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Oro Valley is located in the northwest part of the Tucson valley against the west end of the Catalina Mountains. One of the jewels of Oro Valley is Canada Hills which is a community of several subdivisions. However, this is not the standard type of community. In this case, the community lies around and alongside a 36 hole golf course. According to the Tucson MLS, Canada Hills homes for sale are made up of some town homes and 2, 3, 4, and a few 5 bedroom 1 and 2 story homes.Golf is not the only sport enjoyed in Canada Hills. Tennis is popular as is swimming in either private pools or at the country club. Additionally relaxing and enjoying the dramatic scenery of the mountains is a great way to spend and afternoon. The Catalina’s are to the east, the Tortolitas are in the northwest and the Tucson Mountains are to the south.Canada Hills is divided into subdivisions known as villages. One of these is Canada Hills Estates. The thing that sets Canada Hills Estates apart is that it is a gated village.Shopping is another “sport” enjoyed in Oro Valley as there are numerous shops and boutiques throughout the area. Excellent restaurants are also not far away.Canada Hills is in the Amphitheater (Amphi) Public School System. One of the highlights at Amphi is the willingness of the staff and parents to create a better attention to the music and the arts in their schools. A point of interest is that science fiction writer Ray Bradbury attended school in the Amphi District.

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To ask about Cobblestone homes in Tucson is to ask for a community made up of elegant hillside custom home lots near or over an acre. As you wind through the area which is located at the northern end of Campbell, you will see that the homes are built more for the breathtaking views than for curb appeal. Each home seems to have better views than the one before it. Some are lucky enough to take in not just the city but views of the mountains as well.According to the Tucson MLS, Cobblestone homes are made up of mostly one level homes and have between three and six bedrooms with three to six bathrooms. These 1 and 2 level homes are 2,900 to over 9,000 square feet in size. The styles are contemporary, Mediterranean and Southwestern. Cobblestone homes were built between 1983 and 1993.Cobblestone is located in the Amphitheater Unified School District. Excellent shopping is not far away and there are wonderful restaurants nearby as well.

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You know the saying “now you see it . . ..now you don’t”? Well, how about the opposing idea? Now don’t see it . . .now you do”? And that’s how Continental Ranch came into being. Homes, churches, shops, stores, restaurants and businesses were there almost overnight. Instant city.Continental Ranch is what is known as a Master Planned Community. Kind of like the way a magician places a cloth over a table and when he removes it, the table is completely set, even down to the salt and pepper shakers. It’s located in Marana, northwest of Tucson and near the north end of the Tucson Mountains which are featured dramatically in many of our sunset photos. Look for Sombrero Peak as you admire the rugged skyline.According to the Tucson MLS, Continental Ranch homes are one and two story single family residences with 2,3,4 and some 5 bedrooms. Continental Ranch is made up of a large diverse group of people from retired folk, many of whom live in the Sunflower subdivision which is for age 55 and over, to singles just starting out on their own, to families with needs for children. All have contributed to the wonderful mix that makes the community work so well. The Marana Unified School District services the Continental Ranch families. 11279 W. Grier Road, Marana Arizona 85653. Youth sports are big in Continental Ranch. Pools, parks, soccer and other sports are available. The community is proud to have one of Tucson’s few skateboard parks. Shopping centers, theaters and restaurants complete the picture of a vibrant community and a comfortable place to live.

