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Unread 09-03-2008, 05:50 PM
 
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Default Is there traffic between sedona/cottonwood?

I am flirting with the idea of moving to sedona/cottonwood but am thinking about access to everyday necessities. I know they have 2 grocery stores there so that is good.

In sedona itself, is there any kind of office supply store and home improvement store.

I am just imagining some scenerios that go on where I live now (Las Vegas) like needing to stop at office depot on the way home for printer ink for my business.

Another scenerio...working on a project on the house or yard on the weekend and realize I need to run to Lowes for something for the house or yard.

How is the traffic between sedona and cottonwood, hearing alot of people live in cottonwood/work in sedona is there a traffic issue.

I am leaning towards sedona because cottonwood weather seems to much like Las Vegas and of course scenery in Sedona is much better, I know houses are overpriced in Sedona but we are looking at a business so that is where we would be everyday.

If cottonwood was cooler I would consider it more strongly.
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Unread 09-03-2008, 09:26 PM
 
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Default Sedona residents shop in Cottonwood

One of the few things they did right was put a decent road between Sedona and Cottonwood. It is the equivalent of a four lane interstate highway, therefore no traffic problems. My friends and I do all our shopping in Cottonwood since it is a much larger town with all the types of stores you're asking about. Sedona is a tourist town! Enough said.
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Unread 09-03-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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I don't live in Cottonwood or Sedona, but I have had to be in Sedona by 8:00, so I have driven "rush hour" if you can call it that. Basically I was travelling on Hwy 260 from I-17 to Cottonwood, and then north from Cottonwood to Sedona on Hwy 89. Traffic on Hwy 260 was a bear, but going north out of Sedona was a breeze, probably because of the 4-lane divided highway.

If you're going to have a business in Sedona and can afford Sedona, then it's pretty easy to make the decision about where to live. Although the median home price in Sedona is very high because of all the multimillion $ homes, there are also quite a few homes in a more affordable price range. I really don't think those homes are any more expensive than comparable homes in Flagstaff.
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Unread 09-03-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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As usual Gretchen is right on target with her info! The road between Sedona and Cottonwood is a very good one that handles the traffic well.

There is a Home Depot and Office Max in Cottonwood as well as a Wal*Mart. In West Sedona we do have a small office furniture/supply store and an Ace Hardware. Now is a great time to buy a home in Sedona as prices have come way down. There are some tradeoffs as Cottonwood is 15 miles away but most of 89A between us and Cottonwood has a 60 MPH speed limit. Just be sure to follow the speed limit inside Sedona and Cottonwood and you will be just fine. :-)
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Unread 01-22-2009, 08:50 AM
 
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Right on poolgirl 51 - agree completely with your observations.
Just wanted to add that I worked in Sedona for a couple of years and lived in Cottonwood.
The commute every morning was wonderful, easy and beautiful with the sun rising, it was like a meditation and watching the balloons rise. I personally couldn't deal with the traffic in Sedona especially during tourist season. We originally seriously considered living in Sedona but moved to Cottonwood, huge difference in our buying ability housewise. We have never been sorry. Dealing with the traffic and tourists is o.k. at work and during the day, but in the day to day life running around and shopping can get quite frustrating. Just our experience, but we do love the Sedona area!
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Unread 01-23-2009, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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Update on Sedona. Staples is coming to the Safeway center and Lumbermans is rebuilding (opening under a different name) so we will have a building supply store as well.
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Unread 01-23-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I personally couldn't deal with the traffic in Sedona especially during tourist season.
I can't understand why anyone thinks the traffic in Sedona is bad in tourist season. I live here and maybe on a bad day you get slowed down by what, 2 or 3 minutes, but it is nothing compared to the hour plus to get anywhere in a big city. I have just never noticed it being bad except for maybe along 179 but that has been fixed now with a new road. The round-abouts have also helped to ease the traffic flow. I live in west Sedona and set the criuse control and rarely have to brake all the way there. I can be in Cottonwood in 20 minutes tops.
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