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70 Apartments for rent in Sierra Vista, AZ

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Check out 70 verified apartments for rent in Sierra Vista, AZ with rents starting as low as $600. Some apartments for rent in Sierra Vista might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Mountain Vista - Sierra Vista
4400 E Busby Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
1 Bedroom
$600
471 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$640
613 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:35 PM
Variety of floor plans and one and two bedroom units available with plenty of light and large closets. Community features covered parking, a swimming pool, spa and hot tub.
Verified
8 Units Available
The Place At Savanna Springs
289 S Highway 92
Sierra Vista, AZ
1 Bedroom
$875
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
961 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated December 3 at 04:33 PM
Close to Coronado Village Shopping Center and Veteran's Memorial Park. Also near Fort Huachuca Military Base. Apartments feature in-unit washer and dryers. On-site swimming pool, gated dog walk and 24-hour fitness center. Assigned parking available.
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4 Units Available
Galeria De Coronado
1016 Sentinel Peak Rd
Sierra Vista, AZ
2 Bedrooms
Ask
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1641 sqft
4 Bedrooms
$1,600
1950 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 03:28 PM
Two- to four-bedroom townhomes located just six miles from Ft. Huachuca Military Base. The pet-friendly apartments feature a pool, attached garages and in-unit, full-size washer and dryer.
1 Unit Available
4408 LA CORTE Drive
4408 La Corte Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
1361 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:39 PM
Beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bath home located on a corner lot. Extra large primary bedroom. Large laundry room includes washer and dryer. There's a 1% Rental Tax added on top of rent. Trash and sewer included in rent.
1 Unit Available
5005 E Vespucci Drive
5005 East Vespucci Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
1350 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:39 PM
Home has been remodeled with newer appliances, carpet tile, fresh paint, AC and a huge bonus room plus other updates upgrades, this home is truly a MUST SEE. - Owner/Agent - Home will be available mid December.
1 Unit Available
4901 E DE MEDICI Drive
4901 East De Medici Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ
4 Bedrooms
$1,100
1866 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:39 PM
Lovely 4 BR home that has recently been updated and remodeled. Kitchen has new cabinets, counter tops and newer appliances. There's a 1% Rental Tax added on top of rent. Located close to schools, shopping and easy access to Ft. Huachuca.
1 Unit Available
3366 TREVINO Drive
3366 Trevino Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
2066 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:39 PM
Beautiful 3 BR 2BA, 2,065 sq. ft., 2 car garage. Two large bonus/media rooms. Open floor plan. with several fans. Covered patio with BBQ. Washer and dryer stay. Home located in Country Club Estates. Room for RV parking.
1 Unit Available
1597 BRADDOCK Drive
1597 Braddock Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
4 Bedrooms
$1,550
1608 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:39 PM
Highly upgraded 4BR Jr. Executive Home. Great room, dining room, vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans throughout, granite counter tops and high end stainless steel appliances.
1 Unit Available
5309 Encanto Drive
5309 Encanto Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1368 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:39 PM
New home with 3 BR, 2 BA. tile, upgraded carpet, granite countertops in kitchen and baths, backsplash, appliances includes fridge, front landscaped with drip system, rocks in backyard. Blvd to Hwy90 Right on Ave Del Sol
1 Unit Available
2964 E WILCOX Drive
2964 E Wilcox Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
1312 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:39 PM
Nice 3 bedroom 2 bath home with 1,312 sq. ft. Has a formal living room, family room and AZ Room, ceiling fans and fully fenced yard with fruit trees and storage shed. Trash and sewer included in rent. There's a 1% Rental Tax added on top of rent.
1 Unit Available
1888 PASEO DE LA LUNA --
1888 Paseo de la Luna
Sierra Vista, AZ
2 Bedrooms
$875
1025 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:39 PM
This 2BR/2BA, 1026 sq.ft. lower-level condo is centrally located in Sierra Vista, AZ minutes from Ft. Huachuca, shopping and PDS Elementary. Call today.