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Sombrero Peak (a sombrero is a large brimmed hat originally worn by farm workers) looks a great deal like its namesake and stands out against the other peaks in the Tucson Mountains which are located in west and northwest Tucson. And it is here, in the shadow of Sombrero Peak, that Continental Reserve lies.Continental Reserve is off the Cortaro Road exit and is west of I-10. Homes in this community are quite diverse as they were built between 1998 and 2006 by several builders. Styles include Contemporary, Mediterranean, Ranch, Territorial, Santa Fe and Southwestern. There are one and two story homes with 2, 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms.Continental Reserve is a planned community. There’s pride of ownership that shows in the amenities and in the feel of an involved community as you drive through the area. There is lovely landscaping in the common areas. They are very proud of their 10 acre community park with an emphasis on a strong involved lifestyle. The new community park at Continental Reserve includes a children’s play area, basketball and tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, hiking and equestrian trails. In addition, Continental Reserve has 200 acres of undisturbed open space.A strong element of Continental Reserve is the incorporation of the natural environment which ensures residents access to the desert, the surrounding hills and mountain paths in Saguaro National Park.Just off of the interstate you will find a Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Tower Theatres, In-N-Out Burger, Chili’s, as well as a variety of other food and entertainment stores located in the Arizona Pavilions Shopping Center.Continental Reserve is located within the Marana Unified School District. Which has a strong commitment to education and working with the parents as well as the students. The district offices are located at 11279 W. Grier Rd Marana, AZ 85653.

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Talk about being in the middle of things!! When Dorado Country Club Estates was begun in 1970, it was considered to be on the far east side of town but so much has built up farther east, you can feel like you are in the center of urban living.This lovely area is made up of 1 or 2 story, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom single family homes as well as townhomes. Many of these are along the golf course which lends a feeling of space and encourages wildlife. Road Runners, ground squirrels, humming birds as they migrate through Tucson, gorgeous butterflies who also stop by on their way to or from Mexico, owls and hawks and even an occasional coyote can be seen.The location is ideal for people who want to be near shopping, restaurants, malls, theaters and hospitals. All are within about 5 miles. The University of Arizona is a 7 mile straight west on Speedway which fronts the complex.You do not have to join the Golf Club which is also open to the public. Dorado Country Club Estates is located in the Tucson Unified School District.

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Dove Mountain is a master-planned golf resort community in a high Sonoran Desert setting in northwest Tucson. Play golf amid a dramatic desert setting with the green of the course setting a vibrant contrast to the golden brown of the desert floor and the outstanding dimensions of a dozen types of cacti and plants that care not that there is little rain.Home building in the area began in the late 90’s and continues today. Homes have been built for the views of the high desert in the canyons and along the hillsides. The styles are Contemporary, Territorial, Santa Fe, Ranch, Mediterranean, Southwestern. According to the Tucson MLS, Dove Mountain homes for sale are made up of single story with 2 to 5 bedrooms and the size varies as well from 1,500 to over 5,000 square feet. There are miles of walking, hiking and riding paths and trails throughout the area. Shopping and excellent restaurants as well as other retail and commercial needs are available nearby. In all, the Dove Mountain community covers over 6,000 acres and is home to the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championships. The dramatic Ritz-Carlton opened in 2009 and offers facilities for guests, delightful dining and events from the major to the intimate.Dove Mountain is in the Marana Unified School District. One of the many goals of the district is to make a positive difference in the lives of the students and their families and it shows in the many awards they have received for teachers, as well as the students. The district offices are located at 11279 W. Grier Rd Marana, AZ 85653.

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A large part of the north area of Tucson is known as “the foothills”. Homes continue to move higher and higher onto the slopes of the Catalina Mountains which run east and west and tend to be the north boundary of the city. One of the major reason people move into the foothills is for the views. As homes and businesses spread throughout the Tucson valley, the night lights more and more resemble a jewel box and the storms which rumble through the area in our monsoon summers bring their share of nature at her most dramatic. At the same time, there is much to be said for the mountain views as well. Many foothills homes have telescopes aimed at the wildlife who make their homes on the peaks and in the crevasses that tower overhead.Based on this, Fairfield was a perfect answer as to what to do with the ridges that existed along the lower portion of the mountains. The goal of the Fairfield builder was to place homes along the ridges in such a way that almost every lot had a city or mountain view and some had both. The homes here are made up mainly of single family homes most of which were built between 1979 and 1992. Almost all of them are 1 story with 2 and 3 bedrooms and have from 1400 to 3400 square feet. The style of these homes includes Territorial, Santa Fe, Ranch, Contemporary, Patio Home and Mediterranean.The foothills area near Fairfield offers numerous markets, shops and restaurants and additionally it’s just a short drive into the city itself to the malls and major strip centers. Due to the wide area covered by Fairfield, the community falls into two school districts, Tucson Unified School District. and Catalina Foothills School District

