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Sedona, Arizona is a small city that is nestled in between Yavapai and Coconino counties in the
northern Verde Valley region and just south of Flagstaff. According to 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the population of the
city has approx. 11,500 mostly
comprised of full time residents and a few part-time home owners.
Vortexes and the Red Rocks of Sedona. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated
by the rising or setting sun. The Red Rocks form a breathtaking backdrop for everything from spiritual pursuits to
the hundreds of hiking
and mountain biking trails.
entertaining side, often hosting people in her home as they passed through the area.
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Sedona is located in the heart of the State of Arizona, at the entrance of the Oak Creek Canyon & Slide Rock.
About 1 1/2 hour drive north of Phoenix and 35 minutes south of Flagstaff (Interstate 17). State Highway 179 from
Cottonwood to the West and 89A South from Flagstaff are the two main highways into Sedona.
people visit Sedona each year. A short drive to Williams, Arizona and you can catch the Grand Canyon Train.
National Forest. Sedona has about 300 days of sunshine annually, a mild climate with 4 distinct seasons. Summer
time is heaven compared to the extreme heat of Phoenix and winters a warm retreat from Flagstaff’s approx. 25 degree
colder temperatures. Fall brings a spectacular display of nature's colors, while the bright red-iron rocks touched with
snow during winter is most magical.. Spring brings in the lillys, juniper tree buds and breath-taking colored wild flowers.
City of Sedona Services/ Contact Information
The City of Sedona is located in two counties. Coconino County and Yavapai County.
Sheriffs from both counties provide law enforcement, along with the State Police (Arizona Department of Public Safety)
and the Sedona Police Department.
City Manager: Tim
Ernster: (928) 204-7127
Mailing Address all City
Business Information (Open a New Business, Permits, Codes, Regulations)
Yavapai County Property Tax Information http://www.co.yavapai.az.us/Assessor.aspx
The Yavapai County Assessor’s Office is responsible for locating, identifying and appraising all assessable properties
subject to ad valorem taxes. The County Assessor is also responsible for notifying each property owner of their values,
between January 1 and March 1 of every year. This requirement is met by mailing out Notice of Value letters and cards.
If significant changes are made to the property after January 1, a property owner may receive a Notice of Change letter
or card through the mail on or before September 30th.
The Assessor's Office strives to value all properties accurately, fairly and uniformly according to Arizona State Statutes
and Department of Revenue Guidelines. A list of all taxable properties, also known as the Tax Assessment Roll is
kept by the Assessor.
The Assessor does not set tax rates or collect taxes. The tax rates are set by the County Board of Supervisors, and
the taxes are collected by the County Treasurer's Office.
Coconino County Property Tax Information http://www.coconino.az.gov/assessor.aspx?id=9902
County Online Map Services
property information with several types of queries and maps that you can zoom, pan, print and download.
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Sedona 7,720 10,192 11,372
Coconino County 96,591 116,320 227,348
Yavapai County 107,714 167,517 629,455
visitors that fly into Phoenix International Airport and drive to Sedona (about 1 1/2 hour drive).
Visit Sedona.com is Sedona's Tourism Marketing Agency www.visitsedona.com
Sedona Chamber.com is Sedona's Business Marketing Agency www.sedonachamber.com
Sedona Chamber's Business Directory http://www.sedonachamber.com/listings/168
Utilities & Public Services
NPG Cable TV
Sedona / Verde Valley
(Munds Park) Office:
City of Sedona, State of the City
There is a fairly high failure rate of small businesses, but this is primarily due to poor management or inaccurate
market studies rather than a stagnant business climate. Regardless, small businesses provide the majority of local jobs
within the community.
There are many artists in Sedona. Many are involved in forms of manufacturing, such as bronze sculpting, sold throughout
the world. Visitor interest during the past decade has stimulated retirement and vacation home acquisition and
construction, creating one of the more active real estate markets in the nation. Quality of life is an important factor
to many new and growing industries or entrepreneurs who have the ability to locate anywhere. This includes the
availability of housing, quality of education, infrastructure, population, traffic, crime, climate and cultural opportunities.