1 Unit Available
847 FOUR WINDS Circle
847 Four Winds Cir
Sierra Vista, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1109 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:39 PM
OWNER/AGENT Vacation/Short Term Rental Available. Call Agent for available dates and rates(daily, weekly, monthly rates vary) PET FRIENDLY! Fully furnished and Turn Key... we have everything you need to make your stay feel like home.
1 Unit Available
2669 Montecito Court
2669 Montecito Ct
Sierra Vista, AZ
4 Bedrooms
$1,450
2100 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 05:48 PM
Register for a self-showing (available showing times 7am-8pm daily) to view this or any of our other rentals online at www.AZHomeRentals4U.com.
1 Unit Available
5276 Cedar Springs Drive
5276 Cedar Springs Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,175
1344 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 05:48 PM
Very pleasant and welcoming house with wood laminate and tile floors, wood burning fireplace in living room draws the attention when entering, separate dining room behind the kitchen with an electric stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave
1 Unit Available
1786 Silverado Drive
1786 Silverado Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,325
1577 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 05:48 PM
Pleasant 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, central a/c, large living room and dining room, eat in kitchen in front, gas stove, double door refrigerator with ice and water in door, garbage disposal, microwave above stove, laminate countertops, carpet
1 Unit Available
1988 East Santa Teresa Drive
1988 Santa Teresa Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1523 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 05:47 PM
Cozy up in the living room in front of the gas fireplace after enjoying meals in the open dining room. The well appointed kitchen features an island and opens to the covered patio.
1 Unit Available
2857 Solarro Drive
2857 Solarro Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1617 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 05:47 PM
This is the complete package. Cozy up inside after spending time at the Country Club Park or making good use of the Country Club Fitness Loop nearby.
1 Unit Available
870 San Jacinto Drive
870 San Jacinto Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1470 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 05:47 PM
Rental Terms: Rent: $1,250, Application Fee: $35, Security Deposit: $1,875, Available Now Pet Policy: Cats allowed, Dogs allowed This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
1 Unit Available
1911 Territorial Drive
1911 Territorial Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,275
1555 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 05:47 PM
A/C, yes. Ceiling fans, yes. Laminate and Tile flooring, yes. You found what you are looking for in this 3/2 with breakfast nook, great room, covered patio in rear, block wall yard and two car garage.
1 Unit Available
4925 East Vespucci Drive
4925 East Vespucci Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$950
1250 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 05:47 PM
Register for a self-showing (available showing times 7am-8pm daily) to view this or any of our other rentals online at www.AZHomeRentals4U.com.
1 Unit Available
3583 Camino Bella Rosa
3583 Camino Bella Rosa
Sierra Vista, AZ
4 Bedrooms
$2,450
2197 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Fully Furnished 4 bedroom home in Canyon De Flores - Fully furnished 4 bedroom, 2 bath house in Canyon Del Flores neighborhood. 2,197 square feet livable space, two car garage, large enclosed back yard, storage shed, low maintenance landscaping.
1 Unit Available
1780 Driftwood
1780 Driftwood Circle
Sierra Vista, AZ
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
2555 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
1780 Driftwood 4 BR with POOL - Freshly painted, tile flooring throughout Spacious 4 bedroom, large formal living room with dual fireplace, formal dining, family room, remodeled kitchen with high end appliances , Arizona Room, in-ground pool, that
1 Unit Available
2210 Iris Dr
2210 Iris Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
1653 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
- Four bedroom two bath with two car garage home in town. Corner lot nice curve appeal. (RLNE6206966)
1 Unit Available
2262 Valley Sage St
2262 Valley Sage St
Sierra Vista, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,325
1504 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath house in Coronado Crossings - This beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home is available in Coronado Crossings! Spacious living room and kitchen Brand new carpet.