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Located in what was not so long ago, just the farming town of Marana, Gladden Farms is a thriving and vibrant community in the northwest area of Tucson along I-10. The location itself makes it easy to get to Phoenix or to I-8 and on to San Diego. The builder took the time to consider the desires as well as the needs of those who would one day populate the area.Excellent school, parks, shopping, an urgent care center in the area and a short 10 minute drive to even more stores make this a real home area and golfing is a short distance away. Tuesday the Marana Farm Stand is open. The Marana River Heritage River Park is a farm where they grow organic vegetables, fruits and eggs.The homes in Gladden Farms were built starting in 2005. The builders were Pulte, Richmond American and KB Homes. There are one and two story homes with a few 2 bedroom homes but most are between 3 and 5. And they range from 1200 to over 3,000 square feet in size.Driving through Gladden Farms Community will give you a good idea of how the folks who live there enjoy their lifestyle. It is located in the Marana School District.

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Tucson’s Catalina Mountains dominate the north side of the city. They rise to an elevation of over 9,000 and boast the southernmost ski area in the United States. Rising from the valley floor are homes making bids for the dramatic scenery offered by the mountains as well as the sparkle of the city lights at night.La Paloma has center front row seats for these views. The gated subdivisions of homes and patio homes surround the magnificent destination La Paloma Resort and golf course. There are one and two story homes and patio homes many with beautiful views of the course, the city and or the mountains. The mixture of the small townhome lots and the hacienda type homes on huge lots provide a unique mix to the area and allows a blend of lifestyle varieties. The styles of homes include Contemporary, Patio Home, Southwestern, Territorial, Ranch, Mediterranean and Santa Fe. The area is served by the Catalina Foothills District. There’s shopping and fine restaurants in the area including the La Encantada shopping center. At the same time, it’s an easy drive into town.

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People are drawn to Tucson for many reasons. Not least of which are the dramatic mountain views. What? Mountains in Arizona? It’s surprising how often Tucson is misunderstood. Then there are the stunning sunsets. Added to that is Southern Arizona’s unique plant and animal life and the willingness of most of us to let them live their lives as we live ours. Most of the 1100 acres of the La Reserve community is gated. The residents enjoy the the wildlife such as the roadrunners who can be seen chasing cars while the quail keep their large families close. Once in a while a javelina or two will wander through looking for food (how they can eat the sharp needled prickly pear cactus pads is a mystery). Located at the western end of the Catalina Mountains in Oro Valley there is ample opportunity for horseback riding as well as biking and hiking. The community may feel as if it’s far from the city yet it’s very near excellent and varied restaurants, shopping, boutiques, supermarkets and malls. Medical facilities are not far, as Northwest Hospital is in the area. A large number of subdivisions make up the La Reserve community: Bighorn Point, Canyon Estates, Crimson Canyon, Deer Run, Desert Mirage, Gold Canyon Estates, La Mirada, Mirabella, Ponticello, Rams Canyon I, II, & III, Rams Canyon Estates, Rams Hill, The Ridge, Stoney Canyon I, Wilderness Estates I, II & III, Window Rock.These were built between 1988 and 2009. The one and two story homes and townhomes are diverse in style including Contemporary, Patio Home, Mediterranean, Santa Fe, southwestern and Ranch. La Reserve is served by the Amphitheater School District

