With the Chiricahua Mountains overlooking a beautiful desert oasis, this area has long been coveted by desert travelers. First, it was the Athabaskan people, then the Apaches, then the waves of Spanish conquistadors, missionaries, soldiers, and colonists. Today, it is still a pleasant desert city with lots of outdoorsy-activities in the shadow of the omnipresent Chiricahua Mountains. It’s also a big draw for adventurous people seeking out an affordable lifestyle with all the conveniences of big city life. You can find just about anything and everything you need here, and if it's not here, then you can find it across the border at a lower cost than anywhere in the nation.
One drawback is a constant presence of police, border patrol, and DEA agents trying to secure the border. However, compared to other major U.S. cities, crime rates are pretty close to average, and the number of crimes per square mile is even lower. In fact, many families are living quite happily here, especially with the perfectly mild weather and low cost of living. Rental rates typically range from about $300 to $900. From cheap apartments to those aesthetically pleasing Santa-Fe style rental homes, you’ll be sure to find a wonderful place to live.
Apartment-dwellers are in for a treat. Luxury amenities, such as swimming pools, hot tubs, BBQ grills, and instant access to some really neat local parks are among the more common amenities in this city. Remember to bring your towel, not that we have to remind you, anyways.
If you're moving to town with your pets, then be sure to check with local property rentals for all the different kinds of pet policies. There are cat-friendly apartments, a few dog-friendly rental homes, and plenty of property rentals that accept all kinds of pets. However, be prepared to pay a pet deposit around $150, as well as a non-refundable pet fee around $150. Some rentals also charge a monthly pet rent that will cost you about $15 per month.
So, if this sounds like your kind of town, then it's about time to put your boots on the ground and see the area for yourself. Best of luck!