Median Rent in Sierra Vista

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Sierra Vista is $805, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $970.
Studio
$757
1 Bed
$805
2 Beds
$970
3+ Beds
$1,358
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Sierra Vista?
In Sierra Vista, the median rent is $757 for a studio, $805 for a 1-bedroom, $970 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,358 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Sierra Vista, check out our monthly Sierra Vista Rent Report.
How much is rent in Sierra Vista?
In Sierra Vista, the median rent is $757 for a studio, $805 for a 1-bedroom, $970 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,358 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Sierra Vista, check out our monthly Sierra Vista Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Sierra Vista?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Sierra Vista apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Sierra Vista?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Sierra Vista apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Sierra Vista properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Sierra Vista properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Sierra Vista?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Sierra Vista.
How much should I pay for rent in Sierra Vista?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Sierra Vista.

Median Rent in Sierra Vista

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Sierra Vista is $805, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $970.
Studio
$757
1 Bed
$805
2 Beds
$970
3+ Beds
$1,358

City Guide

Sierra Vista
The beauty of the High Sierra /And she's looking out for you / The angels lay their clouds across his sky / They line up for him every night -- From "Sierra" by Boz Scaggs
The beauty of the High Sierra /And she's looking out for you / The angels lay their clouds across his sky / They line up for him every night -- From "Sierra" by Boz Scaggs

You'll feel like you're almost on could nine, some 4,500 feet above sea level in the mountainous surroundings of Sierra Vista, Arizona. With spectacular panoramas of mountain views, Sierra Vista lives up to its name with relaxed ease. This little city affords its residents a peaceful lifestyle, with plenty of economic opportunity and friendly people. If you get bored, you can always meander through one of the ghost towns in the area or learn more about its Native American history. Or say "Hola" to neighboring Mexico, just 20 miles south of Sierra Vista. If you like the outdoors, then you will love an area that allows you to spend a great percentage of the year outside. Hiking, biking, and camping are favorites, and in an area known as the unofficial hummingbird capital of America, birding is also a popular pastime. Bird is the word.

Hi, Sierra

Moving here isn't even a little bit stressful. You will fill out a basic rental application, and the landlord will run a credit check. If you have a few issues on your credit file, include references from your landlord and proof of income. As long as your past financial issues don't include a history of creating your own rent-free apartment by skipping rent payments, it shouldn't be a problem. This is a pet-friendly area, so you won't have to leave Fluffy behind either.

What It will cost

Expect to pay somewhere between a tickle and a grin for a nice place that even has a pool. Tee-hee. The rents are extremely reasonable, especially when you factor in the overall cost of living and quality of life. There should be no major shocks, and if you come from one of the coasts, you might feel a bit giddy when you see these sticker prices.

Hi, Sierra
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Moving here isn't even a little bit stressful. You will fill out a basic rental application, and the landlord will run a credit check. If you have a few issues on your credit file, include references from your landlord and proof of income. As long as your past financial issues don't include a history of creating your own rent-free apartment by skipping rent payments, it shouldn't be a problem. This is a pet-friendly area, so you won't have to leave Fluffy behind either.

What It will cost

Expect to pay somewhere between a tickle and a grin for a nice place that even has a pool. Tee-hee. The rents are extremely reasonable, especially when you factor in the overall cost of living and quality of life. There should be no major shocks, and if you come from one of the coasts, you might feel a bit giddy when you see these sticker prices.

In and Around the Neighborhoods

This city isn't big on designating neighborhoods and having associations. There are neighborhoods, but they are only real estate designations rather than actual dividing points among the citizens. Most of the locals don't even know they exist. You'll have a leg up on residents when you consider these areas:

Choctaw: This is a nice neighborhood that unfortunately has only a very few vacancies. If you can find an apartment rental here, though, it's a nice place to live. It's quiet and friendly.

City Center: You'll find decent vacancies here for all age groups. Be prepared to learn some bingo!

El Camino Real:In this part of Sierra Vista, you will find a haven for doctors, upper-level executives, and lawyer types. The rental market has a decent number of vacancies, but they tend to go fast. Be prepared to jump if something opens up. The question is, how high?

