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Big Park ~ Village of Oak Creek ~ Weekly Real-Time Market Report and Homes For Sale 2019

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Village of Oak Creek ~ Big Park ~ Pine Valley

Sedona Arizona 86351

Weekly Real-Time Market Report 2019

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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 an 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 Jacks Canyon. This trail head 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 were 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 area, 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 a quicker 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 1980’s up to the present.

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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, whirl pools 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, it is the first leg of a day trip to one of the world’s great wonders, nearby Grand Canyon.

 

 



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Sedona Weekly Real-Time Market Report 2019

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A Mild Climate with Stunning Red Rock Views

Sedona is a town that is in the transitional climate zone. It is about a 1:25 hours north of the Sonoran Desert and about 25 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  There is a mix of desert flora as well as pine, juniper trees, and forest. Sedona is surrounded by iconic red rocks and buttes. Some areas will have steep canyon walls and there are miles and miles of trails that criss-cross the area. Oak Creek has many picnic areas as well as swimming holes. Slide Rock is a popular summer destination.

As for the chart below; 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 Sedona-Weather.com. All Stats are tracked and there is detailed info since 2010.

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Sedona –  A Vibrant Art and Hiking Community

Though Sedona has a little more than 10,000 residents, the visitor population can swell to 30,000 or more. It boasts a vibrant art community and Uptown is tightly packed with shops featuring Native American and New Age wares, along with galleries, restaurants, hotels, and spas. West Sedona has a dynamic business and shopping district with professional services, restaurants, supermarket, and shopping centers.

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)

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Sedona Straddles Yavapai and Coconino Counties 

This Sedona weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Sedona AZ 86336 including West Sedona, Red Rock Loop, Uptown, Little Horse Park and Chapel area. The map below shows the boundaries of the area of Sedona 86336. There is a little over 19.2 square miles of area.

Sight-Seeing and Recreation Abounds in Sedona

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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Enter Stage Left… Monsoon 2019 Is Here! What Will Sedona Arizona See This Summer?

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Monsoon 2019!

An Arizona Summer Weather Phenomenon

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Quick Note: Every year I update this post with current information, for the most part, the science does not change, but climatic conditions vary from year to year. Sedona weather readings are gathered from the Cottages at Coffeepot weather station located in Soldiers Pass, Sedona Arizona. 

Monsoon 2019 is a season – Sedona, AZ – First of all, there is no need to add season at the end of Monsoon because Monsoon is a season. Monsoon affects the west and southwest states because the pattern of the weather changes as noted below.

Areas of the United States Most Affected by Monsoon

Here are just some of the areas that are most affected by monsoon. Areas such as the southern California high desert, southern Nevada including Las Vegas, all of Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas, southern Utah, and Colorado.

How Long Is The Monsoon In Arizona?

Monsoon officially starts on June 15th and ends on September 30th. However most of the rain comes from the middle of July through the middle of August.  This is one of the reasons that the temperature in Sedona is less harsh during July and August.  The average rainfall in the state of Arizona is around 12.5 inches.  The Sedona area gets more than the average rainfall. We have had as much as 26 inches (2016) and as low as 13.66 inches (2014).

Typically, monsoon becomes active around the first week of July in Northern AZ and mid-July in Central and Southern AZ. But we have had storms earlier over the years.

Select this link to see the actual precipitation chart or go to Sedona-Weather.com for detailed weather information.

Historically, June Rainfall is Lowest of the Year

Throughout Arizona, June, without fail, has less rain than any other month with very few exceptions. The Cottages At Coffeepot weather station in Soldiers Pass Sedona has experienced only 1.36 inches of rain total in 10 years!  So far this year, we have .04 inches of rain.  For those who don’t want to deal with rain. This is the best month of the year to visit. But it usually is the hottest overall month because there is very little rain or cloud cover.

What Creates Monsoon 2019 Conditions?

Weather enthusiasts and forecasters look to the dew point to tell if monsoon conditions exist. The dew point must be about 55º for thunderheads to start development. The dew point indicates how much moisture is in the air. At this point, the air cannot hold water in gas form and the gas will then turn to liquid form creating water droplets. The water droplets create fog or precipitation. Prior to officially declaring a calendar season for monsoon, the season would be declared when there were three days at a dew point of 55º.

What Is Monsoon?

