Sierra Vista, located in Cochise County, about 20 miles from Mexico, 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.
Sierra Vista is a city where the population is educated and highly skilled, where businesses thrive and grow and where local residents enjoy a year-round moderate climate against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery and stunning sunsets.
This flourishing city stands as the economic heart of Southeast Arizona. A unique blend of business and industry is discovered here, with the major military intelligence and communications center, Fort Huachuca, leading the economy as the region’s largest employer.
Fort Huachuca (pronounced waa-choo-ka, an Indian word for “Thunder Mountain”) has been a part of the area since 1877 and is well known as the former home base of the famed Buffalo Soldiers 10th Cavalry Regiment. Today, the active fort is a designated National Historic Landmark and houses two museums and an annex, which proudly tells the story of the U.S. Army in our nation’s Southwest region.