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Retirement Living in Pearce/Sunsites Area - Arizona

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Area Description

The Pearce/Sunsites area is and has been a Retirement location since the 70's. Cochise County is the Old West's History capital of the world. From Doc and Wyatt, to Cochise and Geronimo, to Fort Bowie to Fort Huachucua, the old west comes alive. Sunsites is located about 40 miles from Tombstone. "The Town Too Tough To Die"

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Birding: Southeast Arizona is the Hummingbird capital of the US due to the migratory routes from as far as Bolivia. There have been 14 different species recorded here. The Sulphur Springs Valley is the winter home to Sandhill Cranes that migrate here from as far as Siberia. Every January, our local area is home to the "Wings Over Willcox" festival. Our visitors come from all corners of the globe to attend this 7 day event.
Astronomy is one of our area's largest drawing cards. Our very dark nighttime skies have lured several large telescopes here from private owners to the University of Arizona.

Cultural Activities

Most sophisticated cultural events are held in Tucson, a little more than an hours drive from Sunsites. We love our peace and quiet with no traffic or the hustle and bustle of big city living.

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Medical Facilities

The immediate Sunsites area has a medical clinic that is well staffed. We have a regional hospital in Willcox, AZ which is about a 20 minute drive. There are several major hospitals in Tucson. For major emergencies, Life Flight is available right here in Sunsites.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  29.8  44.6  59.4  1.0 "
 Feb  32.8  48.5  64.1  0.8 "
 Mar  36.8  53.2  69.6  0.5 "
 Apr  41.2  59.1  77.0  0.2 "
 May  49.6  67.5  85.4  0.3 "
 Jun  58.4  76.3  94.1  0.5 "
 Jul  64.1  78.6  93.1  3.1 "
 Aug  62.7  76.8  90.8  3.1 "
 Sep  56.9  72.3  87.8  1.4 "
 Oct  45.8  62.4  79.0  1.1 "
 Nov  35.2  51.5  67.8  0.6 "
 Dec  30.1  44.8  59.5  0.9 "

This is where Sunsites scores as one of the top 3 in the US. Sunsites sits at 4300' in elevation. Our year round temperatures are not too hot in the summer and not too cold in the winter. The risk of any natural disaster is extremely minimal.

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Cost of Living for Pearce/Sunsites Area, AZ

Pearce/Sunsites Area, Arizona cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Pearce/Sunsites Area, AZ

Pearce/Sunsites Area, Arizona offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Sunsites has multiple Volunteer positions available. The library, the Community Center, Lions Club and others all have positions available.

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