It seems that Southern Arizona, the White Mountains and the Phoenix metropolitan area known as “The Valley” get the brunt of the monsoon affects. It is amazing to see the haboob (desert wind storms)monsoon - Sedona real estate kick up and tower thousands of feet in the air moving through the valley. Those storms are the pre-cursor to the rain and massive storm cells that develop from the moisture in the warm air coming off the Gulf of Mexico. Generally, massive amounts of rain falling create downdrafts that push the air out from the center of the storm which produces a dry wind that kicks up the dust and dirt.

Seasonal Weather Patterns monsoon Arizona Sedona real estate

During summer, weather patterns change.  Storms that travel from the Arctic (Alaska) down through Canada and the lower 48, create our winter storm pattern.

In the summer, the pattern shifts to the south. Hurricanes, storms and moisture travel northwest from the Gulf of Mexico through Mexico, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona moving all the way to California. We also get moisture coming from the Gulf of California traveling directly north. Lots of moisture and an occasional hurricane come up from the coast of Baja California and push northeast into Arizona.

El Niño – Southern Oscillation

2016 and now in 2019, we are experiencing “El Niño” periodic variation.  The link to Southern Oscillation above explains the weather variation of La Niña and El Niño much more precise than I can. I only bring this up because there may be some effect on monsoon.

Suffice it to say, that El Niño creates more precipitation than normal “neutral” conditions of any other year. There is a temperature change in the eastern Pacific Ocean tropic and sub-tropic areas.  El Niño is warming and La Niña is cooling. 

2016 – Record Rain Totals

In 2016, the monsoon had 9.65 inches of rain recorded on my station. When you couple that with over 7 inches of rain and 7.5 inches of snow, we had a year-end total of 25.92 inches of precipitation.

So Far In 2019…

The first 5 months in 2019 had 10.80 inches of rainfall AND 26.12 inches of snow. Most of that snow came in February along with 3.27 inches of rain!  Since 2010, our backyard weather station has recorded an average of 5.8 inches of rain in July and August combined. Looking forward to monsoon, we want the rain and the temperature drop. The cloud formations are also amazing to see.

Monsoon Can Be A Destructive Force – Make Preparations 

One quick note – Because it is our rainy season and there is a chance of lightning, and extremely high wind conditions during a thunderstorm or microburst, preparation is very important.  Take some time to have things ready to go:

  • Know where the flashlights and candles are for easy access.
  • Keep your cell phone charged
  • Clean out gutters – drains – culverts – rain ditches and any other natural path water may take during a sudden downpour or microburst.
  • Have sandbags prepared to divert rain that may cause flash floods.
  • Thin trees close to your home. Many trees fall during high wind conditions.

 

How Monsoon Affects Arizona by Region 

Northern Arizona

Up in Northern Arizona, we get a lot of cloud cover and the storms move through but usually don’t drop a lot of rain here in Sedona.Though in Flagstaff it is quite a different story! The area of Sedona seems to be protected. By that I mean that most of the rain falls elsewhere before it gets to our little city. But when we do get rain and storm cells, it is a big deal around here.

Flash flooding can happen because many of the streets are sloped leading up to the red rocks. There has been much improvement made in our drainage system to be able to handle the additional water flow but during an intense storm there is no place for the water to go and mud and rocks can travel across roads to find the path of least resistance. Do not travel through a road where water is more than 4 inches deep.  A car can be swept away easily.

Central and Southern Arizona

In Southern and Central Arizona – 2014 will be remembered as the “Monsoon of the Century”. All future monsoon activity will be measured in terms of 2014. There were 3 major hurricanes that effected the weather in the southern half of the state. This caused a deluge and many towns and neighborhoods suffered tremendous flooding damage due to flash floods, hurricane wind, broken canals, and water that had nowhere to go. Many long-time residents had never seen a deluge like we had that year. Sky Harbor Airport had record rainfall of 1.59 inches and has exceeded the all-time record set back in 1903.

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Some of the most incredible pictures are taken during Monsoon

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Thunderheads Surround Sedona

89A – West Sedona AZ – looking south

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Sunset During Monsoon – Coffeepot Rock in Soldiers Pass

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Massive Thunderstorm at Sunset creates Fire In the Sky

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North View – Century Plant in Bloom

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Rock Formations in North Sedona – Looking Toward Flagstaff From the End of Soldiers Pass West Sedona

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Above – Lighting Captured Above Sphinx Soldiers Pass – Photo from Backyard

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Amazing Monsoon Sunrise

Video Below – Rare Monsoon Sunset Rainbow

Click Here For A Video Of The Rainbow Above 

It was taken just a couple of minutes before the sky went on fire!

