#139 – Back to School with Old Town Mission
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Greetings from Sedona Property Partners – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

We love the feeling of community that Sedona brings to its residents. Sedona is all about finding ways to help those in need. One big focus that Sedona has is helping children in need, from providing after school activities to feeding the hungry. The Old Town Mission has become a very popular organization throughout Sedona and the Verde Valley, helping the homeless and families hurting throughout our community.

Right now, the Old Town Mission is doing an event to help send children to school with all Picture3-300x243the supplies they need. You might think that sending your child to a public school is no big deal. All you need to do is drop them off, or put them on the bus, with some lunch money and a backpack full of school supplies. But many kids show up each year with no supplies. We understand that these are expensive and that many families can’t afford them, that’s why it is on our hearts to help The Old Town Mission give kids school supplies this year.

So, we urge you to join the fundraiser. The Old Town Mission is bringing together the community by putting together backpacks for children attending school this fall. On August 3rd, Old Town Mission, that is located in Cottonwood, will be giving out backpacks for kids of all ages that need a backpack for school. Not only that, but when you receive your bag, it will come fully loaded with everything the kids will need for school. Pens, pencils, scissors, markers, notebooks, and many more things will be stuffed inside of these bags for the children and youth to take with them.

The hardest part is to get enough generous people to donate bags for these kids in need. If you are able to donate some supplies, backpacks, or a few filled backpacks, please bring them to the Old Town Mission Monday through Friday from 9-4. Without the people in the Verde Valley contributing items for the children, this outreach would not be able to happen.

That is why we love living in Sedona. People are always feeling as though they are able enough to give to those that are not doing well. Helping others is one focus that the Verde Valley has never failed in doing.

If you are able to contribute to the Old Town Mission, or are in need of receiving a backpack for your child, contact the Old Town Mission’s website for more information. If you are interested in living in a community that is always watching out for each other, then contact us! Visit our website, http://SedonaProperty.net, to find homes for sale in Sedona. You can email or call us at the RE/MAX Sedona Office with any questions you may have – 928.282.4166 x 253. We are here to help in your Sedona Property Search!

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#132 – 50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show
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Greetings from Sedona Property Partners – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

The younger generation in Sedona often feel as though there is not much entertainment or things to do that enthuse young adults. We’ve got news for you! A new Rock & Roll group moved into town to show off their talents to the people of Sedona!

The previous IMAX theater in the Village of Oak Creek, has been renovated as many things throughout the years. This last year, 2012, it was shut down and used as a place for bands to rent and practice their music in privacy of the sound-proof walls. With the new year of 2013 and new owners, the building has been transformed into the place into something that has brought a new “twist” to Sedona.

A group from Branson, Missouri began putting on a show called the “50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show” every night at 7:30pm FREE of charge as of right now! Usually the show costs anywhere between $20-$55 but for limited time, it is free of charge. The show is filled with good ol’ rock and roll music. The main highlight of the show is the actress that got her trained in Vegas and brings Vegas Show quality to a Sedona stage. Throughout the show she constantly changes outfits and shows off her dancing and trapeze skills.

Living in Sedona, we never know what to expect next. As a retirement community this new show got Sedona Residents out of their seats dancing to the famous hits of the 50s & 60s! The show features classic artists like Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters and many many more! We love the show because it demonstrates people living out their natural talents while bringing life to the community of Sedona!

If you are interested in going to a show at the Canyon Moon Theatre, call 928-282-5145 for ticket times and prices! If you are thinking about moving to the Sedona area, call us at 928-282-4166 x 253. Whether you are interested in living in West Sedona or the Village of Oak Creek we are here to help! You can visit our website for more information about Sedona Property for Sale. Feel free to contact us by phone or email with any questions you have about Real Estate or the Sedona area. We will do our best to assist your needs, no matter what stage of the home buying process you are at!

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#131 –Supermoon Over the Red Rocks
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Greetings from Sedona Property Partners – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Sedona is known as one of the most beautiful places in the world! Our town has some pretty spectacular features, such as: the amazing red rocks, various vortexes, Oak Creek Canyon, creeks and views that are to die for. But one thing that is coming up this weekend, which is why we love living in Sedona, is the spring Supermoon of 2013! Living in Sedona during the Supermoon makes our home even more special than usual because seeing the Sedona Red Rocks underneath the light of a full moon is a once in a lifetime, awe-inspiring sight.Moon over Sedona  Red Rocks

The Supermoon happens approx. once a year. When a full moon comes even closer to the Earth than usual, about three miles, it has a huge affect! This won’t happen again until August 2014, therefore you don’t want to miss experiencing Sedona underneath this year’s Supermoon! The term “supermoon” started about two years ago, when the moon was closer to Earth than usual.