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Fondly known as Midvale Park, this community located in the southwest part of Tucson was one of the first “planned communities” in our area. The location was selected with easy access to the I-10 and the I-19 corridors. Construction began in 1984 and continued on into 2002. Homes are 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms. They range in size from 800 to over 2,000 square feet. The style of the homes in Midvale are Contemporary, Ranch, Patio Home, Southwestern and Santa Fe. This tends to create a feeling of choice and shows the diversity of the several builders of the community. Not long after people began moving into the area, shops, markets and restaurants followed. Among the many programs implemented by the Homeowner’s Association in Midvale is the Teen Citizens’ Police Academy. Here is a short version of what they offer:“The Tucson Police Department Teen Citizens’ Police Academy is modeled after the Citizens’ Police Academy. It is designed to give young people the opportunity to learn about the Tucson Police Department and its operations, and to demonstrate the benefits of law enforcement and community policing in our city.” Midvale is located in Tucson Unified School District.

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North Ranch is located in the northwest area of the Tucson valley between Thornydale and Shannon Roads and north of Sumter Drive. It was built between 1987 and 1996 and is divided by Cactus Canyon Pass which goes east and west through the center of the community.There are 1 and 2 story homes with 2 to 5 bedrooms and have between 1300 and about 2900 square feet. The style of these homes includes Ranch, Contemporary and Southwestern.North Ranch boasts a recreation center, two pools as well as jogging paths, lighted tennis courts, sport court, basketball court and shuffle board.North Ranch is in the Marana Unified School District.The northwest began a building boom 1984 and continues today. This brings more and more stores, markets, boutiques and restaurants into the area, so shopping is no problem.

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Surrounded in part by the Canada Del Oro Wash and the Oro Valley Country Club golf course, Oro Valley Country Club Estates has views and natural surroundings. Located on the west end of the Catalina Mountains these homes, townhomes and condos offer magnificent views. Just about every home offers the mountains, the city of Oro Valley and or the golf course. Oro Valley Country Club is a privately owned club. There’s a fitness center and a pro shop along with excellent casual as well as formal dining facilities. The homeowners association began in 1959 when HOA’s were rare. Homes here are 600 to 4,000 square feet which gives buyers an extremely wide variety. The styles include Patio Home, Contemporary, Territorial, Mediterranean, Santa Fe and Southwestern. Homes in this community were built from 1953 to 2005. The single family homes were built on approximately one acre lots. Oro Valley is a town planned with caution in trying to impact the area as little as possible. The growth has been huge but they are attempting to maintain their original goals which are attention to the best in education, the public services, safety and protection of the environment. Today the city boasts excellent shopping, restaurants, a library, hospital and other improvements that brings buyers into the area.The Oro Valley Country Club Estates is serviced by the Amphitheater School District

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Mushrooms!! Did you ever go into your backyard one morning and find mushrooms (or toadstools) growing in your yard? That’s what happened in the southeast area of the Tucson Valley. Many Realtors can recall having to drive “all the way to the Vail area” to show some land. Just too far from anything.The area’s population was so small that the K through 12 school was in one school. Not quite a one room school like Little House On The Prairie but close.Then one day in the early 2000’s, Rancho del Lago was created. The next day (or so it seemed) no school could hold the numbers of children who suddenly appeared.Homes sprang up along the luxurious green of the 18 hole challenging golf course. Others are located on the hillsides with beautiful views of the Rincon Mountains and the Catalina’s as well.The higher elevation than Tucson, brings a somewhat cooler feel to the air. Builders suddenly discovered the advantages of the area and brought their own styles with them. Lennar Homes, Doucette, Pepper Viner and most recently, Del Webb has brought a lovely gated development into the area.Homes range from 2 to 5 bedrooms and from 1300 to over 4,000 square feet. There is something for just about everyone. Rancho del Lago is located in the Vail School District.

