#133 – Laser Light Show & Concert
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

What do you have planned for the 4th of July in Sedona? Well, as you should know, with all the fire danger in Arizona, fireworks have become almost obsolete. So, the city of Sedona has come up with another show to keep it’s residents satisfied on the 4th of July!

Diamond Resorts, along with the city of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department, have put together an entire evening for the residents of Sedona. It will be an event for the whole family, people of all ages will love this show. Beginning at 6:30pm at Sedona Red Rock High School, there will be vendors serving food. These include some of Sedona’s favorite restaurants like Zainey’s Yogurt, Red Rock BBQ, Thai Palace Uptown, and of course, the Sedona Fudge Co. These vendors will be open on the baseball field until 8:30pm, throughout the entire concert performed by David Parker and the Big Time Band. This will be a evening you don’t want to miss, especially because it’s free!

After the concert is finished and everyone is fed, the real fun begins. There will be a Laser Light Show. This is a choreographed laser light show that lasts about an hour. To bring in the theme of independence day, the light show will be choreographed to patriotic music. This is the second annual event and we heard it will be “way better than last year”. The lights will start up at 8:45pm, don’t be late!

After doing the event last year, the City of Sedona and Diamond Resort has made some changes to improve the evening. These changes include more vendors for food, more lights in the laser show, also choreographed to patriotic music, which was not part of last year. There are also more restrooms located down by the baseball field and extra parking at the Cultural Park Place across the highway from the high school.

If you are looking for a community like Sedona, we hope you can do some research about our town on our website, http://SedonaProperty.net. We are a Real Estate website, but we hope to provide information about Sedona to help in your decision to move. Contact us for more information about relocating to Sedona. You can visit our website to search Sedona Homes for yourself. Give us a call at  928-282-4166 x 253 anytime during your search, we are here to help answer any questions you may have.

Sedona Property Partners – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#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!

Sedona Property Partners – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#123 – Fossil Creek
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

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!

Sedona Property Partners – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#122 – Verde Hot Springs
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

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!

Sedona Property Partners – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#118 – West Side Deli
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Although Sedona is filled with great places to eat lunch, one place in particular stands out to us: the West Side Deli. We devour the scrumptious sandwiches at least once a week, not because our REMAX Sedona Real Estate office is located in the same plaza but because the West Side Deli team takes pride in making great food.

For a restaurant that opened in early 2012, we know that the loyal customer base of the West Side Deli is thriving. From the moment you walk in the door, the smell of home-roasted and sliced meats, homemade soups, pasta salad & more entices you to try something new.

We recommend trying every type of sandwich, since that is our goal. But we highly encourage you to try our favorite, the “Ol’ Blue Eyes“. If you’d like, give us a call at 928.282.4166×253 and we’ll walk across the parking lot to have lunch with you at the West Side Deli and chat about the Sedona Real Estate Market.

If you are not ready to share a meal with us, you can search for Sedona Property for Sale, hassle-free on our website,http://SedonaProperty.net.  In time, we hope you trust us to help you make the best Sedona Real Estate Investment for your personal situation. Contact us via email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter or phone at 928.282.4166×253 or 928.821.3508. We look forward to answering all your questions.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source For Sedona Real Estate

#106 – Annual Sedona Native Plant Workshop
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Living in Sedona means there is various opportunities to intertwine with nature. Homeowners tend to their own gardens, hike trails just outside their backdoors & participate in community events that better the Sedona community and environment.

One such event is the 33rd Annual Native Plant Workshop presented by the Keep Sedona Beautiful Team. This year’s event topics include Planting the Rain, Practices and Tips & Getting the best from your Native Plants.

Event Details

The Native Plant Workshop is held at West Sedona School @ 570 Posse Ground Road on Saturday, March 24th beginning at 8:30 am. If you purchase tickets ahead of time they are $20 for KSB members and $30 for Sedona public. Tickets purchased the day of are an additional $10. Tickets include:

  • 2 Keynote Speakers (on this year’s two topics)
  • Choice of 2 Workshops
  • Silent Auction
  • Lunch

Workshops include:

  • Composting
  • Highlands Cacti
  • Insects for Home & Garden
  • Native Plant Essential Oils
  • Hydroponics
  • Fire Ecology
  • Invasive & Noxious Weeds
  • Container Gardening

You can purchase your tickets now at www.KeepSedonaBeautiful.org or 928-282-4938.

We understand that a yard that has the capacity for a garden and/or backs to national forest service is important to many Sedona residents. You can browse the Sedona Real Estate Inventory here or perform a Custom Sedona MLS Search of what specs of a property are important to you and your family. For more information or to answer any question, please contact us at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166 ext 253 or Rob@SedonaProperty.net. You can always visit http://SedonaProperty.net for Current Sedona Real Estate Information.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#105 – Sedona St Patrick’s Parade
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Every spring, two events brighten everyone’s spirits, the St Patrick’s Parade & Festival along with Sedona’s nature in full bloom. You can expect the 42 Annual Sedona St Patrick’s Parade & Festival to be better and more green than the years prior.

Event Details

Previous years have hosted many Sedona businesses and organizations in decorative floats, Sedona style. You’ll see off-road vehicles such as hummer & jeep tours as well as a wide variety of classic cars. Be sure to bring something to sit on as you gather on the curbside of Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona on March 3rd. The Parade begins at 10:30 – you’ll want to get there early.

