Condos & Townhomes For Sale Tucson

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Downtown Tucson is undergoing a wave of renovation. New restaurants, hotels and neighborhood bars. And the downtown area offers a range of lifestyles and homes.

Since 2012, developers have been converting apartments to Townhomes. And other major projects including senior living are underway or already available.

But condos and townhomes aren’t only in the downtown area. They are available in most areas of metro Tucson. The foothills, Oro Valley and 55+ communities have them. Robson’s Resort Communities of SaddleBrooke, SaddleBrooke Ranch and Quail Creek have them. But they are called “villas”.

This has created more opportunities to own a winter home in Tucson. There are also opportunities to rent out a property when not in use.

See All Condos, Villas, Patio Homes And Townhomes For Sale In Tucson, AZ

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Condos and Townhomes for sale Tucson are frequently found in Central Tucson. Being near the University of Arizona provides student rentals.

For parents, there is an opportunity to turn those monthly rent payments into a return on investment. With the “right” purchase, that might just pay for your student’s college degree when sold.

So What Is The Difference Between A Condo And A Townhome?

Townhomes

The owner of a townhome owns the inside and outside of the structure. A townhome is similar to a freestanding home. It will have its own driveway and garage. A front, side and backyard. But usually has at least one shared wall with a neighbor.

Townhome owners are responsible for the upkeep of their home’s landscape.

Condos

A condominium is a form of ownership of a unit. A condo is one unit in a larger building where you own your unit. Communal areas, for example, hallways, workout facilities and pool areas are owned by the HOA.

Both Condo and Townhome developments will have associations. The associations own and maintain common areas of the development. Pools and community facilities belong to the HOA. And paid for by dues paid to the HOA by property owners.

University Of Arizona History

The University of Arizona opened its doors in 1891. The University of Arizona had become a reality and Tucson was proud of it.

Thirty-two students enrolled for the first semester, but only six were admitted to the freshman class. The rest went to a specially established prep school. The problem was there were no high schools in the territory.

It took seventeen years for university students to outnumber those in the prep classes. The University maintained the preparatory classes for twenty-three years.

Today, the campus has about 180 buildings on its 380-acre campus in Tucson. On the academic front, the University of Arizona has numerous well-respected programs ranging from engineering to photography. The university is a member of the Association of American Universities because of its strengths in research and education.

Searching For A Condo Or Townhome In Tucson?

Are you thinking of buying a Townhome in the greater Tucson area? Finding the right home can be a challenging process. But we can make the process much less stressful for you.

We have been Tucson Realtors since 2002. We know Tucson and the Tucson Real Estate market. As a top Realtor team, we invest the time to understand your home buying interests and desires.

At our first meeting, we will review the current real estate market with you. Show you the market data and then walk you through the Arizona home buying process.

Why? We want you to know what to expect. And what to plan for.

Interested in new construction? We’ll brief you on buying a new construction home. And what’s unique about the process.

For us, you are not another real estate transaction. You are a client and future friend. We strive to create a relationship that continues long after you move into your home. Review our profiles. Check out our backgrounds, education, and certifications.

We are here to help you “know what you need to know” to buy a home in Tucson, AZ. We provide you information on Tucson events, places to shop and restaurants. Our resources include contractors, electricians, and home services.

We will also help you get deals on tile and paint to make the home you buy yours. Our professional service backgrounds mean we put you first!

Conclusion

Thank you for visiting www.premiertucsonhomes.com! It’s one of the top real estate websites in Tucson. Our clients say that, not us.

Our website provides information on communities and neighborhoods in the greater Tucson area. Want more? Give us a call – 520-940-4541. We are ready to answer your questions and help you get the information you are looking for.

We are a top Realtor team in Tucson, AZ. Read our client testimonials. We look forward to making your home buying or selling a home an enjoyable experience for YOU!

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Quail Creek Green Valley AZ

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Quail Creek Green Valley AZQuail Creek is near Green Valley, AZ. It is a 55+ Robson Resort Community. Green Valley is about 20 miles south of Tucson just off I-19. Quail Creek is a popular spot for buyers looking for homes in Green Valley, AZ.

Quail Creek is committed to providing each home buyer an exceptional residence.

When completed, there will be 4000 homes in the community. About 2000 homes have been built through 2016.

Interested in building your” dream” home? Then this Robson Resort Community may be for you. There are a lot of floor plans and home styles to select from. And new models are being added every few years.

The homes feature open concept living, contemporary styling, and functional floor plans. These features are combined with outdoor living areas and mountain views.

Robson communities don’t all look alike. So, if you have questions about any of the Robson Communities in Tucson, AZ – give us a call. 520-940-4541. OR, submit our CONTACT form and we will get right back to you.

Home buyers can choose between resale homes and new construction. If you are considering new construction, please read 8 Things To Know BEFORE You Enter The New Home Builders Model Homes and Sales Office BELOW.

