Village of Oak Creek, Arizona Real Estate

     The Village of Oak Creek was once nothing more than a collection of several large ranches and farms that has slowly transformed over the last fifty years into a small, sleepy hamlet nestled on the outskirts of Sedona.  

     Founded in the early 1800’s, the area was named “Big Park,” by early pioneers, and was renamed the Village of Oak Creek inArizonans love outdoor living space! the 1960’s. In the 30’s and 40’s, many Westerns were filmed in the area. 

     Hollywood still has a love affair with Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek;  TV commercials and music videos continue to be shot along the highways and byways of Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek. Like many of our area visitors, famous people fall in love with Sedona too!  Notable area homeowners in Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek include: Ted Danson (Actor), Al Pacino (Actor), Stanley Jordan (Guitarist), Diane Lane (Actor), Debbie Reynolds (Actor), Jane Russell (Actor), Michelle Branch (Musician) and many celebs are frequent area visitors and several others are rumored to own property in the area. Currently, our most notable Verde Valley resident is Senator John McCain, who, contrary to popular belief, does not own a home in Sedona- McCain’s ranch is located in a lush and secluded valley in Cornville.

     Today, the Village of Oak Creek has become a resort destination in and of itself. An island of privately held land, completely surrounded by state and national forest lands and nestled among some of Red Rock Country’s most familiar views, the Village of Oak Creek is home to some of Red Rock Country’s most spectacular scenery, yet still retains the quiet charm of a small town.  People who find Sedona a little too busy for their taste, just might be right at home in the Village of Oak Creek.

     The Village of Oak Creek is situated along HWY 179, and residents enjoy quick and convenient access to The City of Sedona and Interstate I-17. Services in the Village of Oak Creek have been rather sparse until about 10 years ago, when several new commercial developments were permitted, approved and constructed. Tequa brought an infusion of shops, restaurants and galleries to the area. Sedona Golf Resort may have began the trend, but the arrival of The Hilton elevated the Village of Oak Creek to a resort destination as well.

     The Village of Oak Creek is home to 3 Golf Courses: Canyon Mesa, Sedona Golf Resort and The Oak Creek Country Club. Sedona Golf Resort is an 18 hole, par 71 course and receives a continuous 4 star rating from Golf Digest. 

Oak Creek Country Club features an 18 hole championship course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr. The setting and scenery of this course are spectacular. A new clubhouse was erected in 2004.

     The Village of Oak Creek has been experiencing growing pains, and recently widened HWY 179. 5 roundabouts were installed, and the wisdom of this decision is certainly not accepted by all- present company included!     It seems to me to be innately stupid to install 5 roundabouts in an area where everyone is from somewhere else, and staring at scenery, instead of the car in front of them. But then again, that's government.    

     However, most residents know that the little bit of traffic they now contend with, is NOTHING compared to the traffic in the cities they have relocated from!     

     The paving of “seven mile road” (which was only 6 miles long), a few years ago greatly opened up travel options to and from the village.    It is now known as Beaverhead Flat Road, and connects HWY 17Outskirts of The Village of Oak Creek, Arizona, as seen from the Forest Service Station on Hwy 1799 to Cornville Road.

     A few years ago, the LaBarranca fire charred a large expanse of the native forest flanking the neighborhoods of LaBarranca and Pine Valley. But this fire had unseen benefits.   The fire traveled up a heavily forested ridge and decimated all vegetation in the path. But now, the removal of this dense brush and accelerated erosion on the ridge has revealed a “new” red rock ridge to admire while traveling through town.  The Village has one grocer, several restaurants and a small scale outlet mall.  Real Estate offerings in the Village tend to be a little less expensive than Sedona, and range in price from the 150's to several million.  The Village of Oak Creek can satisfy just about any budget, or the most distinguished tastes, and is sure to enjoy a very prosperous future.


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Population

Total population 6,494
Male population 3,098
Female population 3,396
Median age 64.60
Median age (male) 63.10
Median age (female) 65.90

Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)

Never married 945
Married 3,843
Separated 35
Widowed 369
Divorced 1,063

Population by age

Under 15 274
Age 15 to 24 383
Ages 25 to 44 812
Ages 45 to 64 1,860
Age 65 and over 3,165

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 5,601
Moved from abroad 0
Moved from a different state 285
Moved from the same county 550
Moved from the same state 33

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 5,746
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 723

Employment

White collar 1,952
Blue collar 470

Class of worker

Self employed 729
Private company 1,417
Not for profit company 174
Government workers 102

Households

Total households 3,453
Family households 2,013
Non-family households 1,440
Households with children 257
Households without children 3,196
Average people per household 1.85

Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)

No high school 6
Some high school 1,219
Some college 1,996
Associate degree 311
Bachelors degree 1,526
Graduate degree 1,248

Income/Financial

Average household income $85,123
Median household income $67,659
Median income under 25 $0
Median income 25-44 $0
Median income 45-64 $67,985
Median income over 65 $68,219

Housing occupancy

Housing units 4,622
Occupied housing units 3,453
Owner occupied units 2,267
Renter occupied units 1,186
Median housing costs per month $1,257
Median gross rent per month $1,317

Housing by year built

Year built median 1992
Built before 1939 11
Built between 1940 and 1949 0
Built between 1950 and 1959 0
Built between 1960 and 1969 67
Built between 1970 and 1979 818
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,151
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,191
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,255
Built after 2010 129

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 1,209
Houses without mortgage 1,058
Median value with mortgage $475,700
Median value without mortgage $440,800
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2020 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.