The festival beginning immediately after the parade will be held in the Sacajawea Plaza & BR Clinic Parking Lots. Get ready for:

  • Free Family Activities including a magic show, bouncy castle, face painting, balloon animals & festive dance lessons.
  • Live entertainment includes music by Karl Jones’ band, Dublin Soul and a variety of dancers from hip hop and Zumba to Irish Lasses.
  • Food Booths from the Barking Frog & Cowboy Club Restaurants
  • Dessert by the Sedona Fudge Company
  • A Beer Garden that features Oak Creek Brews, sponsored by Oak Creek Brewing Company

**Remember your chairs or blankets & don’t be late, seating fills up fast! We hope to see you there.

As you are celebrating in Irish spirit, don’t forget to look around for your Pot o’ Gold! The Uptown Sedona area is desired by many, and there are many treasures to be found. Knowing the Sedona inventory and market data allows us, Rob & Pam, the ability to negotiate a great deal when we see there is room for adjustment and advise you to purchase a “steal” before everyone else sees it. 

Look here at Sedona’s pot of gold Real Estate Inventory and find your great deal. Or contact us today to schedule an appointment to view Sedona Property for Sale. We are available at our RE/MAX Sedona Office, located in the Safeway Shopping Center, at 928-282-4166 ext 253 or directly at 928-821-3508. We are happy to assist you in your search for a new Sedona Home.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate.

#102 – Sedona International Film Festival in Feb 2012
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

The Sedona International Film Festival is just around the corner. If you consider yourself a “movie buff” then this is a Sedona Must Do! Living in Sedona makes it easier for us to attend this great showcase of our area and its culture. The event begins on February 18th and will show more than 145 films that are sure to not disappoint. The highly desired event will conclude on February 26th.

Festival Passes are expected to increase in price as we get closer to the event. We suggest that you buy your passes ASAP, while they are still on sale. That way you will guarantee your spot(s) and you will get the best price available. Please click the following link for more information about tickets and scheduling: Sedona International Film Festival.

Please note the advertisement to the right, featured in the Sedona Monthly Magazine. The whole event is first class and represents Sedona at its finest. You can see some of Sedona’s beauty demonstrated in their beautifully designed poster. We are very impressed by the designers behind the Sedona International Film Festival! A great slogan… “Where the Red Carpet meets the Red Rocks”…

Living within Red Rock Country, we are exposed to numerous festivals. If you find yourself in town for the Film Festival and have a desire to Search for Sedona Property, please let us know. We would be more than happy to give you a tour and to educate you on the Sedona Real Estate Market. We are well versed in the Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek inventory. If you are looking for a new Sedona Vacation Home, or maybe a place to retire to, we are happy to show you what our area has to offer in one of our various Sedona Neighborhoods.

If you would like to begin your search online please click the following links for direct access to ever-updating lists of West Sedona Real Estate for Sale & Village of Oak Creek Homes for Sale. As always, we are available at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166 ext. 253.

Good Luck & Enjoy the Festival!

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate.


#99 – Sedona Sweet Cider, Locally Grown & Made
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Sedona Sweet Cider, a place where you can purchase fresh local apples and homemade apple cider is definitely one of our favorite reasons to live in Sedona. If you ever find yourself traveling from West Sedona to the Village of Oak Creek (which most of us that live in the Village do on a daily basis) be sure to stop by Sedona Sweet Cider and taste some of Sedona’s Sweetness!

Directions to Sedona Sweet Cider
As you are traveling to the Village of Oak Creek from West Sedona you will drive past the Shops at the Hillside & the King’s Random Hotel (on your left). Continuing on, you will go through a round-a-bout and begin down a hill. Keep an eye out for the Sedona Sweet Cider sign on the right-hand side! There is a tent set up year round with fresh apples & homemade cider for sale.

Living in a town where the soil is plentiful allows many Sedona Residents to have gardens and gives the opportunity for local business’ such as Sedona Sweet Cider to share their mouthwatering, local produce. We encourage all of our readers to take the time to buy a cup of Homemade Apple Cider; it will be your first of many!

If you are interested in viewing Sedona Property for sale while you sip on your cider please don’t hesitate to contact us for a tour of Sedona Property for Sale928.821.3508 or 928.282.4166 ext 253. If you would like to start your search online you can do so on our website that allows you to Search Sedona Property for Sale.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#94 – Canned Food Drives: Thanksgiving for All!
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

In an atmosphere of thanks we feel grateful for our community here in Sedona. Local charities collect canned foods every year in hopes of providing a warm and hopeful Thanksgiving Dinner for those who cannot provide for themselves.

If you would like to join Sedona’s efforts to contribute to a well fed Verde Valley, America and World you can donate canned or packaged food to the Sedona Food Bank at 680 Sunset Drive in Sedona Arizona 86336 on Mon-Wed from 8:30 to noon.

With a community that thrives on supporting and providing for its people combined with the scenery of the gorgeous Sedona red rocks, we know there is no other place on earth that we would rather be.

Do you want to escape the big city and find yourself in one of Sedona’s serene neighborhoods? If so, your dream can become a reality. With Sedona Property prices still considerably low and mortgage rates at record lows, now is the time to buy a Sedona Property! Click the links below to view lists of property for sale in Sedona’s five main areas.

If you have any questions or would like to view a Sedona Property please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona office at 928-282-4166 ext 253.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate!