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Catalina Foothills Neighborhood Tucson Luxury Homes

(2020-06-04)

The Catalina Foothills neighborhood is considered one of the nicer neighborhoods in the greater-Tucson area.  It's lovely.  Nestled against the Santa Catalina Mountain Range, the "Foothills" sits at a slightly higher elevation than Tucson offering verdant plant life, beautiful vistas and views, tons of recreational opportunities, and fabulous neighborhoods.  Also, The Catalina Foothills School District is one of Tucson's finest.  It's a great place to live!

There are many great homes and condos in The Foothills.  They range in price significantly with condos trading in the upper $100Ks and homes ranging from the mid $200Ks - $10M.  The demographics of the area are higher than average income and education levels.  It's a very safe area too. 

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Dove Mountain Planned Community Homes For Sale, Marana, AZ

(2020-05-18)

Dove Mountain is a wonderful master-planned community in Marana, Arizona.  Located just 25 minutes N. of downtown Tucson, Dove Mountain offers many different subdivisions and custom home sites.  Also, there are 3 distinct golf courses in Dove Mountain.  There's The Golf Club at Dove Mountain located at The Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain, The Highlands Golf Club, and The Gallery Golf & Sports Club.   There's walking trails, bike trails, nature hiking, and close amenities offered to the residents and owners at Dove Mountain.  It's a VERY nice planned community.  

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Saguaro National Park Tucson Attraction

(2020-05-05)

The Tucson, Arizona area has many great attractions that make living here or owning a second home/investment property awesome.  One incredible attraction is Saguaro National Park.  It's truly spectacular!  The park is divided into 2 sections. One section is located on the East side of the Tucson area and is called The Rincon Mountain District. The other section is located on the West side of the Tucson area and is called The Tucson Mountain District.  

Both sections of Saguaro National Park are fantastic areas to recreate.  Housing surrounding the national park ranges in price to suit most budgets.  Imagine living right next to over 90,000 acres of the wilderness! The Rincon District rises to over 8000 feet in elevation and boasts almost 130 miles of trails.  The Western Tucson Mountain District is generally lower in elevation with denser Saguaro forests.  

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Marana, Arizona: A Tucson Suburb On The Go

(2020-03-25)

Marana, Arizona has many great properties for sale to fit most budgets.  Marana is a suburb of Tucson, Arizona, and sits about 20 minutes NW of downtown Tucson.  Marana is a town on the go!  It offers everything to residents including homes to fit most budgets, great schools, beautiful residential parks and easy access to Saguaro National Park, awesome golf, shopping, dining, bike paths, and employment opportunities.  Marana is a well-run city with a balanced budget, low property taxes, and many, many great things that make Marana an awesome place to live.

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Armory Park Historic Neighborhood Tucson, AZ Homes For Sale

(2020-03-16)

Tucson, AZ has very interesting and very wonderful historic neighborhoods.  Armory Park is just such a neighborhood.  Talk about charm; Armory Park takes the cake.  There are currently a few wonderful properties for sale in Armory Park.  One must move quickly if they'd like to purchase an Armory Park property as the area is in high demand.  Just click on the "Search Tab" on my website, and type Armory Park, Armory Park Del Sol, and/or Armory Park Condos to see what's currently available in this beautiful and historic neighborhood in downtown Tucson, Arizona.  Here's what's currently available: https://www.flexmls.com/share/3Ccp6/Selected.  This is just one of the current residences currently for sale in historic Armory Park. 

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Monastery apartment project gets green light

(2020-03-02)

A long, arduous battle over the fate of Tucson's iconic Benedictine Monastery is over, with developer Ross Rulney the victor.

A modern, luxury apartment complex will be constructed on the site at 800 N. Country Club Road. A total of 225 apartments will be located in three structures built to the left, right and behind the monastery. The monastery itself will house 34 residences.

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Marana, Oro Valley seek resident help for parks & rec plans

(2020-02-25)

Independently of one another, Marana and Oro Valley are turning to their respective residents to help determine each town's future parks and recreation plans.

As Tucson's northwestern suburbs gain in popularity and residential neighborhoods expand to the area, Oro Valley and Marana officials realize the demographics, wants and needs of its residents are ever changing.

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Neighborhood spotlight: Marana's Gladden Farms

(2020-01-31)

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.

 

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Tucson market report for December

(2020-01-26)

Home prices in most Tucson-area markets closed out 2019 up again, with strong buyer demand continuing even amidst lower market inventory.