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8 Things To Know BEFORE You Enter The New Home Builders Model Homes and Sales Office

It is important for you to understand

  1. You have the right to be represented by a Realtor when buying a new construction home.
  2. BUT your Realtor MUST be with you on your FIRST visit to the new home builder’s sales office and register you!
  3. You will NOT pay more to have a Realtor represent you when buying a new construction home in Tucson, AZ.

If you don’t have a Realtor with you on your first visit – KNOW THIS

  1. The sales agent at the builder’s sales office works for the builder, NOT YOU!
  2. They will ask you to “register” when you come in – or shortly after.
  3. If you register, you are GIVING UP YOsc name=”premiertucsonhomesregistration” RIGHT to be represented by a Realtor at that builder’s site in the future.
  4. Chances are the builder’s sales agent WILL NOT disclose this to you!
  5. If you register at the builder’s site, you are on your own to work through the builder’s contract and all purchase decisions. Yes, the builder’s sales agent will work with you through the paperwork. They will answer your questions. BUT with who in mind? You or the builder they work for? Will the builder’s sales agent tell you there are homes listed for sale with the floor plan you want at less than it will cost you to build it?

Quail Creek Green Valley is near the beautiful Santa Rita mountains. Residents can step outside of their home and into stunning mountain views. MAP.

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Quail Creek Green Valley is an active adult community. There are many activities to help one acquire new interests and new friends. Golf, tennis, swimming and a fitness center are all nearby. Jump into your golf cart and head out. Everything is just minutes away.

In Quail Creek, your biggest challenge may be deciding on what to do first each day.

A gathering spot for Quail Creek Green Valley homeowners is the Madera Clubhouse. This outstanding facility features a ballroom, library, many multi-purpose rooms, beverages bar, and lounge. There is also a pool room and patio with outdoor fireplace and Golf Course views.

The ballroom at the Madera Clubhouse is an expansive and elegant room. The health and fitness facility offers Quail Creek Green Valley homeowners have a wide range of activities. From aquatic and cardio exercises to tennis and yoga activities.

The lush desert landscapes and the Santa Rita range are the backdrops for homes in Green Valley. Quail Creek Golf Club features three 9-hole championship golf courses. This layout creates three 18-hole combinations. There are also a practice facility and pro shop. The Quail Creek Grill and Oasis Bar & Lounge are located there as well.

Want more information on Quail Creek or Green Valley?

Finding the right home can be a challenging process. But we can make the process much less stressful for you.

We have been Realtors in the Tucson Real Estate market since 2002, we know Tucson and all surrounding communities. Including Green Valley, AZ.

As a top Realtor team, we invest the time to understand your home buying interests and desires. At our first meeting, we will review the current real estate market with you. Show you the market data and then walk you through the Arizona home buying process.

Why? We want you to know what to expect. And what to plan for.

Interested in new construction? We’ll brief you on buying a new construction home. And what’s unique about the process.

For us, you are not another real estate transaction. You are a client and, future friend. We strive to create a relationship that continues long after you move into your home. Review our profiles. Check out our backgrounds, education, and certifications.

We are here to help you “know what you need to know” to buy a home in Tucson, AZ. We provide you information on Tucson events, places to shop and restaurants. Our resources include contractors, electricians, and home services. We will also help you get deals on tile and paint to make the home you buy yours. Our professional service backgrounds mean we put you first!

Conclusion

Our website provides information on communities and neighborhoods in the greater Tucson area. Want more? Give us a call – 520-940-4541. We are ready to answer your questions and help you get the information you are looking for.

Thank you for visiting www.premiertucsonhomes.com! It’s one of the top real estate websites in Tucson. Our clients say that, not us.

We are a top Realtor team in Tucson, AZ. Read our client testimonials. We look forward to making your home buying or selling a home an enjoyable experience for YOU!

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Senae Thai Bistro

Senae Thai Bistro Is A Trifecta – Food, Service & Atmosphere!

Sanae Thai Bistro Brings The Cuisine Of Thailand To Tucson, AZ

What do you say to someone that tells you there aren’t any great Thai restaurants in Tucson? Go to Sanae Thai Bistro!

Sanae Thai Bistro is a restaurant trifecta – outstanding food, service and atmosphere. The first impression when entering is – WOW!

Senae has created a beautiful environment. It is bright and open with a touch of interesting features. A wall of green plants and loft eating area are inviting. And, although the dining area is open, it is not to noisy.

Even the silverware and the crockery add to unique architectural scene. And the service is impeccable! Friendly bartenders and servers are ready to answer cocktail or menu questions.

Opened In 2016

Senae opened in July 2016. Owned and operated by Amonwadee “Dee” Buizer and her husband Jim. Senae Thai Bistro features traditional Thai cuisine, with an emphasis on authenticity.

The dining experience at Senae maximizes the ethnic experience with authentic Thai food. Senae is a “Thai Select” restaurant in the United States.

