues with “He sold it in 1976 but it was unused for 18 years….It was restored to operations condition by Ray Anderson, an SHS member.”

Sedona Heritage Museum

 

 

 

 

 

The tent was temporary housing as the permanent buildings were being built. You had everything you needed in this small tent structure.

 

 

 


Uptown Sedona

In this shed, many of the tools to work the land were stored. They have been put on display for your enjoyment. See the images below.

Sedona farm equipment

Sedona farm equipment in Uptown Sedona

Walter Jordan's homestead Sedona

 

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As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate. From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market.

I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. – Sheri Sperry –

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

See Reasons Why Sheri Is Your Solution

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Cottages At Coffeepot – 2021 Summer Summary and Current Market Analysis – Uncommon Homes

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The Cottages At Coffeepot

Soldiers Pass 

West Sedona Arizona 86336

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Luxury Townhouses Cottages At Coffeepot July 2019 Market Report

Uncommon Homes in an Uncommon Setting!

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report



 

 

Cottages At Coffeepot

A Unique Gated Community

Each of these townhomes is very unique. They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes and each view is distinctive. Courtyards and garden areas vary as well.  Many of the luxury townhomes have been updated to varying degrees which makes posting price per square foot a challenge.

It takes an experienced REALTOR® who knows the Cottages At Coffeepot very well to position these luxury townhomes.  In the same spirit, a Cottage experienced real estate agent can help buyers when it comes to negotiations with the seller. I have owned a Cottage since 2003 and have 18 + years of history with this community. I can help buyers and sellers get the best value for these special townhouses.


  Cottages At Coffeepot 

Market Report Update

Market Summary Cottages At Coffeepot 2021

2021 Cottages At Coffeepot Summary

Cottages At Coffeepot 2021 Market Analysis Report. This is the most activity I have seen in this small community for many years (7 sold in 2020) and 5 cottages have sold so far in 2021 with 1 pending. Because of the extreme lack of inventory, this is a seller’s market.  So much so that only one of these townhomes sold for under $1 million. All the other listings were updated and fetched up to $1,350,000.

Many of the homes on the forest side of the street can go for $50,000 to $100,000 more because these homes border forest.

 

Besides the over $1 million price tag for these luxury townhomes, notice the Average Sold Price Per Square Foot.  In 2021, it is currently averaging $588 versus $414 in 2020…and 2020 was a hot market!  Also when these townhomes hit the market, they are selling quickly.  In the past, they were on market for anywhere from 3 months to 6 months.  So far in 2021, these Luxury Cottage Townhomes have been on the market for only 31 days (DOM).

 

Cottages At Coffeepot Active Listings 2021

See Complete Detail – Luxury Town Homes For Sale 

Soldier’s Pass – West Sedona AZ 86336 – Homes For Sale

 


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Cottages At Coffeepot Are Maintained With Your Safety & Aesthetics in Mind

 

Cottages At Coffeepot

Looking For That “Lock-and-Go” Sedona Lifestyle? 

The Cottages At Coffeepot West Sedona is a gated community for those who want a lock-and-go lifestyle. The community has a full-time groundskeeper who maintains the front landscaping of each home.  There is only one way in and one way out and it has a security gate to maintain your privacy and safety.  The Cottages are very safe.  Because the Cottages sit over a mile off the main highway (89A) and are tucked in at the foot of the forest preserve, there is little traffic that is not accounted for. Though there are neighbors on either side of each townhome, privacy is maintained very well. You have to see it to believe it!

Designed For Low Maintenance and Relaxation

There are 34 homes and generally 10-12 full-time residents who live in the Cottages while other residents travel to other homes based on the season.  Some spend summers at the Cottages while others spend their winter months in this community.

Heated Pool May Through October 

Cottages At Coffeepot

 

One of the unique features that residents enjoy at the Cottages is a heated swimming pool that is available from late April May through October.  The pool area sits higher than most of the luxury townhomes and has a great view of the surrounding red rocks.

Coffeepot Rock

Cottages At coffeepot Market Analysis

 

Straddling one of the famous rocks in Sedona. ..Coffeepot Rock, the pool is located right below. From the main street of the 89A, it looks just like the old percolator coffee pot, but as you move around the rock, it can take on another appearance of a “Standing Eagle” a name given to the rock by the Native Americans who inhabit the area.  Every one of these homes has a “front-row seat” to the special beauty of this iconic rock.  Of course, homes on the forest side of Shadow Mountain Drive generally will command a higher price than those homes sitting on the east side of the street.

