Live, Work & Play In Sedona
SEDONA RELOCATION GUIDE
Located in Northern Arizona’s high desert, nestled under the southwestern rim of the Colorado Plateau, the City of Sedona rests like a gem among red sandstone rocks.
It seems like all the world knows the city of Sedona, situated at the base of spectacular Oak Creek Canyon, is a unique and magical place everyone should experience. Distinguished by massive red-rock formations and the contrasting riparian zones of Oak Creek, Sedona sits in the middle of 1.8 million acres of unspoiled Coconino National Forest, divided between Yavapai and Coconino Counties. This treasured community in among the spectacular peaks and spires of red rock country is considered by many to be the most beautiful place on Earth.
The City of Sedona, one of America’s premier tourism, recreation, retirement and art centers, was founded in 1902 and later incorporated in 1988. Historically, it began as a rural ranching community, with apple orchards and corn fields dotting the landscape. But once its unsurpassed natural beauty came to national attention through the motion picture industry, the sleepy little farming town was transformed into a world-famous travel destination visited by nearly 3 million tourists each year.
Today, you will see the famous red rocks of Sedona as a popular back drop for numerous TV commercials, including major brands like Volvo, which are filmed along our designated scenic highways and in the unsettled areas surrounding the city.
Sedona’s population hovers around 10,000 residents within the city limits. The elevation is about 4,500 feet, depending on which rock you stand on (some of the rock formations surrounding the city reach up to a mile-high elevation). The primary industry and economic engine is tourism. Art, music and wellness play major roles in Sedona life.
Sedona enjoys four mild seasons, with average high/low temperatures of 95/75 in the summer and 55/35 in the winter. Spring and Autumn are Sedona’s busiest time of year, with numerous festivals and annual events. Another unique feature of Arizona life is the fact that the state does NOT observe Daylight Saving Time. We neither spring ahead nor fall back!
Sedona Arizona is a year-round wonderland of outdoor activity, and a place of magic. People have come to Sedona for decades to explore natural beauty, personal enrichment, spirituality, adventure, western & native culture and sometimes, themselves. Anyone who has been here will tell you… Sedona will change you.
You’re invited to visit Sedona, the most beautiful place on Earth.
For information on utilities, post office, libraries, transportation resources, parks and public lands, and other services for getting settled, view our Hometown Guide.
For a list of businesses ready to welcome and serve you, start with the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau’s Member Directory.
To find out more about all Sedona has to offer residents and visitors, browse the Experience Sedona Visitors Guide.
View a list of local job postings.
The companies below represent the Sedona area’s largest employers:
-Diamond Resorts (including Los Abrigados, Bell Rock Inn, The Ridge & The Summit)
-L’Auberge, Orchard’s Inn & 89Agave
-Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa
-Pink Jeep Tours, Inc
-Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District
-City of Sedona
-Amara Resort and Spa
-Barrett Realty, Canyon Breeze, Open Range Bar & Grill, Sedona Pizza Co
-Haven of Sedona
-Holiday Inn Express – Sedona-Oak Creek
-Sedona Pines Resort
-Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa
The community of Sedona straddles two counties – Yavapai County and Coconino County. Ask your realtor or neighbor in which side of the line you are. Prescott is the county seat for Yavapai and Flagstaff is the county seat for Coconino.
-The Village of Oak Creek is an unincorporated community about 5 miles south of the City of Sedona.
-City of Sedona services and ordinances
-The Village of Oak Creek has a quasi-governing group, the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council
-Coconino County, Flagstaff is the county seat
-Yavapai County, Prescott is the county seat
To see a list of schools and other educational institutions, click here.
Sedona has access to a myriad of traditional and alternative health care options.
Northern Arizona Healthcare is the parent corporation of Flagstaff Medical Center, Verde Valley Medical Center, and Sedona Medical Center. Whereas the Flagstaff and Verde Valley hospitals include complete inpatient services, Sedona Medical Center is an outpatient facility specializing in primary healthcare, emergency services and cancer treatment. Northern Arizona Healthcare provides additional services, including emergency search and rescue complemented by a medical evacuation helicopter. Residents of Sedona also are served by numerous skilled practitioners who operate in private offices and clinics throughout this immediate area, as well as walk-in clinics providing minor illness or accident care on a non-appointment basis. View a list of Sedona Medical & Healthcare providers.
-To view a list of local associations & organizations, click here.
-Learn more about some of the Sedona area non-profits and their needs and volunteer opportunities by visiting SedonaWishList.org.
-View a list of local churches and places of worship.
-Explore Sedona’s city parks.
-To enjoy local specials and coupons, view our Sedona coupons.
-Have a good time at a local event.
-Join the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau.
-Click here for a list of utilities, trash and recycling companies.
-Click here for a list of computer, internet and telecommunications companies
-Click here for a list of radio, television and cable companies.
Publications & Media
-Watch the Sedona NOW network online.
-Watch video segments about local businesses and attractions on Red Rock TV – Channel 16.
-Subscribe to the Sedona Red Rock News family owned local newspaper, printed twice weekly.
-Subscribe to the Verde Independent and read their KUDOs weekly magazine about things to do in the Verde Valley.
-Listen to Yavapai Broadcasting.
For more information
-Submit our Relocation Information Request Form
-Contact us at the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau at 800-288-7336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Contact one of our member real estate professionals who can provide valuable insight on relocating and living in Sedona.
The Sedona Chamber of Commerce presents access to this information as a public service and as a service to our members and community partners. The Chamber assumes no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions in the information provided, nor for the products or services provided.
Annually, the Chamber prints easy to use and beautiful guidebooks to assist both local residents and visitors.
Our Hometown Guide is a great tool that reflects our unique lifestyle and beautiful place and is designed for locals. It celebrates our neighborly, small town atmosphere, our penchant for volunteerism, to say nothing of our easy going local lifestyle.
Our Experience Sedona Guide which is crafted for our Sedona guests, is a complete go-to guide on all things Sedona.
The Destination Event Planner is Event and Meeting Planners guide to Sedona’s meeting venues where we blur the line between vacation and meetings.
All are great introductions and resources to one of the best places to live in America.
ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE SEDONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND TOURISM BUREAU