Arizona's Fly-In Communities: La Cholla Airpark (Livestock, Wildlife May Be Present On Runway)

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Cessna Corvalis TT: Mike in Tucson Residential Mortgage and RefinanceArizona has at least 10 Fly-In Communities. 

Oro Valley's La Cholla Airpark, located 20 miles northwest of downtown Tucson, is one of these.

La Cholla Airpark: Mike in Tucson

This photo of the final approach to La Cholla Airpark's runway is featured on their home page, along with a disclaimer (under the tab "Pilot/Airport Information) that says the following:

Mule deer doe:  Mike in TucsonUse Extreme caution on the final approach to verify that the runway environment is free of animals, vehicles and other potential hazards.  Helicopters, livestock, wildlife may be present.

This, after all, is Arizona!  The Airpark's home page paints an attractive mental image of the lifestyle offered at La Cholla Airpark:

At La Cholla Airpark, residents live with their planes, horses and abundant wildlife around a 4,500' paved and lighted runway.  The Airpark is 20 miles northwest of Tucson, AZ and set on 1.5 sections, or about 1,000 acres.  All lots are a minimum 7 acres.

Homes for sale in a private residential airpark

A private residential airpart is a very specialized kind of real estate.  The realtor featured on La Cholla Airpark's home page, Peggy Fuenning, understands that.  She lives on the Airpark!

Homes listed for sale on La Cholla Airpark's home page range in price from $590,000 for an exquisite 2 BR 2 BA home on 8 acres to $5,900,000 for a 6,700 SF estate on nearly 32 acres.

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Dagny Eason
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Wow!   I love the fact that this airpark is located in the middle of wildlife!    Look around before you land!

Sep 23, 2010 12:13 AM #1
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Kelly Milligan
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What a concept!!  I had no idea airparks existed.  The homes are beautiful.

Sep 23, 2010 12:21 AM #2
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Mike, I was not aware of this. Wide price range among properties. "Sky King" lives.

Sep 23, 2010 01:37 AM #3
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David Krushinsky
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Awesome pictures!  We have one in Cave Creek, AZ that's similar to the La Cholla Airpark.  It's wild to see planes taking off from the backyard.

Sep 23, 2010 02:40 AM #4
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David,

I'm familiar with yours.  You should write a blog post about it.

Michael,

Click the link and check out the houses.  Magnificent stuff.

Kelly,

Thanks for checking out the homes on the website.

Dagny,

For sure!  Thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Sep 23, 2010 03:12 AM #5
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HI Mike - what a great post and I am familiar with some of these communities. People do love their planes, and good information about the caution for the animals. Do you fly?

Sep 23, 2010 03:53 AM #6
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Mike,

I have always dreamed of developing an airpark but very expensive. I have a plane and would live there for sure.

Sep 23, 2010 03:59 AM #7
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I've never heard of an airpark community - but it's a great concept for certain areas or terrains. 

As a side story, my husband and I went hiking in Arizona once and went through a cholla forest.  We were so enamored of the word "cholla" that we named our next dog, a border collie, Cholla.  Back here in Chicago, nobody knew what the word meant or how to pronounce it.  We quickly renamed her "Socks."

Sep 23, 2010 04:05 AM #8
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Mike, I did a blog about our airpark community here in Carefree, AZ last month.  I don't think ours allow for nighttime landings.  I'll have to check into that. 

Sep 23, 2010 04:12 AM #9
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Payson has a subdivision by the airport where one can (I understand) land and taxi to your house.

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Mike~

OH MY OH MY!!! This is one elegant post. and in good time for your Birthday, I think...Congratulations on that grand occasion...and on the feature. You deserve it...every day, but especially on your Birthday.

Sep 23, 2010 07:37 AM #11
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Mike, OK lets just say that I am not a big fan of fly, so there is nooooooo way that anyone would ever get me into one of those little planes.  It has to be at least big enough for me to not be concerned about hitting one of Santa's Reindeer's :)

Sep 23, 2010 07:50 AM #12
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Teral McDowell
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Seven acres; now that's a lot! Guess you have to have room for all that beautiful wildlife. You have your pilot's license?

Sep 23, 2010 08:09 AM #13
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Are the garage doors shaped like airplanes?  The are several of those at Chandler Airpark.  

Happy Birthday!!

Sep 23, 2010 05:09 PM #15
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Doreen,

Why thank you!  It's tomorrow.  And the Hangar doors are just huge folding garage doors.  Check the link and read about the houses/hangars/shops/guest houses/etc. for sale!

Erica,

My best to your son!  He's sure to be a success.  ('Specially with you as his Mom.)

Teral,

I do.  Airplanes have been part of my life since I was 12 years old, and I never get tired of aviation.

George,

Just let a friend taxi you around on the ground a little.  It'll grow on you.

janeAnne,

It's tomorrow.  :)  Thanks for remembering!

Leslie,

I sense a blog in the making here...

Juli,

I'll have to check in your archives.  I want to read that!

Margaret,

Your story about Socks made me laugh out loud!  Thanks for the chuckle.

Mike,

What do you fly?

Sharon,

Yes I do.  I've had my private pilot's license since I was 38.

Mike in Tucson

Sep 23, 2010 05:16 PM #16
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Hello Mike and a great post to "Localism" featured by The Gods and Vegas Bob at one of my favorite Late Night groups ...

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Sep 24, 2010 04:24 PM #17
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Vegas Bob,

Thanks for the Feature!  This was a middle-of-the-night post.

Mike in Tucson

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Mike - your posts always manage to have some of the very best photos and are informative also! thanks!

Sep 25, 2010 08:46 AM #19
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Mike, what a great post!    That would be frightening trying to land and seeing wildlife on the runway!   Glad to see all your pics are back up, even on the subscription list!

Sep 27, 2010 04:08 AM #20
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Joan,

There's a runway in Southern Arizona that has a road running through the middle.  Disconcerting for pilots and drivers alike!

Barbara-Jo,

You're so kind.  Thanks for the encouragement.

Mike in Tucson

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