Sierra Vista Southeast 61 Average
Sierra Vista Southeast Livability #130 ranked city in Arizona#16,724 ranked city in the USARanks better than 42% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Sierra Vista Southeast

  • Employment

    With higher than average median household income, income per capita and lower unemployment rates, this area scores extremely well in the employment category.

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Ratings

    According to recent surveys and polls, locals had excellent ratings for walkability to nearby amenities, safety, access to public transit and the overall sense of community in the area.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

  • Health & Safety

    Subpar air quality and the limited availability of certain health-related facilities such as hospitals, police stations, doctors and pharmacies may have contributed to the low score in this category.

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What's it like Living in Sierra Vista Southeast?

Sierra Vista Southeast, Arizona is a mid-sized city with a population of 16,152 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (89% White). Given that fact, Sierra Vista Southeast could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Sierra Vista Southeast are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 12% of the population also speak Spanish. The average American spends about 26 minutes on their one way commute to work each day. Lower travel times can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family and friends. While living in Sierra Vista Southeast, your commute times will be about average, with a one way commute time of 23 minutes.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Sierra Vista Southeast is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Arizona, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Several key factors deserve attention. For one, safety is paramount, ensuring that your new area is low in crime is key. Proximity to workplaces or schools minimizes commute times and fosters convenience. Access to essential amenities like parks, grocery stores, food, fitness, shops and healthcare facilities enhances daily life. Efficient public transportation options provide mobility and connectivity. The sense of community creates a welcoming and supportive environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere, encompassing the vibe, aesthetics, and lifestyle offerings, contributes to a fulfilling living experience. Considering these elements helps identify the ideal neighborhood for your needs and preferences. To help you find the best places to live in and around Sierra Vista Southeast, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, commute, education, housing and more.

Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ receives 59 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #159 in Arizona and #18,435 in the USA. This score ranks well below the national average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. If we examine each of the categories individually, we see that Sierra Vista Southeast ranks well for cost of living (B-), employment (B) and housing (A-). There are some categories that Sierra Vista Southeast scores poorly for, including: amenities (F), crime (D) and education (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

The Sierra Vista Southeast unemployment rate of 1.86% has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. The result could lead to reduced poverty and inequality in the area, higher wages and increased economic growth. This is a positive sign in the overall health of the local economy.

For home buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they will ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Sierra Vista Southeast apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Sierra Vista Southeast. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Sierra Vista Southeast are affordable. Median real estate prices in Sierra Vista Southeast come in at $195,100, which is 10.3% higher than the Arizona average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Sierra Vista Southeast, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 14.3% lower than the Arizona average.

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      Sierra Vista Southeast transportation information

      Statistic Sierra Vista Southeast Arizona National
      Average one way commute23min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work84.6%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.9%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.5%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home2.7%5.7%4.6%
      Source: The Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).