Chief Joseph: This is a newer area, with homes and apartments less than 20 years old. It's a great place for mid-level executive and professional types. The apartments are newer, and not only were they built within the last two decades, but many have been renovated within the last 10 years.$$$$

Foothills and Tacoma: These areas are popular with active-duty military people and their families. You will find a lot of vacancies here, and the places are pretty nice; most even have pools. Try negotiating a better rental agreement, but keep in mind that prices here are already reasonable. You don't want to get greedy!

Sierra Vista Estates: This is an area with many government workers, most at the city level. Those who don't work for the government are primarily mid- to upper-level executives and other professionals. There are plenty of vacancies here, so you can negotiate rates. The apartments are very nice, mostly 2 to 3 bedrooms and moderately sized.

Moson: This is a middle-of-the-road neighborhood, with a great deal of diversity among the residents. Many occupations are represented, and there is no set norm. This is an area popular with college graduates looking for a nice place to live while they pay off their student loans. There's a decent number of vacancies here, but not so many that you can wait to plop your security deposit down if you find something you like.

Schrader and Village Meadows: This area is home to a large number of military personnel, teachers, and other professionals. There are quite a few vacancies here, mostly because the apartment homes and houses are fairly small. Apartments here run 1 to 2 bedrooms as a norm.

In and Around the Neighborhoods
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This city isn't big on designating neighborhoods and having associations. There are neighborhoods, but they are only real estate designations rather than actual dividing points among the citizens. Most of the locals don't even know they exist. You'll have a leg up on residents when you consider these areas:

Choctaw: This is a nice neighborhood that unfortunately has only a very few vacancies. If you can find an apartment rental here, though, it's a nice place to live. It's quiet and friendly.

City Center: You'll find decent vacancies here for all age groups. Be prepared to learn some bingo!

El Camino Real:In this part of Sierra Vista, you will find a haven for doctors, upper-level executives, and lawyer types. The rental market has a decent number of vacancies, but they tend to go fast. Be prepared to jump if something opens up. The question is, how high?

Chief Joseph: This is a newer area, with homes and apartments less than 20 years old. It's a great place for mid-level executive and professional types. The apartments are newer, and not only were they built within the last two decades, but many have been renovated within the last 10 years.$$$$

Foothills and Tacoma: These areas are popular with active-duty military people and their families. You will find a lot of vacancies here, and the places are pretty nice; most even have pools. Try negotiating a better rental agreement, but keep in mind that prices here are already reasonable. You don't want to get greedy!

Sierra Vista Estates: This is an area with many government workers, most at the city level. Those who don't work for the government are primarily mid- to upper-level executives and other professionals. There are plenty of vacancies here, so you can negotiate rates. The apartments are very nice, mostly 2 to 3 bedrooms and moderately sized.

Moson: This is a middle-of-the-road neighborhood, with a great deal of diversity among the residents. Many occupations are represented, and there is no set norm. This is an area popular with college graduates looking for a nice place to live while they pay off their student loans. There's a decent number of vacancies here, but not so many that you can wait to plop your security deposit down if you find something you like.

Schrader and Village Meadows: This area is home to a large number of military personnel, teachers, and other professionals. There are quite a few vacancies here, mostly because the apartment homes and houses are fairly small. Apartments here run 1 to 2 bedrooms as a norm.

Living in Sierra Vista

Life here is relaxed. This is an easy-going town that is far more focused on improving economic opportunities for the community as a whole than micromanaging the lives of individual citizens. This city, while it has all of the modern amenities, still has a great deal of the Old West vibe. You can expect a high quality of life, low cost of living, and the chance to get to know your neighbors. If you're into that whole Mr. Rogers comfort level with locals. People are friendly here but not overly intrusive.