 

Luxury Amenities

 

Besides the pool, you can play a set of tennis anytime you choose at the tennis court located right below the pool area. Cottages At Coffeepot - Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona Lifestyle If you decide you want some fresh air and a nature walk, there are trails by Coffeepot that lead to Boynton Canyon to the west and Jordan Park to the east.  The Seven Pools and Devil’s Kitchen are a 10-15 minute walk right outside of the community.  There are Jeep trails also that you can take to get to those features. Just make sure you have the required permit and a narrow rock climbing vehicle to get you back there! If you can’t make it comfortably through the very first obstacle right out of the parking lot, do not attempt to go any further!

Gated Community

 

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report

You enter the community from the top of the hill and the monument lights meet the dark sky requirements.  These monuments throw a soft light down onto the pavement and each townhome has one or more in front of their home.

Green Grass

Cottages At Coffeepot Park

As you can see, there is green grass where you might expect rocks and desert plants.  Most of the community has grass in front of the townhomes. However, the HOA is considering modernizing the landscaping in increments as needed to bring a fresh young look to the complex.

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report

 

The picture to the right is looking down from Teacup Trail which hugs Coffeepot Rock. As mentioned before, there are 34 units.  Two of these units sit on two lots. Most of these luxury townhomes are two and three units to a building. Each unit has some sort of courtyard in the front and a backyard garden area.

 

Many Properties Border Forest

 

Half of the community borders the forest. Most units have built-in BBQs and all have a slab patio front and back.  Those units that sit on the east side of the street have a view of Coffeepot Rock from the front of the townhouse. All in all, each luxury townhome is unique and special.

The Cottages At Coffeepot Architecture Is Timeless & Built To Last 

The architect was a prominent local resident who built quality homes that still remain timeless today. Don Woods designed more than 200 local homes and businesses including Junipine Resort in Oak Creek Canyon as well as Heartline Cafe, and the Sedona Racquet Club according to Sedona Monthly Magazine. This article was back in 2006. I am sorry to say that Don Woods recently passed away.  Don Woods homes are already starting to appreciate because you can’t commission a project anymore. I had the opportunity to meet and work with Don Woods.  He was a wonderful man who is missed by the entire community.  Don Woods projects carry his legacy forward. I can recognize one of his projects as soon as I see it and I am proud to have sold and placed buyers in his classic designs.

Fortunately, the builder is still active in the community.  He is Phil Morris.  Currently, he has a multi-million dollar project about 3 minutes from the Cottages located right on Soldier’s Pass. Again, Phil Morris provides a quality product that a homeowner can be proud of.

The Cottages – Affordable Alternative In Soldier’s Pass

 

The Soldier’s Pass area of Sedona is one of the more pricey areas in Sedona. The average home price in Soldier’s Pass right now is over $1,650,000.  On the other hand, The Cottages At Coffeepot sit on some prime property at the very end of Soldier’s Pass and offer a more affordable alternative choice of living in a luxury setting.

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report

Just 4 Minutes Away…

 

 The Soldier’s Pass Location Is 4 Minutes To Shopping & Dining

 

The location is far enough away from the main highway traffic to relish the quiet solitude of nature.  Surrounded by pine and juniper trees, your Cottage is nestled deep into nature yet you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you are located in a gated community that looks after its own residents.  

A recent study has shown that living within a mile of a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s increases the value of your home. The Whole Foods of Sedona is right at the beginning of Soldiers Pass just 3 minutes away.  

Medical & Professional Services Are Just 4 Minutes Away

A question often asked is “How far are the medical facilities located?”  The intersection of Soldier’s Pass & SR 89A is the start of all the businesses located in Sedona.  Besides Whole Foods at that corner, there are two banks, restaurants, and professional services which include, doctors’ offices, eye care, dentist and lawyer’s offices as well as other professional services. Within 5 minutes of that corner are all the services you may possibly need.  If you need any specific questions answered please reach out to me through my cell phone or email.

