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

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Cornville ~ Page Springs ~ Verde Santa Fe

Arizona 86325

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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 

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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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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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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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Homes For Sale 

86324

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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 heyday.

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 was 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 healthcare professionals live within 15 minutes of the medical center.

Historic Downtown Business District

Well over $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, a 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 its 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

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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 an 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. 

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

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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.

 

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sheri sperry activerain stats profileBeing 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 help 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.

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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, to understand 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 2nd ranked real estate agent (as of May 17, 2022) and will continue to improve my national ranking 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 1375+ blog posts. 46+ 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 17, 2022, I have posted 1,365+ blog posts on ActiveRain, with clicks approaching 1,500,000 actual views. My overall content on SellSedona.com is unsurpassed in our market. Currently, I am ranked 4th in all of Arizona, first in Northern Arizona, and 108 in the entire country. 

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.

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

 

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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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A Look Back At Coffeepot Rock’s Different Faces & The Cottages At Coffeepot

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Coffeepot Rock – Different Faces – Different Times in Sedona Arizona

As Coffeepot Rock is viewed from many different angles, it will take on a different look. It may appear to be a different rock. It got its name from the coffee pot that cowboys used on the range.
There are several examples below.
Can you see the different faces?

Coffeepot Rock At Coffeepot Cottages

Coffeepot Rock ~ Monsoon – Magic Time At the Coffeepot Cottages

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Coffeepot Rock in 1962 by my husband’s uncle who was visiting from Chicago. It is prior to sub-division development (Sedona 1-2) in this area. Most of the roads were dirt.

This is an old movie set (see picture below) from “Johnny Guitar” (1954) starring Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden.

We have the original photo (above) and have scanned it and improved the color quality through photo apps.

By accident, I found the picture above on the internet being offered for sale as a postcard! Imagine my surprise!

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(above) Photo courtesy of Taos Unlimited



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(above) This is the area where the film “Johnny Guitar” was filmed – The subdivision is Sedona West 1-2

CoffeePot Rock

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Coffeepot Rock is known as ‘Standing Eagle’ in the Native American community

This was taken during Summer Monsoon

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This picture is taken about 300 ft up the street from the image below in the Cottages of Coffeepot

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A rainbow from mist moving behind Coffeepot Rock – rain clouds are out of view on the left8-coffeepot2-copy

On the trail below Coffeepot Rock

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This picture is right below Coffeepot on a trail halfway up the rock

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This image of Coffeepot Rock is from Soldiers Pass Rd

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Right outside the gates of the Cottages of Coffeepot

This angle is where the iconic rock looks most like the native American depiction of “Standing Eagle”

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On the other side of the gates to the Cottages At Coffeepot

This is where the “face” of the eagle shines through. At one angle, the rocks behind it appear to be the wings starting to spread.

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Aerial View of the lower portion of Coffeepot and a small look at the luxury townhomes of the Cottages At Coffeepot.

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The back of my business card was shot from the Soldiers Pass Trail at the Seven Pools

The only way to see this angle of the rock is to hike or use a 4-wheel drive vehicle through Soldiers Pass Trail


A Unique Gated Community Borders Forest Next to Coffeepot Rock

See Additional Pictures and Information About This One-of-a-kind Subdivision

See the picture taken approximately 250 feet up the side of Coffeepot Rock looking down to Soldiers Pass

A Closer Look at Luxury Town Homes – Cottage At Coffeepot 


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What is the Sedona Weather Like in Summer?

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What Is The Sedona Weather Like In Summer?

2022 Six-Month Recap

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The Cottages At Coffeepot pool sits higher than the cottages below it so we get some awesome views of the surrounding red rocks.  The developing weather is something we can see very well from this vantage point and gives us an astonishing look at the power of Mother Nature.

 

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The above image is Coffeepot Rock on the Summer Solstice

You can see in the image below, the comparison of the shadow on Coffeepot Rock

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So far in 2022, we have had 5 inches of snow. spread with another 3.25 inches of rain. The monsoon officially starts on June 15th, but we never see any real change until the second week of July.  However, the monsoon kicked in right after the official start.  We got much-needed rain at .79 inches of rain.  The entire state was inching deeper into drought conditions but this early monsoon has helped a lot.  In fact, the Forest Service has lifted the ban on campfires in the Coconino Forest.

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As for the temperature …

Because of the early monsoon, we only had 23 days of sunshine whereas last year there were 29 days.  There were 5 days of rain.  Since 2010, our weather station has only recorded 1.4 inches of rain total in the month of June. Because of all the rain we got, the trees were greener and the red rocks were redder.

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Once the monsoon comes, the clouds create a very dramatic backdrop for the Sedona landscape.

 

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This time of year, you never know what kind of weather you are going to get.  But even when it rains, the average humidity is low.  For June of 2022, we had 34% average humidity.  The warmer temperatures do not feel hot or muggy because of the lack of moisture in the air.  Most of the country will experience high humidity this time of year.

 

Sedona Borders The Colorado Plateau

 

Sedona sits on the transition to the Colorado Plateau

The monsoon should keep the temperatures down during the summer months.  It is all because of the cloud cover.  Our 100º temps are usually just above 100º. We can get a heat spell or two, but it is nothing like the Sonoran Desert that can get into the 110ºs for 30 days or more. After all, Sedona borders the Colorado Plateau.  We have actually experienced the last day of 100º in July in 3 of the 10 years.  We do not see a lot of 100º days once the monsoon comes.  Summer is pretty pleasant in Sedona.

