#121 – Sunset Park
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

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!

Sedona Property Partners – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#97 – Verde Valley Sky Diving
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

Indescribable. Awe-inspiring. Exhilarating? Sedona may be described as many things to different people but exhilarating is not a frequent term we hear. Unless… you just got done with a Verde Valley Skydiving experience, then your Sedona depiction is all the more unique.

If you are a daring soul looking for adventure with an unmatchable view than skydiving near Sedona is just the place! Red Rock Skydiving gives visitors & locals the chance of a lifetime. Just take a look at this amazing photo, courtesy of the Red Rock Skydiving website.

Red Rock Skydiving Information
Located at the Cottonwood Airport (second entrance) Red Rock Skydiving allows first time jumpers as well as experienced jumpers to soar throughout blue skies of Sedona & the Verde Valley. Beginner prices are as follows, according to their website:

  • 1 to 4 people – $225 per person
  • 5 or more people, student* or military* – $215 per person

For more information please contact Red Rock Skydiving at (928) 649-8899 or jump@redrockskydiving.com.

Impressed with Sedona AZ’s natural beauty? Make Sedona Red Rock Country your backyard! Search Sedona Property Here or view a list of Sedona Homes for Sale with Red Rock Views. If you would like any other Sedona Real Estate information please Contact Us via Email or call 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.

#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!

#88 – Sedona AZ’s Teen Center & Skate Park
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

In Sedona, the public majority is middle-aged working citizens and retirees. Because of this, the community has put forth great effort in creating space for our youth to have places to interact with each other and mature.

Locally known as the ‘teen center’, the now Boys & Girls Club hopes to, “…inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” Located in Posse Grounds at 480 Posse Ground Rd, the teen center is a place that has something for everyone.

With a modern facility that includes an outdoor skate park and use of the basketball courts & other sports fields, this is the place to be for any Sedona teenager. Be sure to check out their schedule because the teen center is known for hosting events such as Skating Tournaments, “Battle of the Bands”, “Club Night” and much more.

If you have children and are thinking about moving to Sedona we recommend thinking about living in West Sedona. By experience with our three children, kids appreciate living within walking distance to Posse Grounds and the Teen Center.

Click this link to view a list of West Sedona Homes for Sale or contact us to schedule a tour of Sedona Property for sale. 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!

#87 – Sedona Restaurants: Exquisite Thanksgiving Dinner
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

One of the best reasons to live in Sedona revolves around our great weather. It looks like this year’s Thanksgiving forecast will be no different. If you are looking for something a little different for this year’s Thanksgiving feast, and you don’t have the energy or the need to cook a big meal, consider dining at a local restaurant then enjoy dessert on your back patio as the sun sets on the red rocks.

Sedona restaurants do a great job during the holidays to offer great cuisine without the hassle of shopping for and cleaning up after. Here are three of our favorite Sedona restaurants and their plans for Thursday.

Our 1st recommendation is Judi’s Restaurant & Lounge in West Sedona. Judi’s is one of our favorite restaurants to visit and socialize with our friends. As a bonus, going to Judi’s is like going to your best friend house for a meal. The great service and extensive menu makes it a great choice everyday for lunch or dinner. This Thanksgiving they are offering a couple of options that will surely fit your fancy. Click this link for Judi’s Thanksgiving 2011 Menu. (If you’re not a big turkey fan, their Baby Back Ribs are some of the finest I have ever tasted!)

If you are wanting a more romantic ambiance than Judi’s there are no better Sedona restaurants than Dahl & Di Luca and Cucina Rustica. These fine Italian restaurants located in West Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek are Sedona dining at its best. Passionate chefs, quality service and authentic Italian décor matched with the exquisite cuisine make Dahl & Di Luca and Cucina Rustica our favorite high-end restaurants. If you are interested in spending your Thanksgiving at one of these restaurants we recommend making reservations soon! Click here for Dahl & Di Luca’s Thanksgiving Webpage and here for Cucina Rustica’s Thanksgiving Webpage.

We hope these recommendations help you as you begin your holiday season. If you would like to move to Sedona please view our list of West Sedona Homes for Sale or Village of Oak Creek Homes for Sale. If you have any questions or are interested in buying a Sedona Property please contact us at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext 253.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

#84 – L’Opera At L’auberge
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

Reason 84 to live in Sedona AZ is one of Sedona’s most luxurious and well known resorts, L’Auberge. It is no doubt that 2011 has been a year of change for many of the businesses in America but few have made a change like L’Auberge – a $25 million renovation along with being high on the list of the “Top 100 Hotels in the U.S.”

In celebration of the resorts’ success, L’Auberge is hosting a phenomenal event that ties together generosity and elegance. Beginning in a cocktail hour on November 17th “L’Opera at L’Auberge” will be a night to remember with exceptional cuisine and extraordinary entertainment.

Come see Sedona locals along with Arizona favorites perform Charles Gounod’s Faust. The opera dinner costs $195 per person and rooms are available at L’Auberge for guests that may be traveling. Seats are limited and we expect the event to fill up fast! Get your tickets by emailing events@azopera.org.