Chef “Dee” was invited to participate in the THAIFEX 2018 International Trade Exhibition in Bangkok. There were only 32 Chefs selected – WORLD WIDE. Senae Thai Bistro is one of six Thai Select restaurants in Arizona. And the only one in Tucson, AZ.

Chef Dee uses local sources ingredients  for her restaurant to the extent possible. She is in partnership with the U of A to grow herbs and vegetables for Senae.

The flavors in every dish explode with every bite. And added spices are available to enhance the experience. Five levels of spice to be exact.

For the novice Thai food lovers, a level 1 to 3 is the safe choice. For those more experienced or adventuresome level 4 or 5 may be the choice. But a little caution is good with this choice.

A little dab will do ya! Try a small taste. And dive in at your own risk.

Where To Find Senae Thai Bistro

Senae Thai Bistro is a hidden gem in downtown Tucson. But with food, service and atmosphere it won’t stay hidden very long. Senae maybe be the new word for “sensational”.

Senae Thai Bistro
63 E. Congress St. #121
Tucson, AZ.

To view the menu, make a reservation, or to learn more, visit www.senaethai.com
or call (520) 373-5335.

Conclusion

We’re fortunate to have a variety of excellent restaurants in Tucson. From traditional Southwestern and American fare to Asian, Middle Eastern and more. The opening of Senae Thai Bistro in downtown Tucson, adds another gem to Tucson’s culinary scene.

Senae is that rare restaurant that maximizes the ethnic experience in terms of fresh, authentic food, and a terrific dining experience. It offers great service, classy ambiance, friendly staff and reasonable prices.

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Visit Tucson On Fodor’s 2019 List of 52 Places To See

Visit Tucson Recommended By Top Travel Adviser In The World

Fodor’s List Of The Top Destinations To Visit In 2019 – Visit Tucson

visit tucson on fodor's list of 52A top travel guide says visiting Tucson is a must destination next year. And in our opinion its a great place to visit or live any year.

Fodor’s “Go List” for 2019, identifies 52 places as “must-visit destinations. The list includes cities, countries, and parks throughout the world. And guess what!

Tucson, Arizona is on the list. One of the 52 places in the WORLD you should visit in 2019!

Now the places on the list are exceptional. And “visit Tucson” is right there with places such as;

A Sample Of The Worldwide Destinations

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
  • Yunnan Province, China
  • Oslo, Norway

Some In The USA

  • Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Hawaii
  • Bywater District, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Georgia
  • Downtown Los Angeles, California
  • Key West, Florida
  • The Catskills, New York
  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

Why Visit Tucson Is On The List

The reasons to visit Tucson included its vast desert landscape and culture. A culture that embraces Mexican-inspired food and majestic saguaros. Downtown Tucson’s is also noted for its architecture. Adobe brick painted in vibrant colors.

Writer Michelle Rae Uy encouraged visitors to grab a bike and hit the bike and running trails in the area. There is over 200 miles of surfaced bike path throughout greater Tucson. And Tour de Tucson is one of the largest annual events in Tucson.

No pun intended, but Tucson Offer A Little Bit Of Everything Under The Sun. Arizona sun anyway.

Do sunshine filled days, epic sunsets and rugged mountain ranges get you stoked? Then a visit to Tucson is for you.

If they don’t, then go to one of the other places on the list. Oslo Norway maybe.

visit tucsonBut what self-respecting traveler wouldn’t like them? Not to mention charming adobe architecture painted in vibrant colors. And the wide-open spaces blanketed in saguaro.

And the food. Hearty helpings of Mexican and Mexican-inspired dishes?

Tucson is in the Sonoran Desert. And if there is any thing better than Tucson’s great outdoors, its the culture. A culture where Spanish and Native American traditions co-exist with Anglo American ones.

A visit to Tucson is a dream vacation. A healthy mix of exploring the desert, an eclectic art scenes, and great food. And if you are so inclined, going out for a drink or two.

And there are always things to do during your visit and you probably won’t have a rain out during you stay.

Places To Stay

Like any other big city, Tucson has a lot of accommodations. From budget to luxury. With mid-range priced lodging as well.

And for those with a bent for camping, put the Catalina State Park on your list. You can let your fingers dance on the key board to find a place that fits your budget and tastes. Or, start your “place to stay” search – right here.

Looking For A Day Trip?

There are dozens of place to go on a day trip. But for some you will need 2 days. For a glimpse of the old west head to Tombstone. About and hour from Tucson.

What more grand? Head north to the Grand Canyon. About 5 hours. This is an over nighter.

Thinking of a frosty margarita? One on the best is at Wisdom’s Cafe in Tumacacori, AZ. Its been there since the 1920’s. On the way, stop in Tubac. Art, trinkets and pottery at every turn.

Golf Anyone?

A trip to visit Tucson will give you an opportunity to play some great courses. From the challenges of the Golf Club At Dove Mountain to the daily fee course at Randolph Park. They will test your game and provide stunning beauty at the same time.