In Sedona, we often see “night photographers” taking in the magnificent views under the light of the moon. They strive to get the shadow of the mountains while also capturing the glow of the red rocks, and reflections in the nearby creeks.

If you are an artist by hobby or trade and are interested in capturing these types of photos, this weekend is the perfect opportunity for it! If you aren’t able to make it to Sedona by this weekend to experience the Supermoon, consider moving here by August 2014, when the next one is predicted to be.

View our website for Sedona Homes for Sale with Red Rock Views. If you need more information about Sedona Property, please contact us via email or give us a call at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 x 253. We are here to assist you during your search and are available to answer any questions you may have!

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#129 – Every 15 Minutes
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Greetings from Sedona Property Partners – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

One thing that we love about Sedona is its sense of community. There are so many events that Sedona hosts to make Sedona feel like home. As older Sedona Residents, we always try to reach out to the younger generation. One of the big events that the Sedona Fire Department puts on for our youth at Sedona Red Rock High School is Every 15 Minutes.

Every 15 Minutes in a program to raise awareness about driving under the influence, with a focus on the influence of alcohol. The issue across America is that every 15 minutes, someone somewhere in the United States is killed in a car accident related to drinking and driving. The Sedona Fire Department, as stated in the press release, “offers real-life experience without the real-life risks” by creating a mock auto accident in the middle of the football field at Red Rock High School.

They involve students to play roles in the crash, and at the end of the afternoon two students are announced “dead”. The student that was “driving” was taken to jail for the afternoon. All along the way, the students are followed and taped on video to record their reactions to the accident. Even though students know that this is a fake accident, the pretend death of their peers bring to life this issue across America with drinking and driving.

The program was April 18th and 19th, 2013. The first day, the crash happened. Prior to the students being shown the head-on crash on the field, they were shown a video of their peers. One group of students were on their way to a movie, while the others were on a beer run during a party. Then, two students were announced dead at the car crash scene. After the students were shook up from the shock of the first day, the Fire Department hosted a court arraignment where the “drunk driver” was sentenced to years in jail along with several fines. After this, two funerals were held for the students that passed away. In the meantime, students involved in the program wrote letters to their parents that began with “Dear Mom and Dad, every fifteen minutes someone in the United States dies from an alcohol related traffic collision, and today I died. I never had the chance to tell you…….”. At this point, the “dead” students got to stand behind a sheet and read their letter to their family, bringing the situation more to life.

Another part in the program is were real victims of drinking and driving accidents share their story. This year, Kelly Taylor shared his story about being paralyzed at the age of 27, 16 years ago, because he drank and drove. This showed the students a lot of the different angles in which driving under the influence can change your life forever. We feel strongly about supporting the Fire Department in this outreach to High School Juniors & Seniors.

This program is held every 2-3 years right before prom and graduation to help prevent students from drinking and driving and also to encourage good behavior. This program makes the youth change their mindset from feeling invincible to knowing that the risks they take can be life threatening. Sedona is known to host many events, such as Every 15 Minutes, to bring the community together and help encourage the youth to grow up to be the best person they can be.

If you would like to join this community, visit our Sedona Real Estate Website to find homes and property for sale. You can always email or call us at the RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 x 253 for more information regarding Sedona. We look forward to hearing from you!

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#126 – Page Springs Fish Hatchery
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Greetings from Sedona Property Partners – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Sedona is surrounded by so many awesome opportunities to have fun! Sedona’s prime locations allows residents to be able to do just about any activity they desire, even fishing at the Page Springs Fish Hatchery. Reason to live in Sedona #126, Sedona’s location to the Page Springs Fish Hatchery where we can catch some of the largest rainbow trout around!

The Page Springs Fish Hatchery sits on 82 acres, located halfway between Sedona and Cottonwood. The scenic drive is often time used as a five mile cut across to Cornville, Page Springs Road. When driving through Page Springs, there is no way that you can miss the diverse wildlife that survives in the small area of the Coconino National Forest along the creek. The Page Springs Fish Hatchery has been open and in operation since 1938 with raceways installed in 1960.

