Considering relocating to Sedona..wha...
Trixie

Erin, TN

#237 Jul 20, 2014
seems nice

Since: Mar 14

Lawnton, Australia

#240 Aug 9, 2014
Just me wrote:
Sedona Az is a very attractive little town but very decieving. It is primarly run by its wealthy, while there are hundreds of homeless families struggling... they do a good job at hiding those facts. The poor are set off into two small trailer parks in the hopes that no one will notice. Sedona has spend millions trying to study the need for low income housing... over 5 years yet there is none... they could have paid any number of people to tell them there is a problem. Most earn 7.00 an hour and full time work is not available..in most cases. The homeless hang out at the safeway store,occassionally asking for a hand out... but in Sedona there is little help. There is one food pantry, but they limit the food they are willing to give to 32 items per week for a family of three... hardly enough... and of course brag about all they help... humulation is not helpful. There are two starbucks, I prefer the one uptown becasue the one in safe way is poorly managed by safeway, and dirty, all one has to do is look at the cash register to see it has not been cleaned in a very long time. Stand in line and you will see no one ever washes their hands,garbage is usually piled up in a shopping cart next to starbucks, and they are always out of things. It does not bode well for safeway... Keep in mind safeway owns and runs this store and it is in many way seperate from starbucks. The goal for Sedona is to keep "those kinds of people" out of the community while using their talents to grow Sedona...IE rob from the poor to give to the rich. The teachers here are wonderfful but the lowest paid in the state, there is not hud housing, and if you need assistance one must go to cottonwood, 1/2 hour away. There are not shelters to help with the SERIOUS homless problem, most are living in tents or as I said sub standard trailer parks... Don't waste your time moving here unless you have a large income... and remember when you visit here this is NOT a family friendly community... families are only welcome here to spend money... not to live.
Could I find a cave above the town and expect the grace of the locals? To stay and thus to live? Wilderness is an in between, we need it to live. Stu

Since: Nov 08

Wherever kindness fails

#241 Aug 18, 2014
I know this is a dead thread but I just have to quickly say - the above post by "2ndsight" reveals everything you need to know about Sedona and the segment of humanity that populates it.

Nuckin' futs.
Sonja Walker

Omaha, NE

#242 Aug 19, 2014
Just me wrote:
Sedona Az is a very attractive little town but very decieving. It is primarly run by its wealthy, while there are hundreds of homeless families struggling... they do a good job at hiding those facts. The poor are set off into two small trailer parks in the hopes that no one will notice. Sedona has spend millions trying to study the need for low income housing... over 5 years yet there is none... they could have paid any number of people to tell them there is a problem. Most earn 7.00 an hour and full time work is not available..in most cases. The homeless hang out at the safeway store,occassionally asking for a hand out... but in Sedona there is little help. There is one food pantry, but they limit the food they are willing to give to 32 items per week for a family of three... hardly enough... and of course brag about all they help... humulation is not helpful. There are two starbucks, I prefer the one uptown becasue the one in safe way is poorly managed by safeway, and dirty, all one has to do is look at the cash register to see it has not been cleaned in a very long time. Stand in line and you will see no one ever washes their hands,garbage is usually piled up in a shopping cart next to starbucks, and they are always out of things. It does not bode well for safeway... Keep in mind safeway owns and runs this store and it is in many way seperate from starbucks. The goal for Sedona is to keep "those kinds of people" out of the community while using their talents to grow Sedona...IE rob from the poor to give to the rich. The teachers here are wonderfful but the lowest paid in the state, there is not hud housing, and if you need assistance one must go to cottonwood, 1/2 hour away. There are not shelters to help with the SERIOUS homless problem, most are living in tents or as I said sub standard trailer parks... Don't waste your time moving here unless you have a large income... and remember when you visit here this is NOT a family friendly community... families are only welcome here to spend money... not to live.
Thank you for your honest concerning Sedona AZ, although I have not yet visited there, I wondered if it was a town for the wealthy only.
Sonja Walker

Omaha, NE

#243 Aug 19, 2014
Thank you for your honesty, while I have not visited Sedona I have frequently visited an "over priced" Arizona. It's all "overpriced!
Bucky

Boise, ID

#244 Aug 19, 2014
My God, just move to Holmby Hills, or Stone Canyon or any other place. Go camp out and beg on Martha's Vineyard , ya bum. Christ, what dopes you are.
User

