After working for decades to save enough for retirement, you’ve finally made it. If you’re wanting to relocate to somewhere more relaxing but still want some adventure where you can finally start this new phase of your life, Sedona, AZ may be just the place. With low taxes, great real estate, amazing nature trails, several golf courses, and more, you’ll quickly find it’s an easy place to fill your days. Here are some reasons why Arizona, and Sedona in particular, is becoming a popular place for retirees.

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Outdoor Activities

Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you’re done with living an exciting and adventurous life. Within the town of Sedona itself, you can easily find many hiking trails that will give you a beautiful glimpse of why so many people love this town. The red rocks at any point in the day are a beautiful sight, but wake up early or stay up late to watch the stars and you’ll get a great view of bright red mountains that will have you wanting to get out there every day. Sedona is nestled in the Coconino National Forest, and there are a handful of state parks that are within easy driving distance so you can find your favorite trails.

If hiking isn’t your thing and you would rather play a round of golf, you’ll have no shortage of options. The Poco Diablo Resort has a 9-hole course as well as tennis courts, a fitness center, and bike rentals. On the northern end is Seven Canyons where you’ll have nine courses to choose from, all with incredible views. On the other end of town, there are a handful of courses, including Sedona Golf Resort, Canyon Mesa Country Club, The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort, Oakcreek Country Club, and more. Just like hiking trails, you can try out each course and find your favorite. If golfing is a priority, our real estate agents will be glad to find a place close to your favorite course.

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Arizona, in general, has no shortage of sunshine for you to relax in. If you’re not a fan of humidity, you’ll find high temperatures but limited moisture, making it an easy place to buy a house. At over 4,000 feet elevation, the great thing about Sedona is that you can experience cooler weather than a majority of Arizona towns. Actually, Sedona is perfectly situated within the mountains so that you can enjoy warm months but still avoid colder, snowy periods unlike other towns with a higher elevation. Making a home in the mountains definitely has it’s perks.


Find local favorites like cactus jelly, mesquite honey, and prickly pear margaritas to wet your taste buds. If you want to explore the culinary treats of Arizona, take a trip to Phoenix for the Arizona State Fair, explore the Scottsdale Culinary Festival where you can taste wines, sample new brews, or meet a celebrity chef, or taste the famous Sonoran Hot Dog. The Tucson favorite is a bacon wrapped dog with pinto beans, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, mustard, and mayo. It will be time to take a hike (or a nap) after eating so many delicious foods.

Finding a retirement home in Sedona means that you can explore the outdoors in fantastic weather, relax on the golf course, and eat delicious foods to your heart’s content. Retiring has never sounded so good! Come visit our cozy town and the real estate agents at Brian & Cindy Real estate will show you around.