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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 (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.

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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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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.

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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, 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, 2019) and will continue to improve my ranking for all of Arizona as I continue to blog!  There are 40,000 + 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 940+ blog posts. 23+ posts have been featured on the entire ActiveRain network. The reach for a feature is 300,000+ viewers! Many 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 clients. This is by far another great advantage our clients have.  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 off a blog. This could be very helpful to my clients.

As of March 12, 2019,  I have posted 940+ blog posts on ActiveRain, with clicks approaching 800,000 actual views. My overall content on SellSedona.com is unsurpassed in our market. 

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 has been posted.  Just place the search term in the box and any blog post that matches that criteria will come up on screen.

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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 a particular data-base.  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.

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Cottages At Coffeepot – June 2019 Market Update – 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 June 2019 Market Report

Uncommon Homes in an Uncommon Setting!

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Summary

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report. This is the most activity I have seen in this small community for many years (10 sold in 2016-17-18). However, no Cottages At Coffeepot have sold so far in 2019. There are four listings on the market currently (6/2019) compared to only 2 last year. The market does favor the buyer at the present time.

A Unique Gated Community

Each of these townhomes is very unique. They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes and each view is different. Courtyards and garden areas vary as well.  Many of the luxury townhomes have been updated to varying degrees which makes pricing 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 16 + years of history with this community. I can help buyers and sellers get the best value for these special townhouses.


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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 here and others spend their winter months in this community.

Heated Pool May Through October 

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.  (See video above)

Coffeepot Rock

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.

Luxury Amenities

Besides the pool, you can play a set of tennis anytime you choose at the tennis courts located right below the pool area.  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!

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report

Gated Community

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

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 ReportThe 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. Many 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 is a prominent local resident who built quality homes that still remain timeless today. Don Woods designed more than 200 local homes including Junipine Resort in Oak Creek Canyon to 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. A Don Woods home may start to appreciate in the future because you can’t commission a project anymore. Don Woods was a wonderful man who will be missed by the entire community.  His projects carry his legacy forward. I can recognize one of his projects as soon as I see it.

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 home owner 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 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.

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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 the peace of mind knowing you are located in a gated community that looks after it’s 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 the 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.

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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 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, periodically, I 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.

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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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Sedona Weather May 2019 in Soldiers Pass West Sedona Includes Snow!

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Snow in Soldiers Pass West Sedona Late May 2019!

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Sedona Weather May 2019

Sedona Weather Summary May 2019

Sedona weather for May 2019 had below average temps and more rain than normal. This continues to indicate an El Niño condition.  We had no additional days of 90º. In fact, last year at this time we had 15 days over 90º. This is a welcomed relief. Our average temp was was 1º higher than April at 59º. We also got snow flurries for a 5 minute stretch of time!  Memorial Day was the chilliest on record at 61º!  Normally we are around the high 80ºs or low 90ºs. 

 Days with Sunshine

Considering the El Nino season, we had another month at  .85 of rain. The rain affected the “Days with Sunshine”. For the year we are at 117 and should be at 125 days at the end of May.  That happened on 6 different days throughout May. There were only 8 days between 80º≤ 90º and 15 days between 70º ≤ 80º.  

Another month of perfect weather. The air conditioner has yet to be used this year. No other year have we gone this long without using the AC. 

 

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May 2019 – Coolest Since Recording Temps

May was one of the coolest that we have experienced since we have lived in Sedona.  It may very well be in part because of El Niño conditions were still with us in May. Normally there is a weather shift from storms coming from the north shifting to the south creating monsoon conditions in July.  The official monsoon starts on June 15th and goes through the month of September.

 

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Coolest Memorial Day On Record

Last year we already experienced 15 days above 90º.  This year we have had only 1 day in April at 90º. Pretty amazing! On Memorial Day, the temperature was 61º. It was actually too cool to sit outside and enjoy the hamburgers we BBQed. However, we realized that this weather could change on any given day so we have been relishing this cooler than normal weather and feel blessed to have it.

Snow in Soldiers Pass West Sedona – The video above documents the latest day on record that Soldiers Pass has received snow – May 23, 2019.

