Sierra Vista landed on CNN Money’s Least Crowded Towns at #4 out of 20. The list includes towns that offer great lifestyles without the hassle of packed downtown areas, tourists overpowering the sidewalks and neighborhoods full of homes on top of each other. With a population of just under 45,000, Sierra Vista only has 295 people per square mile. Sierra Vista is highlighted for it’s infinite amount of outdoor fun combined with a laid-back community atmosphere. The town itself has events such as summer concerts at the Veterans Memorial Park and a year-round farmer’s market creating an intimate small-town feel.
For those people searching for a small-town atmosphere, Sierra Vista overwhelmingly fits the bill. Aside from the community activity, the town is in close proximity to several outdoor treasures such as the San Pedro River, Coronado National Forest and the Huachuca Mountains to name a few. Sierra Vista also owns the title of hummingbird capital of the U.S. making it a mecca for birdwatchers. Everything set aside, this town is set apart due to its relaxed and laid back desert lifestyle made available through its lower population density.