Population: 45,308

Living in Sierra Vista, Arizona:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Sierra Vista, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Sierra Vista what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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The town houses one of the top community colleges in the country, with joint operation with a town not far away. If a graduating senior isn’t readily prepared to take on life outside of Sierra Vista, Cochise College is the place to go and those seeking a more suburban, exciting life can take their shots in the cities of Tucson, Phoenix, or Flagstaff. The materials for success and a good life are all around. The history of the town is through the roof on Fort Huachuca, the Huachuca Mountains, San Pedro, and plenty of other places in town. Though it’s mainly a retirement town, people move to Sierra Vista to help themselves build up to a more stable and affordable life.

Sierra Vista, Arizona, has one high school, about two middle schools, and a little over six elementary schools. With a standing population of around 44,000 people, there’s not too much that goes on in the town. It is next to a military base, Fort Huachuca, which is where most soldiers retire. Living in the town of Sierra Vista has its setbacks, but the town offers community activities and chances at opportunity. The town is dominantly occupied by retired veterans and their families. Most if not all the somewhat older people are respectful and fun to enjoy a conversation with.

Dustin, says: 2020

With the amount of kids and athletes in the town, there are sometimes not enough opportunities to competitively play or partake in some activities. Luckily, Sierra Vista is surrounded by other towns in the same situation. When it comes to baseball, soccer, or even volleyball the schools and community find ways to connect common interests. Adults in the community expand skills to more metropolitan areas by creating travel teams. Sierra Vista is neither small nor large. The opportunities here for adults are vast and if a good job is found, it’s a great place to settle. For younger kids and adults, it’s more of a 50/50.

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