You’ve probably been to Sedona and didn’t even know it. The area was once the movie set of some of the most famous Westerns ever filmed. Hollywood legends like Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, and Jimmy Stewart all shot films there.
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Over 70 movies were filmed here, and half were Westerns. The area is immediately recognizable by its iconic Red Rock formations, picturesque canyons, and soaring skyscraper-like rocks that tower over the Sonoran Desert. Read More...
Even if you’re not a big fan of Westerns, odds are you’ve seen a movie or two that took place in Sedona. So, in a way, you’ve already been here and probably didn’t even know it.
More recently, Sedona has become a mecca of sorts, of the “New Age” spiritual renewal movement. Some have called it a cathedral without walls. There’s even a Center for the New Age in Sedona which features crystals, and other things that help you with self-discovery
While a lot of people aren’t quite sure what all that means, they still enjoy Sedona for its beauty and lively artist community.
Much of old Arizona is thought to be made up of rowdy cow towns, ranches, homesteaders, and gunslingers. At least that’s the popular image. This explains why there are so many tourist venues that feature western towns and gun fight reenactments where grown men get paid to dress up and shoot at each other with blanks. It’s great entertainment and gives you the feeling you’re on a movie set just waiting for John Wayne to ride in on his horse.
However, in Sedona, you’ll get an entirely different vibe. Instead of blazing six-guns, you might hear chamber music, or the silent sound of a paintbrush being applied to canvas. Art reigns supreme in Sedona as does mellow introspection.
The arts in Sedona goes way back, well before Europeans set foot in the area.
Rock art by Native-Americans decorates the walls and surrounding rock formations close to Sedona. Perhaps the most famous are near the cliff dwellings at Palatki Heritage site.
Here you will find cliff dwellings that appear to be hanging off the sheer side of a mountain, precariously lodged into an open-faced cave. You will also find rock art depicting grizzly bears, coyotes, deer, people, and rattlesnakes, all etched in various earth-tone colors. These were, so to speak, the first examples of Sedona’s art.
If it's high culture and the arts that you want, Sedona is just the place for you. Today, Sedona is known internationally as a respected center for the arts, including painting, sculpture, crafts, and film. The works range from Surrealism to Native-American realism. Regional arts and crafts can also be found in abundance.
The place to go for those is the Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village where hundreds of local artists showcase their work. In town, there are around 80 art galleries representing over 100 artists. The Sedona Arts Center also showcases local artists while providing workshops and art classes.
Nowhere in the world can compete with Sedona with its breathtaking vistas, rich red canyons, and massive Red Rock formations that dominate this desert landscape. These are known the world over and are simply awe inspiring.
To see these amazing monuments of nature, you can go to Red Rock Country which is the second most popular tourist site in the U.S., right behind the Grand Canyon. There’s also Secret Mountain Wilderness and Red Rock State Park.
If you move to Sedona, you will be living in God’s country. Not only is it beautiful, but there are also tons of things to do. Some are culturally uplifting and others just downright fun. The city is two hours north of Phoenix. Because over 4-million tourists visit every year, there are plenty of good restaurants, bars and other venues to keep even the most jaded happy.
The climate is great, and the town has a nice balance between a suburban and rural feel to it. Around 10,000 people live in Sedona and the neighborhood rating company Niche gives their public schools a “B”. There are world class resorts and spiritual retreats in Sedona to help you improve both your physical and mental health.
USA Today rated Sedona the most beautiful town in America. This is not bad for a place that started out as a rather dusty, dog-eared place that was great for little more than raising cows or growing crops.
If you are looking for real estate bargains in Sedona, you won’t find any. It’s expensive, but as residents will tell you, it's worth every penny. And you are probably going to need every penny for these beautiful views.
In a market like today, it is particularly important to have a trusted real estate professional at your side if you want to buy a house in Sedona. After all, there’s quite a lot of money on the line. A small mistake could cost you a bundle. Importantly, you should make sure the real estate professionals you plan to work with truly know the Sedona market. Many claim to, but don’t. It’s wise to pick a broker with a solid track record in the area.
For that, you should contact Arizona Network Realty, because they truly know their way around the expensive Sedona market. Check out their website or give them a call.
Using these folks will put your mind at ease even better than a meditation session at one of Sedona’s many tranquility inducing New Age resorts.
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