Fun With Mailboxes in Tucson AZ!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate

Let's face it - Arizona is a desert!  But that doesn't stop desert dwellers from spicing up the exterior of their homes with a variety of colors ranging from earth tone hues such as Terra cotta, mocha brown all the way up to bright fantastic colors such as purples, oranges and reds!  Some home owners even spice up their driveways with enhanced gravel that comes in such colors as lavender and brick.

Driving around Tucson's northeast side and central Tucson neighborhoods I spotted some very colorful, fun mailboxes -- here are a few that enhance and showcase the beauty of desert colors all year long:

This one is painted on all sides - notice the quail at the bottom!  Here is another view:

I particularly like this one because lizards and geckos in Arizona aren't this colorful:

And of course, it is snake season in Tucson!

And these two - were a little unique because they are on the same street - in an urban part of central Tucson:


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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Gab, Mailboxes are so boring! I am really glad to see that this forgotten icon is getting some attention...

Apr 02, 2009 07:22 AM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Great mailboxes and gives us a hint of the personality of the owners. 

Apr 02, 2009 09:16 AM
Heather Chavez
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Caldwell, ID
Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235

It's interesting to see how homeowners express themselves.  I have to say, I kinda like the geckos.

Apr 02, 2009 01:16 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


The snake mailbox is my favorite; looks bulletproof!

Mike in Tucson

Apr 02, 2009 06:08 PM
Michael S. Mackey
CENTURY 21 All Islands - Mililani, HI

Such playfullness with such a mundane item! I just saw a truck go by, Mr. Mailbox. The truck looked like a giant mailbox.

Apr 03, 2009 10:55 AM
Chris Patterson
Long Realty Company - Tucson, AZ


You have anwonderful eye for the unique!  Fun pictures, thaks for showing them.



Apr 06, 2009 06:24 AM