Sedona rates very high in this category. The level of arts and cultural activities, quality shopping, restaurants, and
other amenities is very high for a community of this size. Traffic and other infrastructure issues however are being
addressed to maintain and enhance Sedona’s present quality of life. Other business location factors include access
to market and labor. Sedona has one of the best educated and skilled labor forces in Arizona, while it is only a 2 hour
drive to Phoenix. The business climate in Sedona is healthy. Retail sales are steady. The community is supportive of
many local businesses, but the reception of new businesses is mixed.
a little less during the same period. This would seem to indicate that the economy is not providing the jobs necessary
to support the population, but this is not really the case. Jobs are being created, but many are being filled with
individuals who live outside Sedona. Since the workforce growth has not kept up with the population growth, and
unemployment has dropped, it indicates many new residents choose not to enter the workforce. This trend is expected
wealth in the community and promise to remain strong Although rural, Sedona has an advantage with its excellent quality
of life; it cannot be all things to all people. It depends on surrounding communities to assist in meeting many of
the needs of its residents. By working together within the Verde Valley region, communities can avoid duplication of
efforts and ensure that the needs of the residents within the region are met.
Largest Sedona Employers
2301 W. Hwy. 89A, #107
Job Line, (928) 203-5034
Sedona Red Rock High School is a small, public high school nestled in the red rocks of Sedona. The campus
includes four main buildings where students receive instruction. The architects designed a facility that is environment
sensitive, blending in well with the surrounding scenery. Most visitors are awestruck by the beauty of the campus.
Rock High School are very dedicated to doing well academically enhancing their opportunities for the future. They are
intelligent, involved and serious about achievement. Most students take advantage of the smaller school population by
getting involved in extracurricular activities. The faculty, strongly encourages them and supports their efforts.
offered is a curriculum meeting the need of the average learner as well as those with special needs. The staff is caring,
professional, and willing to go the “extra mile” to help all students succeed. Red Rock High School is a personalized,
Sedona Red Rock High
views of many of the red rocks including Sugarloaf, Coffeepot, and many others. Sedona urban trail can be accessed at
several of our school boundary’s. Parents are actively involved in the school as tutors, volunteer coaches, and guest
speakers and are welcome on the campus and are encouraged to participate in their child’s education.
They also received the distinguished honor of earning a National Certificate of Achievement. The West Sedona School
Improvement Team gives a voice for parents, community members, students and staff to provide vision for school
West Sedona School
the Coyotes. The school has a reputation of having a safe and orderly environment and a quality staff that is known for
their positive and caring attitudes toward all children. The staff is highly trained and willing to provide instructional
strategies to accommodate all types of learners. They strive to meet the individual needs of all students.
great things for the school community, helping it to become an outstanding facility.
Big Park Community
Yavapai College offers associate degrees and certificates in more than 70 different areas of study. Transfer programs for
university-bound students, professional, technical, and career training programs are the foundation of Yavapai College.
The Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center at the Prescott Campus houses a preschool for infants through children 5
years of age. The Division of Lifelong Learning offers non-credit courses as well as the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute,
a peer facilitated learning group for students after retirement. Workforce Development programs custom-tailor training
classes for current industry needs as well as for new industry coming into the region. Online classes, ITV classrooms,
and traditional classrooms are part of the diversity offered by Yavapai College. www.yc.edu
Unified School District #9
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Verde Valley Medical Center, a member of Northern Arizona Healthcare, is a full-service, nonprofit hospital with 99 acute
care beds, and 11 behavioral health beds. Four locations serve the Verde Valley and surrounding communities: Cottonwood
campus, Sedona campus, Camp Verde Health Center and Village of Oak Creek Health Center. In addition, VVMC’s
physical therapy, occupational therapy and and sports medicine division—EntireCare—has four locations, also in
Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Sedona and Village of Oak Creek.
100 physicians representing 25 medical specialties. Licensed by the State of Arizona and certified by Medicare, VVMC
offers a wide variety of comprehensive programs in medical, diagnostic, inpatient and outpatient services.
Flagstaff Medical Center. The HVCNA division on the Cottonwood campus is the only facility in the Verde Valley offering
on-site balloon angioplasty and stent placement, and has received national and international recognition both for its results
and its superior door-to-balloon angioplasty times. Interventional cardiologists, supported by an extensive team
of professionals, provide around-the-clock coverage for emergency cardiac events. Other cardiovascular services at VVMC
offer a continuum of care from diagnosis through recovery and rehabilitation, including diagnostic testing, peripheral
vascular disease treatment and a cardiac health and fitness program. In 2009, VVMC received its second consecutive Gold
Award from the American Heart Association for utilizing best practices when caring for patients with heart disease.
VVMC’s Medical Imaging department offers a 64-slice CT scanner in Cottonwood and a state-of-the-art 16-slice CT in
Sedona. The American College of Radiology accredits VVMC’s ultrasound and mammography programs. Both the
Cottonwood and Sedona campuses offer digital mammography. When mammogram results indicate the need for further
study, VVMC offers minimally invasive stereotactic breast biopsy. Other Medical Imaging services include MRI, X-ray,
ultrasound, nuclear medicine, PET/CT scan and bone density testing.
