Sierra Vista, with a population of just over 42,000, has no shortage of enticing traits that make it a community of choice for all types of people seeking an affordable cost of living, a temperate climate with year-round outdoor recreation, and an attractive balance of small-town charm with big-city amenities. Sierra Vista is a great place for young professionals, with 16.9% of its residents being 25 to 34 years old, making that the most common age range in the 2010 Census. Retirees are also captivated by Sierra Vista, often coming to visit for a few days only to find themselves liking the area so much that they purchase a home and stay. At 14.2%, Sierra Vista’s poverty rate is significantly lower than the county, state, and national averages, while its median household income is much higher at $63,284 per year.
"The wife and I visited Sierra Vista from Northern California last week. We drove all around, morning, noon and night, basically took in the whole town. You people live in one awesome place. Rush hour traffic is like Sunday morning traffic here. The city itself is very clean and overall, your roads are great. You're friendly, easy going, helpful, proud and the list goes on. Yeah, you gotta put up with the heat and some critters here and there, but your city far exceeded our expectations.
We smiled the entire trip."