Sedona Property Values by Padraic Hawley
Padraic Hawley

10 reasons why you should buy a home or investment property in Sedona, Arizona

10 reasons why you should
buy a home or investment property in Sedona, Arizona

1. The Magnificent Red Rocks

USA Weekend and USA Today rank Sedona, Arizona as #1 of the 10 Most Beautiful Places in America.  It’s been described as heavenly, angelic, supernatural, glorious, divine, and more.  The panoramic red rock views are indescribable by residents and visitors alike.  Pictures simply don’t do justice, and when gazing upon the free standing formations as the sunrise and sunset light hits the rocks, a feeling of exhilaration and euphoria often takes over your senses.  You’ll only understand after you’ve seen Sedona’s incredible landscapes with your own eyes.   

2. Home Diversity

From the 2 bedroom home in West Sedona to the 7 bedroom home off of Dry Creek Road, Sedona likely has just the home that you are looking for.  With over 500 homes and lots currently listed in Sedona, prices range from $130,000 all the way up to $14,200,000.  Investment opportunities are readily available in Sedona, and owning a home in one of the most beautiful places on earth is often dreamt about, but now more than ever — it can be a reality.

3. Ever-growing Tourism

Tourism is at an all-time high.  The demand for vacation rentals has increased exponentially over the last 3 decades.  While visitors primarily use hotels and timeshare resorts for accommodations, space is limited. Sedona has prohibited the development of any more timeshares. Therefore, the only remaining options for an ever increasing line of tourists is to stay at hotels or privately owned vacation rentals. ?

4. Foodies welcome!

Sedona boasts some of the most eclectic and diverse restaurants in the Southwest. In fact, our motto is that Sedona has more restaurants than residents.   Currently, there are less than 6 restaurant chains in Sedona out of the 100+ restaurants within the city limits.

5. Location, location, location

Sedona is situated in the heart of the State where you are 1.5 hours to the Phoenix airport, 2 hours to the Grand Canyon, and Flagstaff, Jerome, Old Town Cottonwood, Winslow, Antelope Canyon & Sedona wineries are all a one hour drive or less.  The wineries are gaining national attention and offer award winning white and reds at tasting rooms all over the Verde Valley.? 

6. Activities Galore

No matter your age, interests, athleticism, etc, Sedona has activities for you.  Sedona has the most sought after hiking trails in Arizona. In addition, Sedona offers rock climbing, mountain biking, base jumping, canyoning, golfing, off-roading, fishing, ballooning, zip-lining, kayaking, arial tours, exotic car rentals, and horseback riding.  Nearby attractions and entertainment include wildlife parks, wilderness train rides, ghost town tours,  dinner shows, and more.  This summarizes area activities, but certainly doesn’t include them all.  Trip advisor displays nearly 150 tour companies and activities in the the Sedona area.  Residents of Sedona and surrounding areas regularly take advantage of these activities and always have plenty to do when they have family visiting from afar.

7. History and Herstory

Sedona is located near some of the oldest and best preserved Native American Heritage sites including Montezuma’s Castle & Well, Tuzigoot National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, Palatki and Honanki Ruins.  The history and culture that these sites bring to Sedona is part of what makes the area so special.  The land was sacred to those that lived 900 years ago, and is still considered sacred today.  Thanks to National Park and Historic Landmark regulations, these sites have been well kept which enables visitors from around the globe to discover the rich history that the area offers.

8. Fun at the Festivals

The beautiful red rocks of Sedona have helped attract a plethora of festivals and events.  Mountain bike festivals, film festivals, marathons, wine festivals, and art walks are just a few of the events throughout the year that you can attend.   Nearly each month of the calendar year, you can find one of these great festivals happening in Sedona, making it seem as if there is always another event just around the corner.

9. A Spiritual Haven

Sedona has become known for its energy centers, also known as vortexes, over the last 30 years.  Skeptics say that it’s your reaction to the breathtaking scenery while others say there is a magnetic pull in specific areas in Sedona in which you can have an  extremely enlightening experience.  There are numerous tours and guides throughout Sedona that explore these areas and give you the opportunity to decide for yourself.  Whatever the case may be, tens of thousands of people are enlightened every year by Sedona’s calming landscapes, making Sedona one of the most spiritual places in America.

10. Indulge a little…

You deserve it!  Whether you’re seeking an afternoon at the spa, or a week at a wellness treat, Sedona’s got you covered.  With nearly 25 spas and wellness centers, residents and visitors have no problem finding the care that their body, mind, and soul desires.  The spas and wellness centers in Sedona take the term “treating yourself” to a whole new level.  

While the town of Sedona is limited in terms of outward growth due to National Forest regulations, home and land values will continue to become more valuable as time goes on.  The City of Sedona has set a cap on timeshares and no allows new timeshare properties to come in to Sedona to set up shop.  This ensures that vacation rentals will continue to be in higher demand as Sedona’s presence becomes more well known throughout the world.  Home prices are forecasted to increase approximately 7% over the next 12 months in Sedona and from the stand point that none of us are getting any younger – there is no better time to invest in property in Sedona than now.  If you would like to explore the housing and investment property market while you are in Sedona, fill out the form below and we’ll have a certified Berkshire Hathaway Agent reach out to you to set up time during your visit to see homes in your price range.  Who knows – maybe you’ll find your dream vacation home that doubles as a vacation rental and establishes a rental income for decades to come. 


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