Where to eat

For the most incredible authentic Mexican food you will ever eat, head over to La Casita on Fry. The food is spicy and freshly made. The enchiladas are perfect, and the salsa is made fresh daily. For great pizza and pasta, visit Delio's just off Highway 92. The pasta here is always perfectly cooked and the sauces are all homemade. If you are looking for a great burger and a lot of local ambiance, then you have to visit The Landmark Cafe on Fry. You aren't really considered a local until you have been here a few times. The burgers are great, and they have wonderful specials that change daily.

City attractions

This place has a ton of great things to do, but you simply can't miss The Cove. This water world is one of the most incredible water centers you can imagine. It's fun for the entire family, and if you have little ones, there's even a special children's lagoon where you can take them to play safely. Marco Polo for hours! If you are more inclined to hiking and biking, be sure to take in one of the many ghost towns in the immediate area. There are more than a dozen, and they have some fascinating histories. The Fairbank Historic Townsite is one of the most popular, and you also don't want to miss the Charleston site.

If you have an interest in the Native American history of the area, there are several councils, museums, and historic sites that will help you with this. This is the home of the Cochise Stronghold, which the Apache Nation used as a barrier against the U.S. Cavalry. There are campsites, hiking trails, and a few great places for mountain biking. Should you run into any bears, don't feed them. They might try to steal your picnic basket--or worse.

The Clovis archaeological site might grab your interest if you fancy yourself an Indiana Jones type, whip or no whip. One of only a handful of archaeological sites of the Clovis people who resided here more than 12,000 years ago, this is a popular hiking and camping site. Who knows? You might just find a bone from a woolly mammoth if you look hard enough!

Because of the mild climate, this is a prime birding location for bird watchers across America. Tourism picks up for the migration of tens of thousands of song birds as they make their way north for summer and then south for winter. This also serves as a warning to those who like backyard bird feeders. A lot of birds may get used to it, so unless you want to deal with thousands of birds making a pit stop by your home, rethink the bird feeder idea. Otherwise, get your bird on!

Living in Sierra Vista
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Life here is relaxed. This is an easy-going town that is far more focused on improving economic opportunities for the community as a whole than micromanaging the lives of individual citizens. This city, while it has all of the modern amenities, still has a great deal of the Old West vibe. You can expect a high quality of life, low cost of living, and the chance to get to know your neighbors. If you're into that whole Mr. Rogers comfort level with locals. People are friendly here but not overly intrusive.

Where to eat

For the most incredible authentic Mexican food you will ever eat, head over to La Casita on Fry. The food is spicy and freshly made. The enchiladas are perfect, and the salsa is made fresh daily. For great pizza and pasta, visit Delio's just off Highway 92. The pasta here is always perfectly cooked and the sauces are all homemade. If you are looking for a great burger and a lot of local ambiance, then you have to visit The Landmark Cafe on Fry. You aren't really considered a local until you have been here a few times. The burgers are great, and they have wonderful specials that change daily.

City attractions

This place has a ton of great things to do, but you simply can't miss The Cove. This water world is one of the most incredible water centers you can imagine. It's fun for the entire family, and if you have little ones, there's even a special children's lagoon where you can take them to play safely. Marco Polo for hours! If you are more inclined to hiking and biking, be sure to take in one of the many ghost towns in the immediate area. There are more than a dozen, and they have some fascinating histories. The Fairbank Historic Townsite is one of the most popular, and you also don't want to miss the Charleston site.

If you have an interest in the Native American history of the area, there are several councils, museums, and historic sites that will help you with this. This is the home of the Cochise Stronghold, which the Apache Nation used as a barrier against the U.S. Cavalry. There are campsites, hiking trails, and a few great places for mountain biking. Should you run into any bears, don't feed them. They might try to steal your picnic basket--or worse.

The Clovis archaeological site might grab your interest if you fancy yourself an Indiana Jones type, whip or no whip. One of only a handful of archaeological sites of the Clovis people who resided here more than 12,000 years ago, this is a popular hiking and camping site. Who knows? You might just find a bone from a woolly mammoth if you look hard enough!

