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Exploring Yuma, AZ

August 4, 2022

Aerial views and landscape photos taken around Yuma, AZ to show the city and the surrounding desert.

Known as the “Sunniest City on Earth,” the picturesque area of Yuma, Arizona offers much more than the sought-after warm weather and sunny seasons. Residents of Yuma appreciate the beautiful natural surroundings, rich cultural history, thriving economy, welcoming neighbors and an overall unparalleled atmosphere. At Elliott Homes, we’ve recognized the immense appeal of the city of Yuma for years, and we’re proud to offer gorgeous new-construction homes and remarkable communities in this coveted area. 

Although Yuma is home to nearly 100,000 residents, it still feels like a tight-knit community—making it a truly great place to call home. With an exceptional quality of living and an abundance of amenities, opportunities and attractions—families of all shapes and sizes will quickly fall in love with this sunny city. Continue reading to learn more about living in Yuma and why Elliott Homes is beyond proud to build in such a flourishing city. 

Phenomenal opportunities

Quickly becoming an up-and-coming spot for businesses to thrive and grow in, Yuma boasts a strong economy—drawing in many working professionals to the city. Major industries include military, healthcare, education, agriculture, tourism and manufacturing. Several large facilities are headquartered in Yuma, providing thousands of lifelong careers to residents—including the Border Patrol, the Yuma Regional Medical Center, the Yuma Proving Ground and the Marine Corps Air Station. The military is a huge part of Yuma’s character, and residents are proud to be a part of something so significant—adding even more to the strong sense of community in this close-knit area.

The city is home to many opportunities for higher education, most notably Arizona Western College—which provides local students with over 100 degree and certificate opportunities in a wide range of academic and career technical programs, as well as non-credit courses, professional development, customized training and personal enrichment areas. In addition to earning a certificate or AA degree, you can also obtain a Bachelor's degree in Yuma through Yuma campuses for the three state universities—Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University

A focus on education has an impact on primary and secondary schools in the city, as well. Yuma has many different schools and educational paths to choose from—along with 10 public school districts with excellent student-to-teacher ratios with the widely-recognized Yuma County Superintendent's Office as the overseer. Yuma and its surrounding suburbs are home to above-average schools that encourage students to excel in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities. 

Around town 

Yuma also boasts a diverse population, which helped shape the city into the culture-driven community it is today. The area has several designated arts and culture spots, along with a burgeoning performing arts scene. Additionally, the unique cuisine in Yuma has made the city a destination for food lovers—with a wide variety of restaurants and bars serving one-of-a-kind food dishes inspired from all parts of the world. 

The well-maintained parks system offers plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the famous Yuma sunshine with family and friends—especially with the prime location along the beautiful Colorado River. Whether you want to spend time hiking, mountain biking, camping, bird watching, or learning more about desert plants and wildlife—the parks throughout Yuma provide a beautiful space to participate in hobbies. Grab an ATV and try out the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, or kayak on the serene waters of the Colorado River—the possibilities are limitless when it comes to exploring the outdoors in Yuma. 

Most notably, Yuma has a fascinating history to explore for you to get a special glimpse of the old Southwest. History buffs will love spending time in various museums and at annual festivals around town—such as the Yuma Territorial Prison, the Yuma History Museum, the Yuma County Fair and the Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival

Elliott Homes communities 

So many factors contribute to the livability in Yuma, but the actual home and community you reside in can make even more of a difference. Luckily, Elliott Homes is currently selling gorgeous homes in Las Barrancas—an exclusive new-construction community located in the foothills of the soaring Gila Mountains. Las Barrancas’ astounding floor plans feature only the utmost craftsmanship and functionality—ranging in size from 1,781 to 2,747 square feet with 3 to 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 to 3.5 spa-like bathrooms and exceptional features that you can’t find from any other builder. There’s certainly no better place to call home, and there’s no better builder to trust than Elliott Homes.

If you’re ready to make the move to Yuma, make sure to schedule a visit to Elliott Homes’ newest area community—and keep an eye out for our upcoming community, Santana. Browse the available homes in Las Barrancas, and don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (928) 304-7275 or contact us online for additional information.


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