Camp Verde, AZ - Montezuma's Castle got its name from early settlers in the area. They thought that this was built by Montezuma (the Aztec mythical hero). In fact, it was built by the Sinagua between 1100 to 1350 A.D. By 1425 A.D., the Sinagua were gone. They were hunters and farmers. Modern theory is they left because the natural resources became depleted.
Verde Valley residents normally think of Montezuma's Castle when cliff dwelling is mentioned.
I decided to go to my Stats page and sort posts by the number of views. I was surprised to see the post below garner 11,182 views. I decided to do some "Throwback Thursday" posts from years ago. I chose this as my first one to feature.
This particular post was written August 30, 2020. I updated the contents of the post. As you can see (below), this is the modern cliff dwelling in Sedona I wrote about!
Modern Cliff Dwelling - Sedona Style!
Cliff Dwelling - Located In Red Rock Loop Area
I was checking out a lot in the Red Rock Loop area of West Sedona to give a client an estimated price to list when I happened to see this cliff dwelling. Needless to say, it sparked a whole lot of questions. Where is the access road? How did they build it? What are the views like?
It is not for sale, but if it was, is this a home you could live in? This a fairly unusual sight to see on the side of a red rock cliff! I don't think I can find anything in Sedona or the Verde Valley that would compare to it.
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Sedona Market Analysis
Red Rock Loop - West Sedona - Uptown - Oak Creek Canyon - The Chapel Area
This week the median list price for Sedona, AZ 86336 is $1,395,000 with a market action index hovering around 34. This is up two points from last week. The market action index (MAI) compares the rate of sales versus the inventory. So, there is a Slight Seller's Advantage.
Median Days on Market = 119 - Trending higher
Inventory = 59 - Trending lower
Home sales continue to outstrip supply and the Market Action Index has been moving higher for several weeks. This is a Seller’s market so watch for upward pricing pressure in the near future if the trend continues.
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Honanki / Plataki Ruins
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