Verde Valley Medical
Center • Sedona Campus
many specialties represented. The community is also served by several chiropractors, eye care specialists, therapists and
a wide range of non-traditional approaches to healing.
State-Licensed, National & International Certifications Prescott (928) 771-8190 • Sedona (928) 282-7737
Adult Care Services/ Assisted Living
Adult Community Center of Sedona ACCS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to offer a community center and
recreational programs for all ages, with special emphasis on support services for elder Sedona citizens. ACCS is the only
provider of ‘Meals on Wheels’ in the Sedona and Village of Oak Creek area and has the only handicapped accessible van in
the area. Volunteers drove and delivered 9,000 meals during 2001-2002 to more than 170 older adults in the community.
through Friday. The van also provides rides for the handicapped. The Telecare program provides daily reassurance telephone
calls to seniors to check on their safety and well-being. Beginning Watercolor classes in conjunction with Sedona Arts
Center are taught by capable and talented teachers from the Arts Center. Classes are also available in, Hatha Yoga,
Exercise, Bone & Balance, Tai Chi The Flow, and Beginning Computer Classes.
ACCS also has a beautiful
heated swimming pool and BBQ area that is open from May to October.
Adult Community Center
easy for you as they once were. We employ professional staff and CAREGiversSM who are responsive to your needs and
engaged in your community. Our CAREGiversSM are compassionate, committed people who assist with everyday tasks so
you can continue to live independently in the home of your choice. A wide variety of services are available and will be
scheduled according to your own needs and preferences. Austin House, Assisted Living & Adult Day Care
assisted independence and peace of mind, in the heart of beautiful Cottonwood, Arizona. We offer senior adults and their
families and excellent blend of service and security, amid the scenic vistas of Mingus Mountain and the mild climate of the
Verde Valley. At Austin House each tenant is treated with dignity and respect, and receives the highest standards of care
and assistance. Located 100 miles from Phoenix, almost directly in the center of Arizona, Austin House is a beautiful
facility quietly tucked near the hospital, medical services, and community centers.
challenge than the acclaimed Sedona golf Resort. Located in the heart of the most captivating region of the Southwest,
the thrilling 6,646-yard, par- 71 course is widely considered among the world’s most unforgettable golf experiences. Winding
around the famed red rocks of Sedona, each hole provides a unique adventure. No wonder this championship course
receives a continuous four-star rating from Golf Digest.
challenging enough to get the utmost respect from a low handicap player. A great opportunity to spend a few hours of your
day playing golf, yet have enough time to go sightseeing in this beautiful area of many interests. Carts and rental equipment
are available. Public play is welcome, offering 7 day advance tee times. 500 Jacks Canyon Road (928) 284-0036
can truly be described as a work of art. The par 72, 18-hole championship golf course is nestled among the red rocks of
Sedona with views beyond compare and the golf course design a masterpiece. The fairways are classic tree lined doglegs
with fairway bunkers strategically placed in the landing areas, and the greens are all slightly elevated and surrounded with
large swirling greenside bunkers. The course is player friendly”, allowing plenty of room for error but always with an
opportunity to recover and get errant shots back into play.The golf course consists of 145 acres, including 3 lakes. Water
comes into play twice on the front nine between the #1 and #9 holes. On the back nine the water comes into play on holes
#13 and #16 and occasionally on hole #15. Recent renovations to the golf course include brand new concrete cart paths and
all the greenside bunkers rebuilt under the watchful eyes of the Robert Trent Jones Jr. design firm.
majestic Mingus Mountain range and the beautiful Red Rocks of Sedona. This par 71 course is situated 3,300 feet above
the Phoenix Metro area with a pleasant 4–Season climate, making it open to the public 365 days a year. Enjoy dining
at the Verde Grill - open
for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday nights. Call for tee-times
Sedona Cultural Spots- Events- Happenings
Canyon Moon Theatre Company is northern Arizona’s only year-round professional theatre company. Housed in the
Old Marketplace, the theatre season runs from October to May. Special events ranging from poetry slams to musical
concerts to weekend workshops and classes run throughout the year. Canyon Moon is the home of laughter, music and
ensembles and artists in
the beauty and comfort of St. John Vianney Church.
Red Rocks Music
master classes. Evening concerts present a diverse repertoire that attract both music aficionados and vacationers.
The festival committee is
laying the foundation for continued annual concerts and growth.
Rocks provides year-round music education programs throughout Arizona. It awards scholarships for students to attend
Berklee College of Music
programs, and for underprivileged youth to take instrument lessons.