The Page Springs Fish Hatchery is only open during the day. There is no camping at the Page Springs Fish Hatchery, however there are several surrounding placed that are available for camping year-round.  This area is known mostly for its wildlife. It has a calm atmosphere as to attract a more relaxed personality. People come here to birdwatch and seek animals. The area is prime for raccoons and skunks. There are forest rangers on call to come and rescue the animals out of the raceways and water.

The Page Springs Fish Hatchery is a fun place to bring children and family. They produce over 700,000 trout each year! If you want to experience a day with rainbow trout, go to the fish hatchery to view and catch more fish than you could imagine.

The special thing about the Page Springs Fish Hatchery, is that not only is it a fish hatchery but a scenic lookout. The wildlife in Page Springs a main attraction! You are completely enclosed in the Coconino National Forest, where the wilderness is overpowering.

Sedona is known for its breathtaking beauty. But what we love about Sedona is that we are able to call home a place where we have the ability to do just about anything we would imagine. If we want camping, you got it. Hiking, no doubt about it. Skiing in Flagstaff in the winter then sunbathing in Phoenix! Sedona’s location is incomparable!

If you would like to be a Sedona Resident, give us a call! We would love you help you find the perfect Sedona Property. Email us or call us at the RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 x 253. You can visit our website to Search for Homes in Sedona or the Verde Valley. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us with your needs. We will assist you the best we can!

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#124 – Schnebly Hill Tour
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Greetings from Sedona Property Partners – Broker/Owners of REMAX SedonaSchnebly Hill Road

Schnebly Hill Road is a famous scenic drive in Sedona. The view from the top of the drive is a sight that no one would ever want to miss! One of our favorite tours around Sedona would have to be Schnebly Hill! This view is definitely a reason to live in Sedona. Take a moment and breathe it in!

Schnebly Hill, another route from Sedona to the neighboring town of Flagstaff, is a popular route for the Pink Jeep Tours to take. The Pink Jeep Tours take Sedona tourists on rides all around Sedona. They off-road through the red rocks and 4wheel in the areas that the majority of people would never dare to go. In the case of Schnebly Hill, the tracks left by these jeeps can be followed by other vehicles. This is what we follow when we want to take a little adventure into the wilderness!

Schnebly Hill Road is a prime location in Sedona. the views from the top of the hill are an expression of Sedona’s beauty. After the first big turn in the road, people like to stop to take photos of the view of Sedona, but the real prize is the view from the top! Don’t turn back early, it’s worth the wait! Just make sure to have a truck, jeep or 4wheeler to get yourself to the top of the rocky road. We feel its like seeing the Grand Canyon, it’s just something you have to do once in your life, you won’t regret it!

This trail is an access to Flagstaff; however, majority of the year it is closed due to unsafe driving availability. There is a gate at the top of the Sedona portion of the drive that gets locked whenever the road is closed. This happens in the winter and sometimes during Summer Monsoon Season.

The view from the top is unbelievable. On one side you are enclosed in a bowl of Red Rocks, and on the other side you are facing a wall of pine trees, showing that you are halfway between the two worlds. You are able to see the diversity of Flagstaff vs Sedona. This view really shows Sedona’s remarkable beauty that no other place has to offer!

Sedona is a very unique place, filled with red rocks, desert landscape and lush vegetation by the creek! No neighboring town has the same qualities of Sedona.  Want to live among the Red Rocks? Consider buying a home or property in Sedona. Visit our website to search Sedona Homes for Sale and property in the Verde Valley. For any questions you may run into, email us or call us at the RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 x 253. We are here to assist your needs in anyway that we can! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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#123 – Fossil Creek
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As most people know, Sedona is the place that is filled with Red Rock Formations, Oak Creek Canyon, and many little swimming holes along the creek! But what most people do not know is that Sedona is located very close to a natural waterfall in the middle of the desert! Reason number 123 to Live in Sedona is that, as Sedona Residents, we are able to go to this waterfall whenever we want. It’s just one short day trip away!