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Rancho Sahuarita is considered to be one of the Cadillacs of the Master Planned Communities in Southern Arizona. It was not just designed to regulate the rules of the area. It is a true family community that brings a sense of pride to the residents. It is located about 20 miles south of Tucson near Green Valley in the Santa Cruz Valley. The homes here include one and two story and vary in look as they have been built by a number of builders. 2, 3, 4, 5, and even 6 bedroom homes can be found here.The 20 acre lake is king. It’s open only during daylight hours. It’s a joy to see children learning to fish or sailing with a parent. Gas motors are not permitted. The rules for the lake are firm as the goal is to have a place that is not only fun to visit but is a peaceful refuge as well. Ramadas near the lake are ideal for picnics. Urban licenses are required in order to fish. Swimming or wading in the lake is not allowed but do not despair as a water park features a huge pool complete with splash pond and a spa. The center also has exercise equipment, dance and aerobics studios. There is much more to this complex that awaits the visitor. Rancho Sahuarita is part of the Sahuarita Unified School District. Shopping is available with supermarkets as well as small shops and banks. Wal-Mart is a couple of miles to the south and it’s an easy trip to Green Valley or on into Tucson for more choices.

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One of the nice things about a master planned community is that so much is planned out before the homes are even built. Utilities, roads, parks and even school and golf course plans are set into motion once approvals are met. Rancho Vistoso is such a community with parks, bike paths, walking trails and, oh yes, they also have three golf courses!!Located in Oro Valley just Northwest of Tucson near 1st Ave and Tangerine Road, Rancho Vistoso lies at the base of the Tortolita Mountains and offers wonderful views. The area is convenient to all the major retail venues in Oro Valley.Homes were built between 1988 and continue today. According to the Tucson MLS, Rancho Vistoso homes for sale are 1 and 2 story, have 2 to 5 bedrooms and are between 1,100 and 4,000 square feet in size. Additionally there are 2 and 3 bedroom condominiums and townhomes. Some of the Rancho Vistoso homes are geared to families, some are gated, and some are along the golf courses. Rancho Vistoso is in the Amphitheater school district.

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The story goes that the area that has now become the planned community of Rita Ranch was named for the actress Rita Hayworth by Howard Hughes who owned vast areas of the Tucson valley and who was in love with the red haired movie star of the 40’s and 50’s. True or not, Rita Ranch is a planned community in the southeast part of Tucson that began to be developed in the 1980’s.According to the Tucson MLS, Rita Ranch homes for sale are made up of 2, 3, 4 and occasional 5 bedroom homes. There are one and two story homes and each subdivision has its own rules in regard to such items as recreational vehicles.One of our dear friends, Jean and her husband, who were among the first to live in the area called it “the wilderness” as there were homes but nothing else. It took several years to have the shopping necessary for further growth. Today there are two major supermarkets and dozens of smaller stores, shops, restaurants, fast food, banks and drug stores, etc.Rita Ranch is in the Vail Unified School District. As the entire southeast area has grown so rapidly, it has been a challenge for the schools to keep up. The Vail schools are in high demand as the system is highly progressive in their educational techniques. The district has been featured on several national TV programs. Additionally it is under a modified year around program which has worked very well.Youth sports are very popular and there are often several games being played in Purple Heart Park. The community pool is also located in the park. One of Tucson’s very few skateboard parks is here as well. And, Tucson itself is less than 10 miles away.It was Rita Ranch that brought attention to the otherwise ignored southeast part of Tucson thus advancing the areas of Corona de Tucson and Vail.

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430 acres of natural desert where wildlife abounds. Located in the far northeast area of Tucson at the base of the Catalina mountains. Sabino Springs is a master planned community of almost 500 homes placed in and around the natural beauty of the area including the golf course. Part of the goal for Sabino Springs was to show that people could live in an area where wildlife was protected and the desert could remain natural. This goal was realized and is even better than hoped for.The community was built between 1996 and 2007. These one and two story homes are 2, 3, or 4 bedroom and range between 1100 to over 4,000 square feet in living space. Most homes have lovely views of the mountains, flatland areas and/or washes where wildlife live and roam.The style of Sabino Springs homes vary and include Santa Fe, Spanish, Contemporary, Southwestern, Mediterranean and Territorial. Not only is Sabino Springs a gated community, there is a rover who checks the streets at night. Additionally the Arizona National Golf Course which is one of the top public access golf facilities in Arizona is located within the community. Sabino Springs is located in the Tucson Unified School District.