For all weather statistics in Soldiers Pass West Sedona, visit Sedona-Weather.com.

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Snow in Soldiers Pass

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

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Surrealistic Mallards in Oak Creek – Tranquil Serenity

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Surrealistic Mallards in Sedona's Oak Creek

My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.

Claude Monet

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

William Shakespeare

Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.

Leonardo da Vinci

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The image above was shot during the month of May at the east side of Tlaquepaque and Los Abrigados Resort on the bank of Oak Creek across from the Inn Above Oak Creek.

Map of Surrealistic Image of Mallards on Oak Creek 

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

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Snow In Sedona During May… Really?

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Sedona Snow – May 23rd – A Record

 

Will This Be Our Coldest May?

There was snow in Sedona during May!  I am still trying to wrap my head around this cooler weather. There were huge flakes lasting 5 minutes. The temp was 34º a little after dawn right here in Soldiers Pass West Sedona. This is the coolest May we have seen since 2015. No other year since 2010 has had a mean temp this low.

 

Crazy Stats for May 2019

Some crazy stats for May – Last year on May 23rd it was 88º – This Year 42º! Last year the rain total was .31 inches – This year 2 inches of rain so far. The average temp is 7º lower than last year and also lower than April of 2018 by 1º!

Last year, there were 43 days over 80º in April and May. This year 11 days. 15 of those days last year were 90º or more. This year…only 1 day hit 90º!

Cooler Weather is Good News!

We are very thankful for this cooler weather. Though it is very unusual, it is also welcomed.  Of course, we have to be prepared that all of a sudden a light switch will be flipped and it will be 90º.  We are not taking this weather for granted and know that any time now, things will get back to normal…..(I think!).

 

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Sedona Weather March 2019 – In Like A Lion … Out Like A Lamb!

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

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Pine Valley – Get A Glimpse of a Special Area and Lifestyle

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Pine Valley

 

A Distinctive & Unique Sub-Division

Pine Valley is a distinctive community located approximately 3 miles off the SR 179. It is nestled at the very end of Jacks Canyon Road.  Near the end of the road, there is a cattle guard and this welcomes you to Pine Valley.  Many residents in Sedona may not even know where Pine Valley is located. As you meander through Jacks Canyon on your way to Pine Valley, the drive becomes an exploration of the natural landscape that is from a time when our native ancestors roamed these lands.

 A Harmonious Community

Everything in Pine Valley has a contrasting, diverse and divergent nature to it. Yet all members of the community live in harmony because of their common or dare I say, not so common bond of the Pine Valley lifestyle.  When residents are asked where they live, they will reply “Pine Valley”. Pine Valley Sedona AZ 86351 Residents have such a strong bond to this area that there is a more untethered association with the Sedona region than other sub-divisions or areas. Even longtime residents of the Sedona area may have to ask where Pine Valley is located before they understand the connection. Each home has its own character that fits into the area.  You will generally find a limited number of homes available for sale. Many artists live in this area. They feel their creative energy flows well here.

This is an area where homeowners do not sell very often, so the inventory is low. When you find a home you like, you might want to give it serious thought.

Pine Valley Sedona AZ 86351 - Homes for sale

History and Hiking Jack’s Canyon Trail

Jacks Canyon Trail got its name from Jack Woods, a railroad engineer stationed out of Winslow AZ.  He used to graze sheep in the late 19th century in this canyon. The trailhead starts right outside of Pine Valley at FR 793.  You have to pass Canyon Ridge Trail on the left side. Shortly after that is FR 793 and the trailhead is off of that road.   Also, you can easily access it from Mountain Rd in the Pine Valley subdivision.  Hot Loop Trail and Jack’s Canyon Trail start at this point. Hot Loop Trail takes you into Wood’s Canyon. Jack’s Canyon Trail is for experienced hikers only.  It is a strenuous hike that lasts a total of 9 hours.  There is no potable water so make sure you bring plenty in with you.Pine Valley homes for Sale with red rock views

From what I am told, you can see some of the best scenery in all of Sedona from the end of the trail. The elevation gets up to almost 7000 feet. You can see all the red rock formations (and much more) from there.  You will most likely see black-tailed jackrabbits, and cottontails scampering through the chaparral. There are Gambel’s quail and you will hear them cooing from their nests as you travel through. My favorites trees and shrubs are Arizona Cypress and twisted pine along with the mesquite and manzanita which are high desert favorites.

