The Spirit of Pine Valley

A Unique Community Living with Nature

Ron Schneider

My Pine Valley Story

By Ron Schneider

35  Rabbit Court

We had sold our home in California and moved to Sedona in 2003. We stayed at an RV park in Camp Verde and started looking for a house in the Sedona area. After a week we talked to a real estate agent and asked about the area east of the Village of Oak Creek (VOC). He gave us two listings in Pine Valley but both did not appeal to us. On the way out of the subdivision, we were going south on Quail Hollow and spotted a For Sale sign. We stopped, checked the property out, and called the agent to look at the interior. After that inspection, we made an offer, and on August 1st, 2003, we moved the RV to our place and moved in.

We love our home here. We have around 100 trees, several sitting areas in the yard. It is ideal place for retirees, not too much traffic, lots of nature, million dollar views and wonderful neighbors.

My wife Irene and myself planted the big tree at the entrance to Pine Valley subdivision in 2004. I strongly believe in maintaining as much native vegetation as possible. On my lot, I have pinion pines, oak brush, sumac and other native trees. The plants are hardy, drought- and cold tolerant.  

I plan to remain in my place and take care of the vegetation until they call me for the last roundup.

Editor’s note:

Ron’s wife, Irene, passed in 2021 after a lovely long life.  Ron and Irene maintained the landscape at our entrance for almost 20 years.