There is no better place to live in the United States than Yuma, AZ. I have chosen Arizona as my home, because of the many exceptionally great things that it has to offer. Why do so many people flock to Yuma, AZ? Well, the answer lies in Yuma’s livability, proximity, accessibility, and climate.
One of the reasons people love and enjoy Yuma is its weather. Yuma’s low humidity and clean air provide comfortable living conditions for the whole year. These conditions make it comfortable for people with breathing problems because the clean air is beneficial to their health. There is also no better location to be in America during winter than Southwest Arizona. Ask the thousands of winter visitors who are attracted to Yuma each year because of our perfect winter temperatures of mid sixties to low seventies. Apart from Yuma’s great weather it also offers one of the most exquisite and unforgettable sunsets in the world. These beautiful arrays of colors shine through the desert with mysticism. You are instantly enchanted by the breathtaking landscape of the desert. The beautiful climate and sunsets are something that everyone should experience for themselves.
Yuma’s population gives an impression of a big city, but without all the chaos and fast-paced lifestyle that comes along with it. Yuma’s population is about 90,000 and rapidly increasing. Yuma is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Yuma County has grown 49.7% between the years of 1990-2000. Along with population growth comes economy growth which has opened up many jobs for the community and is a factor to our low unemployment rate. Yuma’s hospitable community is also a great asset. Proof of this is Yuma’s low crime rate. Our crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation. These conditions make it perfect to raise a family.
Yuma also offers countless recreational activities for all kinds of people, whether you are an adrenaline junky who loves extreme sports or the relaxed type who loves tranquil hikes. One of the main features here also provide for some of the most entertaining traditional past times, the Colorado River. Why not enjoy this great amenity that Yuma is fortunate to have? Apart from refreshing yourself in the cool water, you could relax with a boat ride. Water-skiing is also an adrenaline packed adventure that can be enjoyed at the Colorado River. Fishing is also a sport that many people are attracted to around this area. Yuma is known for having some of the best terrain to enjoy off road recreational activities. Yuma has been one of the most sought after places to come and off-road because of the perfect dunes surrounding the area. Whether you are in an ATV, truck, or dirt bike, you will find some of the best landscape for this sport here in the Yuma area. This recreational sport is action packed and one of the most entertaining ways to spend a whole day.
If extreme sports are not your way of having a good time then you may enjoy some of the best Golf courses in Arizona. Golf Digest magazine has voted Yuma as the 7th best city in the United States to golf. Hiking in some of the most breath taking sceneries is also a great way to spend your time. The southwest desert gives a great backdrop for wonderful hikes as well as camping grounds. Spending time under the clear skies staring at the stars is one of the most serene activities to do around this area. Yuma has also dedicated time into the improvement of its community with the creation of community parks. Along with the six additional parks being created, construction of a riverfront park bordering the Colorado River is on its way. This riverfront park will be adjacent to the Yuma West Wetlands Park, which is one of the most gorgeous parks in Arizona. These parks are some of the few parks that border a river providing for many great and fun activities. There are many terrific activities that the Yuma area has to offer and everyone should take advantage of them.
Yuma is also a great city because of its close proximity to many other great places. Mexico, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Tucson are all places you can drive to within five hours from Yuma. Mexico is only minutes away and has several attractions for people of all ages. Ensenada, Rosarito, and Puerto Peñasco are only a few Mexican vacation hot spots that are also a short driving distance from Yuma, AZ. Our capital, Phoenix, is only about three hours away by car. You are only three hours away from the beaches of San Diego. Los Angeles and Tucson are both about five hours away from Yuma and are easily accessible. No matter where you decide to vacation, you are sure to be there within a short amount of time from Yuma, AZ.
Yuma is a great place to live out your dreams. Yuma is growing faster and faster to accommodate the needs of all the people who have made the choice to live here. If you come and live here in Yuma, you will not regret it. Yuma, AZ is the best place to live and I encourage everyone to come and experience this desert oasis.
I live in Yuma, Arizona. It is a small town quite close to the Mexican border. There are many unique things about my town, one of them being our high school mascot. The criminal. Many people don’t agree with the mascot but it gives us character and I am very proud of that. There is a story behind it.
In 1906, or sometime close to, that the high school was burned and they needed a place to go to learn. They looked up the hill and saw the Yuma Territorial Prison. So school was held there for four years until they could rebuild the high school. Of course, they still had football and they didn’t know what to call themselves, so the other team called them the criminals because it was just criminal how they beat them and they didn’t even have a high school. It stuck ever since.
We also have a community college that I love having because the college is convenient and is very close to our home. I love Yuma but sometimes in the winters it gets a little hectic. People tend to be more considerate; the older people come down in the winter time because its colder where they are from and warmer here. So they stay here for six months out of the year and it is very crowded.
I enjoy living in Arizona at all times of the year because the weather is beautiful and the people are easy to get along with. Anybody could learn to love Yuma especially because it is right in the middle of many places like California, Phoenix and Tucson and many recreational activities.
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