With its rich tradition as a former copper mining hub, Ajo is a casual town with relaxed charm. It boasts a mild climate, low humidity and clear night skies. Other assets include the historic Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, Sonoran Desert flora and fauna and panoramic views.

Ajo is a wonderful place to live. The friendly atmosphere, combined with good public services, the climate and very affordable housing, all in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, make it a great and safe place to call home.  Having 4,000 people and only one stoplight, Ajo is a place to slow down and enjoy life. You could say it’s a small town with a huge backyard.

The unpolluted skies have attracted many astronomy buffs and stargazers. Massive telescopes, educational programs and Native American exhibits are features at nearby Kitt Peak National Observatory.  Situated in the Arizona Upland Subdivision of the Sonoran Desert, the area is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and animals, many unique to the area.

Ajo is surrounded by 12 million acres of public and tribal land waiting to be explored, making it a small island of private land. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge offer expansive hiking, camping and birding places for outdoor enthusiasts.

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