 

Pine Valley is considered Sedona with an 86351 zip code, yet the area’s identity is unique.

May 2019 Pine Valley Homes and Real Estate Market

Stats and Market Trends – 2016 thru 2019 Comparison

Note: 2016 thru 2018 are the year ending numbers. 2019 stats up to 5/22/19

Pine Valley Market Analysis

Pine Valley Red Rock Views

 

Quick Analysis – 2016 – 2017 – 2018 – 2019

The Pine Valley market sales showed a lot of strong activity in 2018 compared to other years. Sellers need to realize that buyers are getting anywhere from a 3% to 5% discount off of the purchase price. Again, 2018 was the best year at 3%. 2018 also had the lowest days on market (CDOM) at 96.  So far in 2019, only one home has sold but there are 2 pending.

There is a lot of inventory for this area. This means that buyers should be able to make a better deal with sellers willing to negotiate. I understand this market. I have had listings and sold buyers homes in this area. One home I listed was on market for one week before going into contract.

I am very experienced in this market and the builders and can be a valuable resource for buyers and sellers.

May 2019 Pine Valley Homes Active Market 

as of 5/14/19

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May 2019 Crimson View Homes For Sale and Market Trends – West Sedona AZ 86336

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Crimson View – A Sub-division of West Sedona Arizona 86336

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May Crimson View Homes For Sale and Market Trend

If you travel north from State Route (SR) 89A onto Rodeo Road and start heading up the hill, you will reach Crimson View, Western Hills sub-divisions along with Cedar Ridge, Sedona Arizona. What you will notice first are Crimson Red Rocks of Capital Butte and Thunder Mountain. August 2018 Crimson View Homes for sale and market trends

In the northeast, you can’t help but see Coffeepot Rock.  There are many homes with views of Sedona looking to the east. This area is elevated from SR 89A.

Off in the northwest, you might gaze upon Chimney Rock, but be careful not to take your eyes off the road!  It is easy to do with these beautiful views. It provides views that are not available from the main highway passing through Sedona business district.

Three Minutes to Shopping – Restaurants – Medical 

Speaking about the Sedona business district, just one more reason this area is a favorite among residents and buyers alike is that Crimson View sub-division is close to the business district.  At the bottom of the hill is the Safeway shopping center and numerous restaurants close by.  You will find an Urgent Care as well as other medical facilities and professional offices within another four minutes of the intersection of Rodeo Rd and SR 89A.

Close To Hiking Trails

There are many trails right above Crimson View. The Stupa and trails leading to Sugarloaf Mountain are close by and easy to access. I have been up to Sugarloaf and there is an amazing view of the landscape above and below. It is not a difficult hike but will clear your head and allow you to enjoy the reason you moved here in the first place!

August 2018 Crimson View Homes for sale and market trends

May 2019 Crimson View Homes and Real Estate Market

Stats and Market Trends – 2016 thru 2019 Comparison

Note: 2016 thru 2018 are the year ending numbers. 2019 stats up to 5/14/19

 

Crimson View West Sedona Homes for sale

Quick Analysis – 2016 – 2017 – 2018 – 2019

The Crimson View home market sales showed a lot of strong activity in 2017 compared to other years. However, the one home that recently closed in May of 2019 shows a huge drop in Cumulative Days On Market. There is no inventory, so I suspect that homes will sell fast as they reach the Crimson View market and for a higher price per square foot. The discount off of list price dropped only .3%.  This is not a market you can wait around to see what happens. Homes are moving faster because they are positioned appropriately in the market place and sellers are adjusting their expectations. I am very experienced in this market and the builders and can be a valuable resource for buyers or sellers.

May 2019 Crimson View Homes Active Market 

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May 2019 Crimson View Homes for sale


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Sheri Sperry has sold many homes in Crimson View.

If you select Sheri, she 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?

Call Sheri for a custom listing presentation designed especially for you.

 

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*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)

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April Showers Bring May Flowers in Sedona Arizona

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“April Showers Bring May Flowers”! Sedona could not have had more beautiful weather during the month of April. Not one day dipped below freezing and the nighttime/daytime average was 58º. There were 27 days of temps over 65º (14 days between 70º ≤ 80º)!

Is El Niño Over?