Contact Sheri Sperry 


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Buyers

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Sellers

 Now is the time to sell!

Please give me a call if you are interested in selling. 

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If You Are Selling Your Sedona Home or Cottage At Coffeepot…

You can find a number of sites that will provide you with an ‘estimate‘ of what your home is worth.  These sites use public records and algorithms to determine an ‘estimate‘. They must also publish their ‘error rate’ as well. The human factor is left out of the equation in these estimates. I live in this community and can give you a more accurate picture of what your home or townhouse will sell for.  This is what I do for a living.

Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis 

I am an expert in the Sedona market and the surrounding communities.  I also network with the top REALTORS® in the area. As a past president of the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals, I bring an added dimension to the luxury market. We meet every 2 weeks to discuss current market conditions and what the forward-looking picture is indicating for the Sedona luxury real estate market.

National and even county-wide news sources are slow and do not accurately represent what is happening in the Sedona area. I contract with a National Research firm to provide you with COMPLIMENTARY, real-time up-to-date market reports, and statistics showing homes and condos for sale in Sedona. These reports are updated every few days to keep you current on Sedona market conditions. This is a valuable tool for you that only I provide through quick website graphs or detailed reports you can get FREE in your email. Just select this link, “How is the market is doing?“.  You can subscribe to any report you need and it will be delivered to your email inbox on a weekly basis.  If you have any questions, feel free to call me.  I will walk you through it.

Also, you will find these reports on my website. The reports automatically update weekly and will provide you with a Market Report Analysis for each of the main zip codes and communities in the area which include: Sedona 86336, Village of Oak Creek 86351, Cornville/Page Springs 86325, and Cottonwood 86326. I can also get Camp Verde 86322 for you.

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Click here for large image – Soldiers Pass highlights in West Sedona

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report - Soldiers Pass West Sedona

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As the video (above) shows, the Cottages At Coffeepot border forest and red rocks. The pool and tennis courts are right below Coffeepot Rock.

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Cottages At Coffeepot is the first community to be certified “Firewise”

Cottages At Coffeepot Firewise Certified

 

Cottages At Coffeepot Firewise Community

 

Does Humidity Make Us Feel Uncomfortable in Sedona July 2021?

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Sedona Weather Update July 2021

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry – Coldwell Banker Realty & Rick’s World Sedona 

Updated Sedona Weather for July 2021 Temperature Chart Below

 

 

2021 Precipitation Chart Below

 

Precipitation Almanac for Sedona 2021

July Weather 2021 Sedona Number of Days with Sunshine and Rain

Recap of Sedona Weather – July 2021

 

July 2021 – We are in a very active monsoon which means that the temperatures are milder due to less sunshine and cloud cover. Days with sunshine dropped from 29 in June to 17 in July as a reference. There were 6 fewer days of 100º weather compared to June and 8 days in the 80ºs compared to just 1 in June. There was even one day in the 70ºs!

 

Soldiers Pass Sedona Rain Recap

monsoon downpour Cathedral Rock

Monsoon came back finally with a vengeance in July. During the monsoon of 2019 and 2020, Soldiers Pass got a total of 4.45 inches of rain.  That is a six-month total! This July 2021, Soldiers Pass had 5.61 inches of rain. In one month, there were 1.16 inches of rain more than the last 2 monsoons. The 5.61 inches of rain was the 6th best month on record in the past 8 years! Of course, it brings more humidity than we are used to but it cools down nicely in the evenings. More on the humidity below.

 

Why Does Humidity Make Us Feel Uncomfortable?

 

July 2021 Sedona weather summary

While most of the country is in a heat spell, the weather in Sedona Arizona is about normal for this time of year during the monsoon.

Sedona Lacks Stifling Humidity

One big difference in all of Arizona is the lack of stifling humidity.  The human body cools when perspiration escapes the millions of pores in our skin and it evaporates causing the skin to cool (evaporative cooling). However, humidity forces the perspiration process to slow down or work harder. With all the surrounding moist air, the skin cannot cool causing an uncomfortable situation.

Humidity makes warm weather feel warmer and cold weather feel colder. Very low humidity can also be an issue for some. It may cause cracked skin and nose bleeds.

