Tanque Verde Valley: Tucson Traditional under Mesquite Groves
Ask a long-time Tucson resident and they will tell you, “it feels like the Tanque Verde Valley never changes.” And with all the growth and changes that Tucson has experienced in recent years, that is considered a really nice thing! Unlike the glitzier Foothills and Oro Valley areas to the north, the Tanque Verde sits at the convergence of the Santa Catalina and Santa Rita mountain ranges and features stately-yet-upscale homes and properties. Characterized by lovely adobe and ranch style homes and horse properties on larger lots, the area does sometimes feel like it belongs to a more tranquil time. Many neighborhoods are surrounded—by or nestled inside—old-growth mesquite groves. Enormous cottonwood and eucalyptus trees frequently adorn properties along the Tanque Verde and Agua Caliente Creeks.
Tanque Verde Valley might remind you of a very rich Uncle or Aunt who says very little but is “cowboy wise” and has a nice nest egg socked away (but doesn't brag about it!) Enhancing the beauty and quiet of the area is a sense of tradition, of old-world elegance and charm. Many properties here include equestrian facilities; some are very old, restored original adobe ranch homes. Tanque Verde has the highest median household incomes of any city or community in southern Arizona, and one of the highest in the state.
The proximity to everything that Tucson has to offer makes the Tanque Verde Valley the perfect place to feel far away but be close in. There are no high-rise buildings to obstruct views. Night skies are starry but a quick trip into Tucson gives you access to everything the city has to offer including shopping, dining and entertainment. The Tanque Verde School District serves about 2,000 students in grades K-9 and its students earn among the highest standardized test scores in Arizona.
Looking for a venerable Country Club with a classic feel? The beautiful 49ers Country Club offers membership options including: golf, fitness, practice facility, swimming pool and beautiful outdoor event venue. The Rincon Mountain Grill offers a gathering place for family and friends. Residents in this family friendly community enjoy the lifestyle living in stately, red-brick and adobe ranch-style homes that adorn the neighborhood around the club.
For those desiring the feel of traditional life in the old west and the new convenience of a luxurious lifestyle in proximity to all the modern conveniences, the Tanque Verde Valley in Tucson is the perfect choice to call home.