When to Go

Tucson’s year-round sunshine might tempt travelers to visit any time of the year, but beware! The summer months can be hot. To help you plan your trip to visit Tucson, here is a profile of Tucson’s weather.

Conclusion

Tucson is a great place to visit and a wonderful place to live. We have lived in Tucson, AZ since 2002 and our only regret is we didn’t get here sooner.

So if you are planning your travel book for 2019, put Tucson on you list. Where a modern urban city meets the old west. It not just fun, its Tucson!

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As a Tucson home buyer, finding a home and moving can be a stressful event. Even if you have moved dozens of times. Whether moving for a new job or heading for that perfect place to retire, it takes a lot of time and effort. We want to make your Tucson home buying experience easy and stress-free. Call us – 520-940-4541.

But we can make it much easier. Our clients say our level of service and personal approach made a big difference to them.

We Put The Client First

We put you first. How? By listening to you. Understanding your wants and needs. We ask questions to better understand your objectives. We offer suggestions and our expertise to find the right home for you.

Our professional backgrounds and experience is unique in Tucson real estate. That means we approach the home buying process with the client’s interests in mind. We give every client the level of professional service they expect from their attorney, accountant or trusted financial adviser.

We explain each step in the Tucson home buying process from beginning to end during our first meeting. Before you submit an offer, we will explain each section of the Arizona purchase contract and explain what it means to you.

Conclusion

Thank you for visiting www.premiertucsonhomes.com! It’s one of the top real estate websites in Tucson. Our clients say that, not us.

Our website provides information on communities and neighborhoods in the greater Tucson area. Want more? Give us a call – 520-940-4541. We are ready to answer your questions and help you get the information you are looking for.

We are a top Realtor duo in Tucson, AZ since 2002. Read our client testimonials. Give us a call. We look forward to making your home buying or selling a home an enjoyable experience for YOU!

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New York Times Things To Do In Tucson This Weekend

12 Easy Things To Do In Tucson This Weekend

The New York Times Gives You A List Of Things To Do In Tucson This Weekend

things to do in tucson this weekendTucson is a great place to live and there are always lots of things to do in Tucson this weekend. We know that because we live and work here.

And we also know there are more than 12 things to do in Tucson this weekend. Or any weekend. But reading about it in the New York Times make Tucson a bit more special. And that feels good.

And since the author is a writer for the New York Times there may be even more credibility to experience the things to do in Tucson this weekend.

A recent New York Times Sunday feature “36 Hours In…” was about Tucson, AZ. It is a compressed period of time to take in Tucson but covers a lot of ground.

It paints a picture of what Tucson has to offer visitors, snowbirds and residents. Enjoy! There are lots of things to do in Tucson this weekend. And next weekend! And the weekend after that.

36 Hours in Tucson –
By Elaine Glusac – Sept. 20, 2018

Foodies, cyclists and the aesthetically inclined will find much to like in this desert city, home to a new bike-share system, adobe architecture, and restaurants that reflect a mix of cultural influences.

As Austin is to Texas, Tucson is to Arizona. In this outspoken university town, artists, intellectuals and athletes share their passions for good food and outdoor fun. In Tucson’s case, its location in the southern Sonoran Desert divides two sections of scenic Saguaro National Park where cactuses reside in multi-limbed groves.

Two years ago, Unesco cited Tucson as the nation’s first City of Gastronomy, highlighting its mix of Native American, colonial Spanish and border Mexican influences. That recognition seems only to have lit the fuse on new and adventurous breweries and distilleries as well as restaurants.

With challenging urban hikes, other, more remote, trails nearby, and a new bike share system, Tucson makes for a calorically balanced weekend.

Things To Do In Tucson This Weekend – Friday

1) 1:30 p.m. Tour de Tucson

Reliably dry weather and a variety of terrain has made Tucson, newly home to a bike share system, popular with cyclists. For an overview of the city from the saddle, take an introductory ride with Tucson Bike Tours ($50). The owner, Jimmy Bultman, provides bright orange upright Civia bikes, helmets and commentary on city history and culture as he guides cyclists through neighborhoods of vintage adobe homes that ring downtown.

The route surveys Tucson’s history pre- and post-railroad arrival in 1880, when the city transformed from a sleepy town with a Spanish fort into a shipping center. Risk adobe-envy in restored residential quarters such as Presidio and Barrio Viejo and cruise through the palm-filled campus of the University of Arizona.

2) 4:30 p.m. Prickly Pear Pint

Tucson’s strength in gastronomy, as saluted by Unesco, does not solely belong to solids. Distillers and brewers are giving liquids a local accent. The tiny tasting room that fronts the brewery at Iron John’s Brewing Company offers opportunities to sample owner John Adkisson’s rotating roster of sophisticated beers made with the likes of local mesquite flour, creosote blossoms or prickly pear cactus (flights of four four-ounce samples, $8).

