#182- Sedona Wetlands Preserve
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It may come as a surprise that our high desert location could support a rich array of wetland bird varieties, but indeed it does.  For unrivaled viewing opportunities,  Sedona Wetlands Preserve is the place to go. The preserve is located at the waste water treatment plant off of State Route 89A between Sedona and Cottonwood and is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

The park is a lovely place for bird-watching, but also for photography and just leisurely walking as it is such a beautiful contrast to the land surrounding it. In fact, in the juried art competition at the 2013 Sedona Winefest, local artist Wayne Knowles won first prize for his ability to capture the beauty and essence of the wetlands.

For good reason, Sedona’s very own wetlands is on the list of best bird watching locations in the Verde Valley. A reason we love living in Sedona is community volunteers & their resourcefulness. The Northern Arizona Audubon Society had the vision to convert what could have been a liability into a wonderful community asset – now know as the Sedona Wetlands Preserve. The park is complete with walkways, picnic tables with shade and clean restrooms.

If you are considering moving to Sedona, it helps to know how determined Sedona residents are in keeping our surrounding areas beautiful. To begin your search online, search for West Sedona Homes for Sale here. We are happy to assist in all relocation questions, contact us via email or by calling 928-282-4166 x 253 – our RE/MAX Sedona office.

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#181 – Sedona Film School
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Sedona is steadily gaining notoriety in the Film Festival world, and is proudly home to our very own film-making school. Previously known as the Zaki Gordon Film Institute, Sedona Film School has the distinction of being one of the finest in the country, with graduates working in all aspects of the industry. Alumni are employed as assistant directors, cinematographers, set directors, line producers, and editors. The school has an advanced certificate program in place, as well as an Acting for Film program.

Why study film-making in Sedona, Arizona? To quote their website “the Red Rocks not only provide a great living environment, but Arizona also provides a multitude of options when location scouting for your next movie”. Northern Arizona has a great variety of landscapes. If you want to shoot a scene that looks like it takes place in New York, in the Middle East, in Europe, even in Mars, you can do it in Northern AZ and all is just within a couple hours drive.

Click here to find out more information about the Sedona Film School.

If you are interested in film-making, then we can help you get established in our unique community. There is something for everyone here in Sedona when it comes to Real Estate. At RE/MAX Sedona, we are dedicated in getting you comfortable and settled into a beautiful home that’s just right for you!

To begin your search, use our Free Sedona MLS Search tool on our website. Feel free to contact us with any questions via email and or call us at the RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 x 253.

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#180 – Sedona Heritage Museum
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Greetings from Sedona Property Partners – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

How did Sedona get its name? Who were the first to claim Red Rock Country and cultivate Sedona soil? What was life like 100 years ago in our beloved “Sedona”? All of these questions and many more are answered at Sedona Heritage Museum, located off of Jordan road in uptown Sedona. For only $5 admission one can learn many details about the area, including the history of cattle ranching and cowboys.

The early settlers here, like all pioneering families were made of hardy stuff, as were the Native Americans whose history is simply fascinating. The Sedona Museum focuses primarily on “modern” history, since 1876 and has an extensive array of memorabilia and stories; all good information for newcomers and long-time residents alike.

The museum also hosts and serves as a backdrop for weddings and has a beautiful park-like setting that can be used for picture taking. The Sedona Museum offers a bridal preparation facility, chairs and tables for up to 100 for wedding ceremonies & receptions.

Whether you want to stop in for an afternoon or host a celebration of a lifetime, the museum staff provides an excellent resource for discovering all things of Sedona. Visit the website of Sedona Heritage Museum for more info.

We hope this is blog was helpful. Our goal is to welcome you to Sedona, show you around town and help you find your dream home! If you’d like to live close to the Sedona Heritage Museum and other things to do in Uptown Sedona, you can visit our website to search for Uptown Sedona Homes for sale or Uptown Sedona Vacant Land for sale. As always, email or call us (928-282-4166 x 253) with any questions – we’re here to help.

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#179 – Sedona Snap Fitness
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As residents of Sedona, we are extremely privileged to have our own SNAP Fitness facility; two of them in fact! Both West Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek have a gym that is affordable and open 24/7. These facilities boast top of the line fitness equipment and a super fit staff. Snap Fitness personal trainers are dedicated, motivating professionals with impressive credentials that have a passion for helping people get fit.

A popular feature of SNAP Fitness is the daily fitness classes, among which the K-fit class is a highlight. Instructor and trainer Karl Samter is a high energy, fun-loving person who knows how to whip Sedona residents and visitors into shape in no time at all. He incorporates cross fit moves with cardio for progression and many of his attendees have experienced life-changing results. Check out SNAP’s website and Facebook page for more information.