Gilbert, AZ

#245 Aug 25, 2014
Condsidering Sedona wrote:
If Sedona is such a miserable and unwelcome place for the homeless to live, why don't they go North to Flagstaff or South to Phoenix? Or, do they have some right to live amoung the "large income" folks?
Because phoenix is an arm put and flag is also expensive to live in
Evan-Roch

Esparto, CA

#246 Sep 5, 2014
Wow, my wife and I just finished reading some of the responses on this thread, and we are beyond amazed. We actually started laughing in the end. We moved here eight years ago, after getting married in our mid 20's. While it may not be completely perfect, it is as close to it as we have found. We bought a very modest 1300 Sq Ft home, and we love it here. Overall, we think Sedona is one of the friendliest and most beautiful places in this country. Remember, we are talking about a country with SO many issues and bad people; Sedona has more good things than most places in the US. We both believe that as long as the complainers and negative people don't stay in Sedona, our home will continue to be a fantastic place to live.
Joe

Phoenix, AZ

#247 Oct 19, 2014
Tahsin wrote:
Sedona is really not a place to live. People are rude and illiterate. Bunch of woo woos believe in vortexes and physics and all the other nonsense. Uptown is a tourist trap, restaurants are overly priced with poor food quality. Sedona is only good for what made Sedona famous to begin with which are red rocks and hiking trails. They are great but that is about it. The people here are just hideous and tourism is ruining this great wonder of the world.
How true! Rude, mean spirited It is unfortunate as it is a beautiful place
Walter

San Jose, CA

#248 Oct 23, 2014
Sedona used to be a lovely and serene place to live. These days however, I fear it is following in the path of so many lovely little "niches" and supposed "progression" has turned it into yet another lousy little tourist town that sells cheap trinkets, the hotels and restaurants are way overpriced for their quality, and the caliber of people has gone downhill. I blame this mostly on the "new thinkers..new age people who frankly I believe need their heads examined.

I have had a vacation home there now for over 2 decades and we find ourselves spending less ans less time there. We have very impressionable young grandchildren that I fear are being exposed to the less then desirable things of Sedona. These new age shamans or gods and goddesses have made themselves known in the community in a repulsive fashion . A temple that was simply a cover for a brothel. So called healing sessions that are also a sham for prostitution.
The law enforcement in Sedona are hard working individuals who keep the town relatively safe but they can't be everywhere. I and my wife find it all so distasteful and just plain disgusting really.

The town needs to rid itself of the over population of hookers and brothels and whatever else that leads to the degradation of out society .

For the most part, the people of Sedona are really friendly and neighborly . It's unfortunate that a few bad apples has changed it all.

Visit and really take a good look around ALL aspects and then decide. Or do what we did and just have a vacation home or condo. Sometimes you can rent those out when not there to help with the mortgage .

Good luck in finding your paradise. I don't believe Sedona is paradise any longer.
It breaks my heart to say this.
But it's true
Whatever

Flagstaff, AZ

#249 Nov 6, 2014
Midwest Ghost wrote:
Gosh Just Me! That sounds horrible. HUD housing and the homeless hanging out at Starbucks. I sure hope that this isn't true, I just bought a 2nd home there. I knew that there is a huge hippie and new-ager problem but all the rest-jeez.
Seriously-as long as Sedona is home to some of the most expensive real estate in the nation that is the way it is going to stay. I don't think that at 500K per acre there is going to be any low income housing going up any time soon. Luckily this is still a capitalist society and the market will dictate. When the employers run out of unskilled labor you will see low income housing going up. It will probably be in Cottonwood though. As I understand it there is a rumor that Cottonwood is trying to annex some of the land between Sedona and cottonwood along 89A. I am not sure what they plan on doing with this but again I am sure it will not be low income housing.
As far as the trailer park goes though you neglected to mention how many of those living there are illegal aliens.
I think that I would be more inclined to agree with smb's description of the city. I feel very safe there and as a single woman I think you will find living there pleasant. My biggest problem with the place is that they roll up the streets at 9PM and the small town politics seem to be a little amplified. Luckily phoenix and flagstaff are not far away for entertainment.
There seems to be plenty of work available but it is all in the service or hospitality industry. If you are in the medical industry you should have no problem finding a good paying job in either Cottonwood or Flagstaff.
I love Sedona! Such natural beauty, it could've been a national park IMO. I wouldn't want to live there until retirement. I have children and it's not the best place for that. We live in Flag and it's much more family friendly, but no better for finding work.
roxfoxmusic