Fossil Creek, the 50 foot waterfall, is located about 60 miles outside of Camp Verde, a neighboring City to Sedona AZ. The as the generations grow old, the youngsters are always told about this little getaway spot. Seniors at Sedona Red Rock High School often have their famous “ditch day” camping at Fossil. Instead of going to Sedona’s crowded tourist swimming holes, the Sedona locals have found that Fossil Creek is a more private swimming area during the hot summer months. And not only does Fossil Creek have a 50 foot waterfall to enjoy, but there are several little spots all along the hike to the waterfall to stop and enjoy the view!

The drive out to Fossil Creek takes about two hours, down a rugged dirt road.  Then the hike to the waterfall takes about an hour through the Coconino National Forest. Once you make it, be ready to be awestruck!

Fossil creek (also known as Clear Creek) gets it’s name from its unusually clear water among other swimming holes in the Sedona area that are filled with Red Dirt. Fossil Creek is filled with minerals that enclose sediments that enter the water, forming actual fossils. The water is crystal blue! After you jump off of the waterfall, open your eyes underwater to see all of the fish around you. There is also a waterslide that was naturally formed by slippery rocks located on top of the waterfall, much like Slide Rock State Park. Fossil Creek is a place that we love going to because its the perfect location to spend time with friends and family while escaping the hot Sedona sun!

While the hike to the waterfall can take a while, walk along the creek so that you can stop at the little waterfall first. There is a 10 foot tall smaller waterfall along the way to the main attraction. If it is your first time, don’t be mistaken, there are two waterfalls! Also along the way is a swimming hole with a rope swing that we love to stop by.The best part about the swing is landing is in soft sand and the bottom of the creek! No mud, no weeds or “creepy crawlers”. Just clear water and white sand!

Are you in the Phoenix area and want to live closer to Fossil Creek? Or are you making a trip to Sedona and want to find out about more “local treasures” that Sedona residents enjoy, please contact us! Feel free to view our website, and creating a Free Sedona MLS Search to find exactly what you are looking for in a home. If you would like to speak with us about Homes for Sale in Sedona, email us or give us a call at the RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 x 253. We are here to help you find the perfect home for you!

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#122 – Verde Hot Springs
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We love relaxing after a long week at work, don’t you? Often times our kid’s friends will tell us about their recent trip to Colorado to visit the natural hot springs. We are sure to let them know that one of the reasons to live in Sedona is that we don’t have to take a lengthy trip to Colorado or other places to visit hot springs. We have our own – Right here in the Verde Valley!

We love going out to the Verde Hot Springs to relax in nature’s natural hot tub! Sedona is located only 56 miles from the Verde Hot Springs. Living in Sedona allows us to take an afternoon trip to the springs rather than having to drive all day to visit Colorado’s.

As you are driving to the Verde Hot Springs, visit the remains of an old resort that burned down several years ago. This resort had cemented in the hot springs, causing them to be almost like an actual hot tub, rather than just a hole in the ground. They created three of these pools which Sedona-Verde Valley Residents use whenever it feels right!

There are three different tubs, all at a different degree. There is a hot spring that is about two feet in depth, surrounded by brick walls that allow the hot spring to be enclosed into the darkness. We find it very relaxing to soak in this spring. Then, there is a spring that is not as hot as the first one, and located outside, as if it was actually a hole in the ground. This spring is very deep and the water is nice to just hang out with the family or friends. The last hot spring is located inside of a cave, so we don’t go in there very often…..scarrrry! But many others do!

The location the the Verde Hot Springs is very  private, only Sedona-Verde Valley locals know about them. This is another reason we love living in Sedona – as locals, we learn  about all of the secret spots! The Verde Hot Springs are clear out into the desert where you have to hike for about an hour before reaching the sidewalk to take you to them. Many of our friends get there right before dark so that they can have some time to find the hot springs in the light and set up camp, then enjoy the peacefulness of the darkness.

Living in a tourist town makes it important to have all of the little secret hidden treasures. This is why we love living in Sedona, there are a lot of spots that tourists don’t know about, but are open to the locals!

If you want to join in to the Sedona community and learn more about all of the special spots we have the privilege to enjoy, email us or call us at the RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 x 253. We will gladly help you find the perfect property in Sedona! Or search our website to find Sedona Homes for Sale and Property in Sedona. Don’t hesitate to contact us during your online Sedona MLS Search. We are here to assist your needs!

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#121 – Sunset Park
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We love living in Sedona because of all the things we can do outside in the sunshine. One of those activities is going to Sunset Park! Sunset Park is the newest park in Sedona, and is in a great location for any festivity you may want to plan!