It’s wonderful to live in a small town with the same fitness amenities of larger cities. One of the best things about it, is that the regular attendees of the gym classes that form their own community of like-minded healthy friends! Often groups will get together for additional day hikes and just to hang out. If you are thinking about moving to Sedona, joining a gym like Snap Fitness is a fabulous way to integrate quickly and find a tight-knit group of fitness friends.

Curious about Sedona Home prices? Check out our free website tool that allows you to search the entire Sedona MLS, hassle-free. If you come across any questions like you are browsing, feel free to email or call us at anytime (928-821-3508). We are happy to help!

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#178 – Echo Canyon Vineyard and Winery
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Sedona boasts the rare distinction of being home to Northern Arizona’s first vintner, Jon Marcus. Jon began his wine-making adventure in 1993, tackling land that presented formidable challenges, but has proven to be an outstanding grape-growing region. Some of the other winemakers have followed suit, including Page Springs winemaker Eric Glomski, who was taught and trained by Jon himself. In recent years Jon was out of commission due to health issues, but he is back in the wine-making business in collaboration with Jerome’s newest tasting room owner Jason, of Passion Cellars.

Many people love living in Sedona because there are always exciting developments in the wine world in the Sedona/Page Springs area. Among the latest are the bottling parties hosted by Echo Canyon Vineyard/Passion Cellars. Of the 36 barrels of wine that has been aging and improving since 2003-05 only 22 remain.

Jon and Jason are preparing to open Echo Canyon’s doors for old-fashioned barreling parties which only a few fortunate oeniphiles will enjoy. Guests will be shuttled down the stunning canyon road and fed tasty gourmet appetizers while being taught to siphon and bottle their own wine… the last of a very special batch….Just another reason to live in gorgeous red rock country!

Update to Post: As of October 2015 Echo Canyon Vineyard/Winery is listed for sale. Click here to find out all the details: 3222 N Echo Canyon Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325.

For more information please call us at our RE/MAX Sedona Office (928-282-4166 x 253) or contact us via email. To begin your search online you can use our website hassle-free to search for Sedona Homes for sale or vacant land. Not only can we assist you in locating the perfect home in this beautiful area but we love keeping newcomers abreast of things to do, events and places to see!

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#177 – Mary D. Fisher Theater
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Maybe it is all of the Westerns that were filmed here, but it has to be said: we love our movies here in Sedona, AZ. Although Sedona & Verde Valley residents love when mainstream, new release movies come to the Sedona Harkins 6 Theater, we love that Sedona has an arts theater that provides a venue for unique, independent films and special programming. It is an intimate theater, seating approximately 100 patrons and is the venue of the International Sedona Film Festival as well as live music and comedy performances.

Keep in mind upcoming special events at Mary D. Fisher Theater – such as in the month of September, in addition to a nice array of films from across the globe, there will be films that include wine-tastings.

For those of you moving from a larger community, don’t fear that living in Sedona will limit your exposure to arts films and documentaries. Each week, the Mary D. Fisher Theater has something new. For a list of current showings and events check out the Sedona Film Festival Website.

Sedona has so much to offer and we welcome you to visit and or stay! We are here to help you with any questions you may have regarding Sedona Real Estate and life in Sedona! You can contact us by email or by calling RE/MAX Sedona at (928-282-4166 x 253).  Visit our website to search for Sedona Homes for sale or Vacant Sedona Land listings. We look forward to hearing from you!

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#176 – Verde Valley High School
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Sedona is known to be a city that believes in providing a good atmosphere for families to raise their children. Some families don’t always want to send their kids to public school, especially if they are wanting to continue on in the education to gain a difficult degree that will be even more beneficial in their future. Well, even though Sedona has a very good local high school, that is not always what people want. Sedona also offers another type of school- a local boarding school that is internationally recognized for it’s excellence!

Verde Valley High School (VVS) is a boarding school that serves the Sedona area for a high school education. VVS reaches students from all over the world. Their international/ foreign exchange program allows students from other countries to gain an education in America. This school also offers programs that allow students to be able to travel to other countries to do some of their studies. One big project that is done during their senior year is actually spending a certain amount of time in another country to gain the experience of being in other cultures.

VVS has services to help prepare students for higher education as well. As all schools try to prep students to move forward to college, VVS prepares their students in a way that others don’t always do. They have meetings specifically for college preparation. They also offer college courses right in their class rooms. They look over applications that students are sending out to colleges and they help steer their students to some of the best colleges around America.

VVS is location in the Village of Oak Creek, all the way down Verde Valley School Road. VVS offers dorm rooms for international and local students to live in. That cost is simply added on top of the tuition cost. For more information regarding VVS, visit their website.

If you are interested in sending your children to VVS, contact us about moving to Sedona. We are here to help you throughout your move! Visit our website to search for Sedona Homes for sale or vacant land for sale. You can contact us through email or by calling the RE/MAX Sedona office at your convenience (928-282-4166 x 253). We look forward to hearing from you!

