Living in Copper Sky | Sierra Vista AZ
Copper Sky is a beautiful neighborhood located in Sierra Vista, a picturesque city situated in southeastern Arizona. The neighborhood is just west of Arizona State Route 92, and approximately ten miles north of the US-Mexico border.
The area is known for being extremely family oriented, offering residents year-long entertainment activities and cultural events. The Music Gathering and Cochise Cowboy Poetry events take place in February, offering up some winter fun. The renowned Festival of the Southwest kicks off in the spring, with carnival rides, games and delicious food. August marks the start of the Southwest Wings Festival, attracting bird watchers from all across the United States and beyond. Apart from these centerpiece events, the area always offers smaller scale entertainment such as film festivals, art shows, outdoor concerts, musicals and theatre events.
Sierra Vista Primary and Secondary Schools
Sierra Vista, AZ is home to high rated public schools from primary to secondary levels. The schools rank well on a national level for all academic areas, including math, reading, and science. Below is a list of the public schools open to enrollment for local residents.
- Coronado Elementary School
- Buena High School
- Pueblo Del Sol Elementary School
- Huachuca Mountain Elementary School
- Joyce Clark Middle School
- Village Meadows Elementary School
- Town & Country Elementary School
Residents of the Copper Sky area can choose from a variety of modern public transportation options. City managed bus routes run throughout the area of Sierra Vista, even connecting to major transit points that extend throughout the state and beyond. There are also private taxi and shuttle services available 24/7, some catering towards seniors and the disabled.
Parks and Outdoor Activities
Sierra Vista is widely referred to as the Hummingbird Capital of the US. The Ramsey Canyon Preserve is home to several hundred different bird species, attracting bird watchers from far and wide. Sightseeing can also be done in the area, as the scenic beauty is perfect for picnics, hiking, nature walks, and photography. Outside of the Ramsey Canyon Preserve itself, there are also many local canyons that are equally beautiful, many of which offering walking and bike trails.
If you’re willing to travel outside of the immediate area, there are many nearby areas of tremendous scenic beauty, including the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Kartchner Caverns State Park, and many others. There is virtually no shortage of outdoor fun available for exploration.
Sierra Vista Aquatic Center
The city is home to the 36,500 sq ft Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, also known as “The Cove”. The facility offers water tube slides, diving boards, lap pools, infant and toddler pools, as well as competitive lap lanes for aspiring athletic swimmers. The main attraction within The Cove is probably the wave pool, keeping residents cool during the warmer months, while they enjoy several different wave patterns.
If you’re a sports fan, then you’ll enjoy cheering on the local city teams, such as the Arizona Football League’s Cochise County Ironmen. The local high schools also offer a variety of sports for local school attendees to participate in, such as wrestling, soccer, football, baseball, and tennis.
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