Why Sedona Arizona Is A Magnet For So Many...

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Looking for a Second Home? Choose Sedona Arizona for the

Red Rock Beauty, Dark Skies, and Unbeatable Weather 

Thunder Mountain Thunder Mountain 

Sedona - A Popular Destination

Choosing Sedona as a home destination will become more understandable as you see the reasons below. Though there are many reasons buyers choose Sedona, these are some of the reasons that buyers express when looking for that special home. Buyer say they love the healthy mild climate. The air is clean, there are outdoor activities all year long including hiking and mountain biking among the red rock formations. Golf and tennis are other popular activities. Just living among the red rocks and enjoying a dark sky is a powerful draw for buyers. Mild weather with very little noticeable humidity and 300 days of sunshine is yet another big reason to move to Sedona. Is it any wonder why Sedona is a second home and relocation destination?

Sedona is an International Dark Sky Community

One of the main reasons Rick got Red Rocks Fever was the night sky.  You could actually see the Milky Way at night along with shooting stars. Sedona reminded him of being a kid again when there was little light pollution and you could see stars. With the suburban sprawl that changed quickly.

Sedona has taken great strides to continue to suppress light pollution and preserve the dark sky. There is an actual city ordinance that covers what residents and the business community can do with lighting.  In 2014, Sedona was designated the eighth International Dark Sky community. There are 18 other communities world wide including Big Park  and Village of Oak Creek, Arizona.

Flagstaff Arizona was the very first city to be designated IDA back in 2001. Each area that is designated must meet stringent criteria to carry the IDA designation. There are also 30 International Dark Sky Parks. The Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Arizona and Elan Valley Estate, Wales, United Kingdom are two such parks.

In another category, there are 13 International Dark Sky Reserves that have also been added to the list. Of the 61 areas world wide, 36 are located in the United States and 7 of those are located in Arizona. Four of the seven are located in Northern Arizona.

The image above was shot during a full moon and you can still see a lot of stars.

Sedona Weather Though April 2018

There are a few reasons why people love the overall climate and weather that Sedona has to offer.  Sedona Oak Creek sits near the northern end of the transitional zone right below the Colorado Plateau. Below the transitional zone is the Sonoran Desert. This is where Phoenix and Tucson are located. Many more species of plants and trees with some precaution can survive in this transitional zone. Cactus, and yucca live right along side juniper and pine trees.

Sedona Has Mild Year Round Temperatures

Often enough, those coming to Sedona are unfamiliar with the difference in weather and conflate the Phoenix weather with Sedona. Many think the heat in summer is 110º plus for the summer months, when in fact there were only 23 days over 100º for the entire year. Not one day went over 99º in the month of August. We have had only 2 or 3 days at 110º or above in the last 10 years. Sedona has long spring and fall seasons. The easiest way to put it is to think of shaving off a month of summer  and adding it to fall and do the same for winter and add that month to spring.

Polite Snow

During the winter months, Sedona can experience a snowfall. However, the snow evaporates rather quickly. Generally, within one day the snow is gone.  It is rare that we see a day that does not go above freezing.  As soon as the sun comes up, the snow will evaporate. We have "polite snow", it does not overstay it's welcome! There have been only two days that have stayed below freezing since 2011.  One was in 2011 and the other in 2012. There were only 42 days that dipped below 32º in 2017. Only 8 days had a temperature below 40º for the entire year. We get seasons but not the extreme temperatures that other areas can get.

2017 Sedona Weather Statistics By Category

2017 Sedona Weather Summary by Category

2018 Sedona Weather Statistics By Category

103 days of sunshine through April - We could use more rain. Very unusual to see 2 days of 90º temps in April.

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I don't think I could argue this. Your Sedona is beautiful Sheri!

May 06, 2018 09:02 PM #13
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Those are amazing pictures and great information! Thanks for sharing! 

May 07, 2018 12:40 AM #14
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sheri.

Now you're talking my language.  Trouble is getting the boss to move.  All of our family is withing a 10 mile radius and she is determined to stay where we are.

May 07, 2018 01:44 AM #15
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - Your love for Sedona is very appealing. What captivated my attention was the description of Red Rocks Fever, "You could actually see the Milky Way at night along with shooting stars." 

One of the things I never forgot about Maine was seeing the shooting stars on black skies. And one of things I never forgot about Sedona was that mystical feeling I got that felt spiritual and peaceful. The combination of both is something few people have on a regular basis.

You make a strong and worthwhile argument to consider Sedona for your second home. 

May 07, 2018 04:32 AM #16
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Sheri, Sedona is beautiful and a place I hope to visit one day. I can see why so many are drawn to the area and make it home. Love the dark skies! Anyone relocating to Sedona needs to contact you. Your love for your city shines and you can find them the perfect new home. 

May 07, 2018 05:06 AM #17
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sedona, excellent post loaded with valuable information on Sedona, and many reasons for others to move your way!   It is a beautiful area, and need to see it sometime.

May 07, 2018 07:05 AM #18
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sheri - Sedona is amazing, I know.  Arizona was one of the places considered when buying our second home.  It has lots of appeal but the distance from New York made us choose Florida.  The light pollution is an interesting topic for astronomers.  Perhaps Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl should consider Sedona.

May 08, 2018 06:01 AM #19
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We LOVE Sedona! As amateur astronomers dark skies are important and the protection our night skies is an asset to everyone.

May 08, 2018 10:51 AM #20
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

All the beautiful natural eye candy you showcase certainly makes Sedona a consideration for anyone lookng for a second home location.

May 09, 2018 02:17 AM #21
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is great information to share with families seeking a home in the area.

May 09, 2018 04:19 AM #22
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


   Thank you Sheri!

May 12, 2018 05:53 PM #23
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Sheri. Your words paint a pretty picture in my mind! Thanks! Enjoy your day!

May 13, 2018 04:18 AM #24
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I can see why your post was highlighted this week!  Well done!

May 13, 2018 06:10 AM #25
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Sheri,
What a great post.  Sedona IS a stunning community any time of year.  I love that they control "light pollution".  I hope to get up there some time next winter when I'm visiting the Phoenix area.

May 13, 2018 07:18 AM #26
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Sheri: I did not know about Sedona's dark sky. All the publicity that I've heard seems to be centered on the magical spots, the vortexes . . .

May 13, 2018 08:43 AM #27
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

We have a driving vacation coming up and although Sedona wasn't on the list I'll be pushing for a detour if we can make it happen. Very well done Sheri! Here via Kathy Streib 

May 13, 2018 02:14 PM #28
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

this is really a great localism post - thanks to Kathy Streib for highlighting your post! 

May 13, 2018 06:58 PM #29
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Sheri

Your love for, and knowledge about, Sedona really shines through in this post. I wash’t aware of the dark skies designation but that’s pretty cool. NOW you have really made me long for another visit.


May 14, 2018 10:45 AM #30
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Sedona is such a lovely place and it would great to live there. How interesting about the Dark Skies!

May 15, 2018 09:15 AM #31
Anthony Kirlew
Fiscally Sound - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

Love the scenery up there and LOVE the food as well!

May 16, 2018 05:17 PM #32
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