Sierra Vista has a low cost of living

Living Here

Sierra Vista 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 and big-city amenities.

The population is currently 44,286 and the city is a great place for young professionals, with 16.9 percent of Sierra Vistans 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 to stay.

At 14.1 percent, Sierra Vista’s poverty rate is significantly lower than the county, state, and national averages, while its median household income is much higher at $58,040 per year.

Sierra Vista is in the Top 10 places in Arizona for young families, based on public school rating, median home value, monthly home ownership costs, median household income and income growth.