Sorry you're not getting many responses. I haven't seen much Sierra Vista activity on here. I'm from Tucson so I don't know that much about it but what I do know is that when I've visited it seems like a nice little town. The area is quite lovely and the weather - while hotter than Alaska - is not so bad. Your home will have a good cooling system and the depending on the time of year it could be stunning weather. Our spring, fall and winters are so beautiful. Plus, most everything is beyond air conditioned in the hottest months. I often bring a sweater with me in the summer when I go some place like the movie theater or the mall.
I am sure they have a sew and vac, and if not in town there are some great fabric stores in Mexico... hello good deals!
There is a homebirth midwife, Stephanie Fritz, in Sierra Vista. I don't know her but I have heard only rave reports, so the town can't be all bad, right?
Maybe you could contact her and see if she can plug you into a network. I know there are lots of great families in the area so I would think you should be able to connect with a community.
I have heard about the leukemia deal but it hasn't been in the news for quite some time. Maybe it's resolved??
If I was in your position I'd go. I don't think I would do 6 months apart with the possibility of deployment immediately after because of a less-than-perfect move. Not everyone loves southern Arizona, but you may be surprised. In my biased opinion, it is pretty fantastic.
Originally Posted by thefragile7393
SV is kind of high in the way of costs but much of southern AZ is. It's the only medium sized town in the area, with Tucson being the closest city, so moving to one of the small towns nearby, like Whetstone, Tombstone, Palominas, Hereford, may not be much better.
Really? I thought southern AZ was fairly cheap. I guess I see us in relation to California and think we're a bargain.