Los Angeles, CA

#252 Dec 3, 2014
hi everyone im rox fox ...born and raised in los angles and i lived in SEDONA for a two years on and off

sedona is the most beautiful place on earth.. i made lots of friends there.. very awesome group of people. great parties under the stars, very arttsy people and that part i loved.. lots of acrtors and singers since sedona film school is in town. the night life is fun if your into dive bars and karaoke.. im 28 years old single female i rented a room from a girl friend of mine..

if you want sedona and she wants you, she will open her arms to you. if she doesnt she wont and you will be tested on just how bad you want to be there.... its very interesting how it works... it took me a long time to find a job. so i had to leave and then i came back saw an add and got hired on the spot..

living there will revile a lot about yourself if you are in tuned and looking for peace and spirit.
Upnorth

Plymouth, MN

#253 Jan 25, 2015
We're thinking of moving from ND to Sedona. We're in our late 40 to 50's. Is there much for jobs available? Also describe the good things instead of the negative.....
Gerold

Cornville, AZ

#254 Feb 8, 2015
SAVE YOUR MONEY!
ZonedOut

Sedona, AZ

#255 Feb 8, 2015
Can't stand the new age crap that has infected this town. Everyone pretends to be loving hippies then backstabs you. Most of the money is being made by scamming people with the new age crap, and if you speak against it, you are ostracized. And while all the Spritual people are making money, they are too cheap to use local business services and take advantage of people for their own gain.
flygirl2009

Meadowbrook, WV

#257 Mar 7, 2015
smb wrote:
Sedona is a great little town. We are located about 2 hours north of Phoenix, so that is where you need to fly in and out of for any major flights. We have an emergency room and an Urgent care. 2 major markets and an organic market as well. We have a Walgreens. There is a Walmart and a HomeDepot 30 min away. Flagstaff is 45 min away and has a college ( Northern Arizona University, and therefore a college town, and many more bars & restaurants). There is a ski area in Flag. Sedona offers hiking and the great outdoors. Houses are cheaper than they were a couple years ago, but will still set you back at least 400 K. 250K for a condo. The police love to give speeding tickets, but generally the town is friendly. Overall Sedona is much more liberal than what you think of as a Red State. WE have two Starbucks. A "real one", and one in Safeway.
How long have you lived in Sedona? Do you have any opinion on Cornville or Cottonwood?
Anonymous

San Diego, CA

#259 May 5, 2015
Upnorth, Sedona is a beautful town and the surrounding areas are unsurpassed in beauty. The only consideration you need to make is will you be working/having a business in Sedona or retired? If you have a reason to wake up in Sedona every day then it's great. If not, I'd recommend you look to Cottonwood or the East Verde Valley just over the Coconino County line. The main reason is access, you'll find that there's more day-to-day living services in Cottonwood along with some fine eateries and the Verde River. Sedona is 12 minutes east and you won't have the traffic problems when the tourista's come to share Sedona's stunning beauty. That's my two cents, and wherever you land, good luck to you!
Dirk Sedona

Santee, CA

#260 May 16, 2015
alexis wrote:
I wish this thread didn't turn into a forum of trolls degrading and fighting with each other. I really need advice about retiring to Sedona. Is there anyone in this forum who can give a realistic picture for a single 59 year old retiree who needs real information about Sedona Shadow other than some inconsequential park manager. I am already used to high prices and crowds since I live in a Ca. beach resort town.
Curious Alexis, did you settle in Sedona?
Dirk Sedona

Santee, CA

#261 May 16, 2015
SUNCAT wrote:
We were thinking about buying or building a second home in Sedona. However, my concern is that good friends live in Scottsdale, and leased a place for two years. The lived in Ca. previously , but since being in Arizona they have tons of respiratory problems , better known as Valley Fever. They are seriously considering leaving and moving to a place that doesn't effect them in this way. So I think to play it safe we might lease for a year in Sedona Does anyone have respiratory or health issues from living in Sedona ?
Valley Fever is a bigger problem in california.
Dirk Sedona

Santee, CA

#262 May 16, 2015
The Ol Wagonmaster wrote:
The last time I was in Cottonwood it was turning into Sedona South. Jam-packed traffic and the bookstore in old downtown was equally jammed with aging, apparently well-to-do hippy ladies engaged in a conversation with the owner about the most screwball stuff imaginable - interplanetary soul-travel & the like. Sedona is OK for a visit - kind of like going to the zoo with better scenery - but only true freaks (RICH freaks!) could stand to live there.
You just might need to mosey on down the trail a bit pardner, riding through Cottonwood with your panties in a bunch will git you one heck of a saddle sore. Happy trails.

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