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#175 – BLAZING M RANCH
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If you are looking for a rip-roaring good time you must know about Blazing M Ranch in Cottonwood, a very short drive from Sedona. The ranch has so many fun things to do and is an excellent choice for hosting large parties and events. Upon arrival you will feel hearkened back to the days of the Wild West…as you are met with Frontier Town Shops. These shops appear to be old-time shops but are actually stocked with the latest goods and fashions. The Blazing M is renowned for their mouth-watering cowboy style menu, featuring barbecue chicken, ribs, and a full plate of sides. Guests are served cowboy style once the dinner bell is rung. Then the fun just continues with award-winning music performances, cowboy humor and poetry. The saloon is an ever-popular watering hole as well.

Families make memories at the Blazing M Ranch, with the array of adventurous activities such as roping, pitching horseshoes and target shooting with a real Colt .45 six-shooter! Also entertaining are the tractor rides past vintage farm equipment and farm animals into the wild, wild west. The folks at the Blazing M Ranch are true philanthropists as well and are known for generously supporting local benefits and charities, such as a widely attended benefit for our 19 local firefighters who recently lost their lives in nearby Dewey/Chino Valley.

Local Sedona residents appreciate having such a fun destination so close by. We also enjoy taking out-of-towners for a good time. We here at REMAX Sedona would love to point you in the right direction; not only for your real estate needs but where to go for a real adventure! If you are interest in buying Sedona Real Estate, just 30 minutes from Blazing M Ranch, feel free to search our website. If you have any questions about real estate or anything Sedona related, don’t hesitate to contact us. Rob’s cell is 928-821-3508 or you can reach us at the office at 928-282-4166 x 253.

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#174 – USA Today Names Sedona as one of the Top 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Sedona Property Partners – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Sedona receives many honorable mentions from notable sources and we are always happy to see our town’s name in print so as of September of last year, we rejoice to be told (what we already know) that Sedona has been named one of the best places to go in the world as of September 2014. Thank you USA Today’s “10 Best Places to Go!”

Since we are in our Summer season of blue skies and dry heat, let’s reminisce about Sedona’s fabulous fall! Typically September alllows us to still be in shorts and tanks but oh so much more comfortable. This is the sweet spot of the year, as all of our beloved outdoor activities become so much less sweaty!

Hiking, biking, running, playing tennis are all just a bit more fun as we come into our fall season. Also note, the month of September has an event-packed calendar starting with the annual Red Rocks music festival featuring jazz and classical musicians and then wrapping up with the Sedona Winefest (see #171 reason to live in Sedona).

USA Today also credits us with a Readers Choice award of one of the best places in the world to view the sunset. We heartily agree!

We’ll let you be the judge, come visit us in Sedona and take in our gorgeous Sedona Sunsets. If you happen to get “Red Rock Fever” Let us, the Sedona Property Partners at RE/MAX Sedona, help you make the move to not only one of the best places to visit in the world, but also one of the most incredible places to live!

Visit our website to search all of Sedona Property for Sale, and contact us with any questions. We are available by email, phone at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office (located in the West Sedona Safeway Shopping Center) at 2290 W State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336.

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#173 – Son Silver West Gallery, Inc
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Sedona Property Partners – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

One reason we love living in Sedona is the way our community draws people in. Did you know that Sedona has roughly 12,000 residents and attracts about 5 million people per year? We love browsing through local stores such as Son Silver West Gallery, Inc. and talking with people from across the globe!

Located on Hwy 179, the Son Silver West Gallery can be spotted by the giant chicken sitting out on the road. This statue is the landmark for this local shop. Locals may not know the name “Son Silver West Gallery” but we sure know the eclectic shop with authenic mexican furniture and decor as “the place with the big chicken”. The gallery is located halfway between what is known as West Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek.

We love stopping at this gallery, we could browse for hours! Our main focus though is shopping for out-of-town friends and family. The gallery is filled with western and traditional southwest art as well as authentic ad rustic mexican decor. There are also a numerous Sedona souvenirs, such as scorpion suckers, 10 foot tall chili pepper chains and all sorts of little cactus in pots, perfect for the home!

The Son Silver West Gallery is the place to go when you need to bring a little piece of Sedona somewhere else. If you want to see some of the interesting items visit the Son Silver West Gallery website for photos and more information. However, if you are in the Sedona area – browsing in person is a must!

Do you currently live in Sedona and are considering upgrading to a Sedona Home that better fits your rustic art from places like Son Silver West? Please use our Free Sedona MLS Search at your leisure. We provide tools on our website that help you locate the Sedona Property of your dreams!

Whether you are browsing rustic decor or Sedona Property, we are here to answer all questions relating to Sedona Real Estate. You can email us or call our RE/MAX Sedona office at your convenience (928-282-4166 x 253). We look forward to hearing from you!

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