Community Info

Santa Cruz County, Arizona

Great Things Come with Sonoita, AZ’s Smallest County

Santa Cruz County serves as the gateway to North America's most important port of entry, Nogales, AZ, Sonora, Mexico. Santa Cruz County is the smallest and one of Arizona's most diverse and interesting destinations, offering an eclectic blend of history, culture, art, recreation, shopping, cuisine and entertainment in a beautiful and relaxing setting.

Discover Santa Cruz County's artist colony of Tubac, AZ to the historic national monuments at Tumacacori. Go further down to the international border and visit the twin towns of Nogales, AZ, Arizona and Nogales, AZ, Sonora, Mexico. For the outdoors enthusiasts, hike the Patagonia mountains and bird watch. Or, take a scenic route and sample local wines in the towns of Sonoita and Elign. A journey though Santa Cruz County will intrigue, stimulate and satisfy the senses!

Rural Living Guide

A guide to resources and regulations for country living in Santa Cruz County, AZ

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Community Profile

A close look at the area and what it has to offer.

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Community Lifestyle

Our quality and customs of living in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

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Community Livability

Learn how communities livability score based on amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing, and weather.

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Cost Of Living

Costs of living place a vital role in our lives. Learn if our area is suitable for your lifestyle.

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Schools & Districts

Learn more about the schools in Santa Cruz County and Arizona.

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Local Weather

Find out the current weather conditions for Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

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Rural Development

Resources for city and county ordinances, and organizations in reference to community and economic development

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Community Safety

Safety tips to protect our communities and crime statistics.

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Health Services

Human Services located within Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

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Santa Cruz County Maps

Maps of the Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

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Employment Opportunities

Classified ads for jobs within Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

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Santa Cruz Sustainability

We are blessed with a wonderful place to live yet limits to retaining our County. We need clean air, water and land.

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Nogales Ports of Entry

Crossing the Border at the Nogales, AZ, AZ Ports of Entry, DeConcini, Mariposa, and/or Morley Gate.

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Community Events

Retrieve calendar of events for communities in Santa Cruz County and Patagonia.

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Community Photo Gallery

Community photographs taken around Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

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Santa Cruz Heritage

Explore our cultural traditions, historic places, and natural treasures of the Santa Cruz Valley.

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Santa Cruz History

Santa Cruz County borders Mexico and its the gateway to North America's most important port of entry.

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Points of Interest

Arizona's smallest county is well known as a birders' hot spot with lush riparian areas.

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Arizona State Facts

Get the state's facts, from population, motto, name of origin, and lots more.

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100 Arizona Facts

100 fascinating and fun facts about the state of Arizona.

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Arizona Calendar of Events

Calendar of events links to several Arizona destinations, state fairs, garden shows and sporting activities.

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Travel & Tourism

Travel links on how to get to AZ, where to stay, and how to move around our great state.

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Sonoran Cuisine

Explore the recipes that make up Sonoran cuisine.

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If you are considering relocating to Sonoita, AZ and are in search for an outdoorsy and leisure environment, I invite you to explore our communities in the Santa Cruz County area. Our housing market and cost of living are very affordable compared to other communities in Arizona and nation wide. So, if you are worn-out of the hustle and bustle of a big city life, this area will be sure to please you. We are located about 45 miles south of Patagonia Arizona which makes a great day trip to do some extra shopping and grab a bite!


So Come and Explore Santa Cruz County, Arizona

Where so many of us are Proud to call Home!