If you are interested in viewing Sedona Property for Sale while you are in town please schedule some time with us to show you the great deals Sedona has to offer during this time of low interest rates and home prices. You can reach us at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 located in the Safeway Parking Lot at 2290 W State Route 89A in West Sedona. If you would like to view Sedona Real Estate via the internet you can do so by searching our website to find West Sedona Homes for Sale.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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

#77 – Sedona International Film Festival Tuesday Cinema Series
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

Numerous people travel to Sedona to attend the award winning Sedona International Film Festival once a year. To residents, the film festival is not only an annual event but it is present in our town throughout the year. The festival’s Tuesday Cinema Series shows exclusive films on Tuesday evenings throughout the year at the Harkins Theater.

Event Details

November’s theme is romance. There will be two showings of the romantic drama Bride Flight, a story of a forbidden love, an impossible choice and a secret pact. The film will debut at 4pm and will be shown again at 7pm, tomorrow, on November 8thRomantics Anonyms is a French comedy about two people that fall in love but cannot express their feelings. It will debut in Sedona on November 15th at 4 and again at 7pm.

If you are a movie enthusiast then you may want to explore the option of moving to Sedona, with the never ending & always impressive Sedona International Film Festival movie premiers.

If you are new to the Sedona area let us be the first to welcome you. You can get familiar to our town by reading the Sedona Area Information section on our website.

Click here to view a list of West Sedona Homes for Sale or conduct your own Free Sedona MLS Search to find the perfect home for you and your family. Please contact us with any and all questions at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166 ext 253. We are happy to help you in every stage of the home buying process.

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

#62 – Sedona…Hollywood…The Motion Picture
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

Once a small afterthought along the route from Flagstaff to Phoenix; Sedona became the backdrop for many of Hollywood’s original western movies. Legendary actors and producers such as John Wayne, Elvis Presley and Walt Disney spent filming time in Sedona.

Here is a small list out of the many motion pictures filmed in Sedona:

  • Angel and the Badman (1946)
    John Wayne & Gail Russel
  • The Fabulous Texan (1948)
    William Elliot & John Carroll
  • Tall in the Saddle (1949)
    John Wayne & Ella Raines
  • Comanche Territory (1950)
    MacDonald Carey, Maureen O’Hara and Will Geer
  • Half Breed (1952)
    Robert Young & Jack Butel
  • Stay Away Joe (1967)
    Elvis Presley & Katy Jurado
  • The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle (1967)
    Walt Disney

One place in Uptown Sedona that portrays the history of Sedona films is The Motion Picture Museum owned by Sedona Pines Vacation Resort. One reason we love living in Sedona is the unsurpassed scenery. Watch one of the many Hollywood Motion Pictures filmed in our infamous town to see what we reside in every day.

Impressed by Sedona’s natural beauty? You can make Sedona your home by purchasing a Sedona Property today.  Below are links to homes for sale in the main Sedona areas:

If you would like to tour Sedona homes for sale please Contact Us at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166 ext 253.

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

#53 – West Sedona School Wildcat Carnival
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

One thing that is universal in each American small town is the fundraisers put on by our local elementary school. Luckily for Sedona-ians, our West Sedona Elementary PTA thinks outside the box; this year’s main fundraiser is the Wildcat Carnival.

It’s not every day that you have a Ferris Wheel surrounded by Red Rocks, but tomorrow on October 15th, the West Sedona School grounds will have a full size Farris Wheel along with other carnival rides and games. The festivities will last from 11am to 6pm and include carnival rides, arcade games, a silent auction, live music and entertainment and great food.

So take a break from your Saturday chores and experience Sedona from atop the Ferris Wheel!

If you happen to see a neighborhood where you would like to live you can search the Sedona MLS for free on our website or click here for a list of Sedona Homes on the Market. You can reach us at our RE/MAX Sedona office – 928.282.4166 ext. 253 or on Rob’s cell at 928-821-3508 with any Sedona Real Estate Questions.

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

#52 – Red Mud Run
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

Sedona is universally known for its Red Rocks. Many tourists come to town looking for souvenirs that capture the red rock theme. One item that symbolizes Sedona’s landscape is the “Red Rock Dirt Shirt”. This year we have a new way to create your very own Sedona dirt shirt.

The 1st annual Red Mud Run symbolizes the Sedona outdoor lifestyle by having contestants race through the Red Rock trails. Participants are required to overcome six obstacles including a 2-foot deep mud pit before they finish the 2½ mile course. If this type of event does not sound appealing to you, you may still want to attend in order to cheer on friends and family that find joy in competition. We have been told mud runs such as this attract large crowds simply to laugh at participants frolicking through the mud; this will be a Sedona event you won’t want to miss.

Event Details

The Red Mud Run will be held October 16th at 10:00am at Posse Grounds Park (525 Posse Ground Road). To enter the race please call 928-282-7098: $50 per adult, $15 per child. Cheerleaders (bystanders) are encouraged to attend free of charge.

If the sense of community that Sedona exhibits interests you maybe now is the time to think about purchasing a Sedona Property. Click here to view a list of West Sedona Homes for Sale so you too can be one of the 11,000+ Sedona residents. We are available to take you on a tour of Sedona Real Estate or answer any of your questions. You can reach us by phone at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext 253 and are also available by email at Rob@SedonaProperty.net .

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