Drink Plenty of Water…

Evaporative cooling speeds up in these conditions and may cause dehydration very quickly. Drink plenty of water in dry conditions. Know the limits of your exercise and exertion, especially when outside. We can adapt well in relative humidity between 30% and 70%. Ideal conditions have a humidity level of between 50% and 60%. The average humidity in Sedona is 47.5% (year-round), but during the monsoon, humidity is a little higher as noted by the chart above.

Beautiful Sedona monsoon sunrises

Thankful For A Full Monsoon 



Besides all the wonderful images of sunrises and sunsets with colorful and dramatic clouds, we have been blessed with a very full monsoon that started a little earlier than normal. Hurricane Enrique off the Baja Coast in the Pacific Ocean in late June brought a lot of moisture to Arizona and the Southwest. Since 2010, Soldiers Pass, Sedona received the most rain at 25.92 inches in 2018. Using that year as a gauge for our rain so far this year we are ahead of 2018.  In July of 2018, the rain total was 8.6 inches. So far in 2021, we have accumulated 10.83 inches of rain. That is 2.53 inches more so far this year than our best year in the last 11 years.

 

Visit –  “MONSOON! ~ What is it? ~ How Does It Affect Sedona and Arizona?” 

 

lightning monsoon July 2021

What Stands Out…

There were a total of 39 days of rain recorded for all of 2020.  So far in 2021, we have had 37 days through 7 months.  Last year we were right at 301 days of sunshine.  We are looking at 285 days of sunshine this year.  There are more cloudy days because of the monsoon so far this year.

Overall – Sedona is a wonderful place to live every season of the year. You get seasons but they are bearable compared to other parts of the country. So, if you are in need of thawing out, Sedona might be an option for you!

Visit – “Sedona Weather – A Climate Sedona Homeowners & Visitors Enjoy Year Round!”

 

Here are the 2020 Category Summary by Month and Totals.

2020 Sedona-Weather Number of Days By Category

The pool at the Cottages At Coffeepot – A Luxury Townhome Community in Soldier Pass, Sedona Arizona.

Sedona weather June 2018 cottages at coffeepot

Outdoor Activities Thrive All Year Long In Sedona – Above…Cottages At Coffeepot

Many locations in Sedona Arizona (and Arizona in general) have outdoor pools where you can enjoy swimming during the winter months. Outdoor activities including hiking, tennis, and biking are year-round favorites right here in Sedona! If you enjoy winter skiing and snowboarding, Snowbowl is our nearest resort is around 1 hour and 24 minutes, north.


 

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Sedona Weather – A Climate Sedona Homeowners & Visitors Enjoy Year Round!

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Sedona – Weather Stats & Records

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The Sedona Weather – Year In Review…

Update Preface 2021…

Even though this post is well over 3 years old, it will give you a good idea of the type of weather you can find in Sedona.  Of course, every year is different and if you want to see weather from other years as well as the current year we are in, go to Sedona-Weather.com.  You can find statistics and almanac information going back to 2011.  Also, there are plenty of videos that you can access of our wonderful weather from winter, spring, summer to fall.  Enjoy.  

300 Days of Sunshine! 

Sedona Weather – Tracking “sunshine” as a statistic, was not easy. One has to be cognizant of the weather each and every day. To be accurate, this statistic needs to be recorded on a daily basis. My husband decided to take on this project for one year to see how accurate the claim was. Many areas that boast high tourism and lots of sunshine claim this statistic. But there was an inner curiosity to either prove or disprove the claim in Sedona. So the tracking began.

As the year progressed, the days with sunshine were definitely going to be over 280 but 300 might be a stretch.  As it turned out, the lack of rainfall and more days of high pressure contributed to the credibility of the claim that Sedona does have 300 days of sunshine!  Learn more about all the weather statistics from Sedona-Weather.com. Our weather station has records and statistics that go back to 2011 in many cases.

If you are interested in learning more about the Sedona real estate market or Sedona-Lifestyle.com, please give me a call or visit my website. Many people move here because of the pleasant outdoor weather which is present all year long.