Film Festival & Workshop
some of the world’s most talked about independent films. The screenings and workshops bring together top talent in the
areas of filmmaking,
editing, sound design, scoring, special effects and screenwriting.
Sedona Arts Center
in a spirit of community. The Arts Center insures a multi-faceted and continuing impact on the community through its
gallery, rotating exhibits and special events.
the country’s finest
visual artists and craft persons, entertainment, and food vendors.
artists and the community
with events of artistic expression and education through art.
The Sedona Arts
Sedona. Meaning ‘ the best of everything’, Tlaquepaque is a unique blend of architecture and nature interspersed with
intriguing one-of-a-kind shops and galleries with displays by several well known Arizona artisans. This old world Mexican
style village also features four award winning restaurants, sunny flower filled courtyards, graceful old sycamores, colorful
tiles, ornate iron gates, fountains and carillons.
and the charming old world church located within is available for wedding receptions and special events. Shopping, dining,
or just a leisurely
stroll on the cobblestone walkways, Tlaquepaque’s ambiance is truly
artwork. In 1992, the Sedona City Council adopted an “Art in Public Places Program”. Integral to the program is an
ordinance requiring all municipal construction and renovation projects to allocate 1% of the capital expenditure to the
Art In Public Places Fund. The result is a community rich in art exhibited outdoors for public viewing, a stimulus to civic
pride and involvement, and enriching the lives of its citizens and visitors alike.
District since 1989. Funded by the City of Sedona Arts and Culture Commission, the program pays an hourly stipend to a
roster of local artist. The artists are interviewed each year and chosen for their artistic merit and desire and experience
working with students. The roster includes professionals from all four Arts disciplines, representing a variety of backgrounds
ranging form commercial graphic design and animation to improvisatory theatre and jazz performance. The participants
make presentations and lead activities in K-12 traditional and charter school classrooms.
3:00 p.m. The main museum building was the farm home of Walter and Ruth Jordan. Its first room tells the stories of
Sedona pioneers, how they lived and the things they used. The core of the Jordan House is the family’s original one-room
cabin, built in 1930 and now restored with original furnishings. One room now commemorates more than 80 feature movies
made in Sedona – many during the Golden Age of westerns. Another room shows the life of the real cowboys and how
they worked. There’s an old-time laundry room, and a room for temporary exhibits. There’s also an interesting US Forest
Service exhibit provided by the Friends of the Forest. The gift shop offers items hand-made by Sedona artists and
crafts specialists. Included are silver jewelry in the museum’s apple logo design, as well as hand-painted and appliquéd
vests, pottery and paintings.
Sedona Parks & Recreation
Sedona Parks and Recreation has many community and pocket parks for the visitors and residents
and a jungle gym. There are also two softball/baseball fields and a soccer field. Two tennis courts and a basketball
court are available as well. The ramadas located throughout the park are available for parties, barbecues, and other
gatherings. To reserve a ramada, call the Parks and Recreation Office at 282-7098.
2000. This beautiful park is Sedona’s first designed and constructed City Neighborhood Park. The park has a basketball
court, tennis courts, picnic ramadas, a large grass multi-purpose area, the Lollipop Trailhead, a toddler
playground, as well as an amazing playground for older children.
Jordan Historical Park will take you back in time as you tour the Packing Shed and the old Jordan Home. Greyback
Pocket Park is at the corner of Dry Creek Road and Kachina Drive. Benches invite you to sit down, relax, and take in the
grasses and flowers. Take a stroll along the path and enjoy the flora and the sculptures by local artists.
tranquil setting invites you to sit and enjoy the art by local artists, as well as the beauty of Sedona.
Sedona School. This newly renovated outdoor pool has as its backdrop Coffee Pot Rock and a theatrical 360 view of
Sedona’s red rocks. Swim lessons for kids of all ages, with certified safety instructors for beginning, intermediate
and pre-competition swimmers.
town. The Friends of Garland Park, Inc, a non-profit, civic minded organization pursued the design and construction of a
teen center in Sedona. In 2001, with half of the needed funding, ground was broken on the Posse Grounds Road site. Over
the next year, the Friends of Garland Park joined forces with the City of Sedona and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern
Arizona and brought the project to completion in August 2002. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Arizona currently
manages the facility while implementing local and national programs for teens. Facilities and events offered at the Teen
Center are: Concerts – live bands, field trips, homework assistance, high speed internet access- make music CD’s, food
and drink, pool tables, ping pong, air hockey, music area, darts, movies and resources for youth jobs.
Jack Malmgren State Park is adjacent to the Teen Center – “A cool place to hang out while having fun with your friends”.
