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Living a Mountain Lifestyle in Sierra Vista, Arizona

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Where to Retire in Sierra Vista and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median home value to be $285,171 in mid-2022.

What Is Special about Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista offers beautiful mountain views, sunny weather, a low cost of living, lots of outdoor activities, and historical sites.

What Is Not Special about Sierra Vista

Crime rate is above the national average, the nearest large city (Tucson) is about 75 miles away. Sierra Vista is not a walkable community.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 49 degrees, July's average is 80 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Sierra Vista offers hiking and biking along with Native American sites, bird watching, and is known as a great place for amateur astronomy.  The town also has shopping, dining, galleries, museums and an aquatic center.  The University of AZ South has a campus here as does Cochise Community College.


Sierra Vista's crime rate is above the national average.

Medical Facilities

Canyon Vista Medical Center


Sierra Vista has a transit system; there is a small municipal airport here,  and the closest international airport is in Tucson, approximately 70 miles away; Sierra Vista is not considered a walkable community.

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