Because of the mild climate, this is a prime birding location for bird watchers across America. Tourism picks up for the migration of tens of thousands of song birds as they make their way north for summer and then south for winter. This also serves as a warning to those who like backyard bird feeders. A lot of birds may get used to it, so unless you want to deal with thousands of birds making a pit stop by your home, rethink the bird feeder idea. Otherwise, get your bird on!

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Sierra Vista
The beauty of the High Sierra /And she's looking out for you / The angels lay their clouds across his sky / They line up for him every night -- From "Sierra" by Boz Scaggs
The beauty of the High Sierra /And she's looking out for you / The angels lay their clouds across his sky / They line up for him every night -- From "Sierra" by Boz Scaggs

You'll feel like you're almost on could nine, some 4,500 feet above sea level in the mountainous surroundings of Sierra Vista, Arizona. With spectacular panoramas of mountain views, Sierra Vista lives up to its name with relaxed ease. This little city affords its residents a peaceful lifestyle, with plenty of economic opportunity and friendly people. If you get bored, you can always meander through one of the ghost towns in the area or learn more about its Native American history. Or say "Hola" to neighboring Mexico, just 20 miles south of Sierra Vista. If you like the outdoors, then you will love an area that allows you to spend a great percentage of the year outside. Hiking, biking, and camping are favorites, and in an area known as the unofficial hummingbird capital of America, birding is also a popular pastime. Bird is the word.

Hi, Sierra

Moving here isn't even a little bit stressful. You will fill out a basic rental application, and the landlord will run a credit check. If you have a few issues on your credit file, include references from your landlord and proof of income. As long as your past financial issues don't include a history of creating your own rent-free apartment by skipping rent payments, it shouldn't be a problem. This is a pet-friendly area, so you won't have to leave Fluffy behind either.

What It will cost

Expect to pay somewhere between a tickle and a grin for a nice place that even has a pool. Tee-hee. The rents are extremely reasonable, especially when you factor in the overall cost of living and quality of life. There should be no major shocks, and if you come from one of the coasts, you might feel a bit giddy when you see these sticker prices.

Hi, Sierra
+

Moving here isn't even a little bit stressful. You will fill out a basic rental application, and the landlord will run a credit check. If you have a few issues on your credit file, include references from your landlord and proof of income. As long as your past financial issues don't include a history of creating your own rent-free apartment by skipping rent payments, it shouldn't be a problem. This is a pet-friendly area, so you won't have to leave Fluffy behind either.

What It will cost

Expect to pay somewhere between a tickle and a grin for a nice place that even has a pool. Tee-hee. The rents are extremely reasonable, especially when you factor in the overall cost of living and quality of life. There should be no major shocks, and if you come from one of the coasts, you might feel a bit giddy when you see these sticker prices.

In and Around the Neighborhoods

This city isn't big on designating neighborhoods and having associations. There are neighborhoods, but they are only real estate designations rather than actual dividing points among the citizens. Most of the locals don't even know they exist. You'll have a leg up on residents when you consider these areas:

Choctaw: This is a nice neighborhood that unfortunately has only a very few vacancies. If you can find an apartment rental here, though, it's a nice place to live. It's quiet and friendly.

City Center: You'll find decent vacancies here for all age groups. Be prepared to learn some bingo!

El Camino Real:In this part of Sierra Vista, you will find a haven for doctors, upper-level executives, and lawyer types. The rental market has a decent number of vacancies, but they tend to go fast. Be prepared to jump if something opens up. The question is, how high?

Chief Joseph: This is a newer area, with homes and apartments less than 20 years old. It's a great place for mid-level executive and professional types. The apartments are newer, and not only were they built within the last two decades, but many have been renovated within the last 10 years.$$$$

Foothills and Tacoma: These areas are popular with active-duty military people and their families. You will find a lot of vacancies here, and the places are pretty nice; most even have pools. Try negotiating a better rental agreement, but keep in mind that prices here are already reasonable. You don't want to get greedy!

