Frankly, it really is going down hill. Still has a pulse, but not much of one. The city has let itself go pretty badly. For example, there is a burned down motel on the east end of town that is just a pile of trash and rubble....and has been like that for about two years now. Several other properties have fallen into disrepair, with no apparent intent to clean them up. If you're looking for a smaller city to settle in, better look at Benson. If you're really set on Willcox, I would suggest something well outside of the city itself. Maybe out on Ft. Grant road, or down toward Dos Cabezas. Good luck.