El Nino and La Nina

0.85 of an Inch of rain in April

Considering El Niño brings lots of rain and snow to the Southwest, Soldiers Pass in West Sedona only had 0.85 inches of rain for the month of April. All of that came in 5 days throughout the month.

Highly Unusual Amount of Snow in February

In the first 3 months of 2019, The Cottages At Coffeepot had 26.11 inches of snow and 9 inches of rain.

Average Snowfall – 9.86 inches per Year

In the last 9 years, the average snowfall for each year is 9.86 inches. This year has been highly unusual.

El Niño Cycles Every 2 to 7 Years 

Forecasters believe there is a 50-55% chance that El Niño will continue through fall. The El Niño weather pattern cycle is every 2 to 7 years.

High and Low Temps for April

The high was 90º (April 25th) and the low dipped to 32º (April 13th).

300 Days of Sunshine?

Sedona is still on track for 300 days of sunshine!

 

Sedona Weather Category Summary by Month

 

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Red Rock Grill Cleaning

Because YOU don’t want to do it!

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I have had Scott provide this service to a couple of my luxury buyers and they were so pleased I had to check his service out for myself. Now, it should be noted that my grill is over 20 years old.  I never expected it to look brand new.  However, I couldn’t believe how good it looked after he was done.

Both my husband and I have spent hours cleaning this grill. If you don’t like cleaning the inside of your oven, cleaning a 9 burner grill is much more intensive! Believe me, “you don’t want to do it!”

 

Scott Thompson’s tagline is “Because YOU don’t want to do it!”. Scott provides a complete BBQ cleaning service that removes all traces of grease, fat, and carbon especially in places you can’t see. Scott is a courteous and respectful young man who provides all his own materials including tarps. Your BBQ Grill will look new again when he is finished.

Complete degreasing of the following areas: 

Hood

Wire Catch Pan

Control Knobs

Drip Pans

Rotisserie Racks

Igniters Pull-out Tray

Thermometer

Burners

Components deep cleaned in the mobile steam bath:

Grill Racks

Flavorizer Bars

Heat Plates

Inspection of the following parts:

Burners

Pressure Regulator

Igniters

Venturi Tubes

BBQ is polished after completion!

The cleaning and inspection process removes harmful carcinogens that can be transferred to your food. It prevents future corrosion and helps extend the life of your grill and protects your valuable investment.

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Clarkdale Arizona 86324 ~ Real Time Market Report and Homes for Sale

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Clarkdale Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad (link)

 

 

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Clarkdale Arizona 86324

Yavapai  County 

This weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Clarkdale Arizona. 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 is 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
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 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.

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 gallery, 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 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 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:

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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 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

Verde Valley River Kayaking

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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

Verde Canyon Railroad

Other Attractions and Things to Do

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.  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)


 

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Cottonwood Arizona 86326 ~ Real Time Market Report and Homes for Sale

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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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Celebrate Rock Climbing and 4 x 4 Day in the Red Rocks of Sedona AZ…. Off Road!

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Rock Climbing In Sedona AZ

Off Road Jeep Trails 

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Coldwell Banker Sheri Sperry Top Real Estate Agent

It is April 4th (4/4), and today we celebrate rock climbing and 4 wheel drive vehicles.  A lot of cars and SUV have AWD or all wheel drive. What this means is that the drive train can provide torque to all four wheels. Another way to describe it is “4 by 4” or “4 x 4” . This is the reason April 4th is the day we highlight 4 wheel drive vehicles and off road or rock climbing vehicles.  

In the video below, you will see pics that were shot from my husbands jeep in the Sedona or surrounding landscape.  The only other way to get to these sites is to hike there. A lot of the shots were taken on the Broken Arrow Trail on the way to Chicken Point. 

Best Off-Road Trails near Sedona AZ

Off Road Companies in Sedona AZ

These companies offer many different types of tours. Book well in advance due to heavy volume.

SedonaJeepTours

Pink Jeep Tours

Sedona Jeep Tours

Red Rock Western Jeep Tours 

(Watch the header video at the above website – This spot is 3 minutes from my home!)

Red-Rock Jeep Tour was the tour we took in Boynton Canyon and what gave my husband the bug to get his own Red Rock Rubicon Jeep!)

Safari Jeep Tours

A Day in the West – Jeep Tours

Earth Wisdom Jeep Tours

Self Guided Rentals – Caution: Requires advanced off-road driving skill

Sedona ATV & Buggy Rental

Barlow Jeep Rentals

MYE Jeep Rentals

Sedona Jeep Rentals

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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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Sedona Weather March 2019 – In Like A Lion … Out Like A Lamb!