 

kayaking Verde River Spring summer

 

Besides my years of experience living in Sedona, I get all my stats from the website below. Rick updates it monthly and publishes a journal from the last month. He then moves it into a seasonal journal so that those moving here or visiting can better understand the type of weather they will get.

Sedona-Weather.com – Charts and Stats

Seasonal Weather Summaries and Videos

Ricks World Sedona sedona-weather.com

Check out this blog for more information on humidity and summer weather.

Does Humidity Make Us Feel Uncomfortable in Sedona?

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Monsoon! ~ What is it? ~ How Does It Affect Sedona and Arizona

 

Does Sedona AZ Allow Fireworks? See Fun Things To Do On Independence Day!

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4th of July Events

Sedona & Surrounding Cities in Arizona

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Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Realty  Sedona

Sedona 4th of July Events 2021 - Sheri Sperry Luxury Home Specialist

Please note:  As we move forward after COVID-19, many areas are getting back to normal with modified restrictions affecting events in their communities.  Modified restrictions may change up all the way forward to the event.  Checking ahead will help you make the best decisions and aid in your planning.

FAQ – Does Sedona AZ Allow Fireworks?

FIREWORKS! Many locals and visitors alike want to know what is going on in our great city Sedona on the 4th of July.  The most often asked question (FAQ) is: “Can you buy and shoot off fireworks?” Is there a fireworks celebration? (YES!… See Below) Unfortunately, no fireworks are allowed in the city limits. Without getting too far into the weeds on this, the AZ Legislature passed a bill to allow ground consumer fireworks. It took effect on December 1, 2017. Each city will still be able to ban fireworks. Please remember that Federal and Tribal lands have their own restrictions. Call your local government or Fire District to determine if your area allows fireworks and remember, Arizona is a tinderbox for wildfires.  We all need to act responsibly when it comes to fires or firework celebrations.

Fun Things To Do In Sedona and the Verde Valley On Independence Day 

4th of July Wet Fest – 12p to 4p – 570 Posse Ground Road – (Sedona Community Pool) Sedona 86336 – 

In previous years the event has been free.

Spend your afternoon enjoying some cool wet fun and drive to your favorite fireworks show at night. Enjoy lunch (food not included) and music at the swimming pool and water slide fun. Every once in a while, look up and take in the views of the red rocks. Plenty to see from this location.

There will be food for sale and outside the pool gate, fun water games, and toys meant to beat the heat.

Firecracker Express at Verde Canyon Railroad – 300 N Broadway Clarkdale Railroad

Tickets $99.00  Limited Supply for 4th of July –  7a to 5p – Call 877-674-3835 for reservations or book here

Note: the 7 PM train is already sold out.  Only First Class tickets are currently available for the 1 PM departure.

Verde Canyon Railroad

Start off with an old-fashioned morning parade in the historic small town of Clarkdale. Enjoy the children’s parade and other fun activities. After that have an All-American BBQ lunch prior to the train departure at 1:00p.  Then take a scenic train ride adjacent to the Verde River from 1p to 5p. You will get to see America’s national bird nesting area. Hopefully, you will catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures.

Annual Fantastic Family Fourth of July (Modified) – Cottonwood 7p to 9:30p

Cottonwood Kid’s Park – in front of the Verde Valley Fairgrounds on 12th Street

Cottonwood FireworksIf you really need to see a fireworks show. This will be a fun event. It is about a 30-minute drive from Sedona. Parking will be open at 7:00 PM and the Fireworks will start at around 8:45 PM.  Distance viewing is encouraged.  Normally this would be an afternoon event with kids’ games and hot dogs, etc. This year will be scaled back because of the pandemic.

Jerome –

There is no event scheduled currently. In past years, community members assembled at the Firehouse around 9:30a with a parade around town starting at 10a, Featuring classic cars, etc., and Jerome Ukulele Orchestra.

Camp Verde – 

Cliff Castle Casino will host its own Independence Day with food, fireworks, and activities starting at 4p. Fireworks if weather permits, start at 9:15p. Check with Cliff Castle for any changes to the schedule or event.

Women of the Moose – “Paint the Town Red (White & Blue)”

The Women of the Moose would like to invite you to participate in the 1st Annual, Paint the Town Red (White & Blue) Business Challenge to benefit the American Legion Donald C. Thompson Post 135, Business Fund.  Our goal is to challenge all Verde Valley municipalities to recruit their local businesses to hang an American Flag and decorate their business in a patriotic fashion by the 4th of July. The fee to participate is $10 per business.  As an additional fundraiser, flags of all sizes can be purchased from the American Legion.  There is no fee to the municipality’s business organization for participation but donations towards the cost of the awards would be greatly appreciated.  All proceeds will be directly donated to the American Legion.  Awards will be given to the municipality with the highest percentage of participation and to the most patriotic business as designated by the American Legion Family Board of Officers.

 


Verde River Kayak

Other Outdoor Activities

Other outdoor activities to keep in mind that are always available are trolley car rides, Verde Valley rafting (see above), biking, hiking, tennis, golf,  swimming, fishing, birding, and enjoying a picnic by Oak Creek. Don’t forget shopping or exploring art galleries and other sightseeing tours such as tours: segway, jeep, air, helicopters, wine, vortex, and balloon rides! There is a lot to do in Sedona and the Verde Valley!