Sedona weather White Christmas

Winter 

In 2016, Sedona weather precipitation was almost 26 inches of rain and 12 inches of snow. This is the most on record in the 7 years of tracking history of the weather station at the Cottages of Coffeepot. At Christmas, most people want a White Christmas. We were fortunate to get our first White Christmas which was very exciting and really capped off the year. It is extremely rare to see freezing conditions. The days warm up and our sunshine will melt ice and snow rather quickly. Some snow will stay in areas that get no sun at all. Don’t be cavalier though. Winter conditions may cause ice in some areas so be careful when driving or walking.

Winter – “Early” Spring

The rain continued through the first 3 months of the year.Sedona weather spring   Another 7 inches dropped through March of 2017. When others are starting to get cabin fever, Spring had already started near the beginning of February and continued through the beginning of June. So discussing the “winter months” of January and February get mixed into the spring months of late March and April! The trees start blooming in early February. Our winter is more like most of the country’s winter.

With all the rain, Spring was really beautiful. Trees, shrubs, and plants were blooming for many months. The temperature was very pleasant. There were only 23 days below 50º in the first 3 months of the year, (2 more days in December), normally the coldest months of the year. No days were below freezing for a high and only 8 days were below 40º. All but 1 came in January. Twenty-two out of 90 days dipped below 32º, and there were another 20 days in November and December that dipped below 32º as well.

Since our weather is very dry with little wind, you can put on a sweater and be comfortable if you are out running errands. The high in January was 67º. We did get 4.25 inches of snow in January. If you are staying outside for a significant amount of time without going indoors, a hat, gloves, and a winter jacket may be appropriate.

 

Summer

Sedona weather - summer monsoonWe had 23 days over 100º in summer. Fourteen days came in June. June generally has very little to no rain. Monsoon does not normally show up until the second week of July. The clouds and rain cool down the afternoon temperature. From July 10th to September 3rd, there were no days over 100º.

Lack of Humidity

Again, I can’t emphasize this enough. We have very little humidity, even during the monsoon. This makes higher temperatures less noticeable and why we tell people to drink lots of water. It is easy to get dehydrated. When there is less moisture in the air, no matter what season you are in, you do not feel the heat or the cold. This is one of the reasons people like our weather so much. You can enjoy the seasons without the discomfort of feeling the weather.

The hottest day of the year was 110º. The heat spell lasted 13 days. But, once it was over, the days didn’t even reach 100º. There was only one other day in early September that went over 100º. The first day of 100º plus temps. was June 16th. The last day of 100º was July 9th, (other than a fluke day over 100º on September 4th, which was only one day). We did get about 6.5 inches of rain during the monsoon in July and August.

Fall

Every season is beautiful in Sedona.sedona weather - Fall Aspens Flagstaff The climate is mild but you actually get the seasons. Fall is no different. There is color throughout the season. It starts in Flagstaff with the Aspens in early October and the change of color meanders down Oak Creek Canyon until you get to Sedona proper.  Fall brings out the visitors from near and far to enjoy the crisp air and beautiful color. The picture below is Oak Creek Canyon taken from Midgley Bridge. Visitors should plan months ahead for accommodations.  If you enjoy hiking, get to your area early or risk walking extra miles before you reach the trailhead. West Fork trail is absolutely gorgeous and is preferred by most residents and visitors alike.

Sedona weather - Fall - Oak Creek Canyon

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2017 Sedona Weather Category Summary

Sedona Final Weather Statistics For 2017

Weather Statistics for Cottages at Coffeepot

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What Do Mae West, John Wayne, Elvis Presley, and Cottonwood AZ Have In Common?

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Cottonwood Arizona – The Biggest Little City in Arizona 

Mae West

What Do Mae West, John Wayne, Burt Lancaster & Elvis Presley Have Common With Cottonwood Arizona 86326?

It was the 1800’s and the land rush was on in Northern Arizona.  Farmers & ranchers were looking for land to start a new life. The Verde Valley looked promising, so many settled in the area.  

Other people were looking to establish businesses and homes in the area to support these settlers.  They decided to establish the town we know as  Cottonwood today. Cottonwood got its name from the (Cottonwood) trees that line the Verde River behind the historical Sheriff’s Office and Jail. Cottonwood Historic Jail and Sheriff Office

In the early 1900s, other more unsavory characters, who were driven out of the company (mining) towns such as Clarkdale, decided to give Cottonwood ago.  The town developed a reputation of lawlessness even though there was a strong foundation of law-abiding families.  

