The city of Tucson first celebrated its birthday in the year 1775 and by 1854 the US acquired the city from Mexico. Tucson is a city engulfed in a rich history of people and architectures. In particular, the city is a destination hot-spot for tourists, students who wish to attend the University of Arizona and offers one of the largest astronomy centers in the country. Such a fine city has received various recognition including arts, top cycling city, retirement destination, real estate investment and job access.
Once referred to as a mini-mecca for the arts, Tucson, offers many forms of art including numerous art galleries and maintaining its own ballet company. The city ranked among the top ten best cycling cities for its 800-plus miles of cycling trails, and operates the El Tour de Tucson – America’s largest perimeter event of cycling for all ages. CNN Money ranked Tucson one of the best places to retire for its livability, sunny weather, top golf courses, rich history and superb cuisine. Due to its vast and reliable transportation system, Tucson ranked among one of the 20 best in public transportation by offering reliable access to employment for its residents.
Tucson, Arizona offers something for people of all ages ranging from adventuring in the desert to enjoying the rich cultural history. For the outdoors enthusiasts, you may enjoy golfing, rock climbing, horseback riding and bird-watching. SaddleBrooke, a community of Tucson, offers residents a whopping 63 holes in all. Rock climbers should consider visiting one of the five major nearby mountain ranges for a challenging yet rewarding experience. You may instead enjoy exploring the landscape by taking a horseback riding trip offered through one of the local guest ranches.
Home to approximately 500 bird species, bird-lovers may enjoy the Southern Arizona Bird Observatory to catch a glimpse of humming birds, Vermillion Flycatchers and Grey Hawks. For the more city oriented people, you may enjoy various activities including luxurious spas, art museums, parks and fiestas. In particular, you may enjoy a stay at the Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center. The Resort offers a conference room, a large ballroom and an elegant spa facility among others. Art enthusiasts may enjoy visiting the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, which features exhibits displaying the local history of the city. Consider visiting a local tiny park – Garden of Gethsemane – a sculpture based garden.Tucson also offers Le Fiesta De Guadalupe, which is a seasonal fiesta consisting of dances, regional food and mariachi music.
Located in the Sonoran Desert, as part of Pima County, Tucson, Arizona averages 350 sunny days per year. Today, consisting of nearly 200 square miles; Tucson leaves plenty of room for its more than 500,000 current residents. Major employers in the surrounding area include Raytheon Missile Systems, Wal-Mart, United Advisors Healthcare, Davis-Monthan Airforce Base and the University of Arizona.
Additionally, Tucson consists of many communities including the especially master-planned SaddleBrooke Retirement Community in the Oro Valley. Community offerings include great scenery, tennis, golf and plenty of socializing opportunities. In particular, the community has the largest tennis club in the area and some great golf courses. Its finest courses consist of the SaddleBrooke (the original course in the community), Mountain View (specially designed to blend-in with the desert surroundings) and the Preserve Course (newly opened). SaddleBrooke additionally offers community swimming pools for exercise and relaxation among several clubhouses. Its architectural styles include southwestern and contemporary. See examples here. In short, SaddleBrooke offers an excellent choice for living. For those considering Tucson real estate, with an average home list price of roughly $200,000, you may consider looking at the Saddlebrook, Oro Valley AZ homes for sale.