3) 7 p.m. Ranchero Beef

The owners of the 1922-vintage El Charro, which bills itself as the oldest continuously operating, a family-run Mexican restaurant in the United States, recently expanded into the steakhouse business with Charro Steak. In a mash-up of Mexican flavors and cowboy fare, the menu includes guacamole made tableside ($10.95), tortilla soup ($8.95), and boneless rib-eye ($36.95) and bone-in strip ($30.95) steaks grilled on mesquite wood that scents the rustic room.

Sides like chile-dusted creamed corn ($6) also have a south-of-the-border accent, while the mostly American wine list includes a blend from locally made Arizona Stronghold Vineyards ($13 a glass).

Things To Do In Tucson This Weekend – Saturday

4) 8 a.m. Natural StairMaster

To beat the reliable heat, Tucson is an early rising town. Join the jocks in a hike up Tumamoc Hill, an 860-acre ecological preserve operated by the University of Arizona and Pima County that functions as a public gym (free). Some run the 1.5-mile route that switchbacks uphill, but most find the 700-foot rise aerobically demanding enough to keep to a brisk hiking pace.

A series of transmission towers and signs that say “Stop Walking” mark the top, but the views of Tucson and its surrounding mountains plus the groves of saguaros picketing the hillside help distract from the challenge of the ascent.

5) 9:30 a.m. Chilaquiles and Trade

With whitewashed walls and a brick-paved courtyard, the Mercado San Agustin resembles a Spanish-colonial-era market, though it was built in 2010 to 21st-century environmental standards. The mix of restaurants and retailers includes the popular La Estrella Bakery, known for Mexican pastries and Presta Coffee.

For a fuller meal, order the substantial chilaquiles ($9) from Seis Kitchen. After eating on the patio, browse the shops at the market, including Mast for locally made leather bags and jewelry, and San Augustin Trading Company for handmade leather moccasins.

6) 11 a.m. History Beds

To gain a fuller sense of Tucson’s agricultural heritage — one of the key reasons the city won its Unesco designation — make a stop at the Mission Garden. Open on Saturdays, the nonprofit four-acre urban garden recreates a walled Spanish Colonial mission garden with desert-adapted orchards and vegetable beds that span local cultures from the ancient Hohokam people onward, representing more than 4,000 years of cultivation in the area.

7) Noon. Tokens and Tacos

Explore the city’s bohemian side along North 4th Avenue, where a series of independent boutiques and restaurants line the blocks between roughly East 8th and East 4th Streets. Spacious Antigone Books combines reading recommendations with gifts like notebooks and children’s toys.

Tiny Town Gallery sells art prints, cards, and T-shirts. Pop Cycle deals with crafty goods from ceramic mugs to jewelry featuring mini horseshoes.

Hit pause at Boca Tacos. The chef and owner, Maria Mazon, makes everything from the tortillas to the salsas, of which there are generally four daily, from scratch. Don’t miss the bistek ($3.60), featuring beef simmered in a savory ranchero sauce, and the Don Pancho, chopped steak atop a crunchy tortilla ($3.55).

8) 3 p.m. University Treasury

Among its many strengths, which includes the high-tech Mirror Lab producing massive telescope mirrors, the University of Arizona operates two small but significant museums. The photographers Ansel Adams and Harry Callahan are among the luminaries who have donated their archives to the Center for Creative Photography.

Its ground-floor gallery (free) features rotating exhibitions from its archives. Across the street, the University of Arizona Museum of Art (admission, $8) holds an impressive Renaissance collection as well as a modern collection including a custom-lit Mark Rothko painting and a work by Jackson Pollock done on the back of a game board.

9) 5 p.m. Stars and Gems

The skies above the southern Arizona desert attract stargazers both amateur and professional (Kitt Peak National Observatory is about an hour’s drive from town). To gain an appreciation for what’s up there, visit Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium (admission $16).

Shows projected in the newly renovated theater explore the solar system in general, the night sky above Tucson specifically and sometimes veer off into the psychedelic arena with a Pink Floyd soundtrack. Don’t miss the basement where the University of Arizona Mineral Museum houses fantastically colorful rocks with names like Variscite and Mimetite, as well as pieces of meteors.

10) 7 p.m. Downtown Craft Crawl

Ten years ago, downtown Tucson had a handful of restaurants and a lot of parking space. Now the equation has been flipped and the city’s most walkable neighborhood makes it easy to taste and tour on foot. Dine on the Baja gardeners tostada ($12), grilled quail with roasted tomatoes ($25) and a serrano-infused gin Vietnam ($9.50) at Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails from the chef Janos Wilder.

Then take a digestif tour of some of the city’s more interesting cocktail bars, including the Tough Luck Club in a basement once used as a morgue. Have a gin-and-port Tin Lizzy ($9) and a seat in a pew at the Owls Club lodged in a former funeral home.

