Neighborhood spotlight: Marana's Gladden Farms

Whether you're a young family looking to get more bang for your buck or a retiree wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Tucson, Gladden Farms in the suburban town of Marana has got a house to suit your lifestyle and needs.

The master-planned community is located 25 minutes northwest of downtown Tucson in the quiet suburban town of Marana just west of I-10 between Tangerine and Moore roads. Encompassing 1,350 acres, Gladden Farms has everything you need right outside the door.

Whether a daily commute into Tucson is part of your plan or just a trip into the city for entertainment and dining, I-10 is conveniently located only 5 minutes east of the neighborhood. Central Tucson is approximately 20 miles from Gladden Farms. A trip to the airport is 29 miles (approx. 35-40 minutes).

In addition to beautiful, newer construction homes, Gladden Farms offers miles of walking trails, including trail access to Marana Heritage River Park; a barbecue pit; ball fields sport courts; and a number of playgrounds across the property.

The town of Marana is home to wonderful parks and a great school system (Marana Unified School District). Gladden Farms Elementary was the state's first computer science immersion school. There is also a town pool, splash pad and dog park not far from Gladden Farms.

Gladden Farms is convenient to all the town's shopping districts just off I-10 at the Twin Peaks and Cortaro Farms exits as well as the Tucson Premium Outlet Mall. Marana's town center is only a mile north of Gladden Farms.

Four builders -- Meritage Homes, KB Homes, Richmond Homes and Lennar Homes -- are offering a variety of floor plans (still building out in Jan. 2020) in the community's six different neighborhoods.

Overall prices in Gladden Farms for new construction start in the low $200,000 range and top out in the high $300,000s. Floor plans offered depend on the builder and neighborhood, but there are ranch homes as well as two-story residences. All homes have either two- or three-car attached garages.

The active community association plans regular events as well as special holiday-themed gatherings for children and families to enjoy.

Children living in Gladden Farms attend Gladden Farms Elementary; and Marana Middle and High schools.

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