Skyranch - Tranquil Homes for Sale in Marana, AZ

Real Estate Agent with Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ BR564219000

Skyranch is a lovely subdivision that blends into the desert vista located in Northwest Tucson.  It's just a little bit west of Oro Valley, southeast of Dove Mountain.  To find Skyranch, take Tangerine from Thornydale and go west.  Travel south on Camino De Manana and you'll see the signs. You can also find Skyranch by traveling west on Tangerine from Oracle, La Canada, or La Cholla Blvd. Just remember to turn south on Camino De Manana, just west of Thornydale.

entrance to Sky Ranch, Marana, AZ
This private community nestles within over 500 acres of natural desert preserve.  The tranquility of the area, combined with stunning vistas and backdrops, serve to provide homeowners with a singular living experience. 

Sky Ranch view towards Tucson Mountains

Enjoy the Catalinas, Tucson, and Tortolita Mountains from your intimate home setting.
Median at Sky ranch with desert vista and moutain backdrop

Because of its location, access to I-10 is easy, just another ten minutes west along Tangerine.  There are also multiple shopping areas within minutes, with restaurants and other facilities available.

Dove Mountain - Looking down the Street with Tucson Mountains
During my drive through in Mid August, I noticed quite a bit of new construction taking place.  There are still dozens of sites available in the community.  Don't forget in visiting a model home, or new home site, to bring your Buyer's Agent with you.  You want an experienced agent on your side when working with the builder rep.

Sky Ranch looking west towards Santa Rita Mountains
Are you interested in buying a home in Skyranch? Follow this link to see the current inventory of resale homes available, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes for sale in Marana, AZ at Skyranch. There are one and two story homes for whatever your size needs may be. Homes start just over $209,000 for resale.

Subdivision sign in Sky Ranch
As you can see by my photos, Skyranch is a gated subdivision and each "neighborhood" has its own character.

low care front landscaping in Sky Ranch
At its inception, the master plan of Skyranch aimed to be as environmental conscious as could be.  The developer, Scott Stiteler, owner of Stellar Homes, voluntarily incorporated the US Fish and Wildlife guidelines in their plans.  The original plans included 365 homes, leaving 80% of the original acreage undisturbed.

low care front landscaping in Sky Ranch
Of the original 365 lots, Stiteler kept 130 lots to build homes in 50/50 partnership with James Gray and formed Stellar Gray Homes. 70 lots were sold to Cutshaw Yeager for their Sanctuary at Skyranch community and 166 lots were sold to Pathway Developments for two communities—Fountain Estates and Fountains at Skyranch.

2 story home for sale in Sky Ranch, Marana
The Adobes and The Bungalows at Skyranch were designed to be an extension of their natural surroundings.  Notice the brick walls, mud adobe, naturally rusting roofs, copper garage doors and how nicely they blend into the surrounding landscape.

copper doors at Sky Ranch

The builders utilized low water landscaping, with imported specimen mesquite, palo verde, and ironwood trees.

courtyard details in Sky Ranch Marana AZ

I believe the details help make Skyranch a cut from a different cloth.

1 story home for sale in Sky Ranch, Marana
The entire community is served by the Marana School District, with Ironwood Elementary, Tortolita Middle School and Mountain View High School.

If you are contemplating a move to the beautiful metropolitan area of Tucson, Arizona, I hope you'll give me a call.  I'm proud of our natural beauty, and as someone who relocated to Tucson ten years ago, stand ready to welcome you to SW desert living.


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Ken Barker Realtor® GRI, E-Pro Certified
Dilbeck Real Estate - Burbank, CA

Cara - So this would take some getting used to. When you are used to a certain style it is hard to picture another completely different style. Although I have to say if I were to go to another location that would be the fun of it all.

Aug 20, 2010 03:59 PM #1
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Cara - Tucson is truly beautiful.  My stepdaughter lives there - she is working on her doctorate at the University of Arizona. 

Aug 20, 2010 04:24 PM #2
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

Nice to see you again, Ken.  I love the SW styles here around Tucson.

Susan - how exciting!  I understand we have outstanding opportunities at U of A.  DO have her look me up if she needs anything - opinions, places to eat, Buyer's guide with demographics and statistics for every neighborhood, etc!

Aug 22, 2010 12:51 PM #3
Lottie Kendall
Pacific Union International - San Francisco, CA
Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley

Cara, those are great photos! Love the sky--can almost smell the rain. You're writing some great neighbor info posts. Very well researched, and with helpful information.

Aug 23, 2010 09:37 AM #4
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