Happy Fourth of July!


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Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you.”

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What is Happening with COVID-19? Webpage and Guidance for the City of Sedona

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What is happening with COVID-19?

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COVID-19 – The good news is that we are getting back to normal. Links to all relevant websites will be included on this page. Information may overlap due to the nature of the guidelines coming from the CDC, the White House COVID Task Force, Arizona, Yavapai, and Coconino Counties as well as Sedona.

Governor Ducey sets the guidelines for Arizona. State guidelines supersede all other recommendations and emergency proclamations. This issue is constantly changing and evolving as data grows. The links below will help you find the information, recommendations, and guidelines necessary to make informed decisions.

Disclaimer: COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving issue. The city of Sedona’s primary focus is to protect residents from the spread of the virus. This webpage has been updated as new information is available. Each link should have the most current information available. However, during rapidly changing conditions, links cannot be guaranteed after May 17th, 2022. Also, the page cannot be guaranteed to reflect the most accurate and current information available.

Resources

Community Resources

For people looking for community resources like food, shelter, and economic relief, view this list. (Updated 09/30/21)

Business Resources

For individuals, or businesses looking for resources view https://sedonachamber.com/covid-recovery-news/ (Updated 11/30/2021)

 

Other Resource Links Below

Many resources have changed their websites. Previous links may not work.  The links below were tested on May 17th, 2022.  SellSedona.com cannot guarantee they will work going forward due to local, state, and federal agencies continually updating their websites. Some information may be outdated but the link may still be active.  Be aware of this and do your due diligence going forward.
Look to the following CDC, state, and county resources for more information on COVID-19:


Showing real estate has returned to pre-COVID-19 norms. 

 

Below you will find the link to the Model COVID-19 Certification for Property Access and the CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 ADDENDUM. It is no longer necessary.

The certification form is provided by Coldwell Banker Realty and approved by AAR and NAR.  This Addendum is an AAR form (Arizona Association of Realtors).

If you have any questions about showing a property in Sedona or the Verde Valley, I will be happy to answer these questions. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I am here for you.  My clients know they can depend on and trust me for all their real estate needs. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me at 928-274-7355. Ask for Sheri Sperry!

 

Covid-19 Certification and Addendum


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What is The Sedona Weather Like in Spring? Winter Recap 2022

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What Is The Sedona Weather Like In Spring?

Winter Recap

Winter Dusting of Snow in Sedona on Coffeepot Rock and Thunder Mtn

The dusting of the snow above was captured on February 24th.  During the last 3 months, a scene like this has been uncommon. Sedona is known to get snow from time to time, but you better enjoy it while it is there because it doesn’t last long.  This is why many of us appreciate it.  Sedona doesn’t see “deep freeze” conditions. It makes you appreciate the beauty of the red rocks such as Coffeepot Rock and Thunder Mountain above.  The red rock goes crimson in contrast to the green pines, junipers, and snow. It’s Mother Nature’s way of putting on her make-up and letting you know how beautiful she is.

So far in 2022, we have had 5 inches of snow spread out over the last 4 months with another 2.43 inches of rain.  We had 45 days out of 90 in the first quarter to dip below 32º for a short time.  The last day the temperature dipped below freezing was March 22, 2022.  It got up to 70º that day.  All the plant coverings have been removed, and we won’t see them until the last week of November. Bye-bye!

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As for the temperature …

During the first quarter, it is interesting to see the split between the 50ºs and 60ºs. Out of 63 days, there is just about an even split.  There are 15 days above 70º and 11 days below 50º.  For some areas, this is spring or summer weather. We are very fortunate to have mild but distinct seasons. 

 

How Pleasent is Sedona Weather in the Spring?

Usually, Sedona experiences a long spring.  We have had years that the weather started to change during mid-February and lasted through June. 

Mountain Biking in Sedona on the trails

Probably the most noticeable change is the lack of rain.  The second quarter has the lowest total for the year. For many of the years in the last decade, there has not been a drop of rain in June.  This is a great time to come to Sedona if you like the outdoors.  Just remember to drink a lot of fluid. You don’t even realize that you are dehydrated when hiking or biking. 

Sedona Borders The Colorado Plateau

 

Sedona sits on the transition to the Colorado Plateau

 

We should look to last year to see what Sedona can expect for temperatures this year. In 2021, April had 4 days in the 60ºs.  Most of the temps were in the 70ºs and 80ºs, with one day creeping into the 90ºs. May did have 11 days in the 90ºs.  This is still delightful weather because of the lack of humidity.  In June, almost the entire month was above 90º.  Our 100º temps are usually just above 100º. We can get a heat spell or two, but it is nothing like the Sonoran Desert that can get into the 110ºs for 30 days or more.  After all, Sedona borders the Colorado Plateau.

 

kayaking Verde River Spring summer

 

Besides my years of experience living in Sedona, I  get all my stats from the website below.  Rick updates it monthly and publishes a journal from the last month. He then moves it into a seasonal journal so that those moving here or visiting can better understand the type of weather they will get.

Sedona-Weather.com – Charts and Stats

Seasonal Weather Summaries and Videos

Ricks World Sedona sedona-weather.com

Check out this blog for more information on humidity and summer weather.