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Sabino Vista is one of those communities that offers lovely Catalina Mountain views to many of the homeowners. It’s located near River Road and Tanque Verde on the northeast side of Tucson halfway between the foothills and the valley. There’s easy access to the shopping offered in the foothills as well as the city proper. When driving through this community, you will find attention to landscaping and a love of the desert vegetation. The homeowners have built for the views as well as to enjoy the animal life that is abundant in the area. Sabino Vista is somewhat unique in that it has a children’s swimming team that competes in the area. It also has its own clubhouse and tennis courts and pool.The homes were built between 1964 and some as late as 2006. Homes can be found with anywhere from 3 to 6 bedrooms and from 1700 to over 5,000 square feet. Most are single story homes although there are a few 2 story.The wide variety of style of homes in Sabino Vista gives the area a feeling of richness. Styles include Territorial, Southwestern, Contemporary, Ranch, Mediterranean and Santa Fe. Sabino Vista children attend Tucson Unified School District.

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Bounded by Speedway on the north, Broadway on the south, Country Club on the east and Campbell on the west, Sam Hughes District is one of those areas that long time citizens speak of but newer residents to the area don’t quite know what they are talking about. Basically it is made up of a group of subdivisions and streets that banded together to form a governing body to ensure that the area is maintained and not allowed to fall into disrepair. Sam Hughes is probably made up of perhaps more historic homes than you will find in most of the other Tucson communities. Due to the age of many of the homes, most owners wanted the area to continue to look as it did in its heyday. This has caused the Sam Hughes community to be in demand by people who love restoring older homes and people who just find a comfort in the settled look and feel of the area.So, who was this Sam Hughes guy? Well, he was born in Wales, Scotland and moved with his family to the US in 1837 when he was eight years old. He never had any formal schooling but when his parents died when he was still young, he made sure his eight brothers and sister were educated. He came to Tucson in 1858, married in 1863 and fathered a large family. In the 1870’s he helped incorporate Tucson and became an alderman on the first city council. In 1871 he helped to establish public education in the territory. One of the first subdivisions in Tucson named the new elementary school in its area after Sam Hughes in 1928 eleven years after his death.According to the Tucson MLS, Sam Hughes homes for sale are made up of a very wide variety of sizes, types, and prices. Homes in this area were built roughly between the 1920’s and the 1990’s. These homes can range from 700 to 4,000 square feet. Most are one story and have anywhere between 2 and 8 bedrooms. The styles are as different as the price and sizes; Bungalow, Territorial, Contemporary, Southwestern, and Ranch. Sam Hughes is located in what is known as School District #1 (Tucson Unified School District or TUSD) The Museum School For The Visual Arts is just one example of how TUSD has worked to keep students wanting to be in school. In this case the students whose main interest is in the arts go to standard classes in the morning and in the afternoon they work with a wide variety of art forms. The school is held in the Tucson Museum Of Art. This is just one indication of TUSD’s interest in including all young people in education while weaving standard learning with their particular interests.

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The community of Silverado Hills was designed with Sonoran Desert living in mind. The builders created open spaces that allow the desert to be a part of the resident’s lifestyle. Located on the far east part of Tucson, Silverado Hills is east of Houghton Road, north of 22nd Street and south of Speedway.There are one and two story homes with three, four and five bedrooms. Most are 1400 to 3,000 square feet in size. The community was built from 1990 to 1997.The style of the Silverado Hills homes is in keeping with the southwest and desert living. The looks are Contemporary, Southwestern, Santa Fe and Spanish which together create a nice blend.The amenities of the community include a community center, a pool and a recreational area. And from almost every home, you see lovely views of the mountains and/or the common area desert landscape. Silverado Hills is located in the School District #1 (Tucson Unified School District or TUSD)Shopping near Silverado Hills is easy and close. There are several supermarkets with many smaller stores, shops and restaurants nearby.