Mondays through Thursdays 3 PM – 8 PM Fridays & Saturdays 3 PM – 11 PM Closed Sunday
Teen Member/Parent Handbook is available 480 Posse Grounds Rd. - Sedona (928) 203-9919
United States Forest Service
Grand Canyon, Snow Bowl Snow Skiing and Hiking, Hiking Trails through the Red Rocks
Attractions Near Sedona
National Register of Historic Places. Fort Verde State Historic Park Military occupation of the Verde Valley
began in 1865 at the request of settlers who had established farms near the Verde River. These settlers had severely
disrupted the hunting and gathering economy of the Tonto-Apache and Yavapai Indians who in turn began raiding the
fields of the settlers leading to major conflicts between the army and the Indians. Between 1873 and 1875 nearly 1500
Indians from various bands were placed on an 800 sq. mile reserve near present day Cottonwood. A later move in the
cold with insufficient food to San Carlos Reservation resulted in death for many, which in turn caused an uprising
(the last major battle with Apaches in Arizona). With the cessation of raids, the fort was abandoned in 1891. A
museum was founded in 1956 and Fort Verde State Historic Park was created in 1970.The 10-acre park includes
four of the original adobe fort buildings which contain military and Indian artifacts.
Tuzigoot (Apache for “crooked water”) is the remnant of a Sinaguan village built between 1125 and 1400. It
crowns the summit of a long ridge that rises 120 feet above the Verde valley. The original pueblo was two stories
high in places and had 77 ground-floor rooms. There were few exterior doors; entry was by way of ladders through
openings in the roofs. The village began as a small cluster of rooms that were inhabited by about 50 persons for a
hundred years. In the 1200’s the population doubled and doubled again as refugee farmers, fleeing drought in
outlying areas, settled here.
Montezuma Castle Sinagua farmers began building this five-story, 20-room dwelling early in the 12th century. It stands
in a cliff recess a hundred feet about the valley. Early settlers marveled at the structure and thought mistakenly that it
was Aztecan in origin. A short distance west is Castle A, once an imposing six-story apartment with about 45 rooms,
now a badly deteriorated ruin. This dwelling was built against the base of the cliff. The creek was a reliable source of
water, and there was fertile land on the nearby terrace.
The well is a limestone sink formed long ago by the collapse of an immense underground cavern. The springs that
feed it flow continuously.Both the Hohokam and Sinagua irrigated crops with its waters. Traces of their irrigation
ditches, thickly coated with lime, can be seen. The Hohokam pithouse on view was built about 1100. The Sinaguan
dwellings here vary in size from large pueblos of 55 rooms to one-room houses. Between 1125 and 1400 about
150 to 200 Sinaguans live here.
Service Clubs/ Organizations/ Community Growth
Elks Lodge - 110 Airport Road 282-4997 Elks Lodge #2291 www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?LodgeNumber=2291
Verde Valley Computer Club www.vvcclub.com
Wings for Greyhounds www.wingsforgreyhounds.org
FM RADIO In/Near Sedona
88.1 FM K201CQ; PRESCOTT, AZ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.
89.5 FM KJZA; DRAKE, AZ; Owner: ST. PAUL BIBLE COLLEGE
88.7 FM KNAU; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
89.9 FM KJTA; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION
90.9 FM KGCB; PRESCOTT, AZ; Owner: GRAND CANYON BROADCASTERS, INC
91.7 FM KPUB; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
91.9 FM K220GI; CAMP VERDE, AZ; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.
92.9 FM KAFF- FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: GUYANN CORPORATION
93.9 FM KMGN ; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: GUYANN CORPORATION
95.9 FM KZGL; COTTONWOOD, AZ; Owner: YAVAPAI BROADCASTING CORPORATION
96.7 FM KWMX-FM2; SEDONA, AZ; Owner: RED ROCK COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.
97.5 FM KVNA-FM;
FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: YAVAPAI BROADCASTING CORPORATION
100.9 FM K265DN;
FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.
105.1 FM KFLX;
KACHINA VILLAGE, AZ; Owner: RED ROCK COMMUNICATIONS, LTD
AM RADIO In/ Near Sedona
600 AM;KVNA 1 kW; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: YAVAPAI BROADCASTING CORPORATION
660 AM;KTNN 50 kW;
WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION
780 AM;KAZM 5 kW;
SEDONA, AZ; Owner: TABBACK BROADCASTING CO.
930 AM;KAFF 5 kW; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: GUYANN CORPORATION
1010 AM;KXEM 15 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES OF PHOENIX, INC.
1100 AM;KFNX 50 kW;
CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.
1510 AMKFNN; 22 kW;
MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.