Does Humidity Make Us Feel Uncomfortable in Sedona?

 

What Makes The Red Rocks Of Sedona So Special? Why Should I Move To Sedona Arizona?

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What Makes the Red Rocks of Sedona so Special?

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“God Made The Grand Canyon, But He Lives In Sedona!” 

Ah! The Red Rocks of Sedona, the first time you see Sedona’s majestic red rock beauty, the image you see burns into your memory. What makes this landscape unique is how it changes as you move through it. A certain “Wow Factor” can take your breath away as the scenery seems to change right in front of your eyes. There is an old saying that “God made the Grand Canyon, but He lives in Sedona.”  Also, Sedona is one of the few cities where you can go outside at night and see the Milky Way. We will discuss that later!

Red Rocks Fever

 

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Soldiers Pass Trail – Piano Rock at Devil’s Kitchen

Red Rocks Fever – I have talked about this many times before. We have a dedicated domain that showcases some of the landscape and photography of Sedona’s red rocks.

Sedona Brings A Sense of Adventure

As you analyze the phrase, there is an anticipation of what you might see around the next turn, whether you are hiking or driving. When you experience the sights, the sounds, and the smell of pine trees, nature, and the red rocks, a feeling of euphoria may come over you. Hence, the name “Red Rocks Fever”!

Those with severe “red-rocks fever” cases may lose some sleep, become anxious, and possibly frustrated because they did not plan enough time in this awe-inspiring area. A person with the “fever” may try to pack too much into their time here, such as an extra hike or bike ride, maybe a red rock jeep tour, or just one more vortex before you leave. I know you don’t want to leave, but you have to go back home to work.

They didn’t plan it, but they are, looking at property for a vacation home or a home for future retirement.

If you know someone with red-rocks fever, or you may have it yourself, please see me. I had a severe case of the bug, and I can find a “cure” for you!

Find Sedona Property Solutions HERE!

Here is a look at the latest up-to-date Sedona Market Report for zip code 86336, including West Sedona, Uptown, Red Rock Loop, and the Chapel Area. The Market Reports for zip codes 86336, (86351–> VOC), (86325–> Cornville), (86326–> Cottonwood), (86324–> Clarkdale).  You can find other market reports at SedonaMarketReports.com.

Red Rocks Fever Catch It!

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The image above is Cathedral Rock in the Spring – with the pump house to create electricity and pump water.

 


I Love the Red Rocks and the Landscape, but why should I move to Sedona?

Another significant factor people move here is the weather, climate, and year-round outdoor activities. Buyers say they love the healthy mild climate. The air is clean. All year long, there are outdoor activities, including hiking and mountain biking among the red rocks. Golf and tennis are other popular activities. Living in the red rocks and enjoying a dark sky is a powerful draw for buyers. Mild weather with very little noticeable humidity and around 300 days of sunshine is another big reason to move to Sedona. Is it any wonder why Sedona is a second home, retirement, and relocation destination?


Sedona-Weather.com

Verde River rafting

How Is The Weather in Sedona?

I get a lot of questions about weather and climate. Before we moved here full-time, we decided to visit every season to understand the nuance of the Sedona climate. My husband erected a weather station to record the weather. His records are pretty extensive, going back to 2010. In my neighborhood of 33 homes, only 10 are full-time owners. In winter, many residents come here to avoid the fridged cold of the midwestern and northeastern states, while others beat the heat from areas such as Phoenix in those long summers of 110º plus days. Sedona averages 15º cooler than the Phoenix area and 15-20º warmer than the Flagstaff area.

Sedona has a mild climate compared to other areas, with high humidity in the summer months and frigid freezing weather in the winter months. As a result, both seasons are relatively short, with a more extended period of pleasant spring and fall weather.

How Does Low Humidity Affect How You Feel?

Many people don’t realize that low humidity in summer and winter months means temps over 90º do not feel as warm as areas with humidity. This same climatic condition goes for winter weather as well. Days below 50º feel less chilly than other areas with humidity and wind. If you are looking for four distinct seasons, Sedona may be what you are looking for! You may see snow. However, it evaporates quickly. Since 2010, there have only been a handful of days that the temperature remained below freezing all day. Our climate minimizes the chance of icy conditions. You can see this complete documentation at Sedona-Weather.com.

How Does Sedona Compare To Large Metropolitan Areas?

Besides the beautiful weather and gorgeous views, people move to Sedona because of the small-town atmosphere, commitment to the Arts, easy access to businesses, doctors, dentists, and other professional services. Sedona has 5-star resorts and first-class restaurants. Just in West Sedona alone, there are four grocery stores: Bashes, Safeway (Albertsons), Natural Grocers, and Whole Foods. Besides the pharmacies in Bashes and Safeway, there is a CVS and Walgreens for convenience.

Five minutes east of Whole Foods, you will find Uptown Sedona. Uptown is home to jeep touring companies, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, stores tourists enjoy shopping in, and lodging accommodations. The Hyatt at Pinon Pointe Shopping Area is the transition from West Sedona to the Uptown area.

