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Where to Retire in Yuma and Home Prices

The Zillow Home Value Index in Yuma was $273,290 in mid-2022. There are several RV and mobile home communities in Yuma (see link at top left).

What Is Special about Yuma

The sun shines most everyday, and offers a lot of outdoor recreation including golf, hiking, and bird watching.  Yuma has beautiful desert scenery with wide-open spaces and the Colorado River running through it.

What Is Not Special about Yuma

Yuma's summers are very hot with temperatures reaching the high 90's and above; the town has a high unemployment rate; Yuma's crime rate is higher than the national average. Yuma is not near a large city as San Diego, CA is 147 miles away, and Phoenix is 185 miles away.

Climate and Physical Environment

The sun shines almost everyday in Yuma, with a July average temperature of 95 degrees.  The average January temperature is 58 degrees.  Yuma receives about 3.36 inches of rain annually. The town is tucked into the southwest corner of the state up against California and Mexico. It is about 3 hours to the closest cities like Tucson.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Yuma has an interesting history from when it was found to be the easiest and safest place to cross the Colorado River, and the role it had in taming the Wild West.  The Yuma Territorial Prison and the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park are tourist attractions that are part of Yuma's early history; Yuma is a multicultural community and celebrates its heritage with several festivals throughout the year; The historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events;


Yuma's crime rate is above the national average.

Medical Facilities

Yuma Regional Medical Center


Transportation is provided by Yuma County Area Transit, Amtrak services Yuma, and the Yuma International Airport, which is shared with the Marine Corps Air Station.

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