Then Prohibition hit the nation and Cottonwood was no exception other than the fact that they developed some of the best bootlegging in Arizona.  The bootleggers in and around Cottonwood were some of the best and they were known far and wide.  People came as far away as Phoenix and Los Angeles.  

Enter Mae West! Before Mae was famous, she spent much of her time on what is Main Street in Old Town Cottonwood.  She was known in every Speak-Easy in the area.  Her Hollywood character was developed long before she ever hit the big screen.  Others who spent their downtime in Cottonwood include John Wayne, Burt Lancaster, and Elvis Presley. Old Town Cottonwood AZ Irrigation Canal

The City of Cottonwood took on a large project to refurbish the Old Town area and make it an attractive place with unique stores and great wine tasting rooms and eateries. Today it is a fun place to go to stroll the Main Street and check out all the shops while tasting a little of the flavor of the Old West. 

Cottonwood is not far from Sedona about a 20-minute drive but it has a couple of the key big block storefronts. Super Wal-Mart and Home Depot are located kitty-corner to the main intersection of SR 89A and SR 260.  There is also a major Regional (Verde Valley) Medical Center. This gives support to a lot of doctor offices and other medical facilities nearby.

 

 

Cottonwood Market Update*

 

The Cottonwood real estate market has a Median List Price of $409,949 and 14 days on market.  The current inventory is 36 homes and there is a Strong Seller’s Market Action Index of 74. 

Other Cottonwood Old Town Pictures

Cottonwood Antiques

 

 

 

Old Cottonwood Municipal Building

Cottonwood Verde River

Main Street Cottonwood Arizona

Old Town Cottonwood Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty

*Subject to change on a weekly basis – current info – July 19, 2021

Cottonwood  AZ Historical References (Cottonwood Hotel)

Sedona Arizona ~ “Javelina On Parade”

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Javelinas On Parade ~ Sedona Arizona

 

Javelinas on Parade Sedona Arizona

Javelina On Parade” ~ Inside the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa is their restaurant “Reds”. I like to go there with clients and my husband because it is quiet and you can conduct business easily.  Besides, the food and service are good!  Right in the hotel foyer, you can find the artwork in the featured image above. 

Javelina on parade SedonaBack in 2005, Sedona decided to answer a call to Chicago’s “Cows on Parade” which was established in 1999. In Chicago, you would see cows painted in different artistic ways. 

Here in Sedona, highway construction was about to begin so the Chamber of Commerce and Sedona Arts Festival who were looking for ways to boost tourism, got this idea to create 50 pairs of Javelina. Businesses could sponsor Javelina on Parade Sedonathese for $2000, commission artists, and place them prominently somewhere adjacent to their business.  As you stroll the streets of West Sedona, Uptown, or Village of Oak Creek, you may see one of these pairs all gussied up.

They are a work of whimsical art!

Javelina Are Not Pigs…

What is a Javelina?

Though Javelina may look like a wild boar or pig, they are in the peccary family.  They are native to North and South America.  Pigs were brought to the new world and are not related to Javelina. Javelinas seem to like fruits, vegetables, and garden plants and roots. But they will eat meat as well. Actually, they will eat just about anything.  They go after the grubs in the grass. This means that lawns are constantly being dug up.  They can roam as a large family of between 20 and 30 but normally in a smaller group of less than 10. In some cases, the alpha male will kick out the less dominant male to roam alone. You know when a Javelina is nearby because it stinks….a lot!  

Caution – Javelina are very skittish and they might bite if they are cornered.  Don’t get too close and don’t try to feed them especially out of your hand.  

Javelina

 

 


 

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Sedona and All of Arizona – Pool Safety for the 4th of July!

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Drownings in Arizona Rank Nearly Two Times National Average

Pool Safety – This is a very sad fact to report but a fact that needs to be brought to the attention of those who will be at pools with children over the 4th of July.  There is a spike in drownings on this holiday likely due to the fact that adult supervision of pools may be at a minimum for various reasons.

In 2016, the Arizona Department of Health and Safety (ADHS) started reporting incidents using hospitalization data. Previously, data was acquired mainly through the fire department reports. So data results from 2016 and beyond are not comparable to years prior.   Here is the link to the most recent Annual Report for the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona published April 26, 2021. 

