Summit Heights – Sierra Vista, AZ
Summit Heights is a new-home community in Sierra Vista, AZ, that features energy efficient homes ranging in size from 947 to 2751 sq. ft.
Both one-story and two-story homes are found at Summit Heights; three to four bedrooms are included in each. Summit Heights residents enjoy an adjacent city park and a dog park.
The Surrounding Community
Sierra Vista is a community of about 45,000 near the city of Douglas. The total population of the two cities and the surrounding towns is approximately 130,000. Sierra Vista lies just 70-miles southeast of Tucson. Residents enjoy easy access into and out of town via Interstate 10 and State Highway 90. A U.S. Army post, Ft. Huachuca, is located in the northwestern section of Sierra Vista.
The Mall at Sierra Vista offers 400,000 sq. ft. of retail space, and it is home to numerous major retailers. Institutions of higher education include Cochise Community College, University of Arizona South, Western International University and Wayland Baptist University.
The Sierra Vista Aquatic Center is a 36,500 square-foot center of water-based recreational activities. The center, also known at The Cove, offers families with young children a zero depth, or beach entry to the pool. Competitive swimmers and fitness buffs will love the eight 25-yard lap lanes.
The facility’s wave machine offers several different wave patterns during open swim times. The Cove also includes a kid’s lagoon and slide, a three-meter diving board and two one-meter diving boards, and a warm water therapy pool. There are even two enclosed water tube slides.
Ramsey Canyon Preserve attracts birders and others from all over the country to see the hundreds of species found here. Hummingbirds are often found in such numbers that Sierra Vista has become known as the “Hummingbird Capital of the United States”. In August, the Southwest Wings Festival celebrates the diversity of bird species in this part of Arizona.
Recreational opportunities abound at Parker Canyon Lake and at Patagonia Lake State Park. Other outdoor destinations include Kartchner Caverns State Park, Madera Canyon and the Chiricahua National Monument. Native American pictographs are found the nearby Huachuca Mountains.
The Gray Hawk Nature Center offers exhibits of live reptiles and invertebrates along the San Pedro River. The nature center is also known for its educational programs and seminars. The University of Arizona South Observatory takes advantage of the clear night sky in the area. In fact, over a dozen additional amateur observatories have been built in the area to take advantage of the often-excellent viewing conditions.
Various events and festivals are enjoyed by residents throughout the year. In February, there’s the Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, and in the spring the Festival of the Southwest is a major event. Sierra Vista’s Independence Day celebration is also first-rate.
The Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra puts on three concerts each winter that feature popular and classical music. Veteran’s Park is the home of a band concert series, and the 31,000 square-foot public library offers lectures, readings and a film series.