A Glance at Life in Sierra Vista

Spanish for “mountain view,” Sierra Vista offers residents incredible desert views, globally known birding areas, terrific weather, and countless community events. With an elevation of more than 4,600 feet, Sierra Vista experiences traditional four season weather and enjoys monsoon rains in late summer. When looking for Sierra Vista homes for sale, you should also consider the lifestyle and attractions this community has to offer.


The greater Sierra Vista area has a variety of affordable housing resources for renters and homebuyers alike. Home prices in the community have remained relatively steady. Compared to other housing markets in Arizona, Sierra Vista homes continue to hold their value. One reason Sierra Vista has maintained its favorable economy is proximity to area employers, including Fort Huachuca. During the recent recession, employment in Sierra Vista has remained high with continued job growth among new retailers in the area.

Retail and dining

While Sierra Vista accounts for under a third of the Cochise County population, it provides almost two-thirds of the county’s retail sales. Among the retail chains, Sierra Vista residents can also shop at smaller, privately owned retail establishments. Residents can also frequent 50 restaurants in the community, from well-known national chains to smaller dining locations. The city also houses 33 lodging establishments, including 41 rooms at Bed and Breakfast sites available.


Sierra Vista offers a small town charm while providing many amenities found in larger local communities. For example, the city’s central location allows residents to easily access Kartchner Caverns State Park, Tombstone, Bisbee, and the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Wine country is also located nearby. To the east of Sierra Vista is the San Pedro River, one of the premier destinations for bird-watching in the country.

To learn more about homes for sale in Sierra Vista, Arizona, contact Castle & Cooke at (520) 378-5110. As new homebuilders, we create communities that enhance the lives of everyone in Sierra Vista. We also offer energy-efficient homes, independently verified by the Home Energy Rater.