The raucous Hotel Congress, earsplitting as a hotel but essential on the nightlife circuit, offers four bars, a spacious outdoor patio and even a coffee shop for late-night tacos ($3).
Sunday

11) 8 a.m. Architectural Feast

Farm-to-table fare meets Googie design in Welcome Diner. A spinoff of the original Phoenix restaurant, Tucson’s version reinvigorated a mid-century-modern diner complete with sky-blue stools at the counter and window-lining booths with varnished wooden tables.

For all the fun of the setting, the cooks are serious about their provisions and list their local farmers on the walls and on the menu. The roasted vegetables topped with eggs ($12) and the burrito with squash, corn and tepary beans ($13) does them justice.

And The Last One Of The Things To Do In Tucson This Weekend

12) 9:30 a.m. Cactus League

The two divisions — east and west — of Saguaro National Park bracket Tucson in forests of cartoonlike cactuses. Hike the two-mile, round-trip Mica View Loop in the east region to get up close to saguaros with arms that seem to point, salute and even hug.

If the temperatures are too hot — and even if they’re not — take the eight-mile Cactus Forest Scenic Loop Drive that winds up hills and down dry sand beds with plenty of opportunities to pull over and appreciate the drama of the desert.

Things To Do In Tucson This Weekend For LODGING

The new 136-room AC Hotel by Marriott Tucson Downtown offers sleek style, a well-equipped gym, small pool, restaurant and bar. Its best asset is its central location that puts many downtown bars and restaurants within walking distance. Rooms from $299; Marriott.com.

Many of the luxury resorts that draw visitors to Tucson lie north in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains. Among the most atmospheric, the 59-room Hacienda del Sol retains its territorial character as a former 1929-vintage girl’s school with antiques-filled public rooms and flowering courtyards. Rooms from $149; Haciendadelsol.com.

Conclusion

There you have it 12 things to do in Tucson this weekend. We hope you found this article from the New York Times of interest. We have lived in Tucson AZ since 2002. It is a great place to call home or a winter escape.

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Xeriscape – What It Is And Why You Need It

This Is What Happens When Smart People Do The Smart Thing – “Xeriscape”

All You Need To Know About Xeriscape

Xeriscape Landscaping Home Tucson AZSo are you asking yourself “what the hell is Xeriscape?” And how do I pronounce it.

With the last being first, it is pronounced “zeer-i-scape”. The word is derived from a combination of two Greek words: “xeros” (dry) and “scape” (view).

Xeriscaping is a landscaping philosophy. It uses native, drought-resistant plants and arranges them in efficient, water-saving ways.

For Tucson homeowners, it is the prevalent landscaping approach in use.

But, as hard as it may be to believe, Tucson was once a city of lawns. Bermuda grass lined residential neighborhoods. Kept green — even in blazing summer months — with diligent watering.

Over the decades, that has changed. Most Tucson residents avoid lush lawns in favor of Xeriscape landscapes. And it is more in tune with the city’s desert setting. But it doesn’t mean there’s no “green” at all.

Since the 1980s, Tucson residents have replaced their green lawns with decomposed granite. And planted paloverde trees and cactus. These hardy desert plants can endure long periods of drought and extreme heat.

Water Demand 4 PM To 8 PM

The stimulus for Xeriscape started in the ’40s and ’50s. After WWII, Tucson began to grow – fast. So fast, the city’s infrastructure couldn’t keep up with the expanding communities.

Tucson’s water distribution system was not able to meet the demand. Now this is interesting, water demand would peak during the work week between and 4 PM and 8 PM.

Want to know why? As the population grew into the 1970’s people would come home from work between 4 pm and 5pm.

And the first thing they did was turn on the irrigation system. No timers yet! Then do their laundry. That resulted in a huge burden on the distribution system.

And, as one would expect, the City Council came to the rescue. In the late ’70s, they adopted a new rate structure for water use:

As people used more water, the unit cost would go up. No volume discounts on water usage. The council’s actions was so unpopular, the community held a recall vote. All council members who voted for the new rate structure were voted out.

But, and this is a big BUT, the rate structure they put in place remains in effect today.

The good news in this story is that the rate structure drove down Tucson’s per capita water usage. From about 160 gallons per day in 1980 to a bit over 120 gallons per day in 2017. A whopping 25 percent drop!

To Xeriscape Or Not To Xeriscape Is NOT The Question

So by increasing the cost of water, people changed their habits and concepts on landscaping. And Xeriscape was born. The idea  was adopted by park and gardening center staff. It save water and made maintenance easier.

But despite its growing acceptance as a landscaping style, many people still don’t know what Xeriscape is.

An interesting sidebar is that people who don’t know what it is use the techniques involved. Why? As before it saves money for water and is easier to maintain. Oh, and it looks great as well.

Xeriscape Is Not Zero-Scape

xeriscape walk trim tucson homes azSome people use the term “zero-scape”. Which implies no water at all.