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Sedona spring nest and eggs

Top Image – Nest in a Wreath – Cottages At Coffeepot –

Select this link for Sedona Weather Final Summary for 2018 – 312 Days of Sunshine!

Sedona – Monthly Summary – Key Indices 

Sedona Weather for March 2019

March Weather Category Summary

The month of March mirrored the saying “March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb”. Though it was not quite as warm as 2018, Sedona March weather 2019 was roughly a very similar temperature pattern. However, the leaves on our Japanese Maple tree are just coming in now! Last year the leaves started coming in the third week March.

At the beginning of the month, it felt like spring was trying to break through. Some days were in the 60ºs and some were not.  The low temps were the same.  Some days started out below 32º and others were above.  By St. Patricks Day, spring was breaking through. Flowers were in bloom along with the trees!  It was so nice to turn off the heater and open the windows to get that fresh air in. 

Sedona Weather Almanac

March 2019 

 No Snow! – Excellent El Nino Rain

March Sedona Precipitation

Sedona temperature 2019

Yes! This is March At Enchantment Resort!

spring at Enchantment Resort

Sedona weather statistics courtesy of Sedona-Weather.com – The weather station is located in the Cottages At Coffeepot.

Cottages at Coffeepot Weather Station


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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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Cornville ~ Page Springs ~ Verde Santa Fe – Real-Time Market Report and Homes For Sale 2019

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Cornville ~ Page Springs ~ Verde Santa Fe

Arizona 86325

Continuous Real-Time Market Report 2019

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry

 

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

Find Homes For Sale in Verde Santa Fe

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 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 interactive map on:

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


 

Cornville Verde Santa Fe Page Springs homes for sale

 



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Time Change – See How It Affects Arizona and Hawaii

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No Time Change in Arizona or Hawaii!

Arizona Stays On Mountain Standard Time (MST) All Year Long

Time Change? What time change? As the rest of the country prepares to “gain” or “lose” an hour of sleep,  Arizona and Hawaii will have a normal day as always.  No clocks are moved backward during Fall or forward during Spring. Arizona stays on Mountain Standard Time (MST) all year long. 

The current dates of the time change for most of the USA are as follows:  Clocks are set 1 hour forward on the second Sunday of March moving to Daylight Savings, while on the first Sunday of November, the clocks are moved back to Standard Time.

The One Exception…

The Navajo Nation observes Daylight Savings Time. This affects areas, especially in Northern Arizona.  So, they will be setting their clocks back with the rest of the country!

Island Territories Also Do Not Observe DST

Areas such as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands also do not observe DST.  There are many states are considering staying on one particular time. It will be interesting to see what happens in the future! Most of the time there is a lot of grumbling going on but nothing changes. After a day or two everybody is in their new routine. Time Change - Arizona Mountain Standard Time

How Time Change Affects Arizona

For those of us in Arizona who deal across multiple time zones,  we have to adjust the time change in our head.  It can take a couple of days to a few weeks depending on how en-grained the previous time change across the country affected you.  Our national media adjusts their schedule and all our programming moves one way or the other.

 

Air Transportation May Change Schedules Due To Time Changes

Air or transportation travel schedules may also change. We missed a flight one time because we came to the airport too late to board the plane! We did not realize that the flight had been moved up an hour to accommodate the schedule of other areas with the time change.

Though our sleep pattern is not affected, there are other considerations that do affect the states and territories that do not observe DST.  One big consideration is to make sure all your computers and GPS related devices that sync up with the National Time Center. Do not check or uncheck Daylight Savings Time. Why? The time will automatically be adjusted in the device – whether it is a computer or a clock on a nightstand.  You will know by the switch located somewhere on the clock. 

Time Change - Arizona Mountain Standard Time

In My Opinion…

Personally, I am very fine with it being dark in the morning with a little bit more daylight in the evening in the winter. We get to sleep in the dark! By 7:15 am Sedona time, it is light enough to see and be outside if you need to be.  The sun may not rise until around 8 am but visibility is no issue. It is nice not having to worry about changing all the clocks! Even in the summer months, having sunlight at 4:30 am is fine with me because the weather is pleasant enough to be outside gardening or walking or hiking! 

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