Catalina Foothills Homes
Catalina Foothills History And Homes For Sale
The Catalina Foothills area is bounded by River Road to the south. Oracle Road to the west. Sabino Canyon Road to the east. The Santa Catalina Mountains and Coronado National Forest are to the north.
The history of the Foothills began in the early 1920s. Prior to that, the Foothills area was primarily federal trust land and open range.
Early development began just north of River Road. Ten housing subdivisions were planned. These early subdivisions were to have large lots and low-density residential living.
Good fortune shined down on this development in the name of Josias Joesler. Joesler was a Swiss architect who had immigrated to America. Development began in the 1930’s. Joesler designed many of the homes in the Catalina Foothills. Joesler homes are sought after and treasured residence in the Foothills.
Catalina Foothills School District
The Foothills School District was established about this same time. The first School District building was near East River Road and North Campbell Avenue. That building remains and is CFSD’s administration facility.
The Catalina Foothills High School is just south of Skyline Drive and west of Swan Road. It is one of the top schools in the Tucson metro area.
The Foothills continued to expand and prosper. Residents founded the Skyline Country Club in 1963. Skyline Country Club is one of the Foothills upscale private clubs.
The Foothills has a number of nationally recognized resorts. Notables are the La Paloma and Ventana Canyon Resorts.
Today, the Catalina Foothills local area has a population of over 50,000. The majority of the communities have a low-density and suburban character.
The Catalina Foothills has some of Tucson’s most impressive homes. Tucson City lights and mountain views abound. The Catalina Foothills has some of the most high-priced homes and land. Tucson MLS Statistics show the “Foothills” has the highest median property value in Tucson.
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