Others think the practice means the use of barren, rocky landscapes and a few cacti.

The good news is Xeriscaping doesn’t have to mean a bunch of tumbleweed is put in the yard. It uses native plants. Landscapers can select from the plant varieties of the region a home is in.

A Xeriscaped lawn can look as attractive and colorful. But grass and plants needing water are kept at a minimum. But they don’t have to be eliminated.

Proper use of Xeriscape principles can reduce water use for landscapes by 60 percent or more.And save money.

For most of North America, over 50% of residential water used is applied to landscape and lawns. Xeriscape can reduce landscape water use by 50 – 75%.

7 Principles Of Xeriscaping

First, Xeriscapes do not have a single look. The principles apply to all or part of a yard, in any region of North America.

And for most of North America, over 50% of residential water used goes to landscape and lawns. Xeriscape can reduce landscape water use by 50 – 75%.

And here is why! The basic principles are:

1. Water Conservation

The fundamental element of Xeriscape design is water conservation. Landscape designs should reduce the amount of applied water and maximize natural precipitation.

Start by reviewing the seven principles of Xeriscaping. Then take a tour of your local nurseries. Make a list of the available drought-resistant plantings.

If you are doing it yourself, make a drawing looking down on the area from above.

Orient the plot by marking down north, south, east, and west.

Identify any limiting features such as trees, fences, walkways, or structures. Note areas of sun and shade, which will help you establish zones of differing water needs

You’ll want to group plants with similar watering needs for more efficient water use.

Study the natural contours and drainage patterns of the land. Contours make perfect terraces and add visual interest. They will help reduce soil loss and erosion due to rain or irrigation.

Consider the planned use of each area within the plot. Define areas for seating, walkways, visual barriers, dining, or play.

Areas with turf should be designed with mowing in mind. Curved swaths are usually better than straight runs with sharp turns.

Larger plantings, shrubs, and trees provide natural heating and cooling opportunities for adjacent buildings.

2. Soil Improvement

The ideal soil in a water-conserving landscape does two things. It drains well and stores water at the same time.

Increase the amount of organic material in your soil and keep it well aerated. Compost is the ideal organic additive. But NOT when the Xeriscape contains many succulents and cacti.

These species prefer lean soil. It may be worthwhile to have your soil tested at a garden center or by using a home test kit. Most Western soils tend to be alkaline (high pH) and low in phosphorous. Adding bone meal and rock phosphate will help.

3. Create Limited Turf Areas

Reduce the size of turf areas as much as possible. But leave some turf for open space, functionality and visual appeal.

4. Use Appropriate Plants

xeriscape tucson home landscaping ideaFor best results, select plants that are native to your region. Use drought-resistant plants.

They have leaves which are small, thick, glossy, silver-gray, or fuzzy. All characteristics which help them save water.

Select plants for their ultimate size. This reduces pruning maintenance.

For hot, dry areas with south and west exposure, use plants which need the least water. Along north and east-facing slopes and walls, choose plants that like more moisture.

Don’t mix plants with high- and low-watering needs in the same planting area. Trees help to reduce evaporation by blocking wind and shading the soil.

 

5. Mulch

Cover the soil’s surface around plants with a mulch. Mulch holds moisture and temperature. It will also prevent erosion and block out competing weeds.

But keep in mind what area of the country you live in. In Arizona, wood mulch near a home is meals on wheels for termites, scorpions and, other critters. It may also be washed away during our summer monsoons.

6. Irrigate

Water conservation is the goal, so avoid over watering. Soaker hoses and drip-irrigation systems are efficient watering for a Xeriscape. They deliver water to the base of the plant not “all over”.

This reduces moisture loss from evaporation.

7. Maintain Your Landscape

Low-maintenance is one of the benefits of Xeriscape. But keeping weeds from growing up through the mulch may need some attention.

Don’t cut turf areas too short. Taller grass is a natural mulch which shades the roots and helps keep moisture. Avoid over fertilizing.

Conclusion

There you have it. Major TMI. But understanding Xeriscape practices should help you save water and money. And give your home great curb appeal.

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Tucson Real Estate Sales May 2018

Tucson Real Estate Sales May 2018

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Tucson Real Estate Sales May 2018 Update and Local Tucson Real Estate Information

Our Tucson Real Estate Sales May 2018 update give a quick overview of 8 popular community markets plus million dollar homes. The report includes ONLY Single Family Residences (SFR).

Compare the month to month changes for prior years from the Tucson Housing Report archives.

Real Estate is a “local” market. That’s why we prepared these Tucson Real Estate Sales May 2018 updates. Each subdivision and community have its own unique characteristics and home values.

Below are the November Tucson Real Estate Sales results for 7 of Tucson’s popular communities along with horse properties and Tucson million dollar homes.

