Tour My Town: Sierra Vista, Huachuca City and Hereford, AZ

    Sierra Vista, AZ

    Sierra Vista is a city that is located in Cochise County. Cochise County is an area in Arizona. Sierra Vista is part of the Sierra Vista-Douglas area. The city is 70 miles near Tucson to the southeast. It is a hub for recreational, cultural, and commercial purposes.

    Attractions

    Tourists and locals can access the city using Interstate 10 and State Highway 90. The Mule Mountains, Dragoon Mountains, Huachuca Mountains, Whetstone Mountains, and Mustang Mountains surround the city. San Pedro River borders Sierra Vista to the east.

    Many people who enjoying watching birds buy homes in Sierra Vista. Various birds can be seen as they fly over Ramsey Canyon Preserve and the other local canyons. Tourists and locals take photos of hundreds of bird species. In addition, Sierra Vista is an ideal place for recreational activities.

    Outdoor Activities

    The most popular locations for activities include Coronado National Memorial, San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Cochise Stronghold, Chiricahua National Monument, Parker Canyon Lake, and Madera Canyon. Kids will enjoy spending time at Kartchner Caverns State Park and Patagonia Lake State Park.

    Huachuca City, AZ

    Picturesque Huachuca City is the perfect home for those who enjoy the nature and beauty of southern Arizona’s San Pedro valley. The Huachuca Mountains— snow-capped during the winter—border the city to the south and scattered Saguaros surround this quaint town to create a natural ambiance that attracts residents to the area.

    Lifestyle

    Residents enjoy a very simple and personal lifestyle afforded by the small-town feel, while proximity to surrounding cities such as Sierra Vista provides the benefits of shopping and even employment opportunities. Participation in local councils and events is encouraged and residents are able to take responsibility and feel they are contributing in a significant and meaningful way.

    In addition, the public schools boast a dedicated teaching staff, and have a small teacher-to-student ratio—allowing the teachers and administrators to focus on individual students and families.

    Surrounding areas

    The Huachuca Mountains and the Kartchner Caverns State Park provide many hiking, camping, caving, birding, and other outdoor activities. Pictographs can even be found in certain areas of the Huachuca Mountains. Huachuca City is also close to Tombstone—a popular US historical town.

    Each aspect of Huachuca City, from the small-town feel, to the surrounding natural features, to the stunning sunsets, makes the town a great place to live.

    Hereford, AZ

    First established in the early 1800’s, Hereford is a rich community that features a lovely backdrop of hills and mountains. Hereford’s average high temperature is 90 degrees with the peak of the summer season being in July. In the winter the average temperature is only 32 degree with winter peaking in January.

    History

    Hereford has a rich history being deeply rooted in the wild west. Famous western gun slingers Frank and Tom McLaury, who were later killed at the O.K. Corral, were from Hereford and the area fully embraces its rich western culture.

    Apart from its beautiful scenery and rich western culture, Hereford is also known for its wide array of wildlife. Hereford is home to hundreds of birds and butterflies that migrate through the area all year round. Hereford is also home to two of Arizona’s state parks: The Arizona Folklore Preserve and the Coronado National Memorial. Additionally are located in Hereford.

    Town Demographics

    Hereford has a population of just under 9,500 residents with the average annual salary being just under $57,000.00. The majority of Hereford residents are commuters to nearby areas and the average commute time is around 25 minutes. Hereford has two elementary and two middle schools, but high school students must also commute.

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