In the heart of the copper-covered hills in Bisbee, Arizona, you’ll find a unique community. It’s full of artists and musicians, hippies and dreamers, homeless and the well-off alike. This wonderful mix of people live in a quirky place, with homes built into hillsides and businesses up and down stairs so prevalent there is an annual competition to scale them all.
Bisbee is truly a community, and we fell hard for it. We had an amazing week getting to know the locals (at an open mic, at Ross’ concert at the Silver King Hotel’s tiny bar and after the second Saturday artwalk at a party we were invited to) and we relished a week of living at an RV park only a five minute walk from the heart of historic Bisbee.
We visited galleries, shopped antiques and bookstores, and found a few treasures to take with us – mostly food purchases like balsamic vinegar and killer bee honey. Ross found his new mustache wax and beard oil brand. Jamie even visited a local church. We lived like the locals and indulged in a few chocolates and in a fabulous gelato experience.
Although Bisbee is too small a town for us to consider right now, as opportunities would be somewhat limited, we will happily visit again, and if we come up with a specific business plan for the future, we won’t rule out Bisbee if it’s a good fit.
Be sure to make Bisbee a part of your travel plans in Arizona. It’s an easy drive from Tucson or Las Cruces, and it’s only four hours or so from Phoenix too. You can even time your visit for the second Saturday or to include one of the many film, music or other fun festivals in town. It’s a truly charming place we were honored to call home for a week.