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Views are usually on the list of wants when buyers come to Tucson. The dramatic Catalina Mountains create Tucson’s north boundary. The crags and canyons offer surprises with every change in the light. This remarkable community was developed with the scenery in mind as well as making sure the wildlife in the area was not too impacted. It’s not unusual to see a bobcat or javelina wandering through or crossing the golf course. coyotes also populate the area and their lonesome western icon howls can often be heard in the evening.Skyline Country Club Estates was built around the golf course yet is separate from the Country Club. Residents are not required to join, however, the draw of the 18 hole golf course and the fitness center and pool as well as the casual and fine dining makes for a great incentive.Skyline Country Club Estates is a gated community with 24 hour guard and patrol service. There are over 400 single family residences, casitas and townhomes situated along the golf’s courses and most have views of the mountains, city or the course.The homes in this community have one and two stories and three to five bedrooms. Square footage is from 1700 to 7,000. There are townhomes as well. The styles of homes range widely including Contemporary, Spanish, Territorial, Mediterranean, Ranch and Southwestern. Skyline Country Club Estates is serviced by the Catalina Foothills School District.

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Where do we start? Perhaps with the expansive J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa that is built into the Tucson Mountains west of the city. The many levels mimic the mountains and speak of grandeur and it is not a lie. Eat in your choice of venues from cozy meals for two or a banquet for many. Award winning chefs are prepared to give you a remarkable dining experience. 575 guest rooms and 35 suites are beautifully appointed. The convention area and meeting rooms offer space for groups large as well as small. Tennis, walking and hiking trails, pools but overall is the golf. Beautiful weather and breathtaking scenery are two of the features that bring folks back again and again.And then there is the Real Estate. According to the Tucson MLS, Starr Pass homes are made up of single family as well as townhomes. The 1 and 2 story homes were built from 1993 to 2006. There are 2 to 5 bedrooms and they range from 1300 to over 3600 square feet. Some of the subdivisions in the Starr Pass community are on the golf course itself but almost all the homes in the community have one or more views of the mountains, city or golf course.Starr Pass is located in the Tucson Unified School District.

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Active adult community. Sounds sooo good to many people who are retired or considering retirement or, even those who have chosen (for many reasons) to continue to work but are over the age of 45 years young. Sun City properties have become increasingly popular so the name rings of a busy life enjoying the amenities and the lifestyle.Activity center, Olympic pool, large library, art center, computer learning center, 18 hole golf course etc, etc,. You get the idea.The homes here are mostly 2 bedroom and many have an extra room that serves many purposes. They range from 1,500 to over 3,000 square feet.Sun City Oro Valley is located in the northwest part of Tucson and is near shopping, restaurants and theaters. There is always something to do even if it’s just taking off your shoes and kicking back for a nap before company comes for a game of cards.Sun City Oro Valley is located in the Amphitheater School District.

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For many years Tucson, Arizona was all but unknown to most of the country. But when Arizona became a destination for people with tuberculosis due to the dry climate, Tucson began to be noticed. Many who came to Tucson looked beyond the moment and the need. These people chose to settle here among the saguaros, mesquite and palo verde trees. The fresh air and lovely high mountain scenery created an atmosphere that was a draw to many.In 1947 a group of people bought the 580 acres that is now Tucson Country Club, a gated community.Over the years since there have been many major golf tournaments played there as well as tennis and swimming events. The club offers a huge array of social and dining events that encourages relationships within the wide rage of it’s membership. To drive through the area is to feel as though you are in a huge parade of homes. Homes were built between the 1950 and into this century with styles that match the decades and the desires of the owners. All have there own unique sense of beauty, grandeur and comfort. They range from 2 to 5 bedrooms andRange in size from 1,900-over 5,000 square feet.At present Tucson Country Club has 425 regular members and offers a unique menu of opportunities club members. There are families with children, single people as well as business and professional people. Many retired people have opted for the gracious living offered here as well.Tucson Country Club is located in the Tucson Unified School District.

