Established in 1752, Tubac, Arizona is the second oldest European Community in the Western United States, behind Santa Fe, New Mexico. Surrounded by mountain peaks ranging from 5600 to over 10,000 feet, yet nestled in the Santa Cruz River Valley and home to the largest natural Cottonwood/Willow Forest in Arizona, Tubac is situated in the high Sonoran Desert at 3200 feet. This moderate elevation gives Tubac ideal weather with fewer than 35 days a year under freezing and approximately 90 days per year over 90.
Located only 35 minutes from Tucson International Airport to the north and 20 minutes to the Nogales Port of Entry with Mexico to the South, Tubac has easy access to all of the amenities of Tucson, Green Valley ( consistently voted one of the top 5 retirement communities in the US) and Nogales without the traffic nor the congestion of an urban area.
Tubac is a mixture of the old world charm from Spain and Mexico combined with the "old" west. Tubac has flown 5 different flags during it's rich history and as a result has captured the best of many diverse cultures.
The anchor to the community is the Tubac Village frequently labeled the place where "Art and History" meet. With over 100 shops, galleries and restaurants, the Village is an ideal place to spend hours wandering it's streets and shopping or viewing the serious art galleries which are located in the community.
Just North of the Village of Tubac is the prestigious Tubac Golf Resort featuring elegant dinning, resort facilities, 27 holes of golf and plenty of opportunities to still purchase that ideal lot inside this growing Golf Community. With a 4 star AAA rating, you can "stay and play" at this world class resort facility.
South of the Village is the Barrio de Tubac, a relative new comer to the Tubac "live, work and play" scene. The Barrio de Tubac consists of over 450 existing homes ranging from small Townhomes and Patio Homes to the larger semi custom homes on 1/4 to 1/2 acre lots. With shopping and restaurants near the Barrio de Tubac and the adjacent Tubac Village close by, this combined with gorgeous homes and bordering a 140 acre "Preservation area"; home to the "Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail" , the Barrio de Tubac will fit almost anyone's desire and tastes for living in the Southwest.
Across Interstate 19 are a variety of "estate size" home's and parcels of land which afford unmatched views of both the Santa Rita and Tumacacori Mountains. This area of the community is perfect for the horse lover, or anyone who would like to enjoy all Tubac has to offer but have a little more elbow room. With the Santa fe and old ranch charm of Arizona combined with incredible views, don't miss out on taking a tour with one of our Sotheby's agents on this beautiful part of our community.
Tubac, Arizona; Where Arizona Began.
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