Find Homes For Sale In This Southwest Arizona City
Yuma Arizona is located in the southwest corner of Arizona near the Arizona-California border. It was important to the development of the southwest since it was at the safest spot to cross the Colorado River.
Of all the places in the continental United States, Yuma Arizona is the least humid, driest, lowest precipitation and highest number of days with a high temperature of 90 degrees – 175 days a year!
In 2022, the population of Yuma Arizona was 96,000. Yuma County population is a bit over 200,000. It is estimated that 85,000 retires make Yuma their winter residence.
Marine Corp Air Station
A Marine Corp Air Station is located two miles from the city of Yuma, the facility began as a WWII pilot training base. After the war it transferred to the Navy and became a Marine Air Station.
It is the arial weapons training center for the Atlantic and Pacific Fleet Marine Forces.
The base is also home for Tactics Squadron-1 and Third Marine Aviation Weapons units.
By The Way
Yuma Arizona is about 4 hours from Tucson AZ on the I-8 Freeway.
The National Association of Realtors identified the best places to live for baby boomers in the United States. Arizona stood out with 2 spots- Tucson and Phoenix.
To almost no ones surprise, two key factors in selecting the best places to live where a lower cost of living and sunnier weather.
For those considering Yuma Arizona for a future place to retire, you may also want to put Tucson AZ and the Northwest Tucson communities on your list of places to explore.
About Tucson Arizona
Tucson sits in a Sonoran Desert valley that is surrounded by 5 mountain ranges. Interestingly, the trip from the 2,389-foot valley floor to the 9,157-foot Mt. Lemmon peak traverses seven of the earth’s nine life zones.
To put that in perspective, that is the same as driving from Mexico to Canada.
Tucson is surrounded by the natural landscapes of the Coronado National Forest, Catalina State Park, Ironwood Forest National Monument, and Saguaro National Park.
The City of Tucson is home for the University of Arizona. Go Wildcats!! That means there is an endless list of things to do and activities available. The Tucson area has rich cultural heritage and an abundance of Tucson attractions. Museums, galleries, shops, and live performances are available the year around.
To give you a flavor of the many things Tucson AZ has to offer, here is our top 10 list.
About Oro Valley AZ
There are other adult communities in Oro Valley AZ that provide the opportunity to meet new friends and pursue personal interests in an active retirement.
Oro Valley families are served by the Amphitheater School District which is one of the statistically highest performing public school systems in Arizona. Search for an Oro Valley Homes By School.
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