Top Reasons to Live in Tucson

Top Reasons to Live in Tucson

Posted 02/03/2015


Civic pride varies from town to town, and usually it’s an accurate reflection of the way things really are. In some places it’s subtle and others, like Tucson, Arizona, it flows like a river through the streets.

And why not? With a budding high-tech industry, a U.S. Air Force base, an award-winning university and schools, diverse dining and entertainment options, and competitive college sports teams, it’s no wonder people are proud to live here. Though big city amenities abound, it’s actually the little things that make this place so special.

For instance, one could drive across the city in just 35 minutes and wouldn’t need a freeway to do it. Red sunsets are the norm, and the dark night sky, preserved by city light ordnances for nearby observatories, offers an otherwise rare glimpse of a picturesque blanket of stars that’s unlike any other place in the world.

One minute you’re strolling the downtown cultural scene and the next you’re surrounded by Sonoran desert hills. Upon further inspection, you find yourself in the midst of some of country’s best hiking and biking trails, found in the Catalina Foothills or nearby Sabino Canyon. Take a stroll to the top of Mount Lemmon to catch a bird’s eye view of Tucson, or get your feet wet and explore the magic of the neighboring Seven Falls.

Year in and year out, events large and small bring out the town’s unique personality. Each fall, nearly 10,000 cyclists take to the streets of Tucson for El Tour de Tucson. In the winter, gem enthusiasts gather from all over the world for the annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, the largest, oldest and most prestigious gem and mineral show in the world. The list goes on.

At Maracay Homes, we value our tightknit communities here in the desert. That’s why we continue to build new single-family home neighborhoods throughout Tucson’s high-demand areas. Last year, we added Deseo at Sabino Canyon, Rancho Del Cobre and Tortolita Vistas, and this year we look forward to opening our fourth neighborhood, Center Pointe at Rancho Vistoso, the last parcel remaining at the award-winning Rancho Vistoso master-planned community in Oro Valley.

For more information about our existing Tucson communities, please visit our Tucson neighborhoods page.