Sam Hughes Neighborhood A Tucson Historical District

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Sam Hughes Neighborhood tucsonSam Hughes Neighborhood is a square-mile bound by Speedway Boulevard, Broadway Boulevard, Campbell Avenue and Country Club Road. It became a national historic district in 1977.

The naming of the neighborhood is interesting.

The naming of the neighborhood is interesting. A school in the immediate area – Sam Hughes Elementary School – had been named after Hughes. Now this is before the neighborhood had been names. Some years later, neighborhood adopted the name too.

Samuel C. Hughes was a Welsh immigrant who came to the United States in 1837 at the age of eight. Fearing imminent death from an advanced case of tuberculosis, he made his way to Tucson in 1858 by way of California, to convalesce in the dry air, convinced that his time was short.

There is a history of  people migrating to southern Arizona for health reasons. Hughes also found the desert climate to be the cure he needed.

 Sam Hughes Wast A Man Of Vision

With his health restored, Hughes set about opening a butcher shop and settling down in Tucson. He married a local girl, Atanacia Santa Cruz, fathered 15 children and was a true community leader. He started the first bank, served in several city council roles and was instrumental in the establishment of a public education system, calling it “the pride of my life.”

Development began in 1921. Today, 100+ years later, homes are admired for their architectural styles. Sam Hughes is a neighborhood with families and schools and a fabulous public library … and it is also a representation of Tucson’s history.

Hughes was a man of vision.  In early 1870’s he helped incorporate the City of Tucson.  He served on the first Tucson City Council.  In 1871 Hughes helped establish a public education system in the Territory of Arizona.

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The neighborhood is bordered by E Speedway Blvd to the north and E Broadway Blvd to the south. The west boundary is N Campbell Avenue and N Country Club Rd to the east.

Sam Hughes is located adjacent to the University of Arizona.  The community provides its residents the convenience of being able to walk to the University while maintaining the feel of living in “Historic Tucson”.  Many Sam Hughes Neighborhood homes are upgraded and modernized. Others wait for that special owner with the TLC to do the same.

This Tucson neighborhood is designated as a City of Tucson Historic District. Home buyers in a historical district must maintain the homes architecture if remodeling. This can be expensive. The good news is home owners in a historical district receive lower property taxes.

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Sam Hughes is a very popular location for students attending the University of Arizona.  Students, young families, empty nesters, working professionals, University professors and retirees live in the neighborhood. 

The area offers a strong sense of community and is within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, social activities and the University of Arizona.

Sam Hughes homes are generally smaller with little “curb appeal”.  However, once inside you will be struck with the workmen ship and unique floor plans.  Sam Hughes residents treasure their lifestyle.

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

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