You can find all of this within a short drive. Even if there is an appearance of traffic, you can get just about anywhere in Sedona 86336 within minutes. For example, my home at the very back of Soldiers Pass is only 4-5 minutes to Whole Foods, including my doctor and other professional services. Big-box stores such as Wal-Mart and Home Depot are located 25 minutes to the west in Cottonwood. Verde Valley Medical Center Sedona Campus Emergency Department is 6-minutes from Whole Foods. Traveling short distances for your shopping, professional and medical needs does spoil me. If it takes me an extra couple of minutes to get somewhere because of traffic, my husband reminds me how much traffic we came from in the Metropolitan Los Angeles area.

Sedona is an International Dark Sky Community

One of the main reasons Rick got Red Rocks Fever was the night sky. You could see the Milky Way at night along with shooting stars. Sedona reminded him of being a kid again when there was little light pollution, and you could see stars. Once there was the suburban sprawl, light pollution entered the picture.

International Dark Sky Community Sedona

 

Sedona has taken great strides to suppress light pollution and preserve the dark sky. An actual city ordinance covers what residents and the business community can do with lighting. In 2014, Sedona was designated as the eighth International Dark Sky community.

Worldwide, you will find 18 other communities, including Big Park Village of Oak Creek, Arizona. Flagstaff, Arizona, was the first city to be designated IDA back in 2001.

Each designated area must meet stringent criteria to carry the IDA designation. There are also 30 International Dark Sky Parks. The Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Arizona, and Elan Valley Estate, Wales, United Kingdom, are two such parks. In addition, 13 International Dark Sky Reserves were added to the list in another category.

Of the 61 areas worldwide, you can find 36 in the United States, and seven are in Arizona. Four of the seven are located in Northern Arizona.

The image above was shot during a full moon, and you can still see a lot of stars.

 

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As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams and satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate. From the moment you contact me, 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 critical in today’s market. I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. – Sheri Sperry

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This post was published on March 28, 2020, and revised on March 31, 2022.

Sedona History – Then and Now

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West Sedona from Airport Mesa - a Bob Markow Photo

Sedona History Then and Now

I saw this image (above) and couldn’t believe it.  I have seen a lot of historical images but this hit home. This was taken in 1968.  Where I live in Soldiers Pass won’t be built for another 20 years – (1988).  I can’t believe that none of the roads are paved.  This image was taken from Airport Mesa. It is a picture of West Sedona.

It spurred me to look up when the Sedona airport was founded.  It was founded in 1955.   You can find out more information here.  Obviously, there must have been a road, probably a dirt road like all the others you see below.  It is very hard to see, but those roads are not flat as they appear.

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West Sedona Soldiers Pass Iconic Red Rocks

 

Capital Butte, thunder Mtn, Coffeepot rock

Sedona Tourism

Sedona has 3 million visitors a year.  This is a town that has a little over 10,000 residents that call Sedona “home”.  As beach city residents have seen during the summer months, Sedona residents have to plan their trips around the traffic.  

There is a Sustainable Tourism Plan that Sedona has implemented and it is helping.  But social media continues to play a role in more and more people coming to see the Red Rocks.  Just last Thursday, the Sedona Shuttle was implemented to take Tourists and hikers to the most used trail systems.  One of those trail systems is a 5 minute walk from my house!  

 

 

Sedona Shuttle

 

Sedona Shuttle

From Thursday through Sunday, the parking lots at the 3 heaviest trailheads are shut down and the shuttle takes traffic from other parking lots to the trailheads.  I have already noticed a huge change in footing car traffic. Keep up the great work Sedona!

Find out more about Robert Markow who passed away in 2009.  There is 80 years of old and historical photos stored in an old bank vault. Paul Markow took over the family business and has an instagram account that has a lot of historical images from Arizona. 

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Social Media – One Reason Sedona Tourism Has Blown Up!

After I posted this, I was on Instagram.  I had to share this photo because this is exactly why Sedona Tourism has blown up.  For the last 2 weeks, Spring Break has inundated Sedona with traffic, full restaurants, and heavy hiking trails.  

This particular area is part of the Soldiers Pass Trail and about a 10 minute walk or hike from my house.  It is a gorgeous area so people want to come and see it.  

Soldiers Pass Trail - 7 Sacred Pools

A Wonderful St Patrck’s Day 50th Anniversary Parade in Sedona

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day From Sedona!

Recap

In the 15 years, I have lived in Sedona, we have never attended a St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  For many of those years, we were traveling.  So, we thought this was the perfect time to support the community and see what it was all about.  I would have posted this yesterday but yet again, we were traveling!

No disappointment here!  Even though a whole lot of people showed up. It was easy parking and plenty of space to find a spot to enjoy the parade.  It lasted about 45 minutes.  Just about every participating float and venue were handing out candy, rulers, or pencils to the kids.  Next time I need to bring a bag for Tristan!

The mayor and city council were out walking the parade with lots of goodies for the little ones.  Besides all the Fire and Police vehicles with the lights flashing, I think Tristan liked the “Red Rock Dinos” (pictured above) the best.


Coffeepot rock Rainbow in Soldiers Pass West Sedona Sheri Sperry - 928.274.7355 buy or sell

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You can contact me at (928) 274-7355.  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.

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Happy 110th Birthday to Arizona. – The Grand Canyon State – 6 Fun Facts

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Happy Birthday Arizona!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Unless you follow Arizona history, you may not know that back in 1912, Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state on February 14th.

Now that LA has hosted and won the Super Bowl, the torch is being passed to Arizona which will host the 2023 Super Bowl. Preparations are now underway for this huge event that will probably bring a revenue well north of $500 million to Arizona next year.