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Oro Valley
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Dove Mountain
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SaddleBrooke homes sales May 2018 Tucson AZ

SaddleBrooke
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Green Valley DecemberMarket Update

Green Valley
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Foothills
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Tucson az central area sales report

Tucson Central Area
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Condo Townhouse sales report

Condo Townhouse
Home Sales Report
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Sun City Oro Valley home sales

Sun City Oro Valley
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Million Dollar Home Sales Report
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A few snip-its about Southern Arizona

For an authentic Southwestern experience, Tucson and Southern Arizona can’t be beaten. The Sonora Desert covers this region with spectacular desert habitat. The giant saguaro is an icon of the American Southwest. Cactus forests blend with grasslands, riparian streams and mountain ranges.

Guest ranches provide visitors horseback rides and cattle drives. Small samples of the Old West that made Tucson famous.

Five Mountain ranges surround the City of Tucson. Each mountain range is distinct. The Santa Catalina mountains are simply spectacular.

Mountain ranges are in all directions and provide scenic drives and hiking. Mt Lemmon is at the peak of the Catalina Mountains. The area is noted to have the southernmost snow skiing in the United States.

Tucson is the regional heart of Southern Arizona. Tucson is the second most-populous in Arizona. The City of Tucson has over 580,000 residents. As shown in the Tucson Housing Report Video, housing is very affordable in Tucson.

Tucson’s renowned winter season provides sunshine and sunsets to remember. The ideal climate has romanced visitors for many years.

Its dry climate and casual pace can be a natural setting are great to visit and a wonderful place to live. Tucson is a resort destination. Spas, resort hotels and championship golf courses abound.

Tucson has a strong performing arts scene. It also recognized for its art galleries, museums, and restaurants. Tucson offers visitors and residents a vibrant multicultural heritage.

For Tucson Real Estate Sales Updates for prior months, go to the Archives.

Conclusion

Thank you for visiting www.premiertucsonhomes.com! It’s one of the top real estate websites in Tucson. Our clients say that, not us.

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Tucson Real Estate Sales Video Archive

Search The Tucson Real Estate Sales Video Archive

The Tucson Real Estate Sales Video Archive Has ALL Past Market Updates

Tucson Real Estate Sales Video ArchiveThe Tucson Real Estate Sales Video Archive holds all past 1 minute market updates on the top community markets for Single Family Residence (SFR).

Find past years market statistics for the overall Tucson Housing Market – HERE!

All Real Estate is a “local” market. Each subdivision and community has its own unique characteristics and home values. Below are all past Tucson home sales updates on four of Tucson’s popular communities – Oro Valley, Dove Mountain, SaddleBrooke and Green Valley AZ.

Just CLICK the image to view the video report.

Tucson Real Estate Sales Video Archive – 2018

April
May
June
July
August
November
December

Tucson Real Estate Sales Video Archive – 2017

January
March
April
May
June
July
October

Tucson Real Estate Sales Video Archive – 2016

January
February
April
May
July
August (With Million Dollar Home Sales Added)
September
October
November
December

Tucson Real Estate Sales Video Archive – 2015

October
November
December

 

A Few snip-its about Southern Arizona

For an authentic Southwestern experience Tucson and Southern Arizona can’t be beat. The Sonora Desert covers this region with spectacular desert habitat. The giant saguaro is an icon of the American Southwest. Cactus forests blend with grasslands, riparian streams and mountain ranges.

Guest ranches provide visitors horseback rides and cattle drives. Small samples of the Old West that made Tucson famous.

Five Mountain ranges surround the City of Tucson. Each mountain range is distinct. The Santa Catalina mountains are simply spectacular.

Mountain ranges are in all directions and provide scenic drives and hiking. Mt Lemmon is at the peak of the Catalina Mountains. The area is noted to have the southern most snow skiing in the United States.

Tucson is the regional heart of Southern Arizona. Tucson is the second most-populous in Arizona. The City of Tucson has over 580,000 residents. As shown in the Tucson Housing Report Video, housing is very affordable in Tucson.

Tucson’s renowned winter season provides sunshine and sunset to remember. The ideal climate romances visitors and residents alike.

Conclusion

Thank you for visiting www.premiertucsonhomes.com! It’s one of the top real estate websites in Tucson. Our clients say that, not us.

Our website provides information on communities and neighborhoods in the greater Tucson area. Want more? Give us a call – 520-940-4541. We are ready to answer your questions and help you get the information you are looking for.

We are a top Realtor team in Tucson, AZ. Read our client testimonials. Give us a call. We look forward to making your home buying or selling a home an enjoyable experience for YOU!

Is southern Arizona a great place to live? We think so. Great weather, lots of things to do and home prices are affordable.

If you are considering a move to Tucson, AZ or planning for a future place to retire, we can help.

Sign UP to receive daily HOME TRACKER UPDATES - OR - Our Monthly NEWSLETTER. And get regular updates on the Real Estate Market and events in Tucson, AZ.

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