Tucson Northwest

The fastest-growing area in Tucson, the northwest has wonderful family communities and is a terrific location for retirees as well. Minutes away from the interstate, with convenient access to Phoenix and Sky Harbor Airport to the north and Mexico to the south. Typically, lots are 0.5-3.3 acres and are either gently sloping or nearly flat for easy building. Price ranges are $100,000-$1,000,000. Panoramic views of Pusch Ridge/Catalina Mountains and the Tortolita Mountains are absolutely stunning and typical in this part of town.

An active, bustling area with many top-rated schools, shopping centers, and wide open spaces. A newer destination resort, The Ritz Carlton, anchors this area, along with two new championship golf courses.The brand new Tucson Premium Outlet Mall is an easy 10 minute drive while the Tucson Mall and the Foothills Mall are 15-20 minutes away. There are several public and private golf courses, such as Canada Hills, Tucson National, and Arthur Pack. The area is home to two adult communities in Del Webb’s Sun City and Saddlebrook; quiet hiking trails in Catalina State Park and Honeybee Wash; the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort; Dove Mountain; Rancho Vistoso; Stone Canyon; The Big Horn Sheep preserve at La Reserve and Oro Valley.

The Town of Oro Valley, which lies in the heart of the Northwest, incorporated in 1974. Located six miles north of the city limits of Tucson, Oro Valley enjoys a higher elevation and slightly cooler temperatures than Tucson. A private air strip is located in the community of La Cholla Air Park.

It is home to the golf community of Rancho Vistoso, one of the largest golf communities in Southern Arizona. Rancho Vistoso Golf Club has earned rave reviews from Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. A private course has recently opened in Rancho Vistoso, designed by Jay Morrish, the architect of Troon in Scottsdale.

The Oracle Road corridor provides for great picturesque bike riding. Within twenty minutes you can be in downtown Tucson where Tucson’s internationally respected museums, symphony, ballet, opera company, avant-garde art scene, and world class university are located. Because Tucson favors flora and fauna over flash, cosmopolitan Tucson conveys the warmth and friendliness of a small town while offering the business opportunities of a large one. The area has burgeoned into a center of international trade; a lively and vigorous community of scholars, musicians, and artisans; a health and retirement mecca and a stunning example of how old and new can coexist in harmony.

Northwest Lots Communities & Neighborhoods

Average Size Average Lot Pricessort descending
Garden Estates Amended 2.50 $400K-$800K $100K-$200K
Coyote Ridge 2.00 $600K-$1M $125K-$200K
Honey Bee Ridge Estates 3.00 $750K-$2M $125K-$300K
La Reserve & La Reserve II 2.00 $600K-$2M $125K-$400K
Stone Canyon I-VI 1.50 $900K-$3M $150-$1M
Rancho Vistoso Neighborhoood 7 AKA Vistoso Pointe 1.00 $500K-$800K $150K-$175K
Dove Mountain: Canyon Pass, Gallery Parcels 2, 4A, and 5, and Gallery Resort Parcel 3.00 $800-$3M $150K-$1M
Butterfly Mountain 3.30 $500K-$900K $150K-$225K
Naranja Ranch Estates 3.30 $800K-$1.2M $250K-$275K
Saguaro Ranch 4.00 $1.5M-$5M $275K-$400K