Tucson, the jewel of Southern Arizona, offers majestic mountain ranges and the serenity of the pristine Sonoran Desert with the benefits of a major metro area. With a population of more than 1 million, metropolitan Tucson combines outstanding scenery and splendid weather year-round with a relaxed lifestyle. The downtown area has experienced a reinvigoration in the last few years and the University of Arizona offers education, innovation, and medical technology to residents. Businesses are relocating to Tucson and its surrounding areas due to the availability of space, abundant outdoor opportunities and strong collaboration among businesses and local municipalities. Mount Lemmon, a plentitude of bike lanes and hiking trails, and the promise of world-class golf provide a variety of options for those wanting to bask in the outdoors and enjoy a slower pace of life in Tucson.
Located less than 10 miles to the northwest of Tucson proper, Oro Valley is known as the “Scottsdale of Tucson.” Oro Valley is nestled between the spectacular Santa Catalina Mountains and the rugged, saguaro-studded Tortolita Mountains, offering residents incredible vistas unmatched elsewhere. The Oracle Highway traverses the town offering ease of access to Tucson as well as to the beauty of the mountains. Oro Valley boasts top-notch golf such as Phil Mickelson’s Stone Canyon Club, hiking, biking, and a variety of parks including a popular aquatic center contributing to its famously relaxed, outdoor lifestyle. The master-planned community of Rancho Vistoso offers access to the splendor of the desert in a luxurious setting with a range of options from condominiums to multi-million dollar custom homes.
Marana, just west of Oro Valley and Tucson, is conveniently located along the I-10 corridor. Residential communities such as Continental Reserve, Gladden Farms, and Dove Mountain offer the convenience of the city with the charm and comfort of a small town. Marana lies along the Santa Cruz River and benefits from the scenic beauty of the Tucson, Santa Catalina and Tortolita mountain ranges. Marana offers a multitude of parks including a new splash pad, hiking and biking trails and several annual community events such as the Star-Spangled Spectacular to bring residents together for some relaxation and fun.
Tucson, Oro Valley and Marana offer the beauty of the desert combined with a relaxing, outdoor lifestyle unique to Southern Arizona, but is closely located to other areas for residents to enjoy. Approximately four hours to the North of Tucson, the Flagstaff and Sedona areas offer moderate summers, winters with great snow, and majestic mountain scenery. Just an hour and a half away lays Phoenix, which is comparable to Los Angeles with its beautiful weather and very cosmopolitan, high-paced lifestyle. About an hour to the southeast of Tucson are the historic western towns of Bisbee and Tombstone with the rich culture of Mexico just beyond. Metro Tucson and its surrounding areas have so much to offer, but the casual, laid-back lifestyle is what keeps people here.
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