The Best of Tucson Luxury Real Estate
Tucson is a vibrant city full of history and charm. It has a variety of neighborhoods, each offering their own unique culture and flavor to this southwest city. If you’re looking to reside in the area any time soon, here is a snapshot of some of the best neighborhoods for Tucson luxury real estate.
Oro Valley is just 6 miles north of Tucson in the western foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains at the base of Pusch Ridge. The Arizona Daily Star newspaper called Oro Valley the ‘Upscale Tech Mecca’ of Southern Arizona because it is home to more than 10 high tech firms and has a median household income nearly 50% higher than the U.S. median. This neighborhood has many residents from around the country who own second or winter homes in the town. In March 2008, Oro Valley was named #44 on Fortune Small Business magazine’s list of ‘100 Best Places to Live and Launch’ a business. It was also featured as one of the top ten best towns for families in America in the August 2008 issue of Family Circle magazine.
Catalina Foothills is a huge area in northern Tucson full of upscale, high-income homes with a population of approximately 50,796 at the 2010 census. This neighborhood is considered one of the most affluent communities in Arizona and the United States. Statistics prove that Catalina Foothills has the 6th highest per capita income in Arizona, and the 14th highest per capita income in the U.S. of communities with a population of at least 50,000. Located at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains, this area offers tons of upscale shopping plazas and malls, world-class resorts and golf courses, as well as expensive residential neighborhoods. In fact, the Catalina Foothills includes some of the most expensive Tucson luxury real estate homes and land, and has the highest median property value.
Marana is a town located northwest of Tucson with a population of 34,961 according to the 2010 census. Marana is also home to The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain resort which was recently named to Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2012 World’s Best list. The resort has three spectacular restaurants, an amazing pool, and world-famous golf course. It also has a spa with a variety of health and beauty services and two ballrooms available for weddings and other events. The Ritz-Carlton also has a luxury residential community called The Residences situated on 850 acres of Dove Mountain real estate in the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains. This community is considered some of the best of Tucson luxury real estate, offering highly customized private luxury desert custom homes for a discriminating clientele.
Other neighborhoods in Tucson include Downtown, El Presidio Historic District, and University District (also known as Midtown). For more information on the different neighborhoods of Tucson, check out this Frommer’s guide which includes all the Tucson neighborhoods in brief. For more information on The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, call 877-451-7205 or visit the website http://theresidencesdovemountain.com.