 

Heartbreaking Results

A heartbreaking reality…

In the mid-1980s, drownings for Arizona pre-schoolers ranked highest in the nation.  Recently, Arizona has dropped to 4th place for drownings of pre-school-aged children and is the number one cause of death for the ages of 1-4 years. 

I live in Yavapai County. In 2020, Yavapai County had 1 incident of the drowning of a child aged 0-4 years old and that number is unacceptable. All age groups equaled 6.  In Arizona’s largest county, Maricopa, where Phoenix and Scottsdale are located,  there were 136 incidents of drowning that were reported for that same age group and a total of 245 incidents for all age groups. 

These are reported incidents, not deaths. Each incident is preventableIt should also be noted that Maricopa and Pinal counties are the best at consistently reporting drownings.

Every hour, 42 people drown worldwide…(statistic from ComfyLiving – Blog – “25 Shocking Swimming Pool Stats…”)

 

 

 

A Very Serious Issue Nationwide


Pool Safety - Phoenix area swim lessons photo Adrian Marsh - The Republic

Arizona has a vigilant awareness campaign starting in January every year.  Even with that campaign, Arizona ranked 4th in the nation in 2017 of the 163 fatal drownings nationwide of children 15 years old and under. 

Arizona Ranked Number One For Pools

Arizona is ranked number one in the country for pools per capita at 1 pool for 8,628 people. Florida and Nevada are ranked number 2 and 3 respectively at 1 in 10,367 and 10,814. 

Top 10 Cities with Backyard Pools

According to KTAR News and Realtor.com, these are the top 10 medium-to-large cities in the country with the highest percentage of backyard pools. 

1. Coral Springs, Florida – 66 percent
2. Scottsdale, Arizona – 62 percent
3. Tempe, Arizona – 46 percent
4. Chandler, Arizona – 40 percent
5. Glendale, Arizona – 37 percent
6. Gilbert, Arizona – 37 percent
7. Clearwater, Florida – 32 percent
8. Clovis, California – 32 percent
9. Mesa, Arizona – 31 percent
10. Plano, Texas – 31 percent

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Top 5 Factors that could increase the risk of a child drowning

* Being new parents of more than one child

* New owners of a pool or a new Arizona resident

* Living at an apartment or condo complex where the pool has minimal fencing

* Multiple children at a gathering

* Underestimating how mobile a child can be

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Why a Spike of Drownings On Independence Day?

Adults need to be aware of where their children are anytime there is a pool available.  The party atmosphere coupled with alcoholic beverages and paying more attention to guests’ needs, the BBQ, as well as other games, can hinder the supervision of children around the pool. 

Everybody thinks that someone else is watching the kids and pool safety.  As we know, drowning can happen in a split second. 

A Supervision Plan Is The Key

There is a pretty simple solution for pool safety, having dedicated sober supervision with another sober adult switching every 15 to 20 minutes is the key. Equally important, turn the cell phones off and avoid any other distractions. Of course, this person should be a good swimmer and there should be someone available in earshot distance in case there is an incident.

Recently, we took our 5-year-old grandson to a resort in the Scottsdale area.  He is a very new swimmer. This is a very dangerous time for parents and guardians who need to be extra vigilant in watching kids of this age who lack experience.  Unfortunately, some may feel that they can take their eyes away from children for a short time because they can swim. Do not get caught up in this belief. 

 

Life Vests For Non-Swimmers

Children who cannot swim or are poor swimmers should be in an approved life vest anytime they are in the proximity of the pool or any water. Floaties are considered a toy. Do not be substitute floaties for a life vest to bypass pool safety. No exceptions to this rule. 

Again, following these simple rules could save a child’s life. 

 

Have a Safe and Sane Independence Day!

 

See another pool video…

Sedona Summer Fun from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.

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Sheri & Rick Sperry have been part of inground pool ownership since 1962. They have designed their own pool and backyard as well. The picture below is that pool.  Designed for family fun, parties, as well as energy efficiency with the technology information at the time of construction in 1998. 

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Is Hiking Allowed In Sedona During The Fires?

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Full Closure In Effect For Coconino National Forest

From My Perspective…

Fires… Currently, there are 43,612 acres that have burned in the fires and there is 0% containment.  Sycamore Canyon has been evacuated.  This is about 14 miles northeast of Cottonwood.  ATVs are not allowed to be rented right now.  Rafting and kayaking down the Verde River are still allowed but tours are filling up fast. 