Sierra Vista Estates: This is an area with many government workers, most at the city level. Those who don't work for the government are primarily mid- to upper-level executives and other professionals. There are plenty of vacancies here, so you can negotiate rates. The apartments are very nice, mostly 2 to 3 bedrooms and moderately sized.

Moson: This is a middle-of-the-road neighborhood, with a great deal of diversity among the residents. Many occupations are represented, and there is no set norm. This is an area popular with college graduates looking for a nice place to live while they pay off their student loans. There's a decent number of vacancies here, but not so many that you can wait to plop your security deposit down if you find something you like.

Schrader and Village Meadows: This area is home to a large number of military personnel, teachers, and other professionals. There are quite a few vacancies here, mostly because the apartment homes and houses are fairly small. Apartments here run 1 to 2 bedrooms as a norm.

In and Around the Neighborhoods
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This city isn't big on designating neighborhoods and having associations. There are neighborhoods, but they are only real estate designations rather than actual dividing points among the citizens. Most of the locals don't even know they exist. You'll have a leg up on residents when you consider these areas:

Choctaw: This is a nice neighborhood that unfortunately has only a very few vacancies. If you can find an apartment rental here, though, it's a nice place to live. It's quiet and friendly.

City Center: You'll find decent vacancies here for all age groups. Be prepared to learn some bingo!

El Camino Real:In this part of Sierra Vista, you will find a haven for doctors, upper-level executives, and lawyer types. The rental market has a decent number of vacancies, but they tend to go fast. Be prepared to jump if something opens up. The question is, how high?

Chief Joseph: This is a newer area, with homes and apartments less than 20 years old. It's a great place for mid-level executive and professional types. The apartments are newer, and not only were they built within the last two decades, but many have been renovated within the last 10 years.$$$$

Foothills and Tacoma: These areas are popular with active-duty military people and their families. You will find a lot of vacancies here, and the places are pretty nice; most even have pools. Try negotiating a better rental agreement, but keep in mind that prices here are already reasonable. You don't want to get greedy!

Sierra Vista Estates: This is an area with many government workers, most at the city level. Those who don't work for the government are primarily mid- to upper-level executives and other professionals. There are plenty of vacancies here, so you can negotiate rates. The apartments are very nice, mostly 2 to 3 bedrooms and moderately sized.

Moson: This is a middle-of-the-road neighborhood, with a great deal of diversity among the residents. Many occupations are represented, and there is no set norm. This is an area popular with college graduates looking for a nice place to live while they pay off their student loans. There's a decent number of vacancies here, but not so many that you can wait to plop your security deposit down if you find something you like.

Schrader and Village Meadows: This area is home to a large number of military personnel, teachers, and other professionals. There are quite a few vacancies here, mostly because the apartment homes and houses are fairly small. Apartments here run 1 to 2 bedrooms as a norm.

Living in Sierra Vista

Life here is relaxed. This is an easy-going town that is far more focused on improving economic opportunities for the community as a whole than micromanaging the lives of individual citizens. This city, while it has all of the modern amenities, still has a great deal of the Old West vibe. You can expect a high quality of life, low cost of living, and the chance to get to know your neighbors. If you're into that whole Mr. Rogers comfort level with locals. People are friendly here but not overly intrusive.

Where to eat

For the most incredible authentic Mexican food you will ever eat, head over to La Casita on Fry. The food is spicy and freshly made. The enchiladas are perfect, and the salsa is made fresh daily. For great pizza and pasta, visit Delio's just off Highway 92. The pasta here is always perfectly cooked and the sauces are all homemade. If you are looking for a great burger and a lot of local ambiance, then you have to visit The Landmark Cafe on Fry. You aren't really considered a local until you have been here a few times. The burgers are great, and they have wonderful specials that change daily.

