Homes for Sale at Shadow Mountain in Flagstaff
Shadow Mountain HOMES
& PROPERTIES FOR SALE
Sitting at 7,000 ft and home to the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the world, Flagstaff is as unique to its state of Arizona as each neighborhood within Flagstaff is unique to the city. We often hear Flagstaff residents say they love the tight-knit community feel that Flagstaff neighborhoods bring. Learn more about what makes each neighborhood unique and what you can expect if you consider buying a home there.
On the north side of town, Shadow Mountain is close to everything. Walk or ride your bike downtown, to the grocery store, to a coffee house or to the trails. With quick access to the Arizona Trail, Shadow Mountain residents tend to be outdoor lovers and avid trail users. Learn more about Shadow Mountain below or click to contact us now!
What Neighbors Are Saying About Living in Shadow Mountain:
“There’s gas, groceries, banks, schools, restaurants, parks, and forest access that are very close but you still feel like you’re in a neighborhood with nice people.“
“I love the access to trails and stores, close to downtown but still tucked away. Love the variety of architecture and all the kind souls who live in them.”
“Shadow Mountain is a great neighborhood. Trails and central to everything.”
EXPLORE SHADOW MOUNTAIN
Less than 1 mile
Less than 1 mile
Residents of Shadow Mountain attend Flagstaff Unified School District. The closest elementary schools are John Q Thomas Elementary School and Charles W Sechrist Elementary School. Students from Shadow Mountain can then attend Mount Elden Middle School, Sinagua Middle School, Coconino High School and Flagstaff High School. Flagstaff Unified School District has an open enrollment option for parents if enough classroom space is available.
Flagstaff also has multiple charter school options, including nearby Puente de Hòzhò Elementary School. This International Baccalaureate Candidate School and Harvard Education Review featured school has two dual-language programs. The nearby school, Puente de Hozho has a Navajo Immersion Program and a Spanish-English Bilingual Program.
Shadow Mountain sits at 6,909 ft of elevation.
The Best of Shadow Mountain
Did you know Shadow Mountain is known as the Banana Belt of Flagstaff? Due to its location near Mount Elden, the sun gets trapped during the day, and the cold air is tempered at night. Although temperatures can vary 40º from day to night, the swing in temperature is more significant north, west and east of Flagstaff.
Shadow Mountain is also famous for its access to many trail systems. With quick access to Flagstaff’s northwest trails and northeast trails, your proximity will be the envy of many a Flagstaff outdoor enthusiast.
- Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature is a popular hiking and trail running trail less than 1 mile from Shadow Mountain. Take Forces of Nature east to hit Elden Lookout Trail and Fatman’s Loop. From there, you can summit Mt Elden or turn around and come back! Forces of Nature is a rocky, technical trail that is narrow in spots. Although open to mountain bikers, they generally skip it, giving hikers the trail to themselves. Forces of Nature doesn’t have the elevation gain that many of Flagstaff trails have because it runs along the side of Mt Elden, not up!
- Arizona Trail – Lower Oldham Trail
The famous Arizona Trail runs through Flagstaff on its way from Mexico to Utah. You can quickly jump on the Lower Oldham portion from Shadow Mountain in a little over a mile! Lower Oldham is a great connector trail to the Dry Lake trails north of Flagstaff. It will connect you to Upper Oldham, Brookbank, and Rocky Ridge. Enjoy the variety of terrain, from boulders to sand to alpine forest. You’re sure to encounter a few dog walkers, hikers, runners, and mountain bikers on this trail.
- Elden Lookout Trail
Although Elden Lookout Trail is one of the most challenging trails in Flagstaff, it is one of the most rewarding! Gaining 1,788 ft of elevation in 1.8 miles, it is a steep, rocky trail that puts you on the top of Mt Elden. Tap the cell towers at the summit to finish your journey and enjoy a snack before heading back down. Elden Lookout is approximately 3 miles from Shadow Mountain via Forces of Nature. This trail is lined with cactus and offers lots of sunshine, not the shade of ponderosa pines. Be sure to carry plenty of water and snacks!