 

Around the state of Arizona, there are at least 24 fires burning.  We are in our driest season.  Hopefully, we will see more rain next week. 

 

At my home…

 

Early in the morning when the air is cool, the smoke is heavy and it is difficult to see the red rocks.  As the day warms up, the smoke rises, and a lot of it is pushed out of the area. You can smell the wood burning inside and outside the home. It is as if you are burning very fragrant wood in your fireplace. 

 

Many people come to Sedona to hike. Currently, all of our forests are completely closed.  There are police cars located at the entrance to the most popular trails.  One of those trails is where I live in Soldiers Pass.

 

If you are coming to Sedona to hike, there are no options to hike. These restrictions are in effect until further notice. All businesses are open.  The Sedona Airport is seeing heavy lift (CH 54) helicopters filing huge buckets of water to drop on the fires.  

See the violation enforcement below.

 

Air tanker dropping retardant on Rafael Fire - image courtesy of Sedona Fire Facebook page.

 

The notice below came directly from an email I received from the City of Sedona. The top two images are from The Sedona Fire Dept FaceBook page.

 

 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., June 21, 2021 — Due to fire danger, dry conditions, and persistent wildfire activity during a time when firefighting resources are sparse, the entirety of Coconino National Forest will close for public safety, beginning Wednesday (June 23) at 8 a.m.

 

A full forest closure means that the public is prohibited from entering any part of Coconino National Forest at any time. Only those with private inholdings will be allowed access to their property, as well as personnel providing utility support where necessary, and firefighters performing their duties.

 

Forest Service personnel will attempt to reach as many people as possible to begin vacating campsites and informing individuals who are camping in the forest currently. Campers and visitors to the national forest should vacate their campsites before the closure begins, and the public should cancel any plans for visiting the Coconino National Forest for the next several weeks.

 

Though parts of the national forest may receive rain from sporadic storms over the next couple of weeks, this closure will not be rescinded until sufficient precipitation is received to adequately reduce the risk of wildfire, and hot, dry weather conditions are no longer forecast to continue. In short, this closure will continue until conditions are such that the closure can be lifted.

 

Work on thinning and other forest and watershed restoration projects will cease. Partner agencies, organizations, concessionaires, outfitters, permit holders, and contractors, are all prohibited from entering the national forest.

 

Violating closures and fire restrictions is a violation that carries a mandatory appearance in federal court, punishable as a Class B misdemeanor with a fine of up to $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or up to six months in prison, or both.

 

This image below was taken at the top of the Airport looking directly toward West Sedona to add some perspective to the feature image. This is looking north and the feature image was taken toward the west.

CodeRED – Emergency Notifications

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Sedona Summer Fun – Enjoying the Pool…and the View!

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Sedona Summer Fun

Enjoy Summer In The Cottages At Coffeepot~Soldiers Pass

Summer Fun

Enjoy Summertime in West Sedona Arizona

Summer is a very special time of the year.  It gives us a chance to appreciate our climate in Northern Arizona. Temperatures that routinely hit the 90ºs with low humidity, especially in June.  May and June can be the driest months of the year. This means you can plan outdoor activities and not worry too much that they may be spoiled by inclement weather.  sedona summer

Our mornings are usually brisk, which allows for biking, hiking as well as other activities such as tennis and walking.  It is a fabulous time of year to take pleasure in your surroundings and be thankful for the beauty and serenity that surrounds you every day of the year.

There are miles upon miles of trails to explore throughout Sedona.  Many of these trails intersect each other and can provide lots of exercise for an experienced hiker.  Always take a lot of water with you.  A climate with low humidity can be deceivingly dangerous. You could be opening yourself up to heat exhaustion or stroke if you do not stay hydrated.

There are areas that provide challenges such as rock climbing for the purely adventurous and I might add, highly skilled rock climber.

sedona summer

Hiking Trails Sedona and Surrounding Areas.

When the brisk air starts to turn warm, you may want to spend some relaxing time at the pool or maybe kayaking on the Verde River. There is always something special to do in and around Sedona.

Hiking - Honanki Ruin

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