LIVING: Sierra Vista ranked one of the top five best towns

SIERRA VISTA — CNN Money magazine named Sierra Vista as one of the top five best places to live in the “least crowded towns” category in the online supplement to the September 2013 “Best Places to Live” issue.
Sierra Vista scored fourth on a list of 20 cities. With a population of nearly 44,907 — just 295 people per square mile — coupled with a median household income of $64,927, Sierra Vista was noted for its picturesque mountains and canyon views, majestic starry skies, abundant natural areas, moderate climate, and nearby burgeoning winemaking industry.
The publication evaluated communities that are experiencing population growth and with a median family income above the state average. The 2010 U.S. Census pegged the median household income for Arizonians at $54,637 and $55,970 for Americans.
Boulder City, Nev.; Canyon Lake, Texas; and Nantucket, Mass., were ranked numbers one through three. Vail, Ariz., near Tucson, ranked twentieth. The magazine developed its list using census data and Onboard Informatics projections/aggregations. 

Incadove93 on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:33pm

Maybe we can attract some industry that is not government-dependent!

Piper on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 11:58am

What’s wrong with Industry in support of the Government?

Piper on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 12:35pm

By the way, that industry you talk about is not Government dependent. Sure,
the big defense contractors sell plenty to the military and other government
agencies, but they do big business elsewhere and in the regular economy. So
maybe a more accurate statement would be “maybe Sierra Vista can attract more
industry”. Of course that isn’t entirely accurate cause plenty of years has
shown that more then enough people here try to chase off industry and growth
when the opportunities do arise.

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