Located in Cochise County, about 20 miles from Mexico, Sierra Vista is the main commercial, cultural and recreational hub of the area. At an elevation of 4,623 feet, Sierra Vista’s abundant sunshine and clean air combine to make this city a comfortable and pleasant place to live.
Steady and smart growth since the city incorporated in 1956 has seen the area blossom to become a culturally diverse community of an estimated 46,597 residents, which includes Fort Huachuca.
Fort Huachuca was established as a military post in 1877, and declared a National Historic Landmark a century later. The post was instrumental in the campaign against Geronimo, including his surrender, and the ongoing battle with Apache raiders. Many of the military installation’s original buildings are still standing today, including the magnificent officers’ homes lining historic Brown Parade Field and the nearby soldiers’ barracks, now used as offices.
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Whether you are looking to visit or researching a new place to live, the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to our Southern Arizona community.
If you plan to explore our community, you will find Sierra Vista has a lot to offer. We are a small community with many amenities found in larger cities. We welcome you to explore our wide range of choices we offer in regards to lodging, dining, shopping, and tourism.
As a center for eco-tourism, rich in western heritage and natural beauty, we are also home to Fort Huachuca, which is an active U.S. Army installation and historic landmark. Fort Huachuca has multiple museums to visit and learn the history of the “Buffalo Soldier”, Military Intelligence, Signal Command, and the Army through the years.
Sierra Vista is also known as “The Hummingbird Capital of the United States”. We have many bird walks, nature walks, river walks, hiking trails, canyons, and mountains to explore. We are centrally located to the Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, and the San Pedro River Valley to name a few.
Sierra Vista enjoys an average year-round temperature of 74 degrees. You can view our current weather online at . With the plentiful sunshine we enjoy, every day is usually a good day to explore!
The Sierra Vista Chamber also includes a number of members from the “famous” historic towns of Bisbee, Tombstone, and Willcox. These cities are known for their rich and diverse history of the old west, to include ghost towns, mining, vineyards, wineries, and many more tourism opportunities as well. All of Cochise County has many attractions and sights for visitors and residents alike to enjoy.
If you plan on starting or relocating a business in Sierra Vista or Cochise County, please give us a call so we can assist you in getting all the necessary information you may need. We are here to help you, as a business owner, with marketing and expanding your clientele.
You can contact us at (520) 458-6940 or email@example.com and any one of our friendly staff members will help answer any questions you may have.