Pending sales, a good indicator of the market's direction, increased 21.4 percent for single-family homes in December. For the year, pending sales rose 6.8 percent, according to the Tucson Association of Realtors' monthly report.

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Neighborhood spotlight: Tucson's scenic Foothills Clusters

(2019-12-31)

If you are keeping an eye out for a neighborhood in a great location that offers reasonably priced single-family homes then consider Foothills Clusters in northern Tucson.

Situated high up in the foothills just north of Skyline Drive, Foothills Clusters has 350 single-story homes built from the mid-1970s.

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Tucson No. 2 for home value appreciation

(2019-12-21)

A recent federal report places Tucson second out of 100 metropolitan areas for home value appreciation.

The Federal Housing Financing Agency released its report looking at 100 of the nation's metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and found that values of existing homes in the Tucson area have appreciated 10.3 percent in the last year.

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Mayor, Council OK Escalara planned area development

(2019-11-29)

The Tucson mayor and City Council approved last week a planned area development (PAD) that will allow for more housing and commercial development flexibility on approximately 345 acres of state-owned land.

According to a recent report, the Escalara acreage located at the southwest corner of East Valencia Road and South Houghton Road, near Rita Ranch and the UofA Tech Park, was rezoned and will be auctioned off.

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Neighborhood spotlight: Downtown's El Presidio

(2019-11-26)

The El Presidio district in Tucson is one of the oldest inhabited sites in the United States. Its earliest inhabitants date back to 700-900 A.D. when the Hohokam Indians called the site home.

And if you are moving to Tucson then you may want to consider making El Presidio your home. It's got character, convenience, lots of history, restaurants, shops, and a variety of architecture from which to choose.

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Ariz. uninsured children 3rd highest in U.S.

(2019-11-05)

Arizona is climbing toward the top of an unfavorable list: uninsured children. A recent study found that 8.4 percent of the state's children were uninsured in 2018.

The Georgetown University study data showed Arizona moved up three places from sixth to third. In 2018, the state had 146,000 uninsured children. The study defined children as under the age of 19.

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In brief: Tobacco sales change coming, new eateries set to open

(2019-10-22)

City Council OKs age hike to for tobacco products

The Tucson City Council this week voted to increase the age to purchase tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, to 21 from 18.

The ordinance is only applicable within city limits and goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020.

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Neighborhood spotlight: Eagle Crest Ranch

(2019-10-01)

Approximately 20 miles north of downtown Tucson is a beautiful community of larger homes tucked away between Catalina and Saddlebrooke.

In the planning stage since the 1980s, Eagle Crest Ranch didn't break ground until nearly 2000, with its first residents moving in during the early 2000s. Now, however, the community is a thriving suburban community just outside the hustle and bustle of Tucson.

 

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Neighborhood spotlight: Midtown's El Encanto Estates

(2019-09-02)

Real estate is all about location, and it is hard to beat El Encanto Estates if you are looking for a historic midtown home on a large lot.

El Encanto Estates was built in the 1920s and 30s with large, architecturally diverse homes. Once considered the outskirts of Tucson, the neighborhood is now surrounded by the conveniences of urban living.

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TUS launching prepaid, reserved parking service

(2019-08-15)

We've all been there: We leave home for the airport with what we think is plenty of time to park, walk the seemingly miles to the terminal and check our bags. Then traffic happens and, of course, there is nowhere convenient to park so you're stuck running with your bags or waiting for a shuttle to the terminal.

Well, those days are soon over for the savvy travelers at Tucson International Airport. In the coming weeks (launch date TBD) travelers can prepay and reserve a spot at the airport and slip into a parking spot without breaking a sweat.

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Federal judge bars Rosemont Mine project

(2019-07-31)

A federal judge on Wednesday tossed aside an earlier decision approving a copper-mining project set to begin just south of Tucson in the Santa Rita Mountains.

 

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Neighborhood spotlight: Red Rock Village

(2019-07-30)

Tucked away in the Sonoran Desert northwest of Tucson is the community of Red Rock Village. This vibrant, family-friendly neighborhood offers amenities to please every member of the family.

Located only a few minutes north of Marana, Red Rock Village is a mere 30 minutes from downtown Tucson. Commute to work or venture into the city to enjoy the amenities, such fine dining, shopping, university sporting events and entertainment. Phoenix and its suburbs are only an hour north and not too far for a day or weekend away.

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