Big Park is commonly known as the Village of Oak Creek, and has become a bedroom community for Sedona that is 7 miles north. Tourism, retirees and second-home owners are the basis for the local economy. Big Park became the Village of Oak Creek in the early 1960’s, and is set among scenic red-rock buttes and canyons. Visitors frequently confuse the Village of Oak Creek with Oak Creek Canyon area to the north. The Village has about 7,000 residents. The area is well known for Mountain Biking, Hiking and has some very extensive and scenic hiking trails.
This is the gateway to Sedona for those arriving via I-17 to AZ 179. The area is served by the Sedona Fire District (fire station is behind the grocery store) and the Yavapai County Sheriffs. In the area is Webers IGA grocery store & pharmacy, post office, shops, restaurants & hotels (Hilton for one).
The Village of Oak Creeks is comprised of 25 subdivisions outside the city limits of Sedona. Adjacent to the Village of Oak Creek is an area known as Big Park. Big Park is not in the village of oak creek. The Village of Oak Creek and Big Park share a Sedona zip code (86351). The original concept was to include this area within the city limits of Sedona but it was rejected by the residents for a variety of reasons at the time. It is a 6-mile divided highway and scenic drive from the Village of Oak Creek to the “Y” roundabout in the city of Sedona.
The Village of Oak Creek is home to 3 world renowned Golf Courses: The Oak Creek Country Club, Sedona Golf Resort, and Canyon Mesa.
The Oak Creek Country Club has an 18 hole championship course. This is surrounded by stunning red rocks and lush vegetation the valley is famous for. The layout of this course is traditional. It consists of over 6,824 yards, winding fairways lined with trees and three lakes.
Sedona Golf Resort is an 18 hole, par 71 course that continually receives a 4-star rating from Golf Digest. Open to the public, this is a great place to golf while enjoying the exceptional beauty of Sedona.
Canyon Mesa is a 9 hole course tucked away in a corner of the Village of Oak Creek. This is a great course for those just learning the game, or anyone working on precision golf. This is one of the best Active Adult Lifestyle communities in the Sedona area that offer spacious townhomes. Like all the other subdivisions in the area it is fully built out and any sales are re-sales. This area has full time residents, second home owners as well as upscale vacation rentals that make a great investment compared to other Sedona properties.
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