When considering moving to Sedona, knowing the 6 areas of Sedona is important in finding the right location of your next real estate purchase. West Sedona zip code 86336 is located at the southern end of Oak Creek Canyon, one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the west. “What is it like to live in Sedona?” is a question that I’ve been asked frequently. We, Ed Pennington and Jeanette Sauer, Realtors, currently live in West Sedona as their primary residence. West Sedona has three large grocery stores: Whole Foods, Safeway, and Bashas; a Harkins movie theater; the Mary Fischer Theater, Sedona’s premiere arthouse theatre venue, operated by the Sedona International Film Festival. It presents daily films & special events including award-winning independent and foreign films from around the world. West Sedona offers an abundance of excellent restaurants, such as Mariposa, Enchantment Resorts, Tii Gavo (open to the public); Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano; Gerardos Italian, just to name a few. There’s shopping, golf at Seven Canyons, high school, and middle & elementary school. West Sedona offers a small private airport but does not allow commercial flights from this small airport. Walt Disney stayed in West Sedona, where he got his inspiration to create “Thunder Mountain”. Property values under $1.5 have been climbing exponentially since 2015. We are surrounded by national forest, and there is very little opportunity for residential housing growth, unlike many popular Northern Arizona towns like Flagstaff and Prescott. Many who have visited Sedona love the beautiful drive from Cottonwood and Flagstaff coming into West Sedona from the scenic Highway 89A.
The average price of a home in West Sedona in 2020 was $630,000 – these numbers also reflected the lowest inventory of luxury active listed homes and sales due to the national COVID-19 pandemic. In the first quarter of 2020, the average price of a home in West Sedona rose nearly $670,000, which is more expensive than 70.4% of the neighborhoods in Arizona and 71.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. The average rental price in West Sedona is currently $1,935, based on NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 84.0% of the neighborhoods in Arizona. West Sedona is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sedona, Arizona. West Sedona real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedrooms) to medium-sized (three or four bedrooms) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner-occupied. Many of the residences in the West Sedona neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
Notable & Unique: People
If you are planning to retire in Arizona, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, West Sedona may be considered a retiree’s dream neighborhood. According to Neighborhood Scout’s exclusive analysis and metrics, it’s peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Arizona, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 98.3% of neighborhoods in AZ. If a Arizona retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
The Neighbors: Income
The neighbors in the West Sedona neighborhood in Sedona are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 55.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the West Sedona neighborhood, 46.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts to working in fast-food restaurants, with 26.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.5%), and 11.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the West Sedona neighborhood is English, spoken by 82.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
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