City attractions

This place has a ton of great things to do, but you simply can't miss The Cove. This water world is one of the most incredible water centers you can imagine. It's fun for the entire family, and if you have little ones, there's even a special children's lagoon where you can take them to play safely. Marco Polo for hours! If you are more inclined to hiking and biking, be sure to take in one of the many ghost towns in the immediate area. There are more than a dozen, and they have some fascinating histories. The Fairbank Historic Townsite is one of the most popular, and you also don't want to miss the Charleston site.

If you have an interest in the Native American history of the area, there are several councils, museums, and historic sites that will help you with this. This is the home of the Cochise Stronghold, which the Apache Nation used as a barrier against the U.S. Cavalry. There are campsites, hiking trails, and a few great places for mountain biking. Should you run into any bears, don't feed them. They might try to steal your picnic basket--or worse.

The Clovis archaeological site might grab your interest if you fancy yourself an Indiana Jones type, whip or no whip. One of only a handful of archaeological sites of the Clovis people who resided here more than 12,000 years ago, this is a popular hiking and camping site. Who knows? You might just find a bone from a woolly mammoth if you look hard enough!

Because of the mild climate, this is a prime birding location for bird watchers across America. Tourism picks up for the migration of tens of thousands of song birds as they make their way north for summer and then south for winter. This also serves as a warning to those who like backyard bird feeders. A lot of birds may get used to it, so unless you want to deal with thousands of birds making a pit stop by your home, rethink the bird feeder idea. Otherwise, get your bird on!

Living in Sierra Vista
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Life here is relaxed. This is an easy-going town that is far more focused on improving economic opportunities for the community as a whole than micromanaging the lives of individual citizens. This city, while it has all of the modern amenities, still has a great deal of the Old West vibe. You can expect a high quality of life, low cost of living, and the chance to get to know your neighbors. If you're into that whole Mr. Rogers comfort level with locals. People are friendly here but not overly intrusive.

Where to eat

For the most incredible authentic Mexican food you will ever eat, head over to La Casita on Fry. The food is spicy and freshly made. The enchiladas are perfect, and the salsa is made fresh daily. For great pizza and pasta, visit Delio's just off Highway 92. The pasta here is always perfectly cooked and the sauces are all homemade. If you are looking for a great burger and a lot of local ambiance, then you have to visit The Landmark Cafe on Fry. You aren't really considered a local until you have been here a few times. The burgers are great, and they have wonderful specials that change daily.

City attractions

This place has a ton of great things to do, but you simply can't miss The Cove. This water world is one of the most incredible water centers you can imagine. It's fun for the entire family, and if you have little ones, there's even a special children's lagoon where you can take them to play safely. Marco Polo for hours! If you are more inclined to hiking and biking, be sure to take in one of the many ghost towns in the immediate area. There are more than a dozen, and they have some fascinating histories. The Fairbank Historic Townsite is one of the most popular, and you also don't want to miss the Charleston site.

If you have an interest in the Native American history of the area, there are several councils, museums, and historic sites that will help you with this. This is the home of the Cochise Stronghold, which the Apache Nation used as a barrier against the U.S. Cavalry. There are campsites, hiking trails, and a few great places for mountain biking. Should you run into any bears, don't feed them. They might try to steal your picnic basket--or worse.

The Clovis archaeological site might grab your interest if you fancy yourself an Indiana Jones type, whip or no whip. One of only a handful of archaeological sites of the Clovis people who resided here more than 12,000 years ago, this is a popular hiking and camping site. Who knows? You might just find a bone from a woolly mammoth if you look hard enough!

Because of the mild climate, this is a prime birding location for bird watchers across America. Tourism picks up for the migration of tens of thousands of song birds as they make their way north for summer and then south for winter. This also serves as a warning to those who like backyard bird feeders. A lot of birds may get used to it, so unless you want to deal with thousands of birds making a pit stop by your home, rethink the bird feeder idea. Otherwise, get your bird on!