Master Planned Communities In Tucson AZ

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What is a master-planned community?
Tucson Master Planned Communities

A master-planned community is a large-scale residential community with recreational and commercial amenities.

Amenities may include golf courses, tennis courts, lakes, parks, playgrounds, swimming pools. Shopping and restaurants are also available.

Some master-planned communities have schools, office parks, large shopping centers and other businesses.

Some Details

The average master-planned community is more than 2,500 acres. Most are built near an urban or suburban environment. Residents enjoy a self-contained environment. But access to city or town actives, events and entertainment is nearby.

A master-planned community differ from subdivisions. A MPC may contain one large residential area or many subdivisions and neighborhoods. Also, the MPC will have more amenities then a subdivision.

Homes in a master-planned community are build by different builders. Each builder developing different subdivision within the MPC. The concept creates different housing styles, home sizes, prices and lot sizes. Some subdivisions are for adults over the age of 55.

The greater Tucson metro area has 9 master-planned communities.

Northwest AreaOro Valley

> Rancho Vistoso –

Rancho Vistoso is one of the largest master-planned communities in greater Tucson. It was one of the first MPC’s in Tucson dating back to the 1980’s.

It’s population is over 16,000 (estimated) and is in the Town of Oro Valley, AZ.

Simple stated, Rancho Vistoso has it all. You name it, you got it.

Homes, shopping, restaurants, retail, hospital, business and assisted living. Also, two 55+ adult communities. Sun City Oro Valley and Vistoso Village.

Homes meet the needs of 1st homeowners to gated luxury home subdivisions. Single family, Condos and Townhouses are available.

Parks, green belts, 56 miles of walking and biking trails and a State Park. The Catalina State park. Private, Semi private and public golf course are minutes away from most homes.

Views of the Santa Catalina & Tortilita Mountains and desert vistas are common.

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Northwest AreaTown of Marana

> Continental Ranch & Continental Reserve –

Marana’s first master-planned community is 16 miles northwest of Tucson off the I-10. The Tucson Mountains and distinctive Sambrero Peak are the backdrop for the community.

With over 4,700 homes, this MPC meets the needs of a broad range of homeowners. From 1st time buyers to a 55+ adult community.

Amenities include pool, parks, tennis, basketball courts and a skate board park.

Homeowners are close to shopping and restaurants.

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> Dove Mountain –

This master-planned community encompasses over 6,200 acres of the Tortolita Mountains. Oro Valley is about 8 miles to the east of the entrance to the Dove Mountain MPC.

Dove Mountain provides a broad range of subdivision choices. From 1st time owners to luxury homes over $1 million. And yes, there is a gated 55+ adult community with a golf course.

The opening of a Ritz Carlton Resort in 2009, Dove Mountain has become a “restort destination”. The Jack Nicholas Signature golf course in open to the public and resort guests.

The Dove Mountain master-planned community allows only single-story homes.

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> Gladden Farms –

One of the newer master-planned communities in the greater Tucson metro area. Gladden Farms is some 25 miles northwest of Tucson off I-10.

This makes access to downtown Tucson and Phoenix an easy trip.

Developers of Gladden Farms reserved 320 acres to parks, trails and green belts. The community also provides paved walking paths, soccer fields, and basketball courts. Picnic areas with shaded areas make family gatherings a breeze.

This MPC also has its own elementary school.

If there is a draw back to Gladden Farms its the 15 to 20+ minute commute to shopping and restaurants.

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Northeast Area – Tucson

> Sabino Springs

Sabino Springs is 16 miles from downtown Tucson. As master-planned communities go, it is small at 430 acres.

This gated community has the Arizona National Golf Course as its focal point.

Amenities include pool, spa, and fitness center.

Homeowners have views of both the Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains.

For horse owners, the area has stables and trails for riding.

This MPC is a bit more rural, so shopping, restaurants and activities can be a bit of a drive.

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Southeast Area – Vail

> Rancho Del Lago

Rancho Del Lago is a master-planned community in Vail, AZ. It has 14 subdivision in it. One, Del Webb, is a 55+ adult subdivisions.

Rancho del Lago sits at the foot of the Rincon Mountains and offers a variety of lifestyles.

This MPC creates a county club setting with views of the Rincon Mountains.

The new Safeway Shopping Center is minutes away.

Looking of a little night life? Downtown Tucson is a 30-minute drive.

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Southeast Area – Tucson

> Rita Ranch

The master-planned community of Rita Ranch is 18 miles southeast of Tucson. It has a population of 16,000. Homeowners have views of both the Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains.

This community offers a 36 acre park, walking trails and skate park. Picnic areas and swimming pool are amenities in this master-planned community.

Rita Ranch is part of Esmond Station Area Development Plan created in 1986 by the City of Tucson.

Named in reference to the historical Esmond Train Station located near Rita Ranch. Between 1890 and 1910, the nation’s growing railway system had reached the city of Tucson.

The Southern Pacific Railroad was the first route. In the early 1900s, a rail line connected Tucson to El Paso, Texas.

Rita Ranch and nearby Rita Road derive their names from movie actress Rita Hayworth. Howard Hughes bought land in the area in the 1950s. He named his ranch for his one-time love Rita Hayworth.

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North Area – Tucson

> La Paloma

La Paloma sits at the base of the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains. This staff gated master-planned community has 856 homes located in ten sub-associations:

The Westin La Paloma and Jack Niclaus Signature Golf Course are the focal point of the community.

Resort living at its finest.

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> Ventana Canyon

This master-planned community sits in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Ventana Canyon has over 700 luxury homes in several staff gated communities. There are also 3 condominium complexes and commercial properties.

The semi-private Ventana Canyon Golf Club has two 18 hole courses designed by Tom Fazio.

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is a resort destination in Tucson, AZ. The Flying V Bar and Grill is a dining experience to remember.

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Other Master-Planned Communities in Tucson

Smaller master-planned communities are found throughout Tucson. These include –

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