 

Sedona’s Fabulous Winter Weather…

Sedona and Arizona are being blessed with fabulous weather on this special day.  The temperature will be close to 70º in Sedona with clear skies. 

Find Abundant Outdoor Activities

In this land of sunshine in the middle of winter, many people are celebrating by getting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather. I can tell you that the amount of people hiking right now in Sedona is more than I would have thought.  I was driving on Soldiers Pass this morning and there were at least 50 people walking on the side of the street to get to the entrance of the Soldiers Pass Trail. 

Seven Canyons Golf Resort - Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker 928.274.7355

Of course, others are playing golf or tennis. Many are enjoying their mountain bikes on the red rock trails.  Even fly fishing in Oak Creek is popular. The above pic is Seven Canyons Golf Club which will be going private once again. 

Besides the climate, and all the seasonal activities, the majestic red rocks of Sedona are what really attract the 3 million visitors we get every year. 

 

6 Fun Facts About Arizona – The Grand Canyon State

 

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6 Fun Facts About Arizona – The Grand Canyon State

  • Arizona was part of the New Mexico Territory in 1848 but became a separate territory in 1863. Zonies voted against being combined with New Mexico as a single state.
  • President Taft signed the Arizona Statehood Act after 49 years as a territory.
  • Governor George W. P. Hunt was the 1st Governor of Arizona.  He served 7 terms as governor!
  • Arizona had only 200,000 residents when Arizona achieved statehood. 
  • According to the History Channel, Arizona has the greatest percentage of acreage for Native American Tribal Land.
  • The Grand Canyon (besides being the second most visited of the National Parks – 6 million people visit each year), is larger than the state of Rhode Island. 

 

Reference – U.S. Department of the Interior – “13 Things you Didn’t Know About Grand Canyon National Park”

www.12news .com  – Happy birthday, Arizona


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Sedona International Film Festival is BACK!

Sedona International Film Festival - Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty 928.274.7355

Last year they moved the Sedona International Film Festival later in the year due to the Pandemic but the organizers decided to bring it back to the middle of February!  You can find out more about it here.  Individual tickets go on sale on February 14th, 2022! 

❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

Let’s face it.  Most will actually celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Many of Sedona’s restaurants will have special romantic themes with a 4 or 5 course prepared menu. There is no better place to watch the sunset than on the romantic red rocks of Sedona. 

Here is a list of restaurants that still have timeslots available in the greater Arizona area through Open Table.  But hurry!  They are down to less than a handful of slots. Make sure you check out the location to be sure it is in Sedona. 

Reference – U.S. Department of the Interior – “13 Things you Didn’t Know About Grand Canyon National Park”

www.12news .com  – Happy birthday, Arizona


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If You get bitten by “Red Rocks Fever” …

 

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I can help with that condition!  I had “Red Rocks Fever” once and the cure was buying a home in Sedona!  I will assist you in all your real estate needs. This is the essence of what it means to be “YOUR Solutions Realtor”. Whether you are a buyer or seller, together we will design the right solutions to fit your needs.

For example, sellers… Every inquiry I receive on your listing is expertly handled with professional courtesy by me, Sheri Sperry, a licensed and highly trained Sedona Real Estate Expert. It’s the best way for me to assure that YOUR critical needs are being met to exceed expectations. Absentee owners who list with me can count on “White Glove” hands-on special care of their properties.

If you are interested in purchasing Sedona real estate I can help with that also!

Contact me for more information to see how I can tailor solutions and services to your needs. It is all part of my Concierge ~ White Glove ~ Service.

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Sedona AZ Weather – Did Sedona Get Snow? – 2021 Recap – January 2022 Update –

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Sedona Weather 2021 Recap

 

 

Coffeepot Rock dusting of Snow - Soldiers Pass Sheri Sperry 928.274.7355 Coldwell Banker Realty

 

 

283 Days of Sunshine in 2021

 

All the stats come from the weather station in Soldiers Pass – the Cottages At Coffeepot.  We didn’t quite make 300 days of sunshine in 2021.  Mostly because of a lot of storms that brought much-needed rain and snow.  We had a total of 15.75 inches of snow in 2021.  That snow came on a couple of days in January and the same in March.


 

Warmest Sedona Weather Stats For 2021

 

The warmest day of the year was 112.3º recorded on June 15th, 2021. In most areas, August has the warmest days.  Generally in Sedona, you will find the warmest days in June.  There is very little rain or cloud cover.  Monsoon does not usually kick in until right after the 4th of July.  We did have an 11-day heat spell from June 12th thru the 22nd of June. Don’t forget that there is very little humidity in Arizona.  It is the second least humid state in the country.  It is the humidity that makes warm and colder weather uncomfortable.

1st Day of 100º was on 6/2/21 – (100.7º) ~ Last Day of 100º = 8/05/21!  Think about that stat. The rest of the country usually has the warmest days in August.  In Sedona, we never went past 99º after August 5th, 2021.  The warmest month of the year was July at 77.1º.

Another fact about Sedona: the AC is turned off most days before 8 pm and the windows are opened up especially at night.  Temps drop into the 60ºs during the warmest months.  I do remind friends, visitors, and clients that Sedona does not have the same climate as Phoenix in Central Arizona or Tucson in Southern Arizona.  That area is part of the Sonora Desert.  Sedona is in the Transition Zone.  It borders the Colorado Plateau climate zone. If you travel up SR 89A in Oak Creek toward Flagstaff, you will be in the Colorado Plateau as you hit the switchbacks about 20 minutes north outside Sedona.