Sunset Park sits on 7.46 acres in the heart of West Sedona. The park is filled with many different highlights, including recently renovated tennis courts (two) and a basketball court. If you like to play basketball with friends or family or if you enjoy a game of tennis every now and then, Sunset Park would be the place for you to go! The courts are very nice and are fun to play on; just bring your own equipment and you are ready to play.

There are also two ramadas there for your convenience if you would like to eat lunch in the shade. These shade canopies were installed for park guests to have an escape from the sun. Do you have a birthday party of family reunion that you would like to host at West Sedona’s Sunset Park? You can rent the Ramadas as well as both of the tennis courts and basketball court.

If you are a nature lover that enjoys going on a walk, the “Lollipop Trail” might be of interest to you. This 1/10 mile loop is perfect for bird watching and soaking in the Sedona, AZ sun. The trail also matches up to the Coconino National Forest. You can stay on the trail, or make your own path and travel into the forest to explore!.

Sunset Park is geared for kids. If you have young children we’re sure you will become a regular here at Sunset Park. Whenever our grandson is visiting town, Sunset Park is one of our first stops! The children’s playground is underneath a sunshade to protect them from the heat. There is also a bigger playground for kids of all ages to enjoy the park.

The best part of Sunset Park is that there is a huge grassy field, big enough for a game of catch or frisbee. Often times, kids will gather here to play flag football in the grass. We love living in Sedona because Sunset Park is such a fun place to bring the family. Dogs are allowed at the park as long as they are kept on a leash at all times, for the safety of others.

Would you like to live close to Sunset Park? Click here to search for West Sedona Homes for Sale. Be sure to Contact Us if you have any questions regarding the Sedona Community or Sedona Real Estate. Call us at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 x 253 or on Rob’s cell at 928-821-3508. If you aren’t ready to contact us, you can create your own search for Sedona Property for Sale, hassle-free. We look forward to hearing from you!

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#120 – Sedona Dog Park
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Greetings from Sedona Property Partners – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

As Sedona welcomes new residents, our community also welcomes new dogs! One thing that Sedona dog owners love to do is bring their pet(s) to the local dog park. The City of Sedona received enough funding to open the local dog park a few years ago and ever since, the people of Sedona have enjoyed bringing their dogs to socialize and play!

The Sedona Dog Park opened in 2007 after receiving two large anonymous donations and hundreds of other donations from Sedona residents. The park location was determined by the city of Sedona and Rick Wesselhoff and John Lupo did a great job designing the Sedona Dog Park. The team of designers knew that shade was important during the summer months, due to the extreme heat that Sedona has. Skyline Steel made the best shade structures designed to perfectly fit the dog park. We feel the Dog Park is exactly what Sedona needed and is one of our favorite Reasons to Live in Sedona.

The Dog Park reflects the friendly atmosphere of Sedona. Like most places, there are rules set in order to maintain good behavior at the Dog Park. First off, the most important thing when working with animals is wanting to keep the animals friendly with each other. At the Sedona Dog Park, if there are any signs whatsoever of aggression with your dog, you are required to leave the premises. Like most places, when you enter the park, you enter at your own risk. Due to the fact that there is no way to determine if a dog is suddenly going to turn aggressive, bringing your dog around other dogs is a risk.

The hours of operation vary depending on the time of the year in which you attend the Sedona Dog Park. April 1st until October 1st, the park is open from 6am-8pm. Then, Winter hours come into affect – from October 1st to April 1st, the park is open from 7am-7pm.

We want to remind you to vaccinate your dog and make sure to have a Sedona City License on your dog’s collar before going to the park. As long as you clean up after your dog (or yourselves, LOL), you’ll be set to meet other dog-loving Sedona Residents that may become life-long friends. Another suggestion of ours is be sure not to bring non-neutered males or females that are in heat to the park, otherwise you might end up having to bring a whole crew of puppies along to the Sedona Dog Park!

Sedona residents love spending time with their dogs here, and we do to! For more information about the Sedona Dog Park, visit their website. If you (and your dog) would like to join our wonderful community, visit our website for Sedona Community Information and to search for Sedona Property for Sale. We are here to assist you during your search for Sedona homes! Contact us via email or via phone at 928-282-4166 x 253. We look forward to hearing from you!

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