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Why Retire In Sedona Arizona?

When the time comes to retire a lot of retirees these days are choosing Arizona. There are a lot of cities in Arizona to retire in so you have to choose carefully. You have a lot of options so you might ask yourself “Why Retire In Sedona Arizona”?

 Beautiful Vistas & Mild Seasons

Sedona is located in the high desert of Arizona under the towering southwestern rim of the expansive Colorado Plateau. The city enjoys four mild seasons which are characterized by clean air and abundant sunshine. Temperatures are moderate and pleasant with average highs near 75° and winter lows of about 46°.

Sedona is a unique place full of beauty and is situated strategically at the mouth of the spectacular Oak Creek Canyon.  The area is complimented by massive formations in red-rock alongside beauty of Oak Creek Canyon. Many residents cherish these views, vistas, and consider the natural beauty of the area to be equal to many of the national parks.

A City for The Arts & Tourism

Sedona is considered one of the state’s premier resort, recreation, retirement, and tourism destinations with great views and art centers. This means that it is great for residents and even more fun when family or friends come to visit.  There is lots to see, lots to do, and all of it happens with the beautiful backdrop of the rugged beauty of the high Arizona desert.

Sedona Arts Center

The Sedona Arts Center is a place to discover, learn, and share in the arts. With both permanent and special exhibitions paired with education and artistic development it is a great resource for residents and tourists alike.  The center is a nonprofit educational institution which enriches the lives of visitors with fine arts, the largest collection of local artists, and instruction for aspiring artists.

Opportunities for learning are offered in weekly classes, art workshops, and even field expeditions. There are private lessons available for focused mentoring.  Enriching retirement with artistic expression can be one of the most meaningful pursuits many people experience in life.

Beauty of nature

The amazing natural beauty of the area quickly put Sedona on the map and became a favorite place for the motion picture industry to film movies, commercials, and other productions. Even today Sedona is the backdrop for television shows, commercials, and movies are still filmed in the still wild natural beauty which surrounds the city.

Sedona Annual Events

Finding exciting events in Sedona is easy. With music festivals, art festivals, chili cook-offs, aeronautical events, wine festivals, and events for just about every holiday there is nearly always something going on soon. Every month has many activities that make fun opportunities to invite friends and family to come visit and enjoy with you.

For more information about what is coming up on the calendar of events for Sedona please check out the events list page.

Quick Facts On Sedona

  • The population of Sedona is about 10,000 people according to the 2013 Census report.
  • Sedona features around 6 million acres of national forest
  • The economy is booming with a vibrant array of retail stores, hospitality services, healthcare, and construction.
  • The Crime Rate is half the US National Average
  • Sedona enjoys having 4 medical centers
  • There are 2 airports within a short drive of Sedona

Sedona City Parks

Finding a place to enjoy a stroll, walk the dog, take the bike for a ride or even make a splash at Sedona’s splash park is easy. The city features 11 parks which feature well manicured landscapes, areas to bike, walk your dog, take time to remember our Military Services, or take kids to play in the water.

Park List

Botanical Garden

Bike Skills Park

Greyback Park

Jamesen Park

Jordan Historical Park

Sunset Park

Sedona Dog Park

Posse Ground Park

Sedona Wetlands Preserve

Schnebly Memorial Garden


Sedona Sustainability

When an area is as beautiful and popular such as Sedona guarding that beauty becomes a priority. The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau is dedicated in preserving Sedona’s stunning natural beauty for both residents and tourists alike. In addition to protecting the natural beauty of the area Sedona features a vibrant “green” economy which helps provide meaningful employment and living wage.  Ultimately every decision is made to protect nature, the residents, and preserve this natural gem which makes Arizona one of the finest places to retire in the United States.

Retiring in Sedona Arizona

SLS Communities offers the finest retirement facilities in the state of Arizona and operates Sedona Winds Retirement Community.  Independent living is complimented with assisted living and memory care services. This makes it easy for active adults to enjoy the beauty and excitement of Sedona with a wonderful community to call home. For more information about SLS Communities or Sedona Winds please click here or call 480-348-9609.