What is Monsoon?

Many people don’t quite understand what the monsoon is.  For starters, it is a season.  You don’t add “season” after monsoon when describing it. Another question that comes up is “How does it affect Sedona and Arizona“?

You can learn all about monsoon at this link. 

 

 

January 2021 Sedona Snow Event Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty 928.274.7355

Coolest Sedona Weather Stats For 2021

 

The coolest day in 2021 that dipped below freezing was January 27th, 2021 at 18.3º before sunrise.  There was 1 day that had a high below freezing for the entire year. Only 4 days since 2011 have been recorded below freezing for a high temperature.  Any snow we get always starts evaporating (low humidity) when the sun hits it. January was the coolest month of the year with an average of 40.3º.  You can see the days above where they fall in the temperature scale. The summers and winters are not harsh like many may think.  Sedona does not get many months or days of extreme temperature changes like other areas experience.

I have found that most people want to experience all four seasons.  In Sedona, each season is distinct though mild.

 

January 2022 Recap

 

 

January 2022 Sedona weather Category stats by Sheri Sperry REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Realty 928.274.7355

 

January 2022

Winter Solstice Soldiers Pass Sedona Cottages At Coffeepot - Sheri Sperry REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Realty 928.274.7355

Winter 2022 starts on December 21, 2021. So the last 10 days of December 2021, are included in this journal entry. The image above is dawn on the Winter Solstice. The east side of our home sits at a perpendicular angle to the rising sun on the Winter Solstice.

During January 2022, we had some of the coldest weather we have seen since last January of 2021. We have already had a low of 18.4º (on 01/02/22). The video above was created on that day.

Storms coming from the arctic and moving down off the west coast brought us a lot of rain and snow in the high country. Sedona had over 4 inches in December but more importantly, it drizzled for 3 days soaking into the ground and creating very little runoff. This is good news for a reduced draught condition.

The rest of January we had 19 days of sunshine and 4 days of precipitation 0.65 inches of rain and 0.25 inches of snow. Interestingly enough with all this cold weather, the average temp was 1º higher than last year. The high last year was 68.6º and this year only 63.8º. I am glad February is around the corner and we will start seeing longer and slightly warmer days as we progress into spring. We might even see the bulbs start to sprout!

Go to Ricks World Sedona for Seasonal Images and Videos as well as all the statistics from 2011 thru January 2022

Sedona-Weather.com

Soldiers Pass Sedona ~ Seasonal Weather Summaries

 

Arizona Winters are awesome! Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty 928.274.7355

Big Park ~ Village of Oak Creek ~ Weekly Real-Time Market Report and Homes For Sale and Other Local Info!

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Sedona Arizona 86351

Weekly Real-Time Market Report 

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry

 

Big Park Village of Oak Creek Pine Valley Market Reports

 

 

Big Park, Village of Oak Creek - VOC, Pine Valley Sedona AZ 86351

A Mild Climate with Impressive Red Rock Views

People who may find the 89A corridor of Sedona a little too busy for their tastes usually find they feel right at home in the Village of Oak Creek. VOC still retains that small town charm nestled in some of the most scenic and familiar red rock views that area has to offer. Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte stand out as you travel west on Hwy 179. The estimated population from the 2010 census is 6,147 (www. quickfacts.census.gov). That is a 2.6% increase from 2000. The land area is 5.26 miles. Most residents find housing prices very friendly and inviting. If you like golf, the area boasts three golf courses; Oak Creek Country Club, Canyon Mesa, and Sedona Golf Resort.

Big Park/Village of Oak Creek/Pine Valley is an area that is in the transitional climate zone, just like Sedona 86336. It is about 1:15 hours 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. Since Big Park has a similar climate as Sedona, you can get detailed statistics at Sedona-Weather.com.

Castle Rock ~ Bell Rock ~ Courthouse Butte

Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora as well as pine and juniper trees. The area is surrounded by iconic red rocks and buttes, most notably, Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte (pictured above) and Castle Rock. All three red rocks are pictured below.

Big Park provides different vantage points to enter hiking trails. There are miles and miles of trails that criss-cross the area and may take you to the top of the Munds Mountain ridge. You can access this trail through Jack’s Canyon. This trailhead starts in the community of Pine Valley. It is a long and in spots, a difficult trail to traverse. Learn more about area recreation below.

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)

 

Big Park Village of Oak Creek Pine Valley Sedona 86351 Market Report and Homes for sale

Big Park/Village of Oak Creek/Pine Valley/Sedona 86351

A Vibrant Retirement and Golf Community

The Big Park/Village of Oak Creek (VOC) area is a sleepy bedroom community of Sedona 86336. Big Park is a census-designated place in Yavapai County, Arizona. It was founded in the early 1800‘s and today is otherwise known as Village of Oak Creek or VOC. When it was formed, there was nothing but farms and ranches scattered about the area.

Big Park historical photo

 

The “Village”

The “Village” as it is often called, has slowly transformed over the last 50 years into a sleepy bedroom community of Sedona with golf resorts. Businesses support a retirement community with a bank, some hotels, shopping areas, hardware store, and restaurants. Besides the established Hilton Resort, there is also new construction of the Westin Element Hotel and Sedona Vista Village with two new anchor restaurants coming soon.