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One of the nice things about living in a golf course community is that you are never very far from the cool beauty of the greens and you often have other views as well. This is the case with Tucson National Country Club a gated golf resort located in Tucson’s northwest area. The views in the area include the beautiful west end of the Catalina Mountains which tower over 9,000 foot elevation.When the Omni hotel opened in 1986, residents were able to entertain family and clients in lovely and convenient surroundings. Over the years there have been many major golf tournaments held there.Several subdivisions are part of the Tucson National Country Club complex. There is a wide range of homes and townhomes here. Many have been built along the 27 hole golf course along with lovely condos. Tucson National is located in the Amphitheater School District.Shopping and entertainment is nearby as there are several shopping areas and Foothills Mall is just a few minutes drive. Markets, theaters and restaurants are in the immediate area.

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A new town … almost.When you live in the high desert, elevation counts especially during the summer. With this in mind, more and more people are looking to the southeast part of the valley at what used to be a tiny wide spot in the road known as Vail. Over 800 feet higher than Tucson, the Vail temperatures are cooler.The actual “center” of Vail is about 20 miles southeast of Tucson. Less than 15 years ago Vail was one of those places that was considered (if considered at all) as one of the ways to get to Colossal Cave. And, if you passed through from I-10 which is 2 miles to the south, you might want to stop by the little Catholic Church located in the “center of town” which is between the two Southern Pacific railroad tracks. In truth, both places have their place in the history of the area. If you turn off I-10 at exit 279 and go north on Colossal Cave Road (yes, it’s a real cave and you can visit), you will go through the town. Oops!! Don’t go too fast as you’ll be past before you know it. But don’t be fooled by what you see. Vail is a community that is growing by leaps and bounds. Faster than the schools can be built, homes in the Vail area are popping up like mushrooms. What is vacant land today may very well be a new subdivision within a few months. Just before crossing the first set of tracks, you will pass some of Vail’s businesses. It’s a great place to stop for a cold drink and a bite to eat or even enjoy a hearty breakfast or dinner. Great food!! And a 10 minute drive takes you to two large shopping centers with major supermarkets and all the other smaller stores you usually associate with a shopping center. Another supermarket is soon to be built even closer. Then on to St. Rita in the Desert which is on the east side of the road as you cross the first set of tracks. This tiny Catholic chapel was dedicated to a Japanese chemist named Jokichi Takamine in 1935 by his wife. He had converted to Catholicism after marrying Caroline Field who moved to Tucson after his death in 1922. The church had agreed with the family that there would never be any alterations to the chapel. More buildings have been added to the grounds as the need arose but the chapel is as it was when built. The goal was to offer services to the miners who brought their ore to the railroad siding in Vail. As you go on north, following the signs toward Colossal Cave, you will pass some of the many subdivisions that have been built in the past few years. And then you will come to some of the magnificent scenery that draws people to the area. The gigantic saguaros with their tenuous hold on the sides of rocky cliffs are an amazement to see. The deep canyons where javelina, deer and even occasional bear and cougar reign over the lesser animals of the area. Vail is very fortunate to have one of the best school districts in Arizona. Vail Unified School District. The schools are forward looking and entered the computer age far ahead of most schools throughout the country. The District was featured on several major television networks on shows such a 60 minutes and 20/20. There is excellent interaction between the teachers and parents and, in many cases, they have even made it possible to eliminate the need for those heavy backpacks.

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This master planned community of over 1,000 acres was developed with nature, views and comfort in mind. Located in the foothills of the Catalina mountains. Inside the main gate, there are eleven neighborhoods each with it’s own personality.  Four of these are gated.Just south of the Ventana Resort and located within the community is the private Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club and two eighteen hole golf courses, the Mountain and Canyon courses. Additionally there is tennis as well as water sports.Homes in this community range from 2 bedrooms up to 5 and the square footage from the modest to the amazing.Access to Tucson is easy and the many and varied restaurants, shopping and other venues are within a short drive. This community is located in the Catalina Foothills School District.

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