Welcome to Tucson
Multicultural vibrancy within an oasis of leisure and dramatic beauty
Lying along the Santa Cruz River on a hilly plain of the Sonoran Desert, Tucson romances locals and tourists with its gorgeous Saguaro Landscape, dazzling mountain ranges, and Old West nostalgia interspersed with resort living and lavish spas.
Famous for its blue skies and perfect, sunny weather, Tucson cradles a vibrant arts and culture scene, family-friendly activities, and thrilling outdoor adventures. Its breathtaking sunsets burst with hues of purples, pinks, and oranges over the mountainous horizons, and when rain falls, the desert air is even more magical. Residents adore Tucson’s brilliant parks, trend-setting restaurants, and sprawling upscale malls, not to forget its four-diamond guest ranches and sprawling championship golf courses!
Touting exemplary architectural masterpieces, Tucson epitomizes luxury and charm, even once referred to as “an unsung architectural oasis” by the New York Times. Thick stucco walls distinguish its Spanish colonial residences while Mediterranean revival estates nestle against the foothills, resplendent amid citrus groves and towering palms.
What to Love
- Legendary sunsets
- Spectacular cuisine
- Warm desert breeze and stunning saguaro landscape
- Thrilling outdoor adventures
- Highly-rated schools
While the Tucson metro area qualifies it as a big city, this locale’s small-town feel and college-town charisma attract many. Blessed with culinary diversity and glamorous options for retail therapy, Tucson poses ample opportunity for exploration and experiences for residents. Amenities lie within easy reach, and outdoor recreation doesn’t get better than here!
You’ll fall in love with Tucson’s enchanting fiestas and multicultural heritage. A wonderful retirement destination doubling as an excellent school zone to raise your kids and soak up in days of sunshine, you won’t be able to get enough of the stunning beauty and enriched quality of life in Tucson.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
This city is a shopper’s paradise home to sprawling shopping malls anchored by luxury brands, gourmet diners commanding striking views of the mountains and desert, and great entertainment venues ideal for late-night hangouts with friends. Pop into trendy boutiques and specialty shops at Main Gate Square
, or pick up fresh veggies and cheese at the Farmers Market in St. Philip’s Plaza
Visit Union Public House
for classic pub chips and green salad served with inventive wine or craft beer, or gather with family and friends at The Parish
for southern-style steak and fries, blue cornbread, and hearty chicken sandwiches.
Go organic with a stop by Renee’s Organic Oven
, and treat yourself to the most delectable gluten-free chilies & cream pizza, spinach dip, and black bean tostada paired with prickly pear lemonade. Another neighborhood favorite, Tito and Pep
will treat you to a wholesome dinner of grilled octopus, trout, and crispy calamari.
Things to Do
A popular summer retreat, Mount Lemmon
is laced with scenic trails, cabins for a weekend away in the pines, and places to fish and climb rocks. Famed for its cool temperature, Mount Lemmon is where locals and tourists go to escape the heat or enjoy some snow skiing.
Winter brings the 4th Avenue Street Fair
and its quality display of art steeped in history and beautiful Tucson heritage. Savor tantalizing treats and top-notch entertainment with over 600,000 other visitors, and make spectacular memories with your loved ones.
Want to enjoy some open space? Drive up to Brandi Fenton Memorial Park
for a 57-acre oasis of trails, bike paths, grassy fields, and jungle gyms. Your kids will love the fabulous splash pad and playgrounds while your teenagers can play soccer in the fields with friends. You can even horseback ride along the beautiful paths.
Pack your water bottles and step into your hiking boots to go on a thrilling adventure through the famous Sabino Canyon
. Attracting millions of visitors each year, there’s definitely something about this recreation area that keeps people coming back. Be it the tram rides or the hiking trails leading deep into Santa Catalina Backcountry, it’s time to explore this treasure yourself!
Tucson is served by the Tucson Unified School District, home to excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: