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Old 07-21-2010, 05:12 PM
 
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I am a recent college graduate and am originally from Mississippi although I attended college in Alabama. I have recently been offered a job at Ft. Huachuca, AZ and am researching the area of Sierra Vista. Does anyone have any guidance or opinions of the area(i.e. apartments/condominiums, entertainment, safety, etc.). I plan to visit the area before making a decision but would like insight into the area before making a blind journey.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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If I were going to be living in Sierra Vista, I would find my entertainment in Tombstone.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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Go to the local newspaper's website to see prices on apartments/condos. If you are working on Post, you should be making enough to cover expenses with no problem, as long as you don't have much debt. As for entertainment, there isn't a whole lot to do, especially if you are younger. It is a fairly quiet town, but with the best weather I have ever seen. If you like to hike, as I do, it will be paradise.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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Hi Mnorm10 - I live in Northern Az, but have driven through Sierra Vista after visiting Bisbee. Bisbee is approx. 30 min. from SV. It is well worth your time to visit Bisbee. I would want to live there if I worked in, or close to, SV. Look at Craigslist under SV and Bisbee. And walk the streets of Bisbee and go into coffee shops, stores, etc and talk to people. They are very friendly and helpful. Good luck in your new adventure.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:49 PM
 
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Sierra Vista is a nice, small town with a medium-sized-town dining and shopping options. There are great views and near perfect weather. It's a good place to live, especially if you'll be working on the base.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:35 PM
 
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Take the job. You'll love it here. Don't worry about housing...there is plenty of it here. And since you'll be working on Huachuca, you'll make more than enough to cover housing expenses. Safety? There isn't enough crime here to worry about it, though i'm sure the crime exaggerators will come on here eventually and attempt to scare the hell out of you. Entertainment? Depends on how hard you are to entertain. Not much culture in this town as entertainment goes, but there is more than enough of it within an hours (or slightly more) drive.

You won't believe how fast Cochise County will grow on you! Like Ritchie^^^ said...the views, the weather, the people...come on down and discover a great part of Arizona that even most native Arizonans either overlook or don't know about at all!
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:58 AM
 
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I am a recent college graduate and am originally from Mississippi although I attended college in Alabama. I have recently been offered a job at Ft. Huachuca, AZ and am researching the area of Sierra Vista. Does anyone have any guidance or opinions of the area(i.e. apartments/condominiums, entertainment, safety, etc.). I plan to visit the area before making a decision but would like insight into the area before making a blind journey.
What are your interests? AZ and Sierra Vista are generally love it or hate it. I know many people in both categories.

SV has little to do for young people or families. It is a small town with few "entertainment" options. Many people travel to Tucson for that. There are several apartment complexes, so that shouldn't be a problem and none are far from post. SV is safe and so are the surrounding communities.

As others have said, the weather is great. There are abundant outdoor opportunities for hiking. Bisbee is approximately 30 min drive and is pretty interesting.

You'll probably see many of the people you work with around town. If you like that, then great. If you prefer more anonymity, then you may want to look at living in other areas.

In SV, some of the better jobs are on Fort.
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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SV has little to do for young people or families.
I guess it depends on what your interests are.
This place is awesome for young people and families: City of Sierra Vista - Aquatic Center
Some more things for youth/families: http://www.ci.sierra-vista.az.us/cms...arks/Parks.pdf
Some more: The Mall at Sierra Vista - Premier Shopping, Dining, Entertainment in Sierra Vista, Arizona

Within a short distance:
Coronado National Memorial (U.S. National Park Service)
Parker Canyon Lake - Home
Arizona State Parks: Kartchner Caverns: Home
Welcome to the City of Tombstone!
Bisbee Chamber of Commerce - Home

And, yeah, drive an hour north then west, and there's tons more in Tucson.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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This place in Wilcox is pretty cool, too, and not too far of a drive from Sierra Vista: Apple Annies
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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Ritchie,this is great news that was provided,we moved to Fortcollins an with out any research there is not a place for head injurys,my husband had a stroke an I thank you so much for the pool part we are thinking of moving again just because my son can not find a job,nice area in Fortcollins just not alot to do when you are in your fiftys in a wheelchair, love to here they have the liftchair there will be coming for a visit.
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