- Buffalo Park
A local favorite, Buffalo Park, is a mostly flat, wide community trail. It is a 2 miles loop popular with families, dogs, and elite runners. Many families come out to walk the loop after work and on the weekends. Local elite runners use it to test their fitness throughout the year. There’s a high chance you’ll see an Olympian when you’re out there! Shadow Mountain is down the hill from Buffalo Park. Take E. Park Way a little over half a mile to climb up the Arizona Trail from the neighborhood. You’ll be on the 2-mile loop in no time.
Best Things to Do...
- Trail Running
- Mountain Biking
The History of Shadow Mountain
With its towering ponderosa pines and proximity to trails, Shadow Mountain has been a desirable neighborhood for locals from its beginning. With its central location to everything in Flagstaff, convenient access to trails, and no HOA, homes in this neighborhood don’t stay on the market long! Most homes in the neighborhood were built in the 1980s and 1990s and sit on larger lots.
If Shadow Mountain was a Star Wars Character, it Would Be….
Yoda. It’s on the smaller side of Flagstaff neighborhoods, it is filled with tons of charm and character, and it’s very green.
If Shadow Mountain was an actor, it Would Be….
Jeff Bridges, a bit older but has a lot of character, where you can find classics from the 70’s, 80’s – up through the 2000’s. It has an outdoorsy vibe and is generally a super chill place to live with no HOA to “abide” to.
If Shadow Mountain was an Netflix Series, it Would Be...
Friday Night Lights. It has that long time home town feel with a local High School stadium at Coconino High close by. Expect to see a great outdoor football game under the lights on Friday nights!
If Shadow Mountain was a band, it would be…
Weezer. Every house is different and unique just like all of Weezer’s albums.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Shadow Mountain:
What is the average home value in Shadow Mountain?
Home prices in this neighborhood went up 78% in 2021 compared to 2020. In the first quarter of 2022, the average cost of homes in Shadow Mountain was $805k.
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Weather in Flagstaff
With four distinct seasons, Flagstaff’s weather offers something for everyone. Warm and bright sunshine in the summer, chilly mornings with colorful aspens in the fall, snow with freezing temperatures in the winter, and a mix of everything in the spring. The average high in the summer is 80ºF and a low of 53ºF. During the cold season of late November to early March, the average daily high is below 49ºF. The hottest month is July and the coldest month is December. Flagstaff’s mountain elevation does bring summer monsoon storms that keep the trails in great shape and the hot days to a minimum.
Flagstaff has historically had a market based on high demand and low inventory. This creates a seller’s market, with buyers scooping up Flagstaff homes quickly as they come on the market. In the past 20 years, home prices have increased in Arizona by an average rate of 4.15%. In 2021 – they doubled! Although new homes are being built in Flagstaff and surrounding communities like Bellemont and Kachina Village, we expect it to continue to be a seller's market for years to come.
Flagstaff is a tightly knit community that offers small-town vibes with all the city amenities you need. With its bustling downtown life, numerous mountain adventures and active Northern Arizona University campus, Flagstaff is home to a diverse community. Weekly summer farmer’s markets, art walks, theater happenings, local breweries, shopping and restaurants are all within walking distance of Downtown Flagstaff. There are seven national parks and monuments within 80 miles of Flagstaff, including Walnut National Monument and the Grand Canyon. With Sedona’s unique landscape just 45 minutes to the south and Snowbowl Ski Resort just 30 minutes to the north, Flagstaff is an outdoor lovers’ paradise.
Meet Your Local Flagstaff
With a combined 100 years of experience, the Best Flagstaff Homes Realty team knows a thing or two about Flagstaff neighborhoods. We’ve learned to navigate Flagstaff market trends with expertise, knowledge, great skill and care, and a lot of laughter! We’d love to be the team that introduces you to Flagstaff neighborhoods and helps you find what you’re looking for in your next home. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or already have some real estate experience under your belt, our experienced team will find you your dream home in Flagstaff.
Can’t wait to get started? Call us today at (928) 714-0001.