Sleepy Bedroom Community of Sedona

People who may find the 89A corridor of Sedona a little too busy for their tastes usually find they feel right at home in the Village of Oak Creek. VOC still retains that small-town charm nestled in some of the most scenic and familiar red rock views that area has to offer. Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte stand out as you travel west on Hwy 179. If you are looking for quick access to Flagstaff or the Phoenix area, many like the closer proximity to I-17.

Another factor that drives buyers to the Village of Oak Creek is housing prices are more moderate than Sedona 86336. Buyers find this a better fit for their needs. Big Park homes vary in size, style, and amenities.  These are all custom built homes and most have been built from the 1980s up to the present.

Big Park~Village of Oak Creek~Pine Valley

Yavapai  County 

This weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Sedona AZ 86351 including Big Park, Village of Oak Creek, and Pine Valley. The map below shows the boundaries of the area of Sedona 86351. The estimated current population is 6,734 (pointo2pointhomes.com), with the land area at 5.26 square miles.

Sedona Golf Resort Big Park VOC Village of oak creek

Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in Sedona and Big Park

If you like golf, the area boasts three golf courses; Oak Creek Country Club, Canyon Mesa, and Sedona Golf Resort. Verde Valley School road leads right to Red Rock Crossing on Oak Creek near Cathedral Rock. Many enjoy this swimming area in the summer months. Many of the spas offer memberships to use facilities, whirlpools and swimming pools.

cathedral red rock crossing swimming hole

The collection of the Verde Valley natural endowments also includes the 1.8 million-acre Coconino National Forest, which surrounds this city and encompasses seven intriguing wilderness areas. Obviously, the list of sightseeing and recreational amenities, including state parks and national monuments, is extensive. In fact, its hardly a surprise that the winding road through Oak Creek Canyon is not only Arizona’s first officially designated scenic highway, but it is also the first leg of a day trip to one of the world’s great wonders, nearby Grand Canyon.

 

 



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December 2021 – Will Sedona See Temps Dip Below Freezing?

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(Above) – December 1st, 2021- Leaves Are Falling

 

Watching the Japanese Maple helps give us some understanding of previous peak color seasons and why the peak may vary each year.  In the last two years,  our peak color on the Japanese Maple has gone well into December.  It really makes for a wonderful Thanksgiving because the color is pretty vivid.  This year, it made it through Thanksgiving but that weekend we got some unusual wind and the tree lost a lot of leaves. Within 3 days, leaves were falling on their own.

This blog post explains why the leaves can fall at different times during Autumn or Winter.

 

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One of my favorite things …

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One of my favorite things to watch on my Japanese Maple is that the 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.  However, the leaves that dropped first this year were on the upper branches allowing the light from the sun to hit the lower leaves which were largely green.  The leaves that have not dropped yet, are all red now.  It is very interesting to see the process.

 

 

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Charts For Sedona Weather through November 2021 

Precipitation By Month

2021 Sedona Weather Charts at-a-glance - Sheri Sperry Sedona real estate 928.274.7355

Sedona Temperature Almanac

 

2021 Sedona Weather Charts at-a-glance - Sheri Sperry Sedona real estate 928.274.7355

 

Number of Days / Month 

 

2021 Sedona Weather Charts at-a-glance - Sheri Sperry Sedona real estate 928.274.7355

 

November 2021 Weather Summary of Above Charts

 

November – There were 27 days of sunshine bringing the total to 265 days for the year. Two areas that were very prominent were the higher temperature per day and the amount of rain we got in November. We had a total of 29 days in the 60ºs and 70ºs. In previous years there were at least 6 to 8 days in the 50ºs and much lower temperatures in the mornings. In fact, 2020 had 9 days of low temps below 32º before the sun came up with a low of 20º. This year, only 1 day was at 31.2º.

As for rain, we only got 0.17 inches of rain. But that one day, it drizzled most of the day, so the ground got a good soaking. If we do not get any rain in December, this year will be ranked about 8 out of the last 11. However, we doubled the rain from last year. There were only 8.15 inches last year with no measurable snow. Whereas we have received 15.75 inches of snow so far this year.

 

Will Sedona See Temps Below Freezing?

 

In the last 2 years (2019, 2020) there were a total of 11 days each year where the temperatures dipped below the freezing temperature of 32º.  So far in 2021, there have been only 2 days total so far below 32º, one day in October and one day in November.  Most of December usually has temps that dip below freezing.  This is rarely a long event during the morning hours but it can be a hard freeze.  Plants and cacti can get burned through the short freeze.  In longer freezing events, plants will inevitably be susceptible to freezing conditions.

 

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It is December, Is It Time To Cover the Plants In Sedona?

 

Another example that happened in the last 2 years during December is that 18 to 25 days each month, the temperatures dipped below freezing. So now is the time to cover the plants.  December 10th and the 11th should be the first two days that the temperatures will dip below 32º.  So act now to take care of your susceptible plants, bushes, trees, and flowers.

 

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For More Sedona Weather Information and Previous Years (2011 thru 2019)

Go to

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When Will Sedona’s Fall Color Peak?

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When Will The Fall Color Peak In Sedona Arizona?

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(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 

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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…

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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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