City of Sierra Vista

About City of Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista is a full service municipal government located in beautiful Southeastern Arizona. It is also home to Fort Huachuca, the largest military installation in the state and the Army's military intelligence and network command headquarters. Home to the Buffalo Soldier, the fort has a fascinating history in addition to its significant role in the nation's modern-day military. With a population of 45,794 and a metropolitan area of nearly 60,000, the community has a wide variety of business, retail, restaurant and housing options. In addition, the community is nestled at the base of the soaring Huachuca Mountains and, at an elevation of 4,600 feet, boasts enviable weather with temperatures typically 20 degrees cooler than the Phoenix area.

Sierra Vista, Arizona consistently ranks as one of the best places to live and work. It has been named one of the top ten places in Arizona for young families and one of the top five places in Arizona to live. With a year ‘round temperate climate, this active community enjoys four seasons and easy access to outdoor activities.

Located just 70 miles southeast of Tucson, Sierra Vista has small town charm with many amenities found in larger communities. There is a robust retail hub with diverse store chains along with smaller, privately owned businesses for a local flavor. A wide variety of restaurants, from well known national chains to numerous smaller dining establishments and ethnic choices are available.

The cost of living in Sierra Vista is below the national average, including the Tucson and Phoenix areas. In addition, the local crime rate is below state and national levels. Healthcare services available in Sierra Vista include a new, state-of-the-art hospital as well as multi-specialty physician groups, several extended care and assisted living facilities, and numerous independent physicians. Behavioral health, eye and dental providers, as well as other medical specialists, are available in the local area.

Educational opportunities abound for local residents, with a variety of public, charter and private schools. Buena High School offers its students a high quality and meaningful education experience, with a graduation rate of 89%, compared to 77% in Arizona and 80% nationally. Buena High School is part of the Cochise Joint Technical Education District, offering career and technical education programs such as marketing, culinary arts, sports medicine and engineering. Higher education institutions include Cochise College, ranked the second best community college in the nation, University of Arizona Sierra Vista, and Wayland Baptist University.

Sierra Vista is one of the top employers in Cochise County, with a staff of approximately 325 full-time and 150 part-time employees. One-third of its employees have been with the organization more than ten years. Their positions are challenging and rewarding, and they consider the City a great place to work—and Sierra Vista a great place to live.

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