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Our Tucson Blog Post provides updates on the many things to do and place to dine in Tucson along with insights into the Tucson Real Estate market.
Tucson is a vibrant and exciting place to live. We know, we have lived here since 2002.
There are many events and activities going on every day along with great places to experience.
We hope you find the topics of interest. Enjoy!
December Events for The Holidays in Tucson
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – December 7, 2023
Wheter you are getting a red wagon or a red Porsche for Christmas enjoy this holiday season!
To help you do that, here is a list of over 36 great events planned thoughout December.
Take a look, there is likely one –OR MORE — that you might want to see.
Kim & I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Check out the HOLIDAY EVENT SCHEDULE
Considering A Move to The Southwest?
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 30, 2023
Tucson, Arizona, may not be as widely known as other popular destinations like New York or Los Angeles, but it offers many benefits that make it an excellent location.
Tucson, AZ, is a vibrant city gaining recognition for its unique fusion of the old and the new, blending modern amenities with traditional values.
If you are considering Southern Arizona as your new home, here are five reasons it could be the perfect choice.
Tucson’s warm desert climate is the envy of many. With over 330 days of sunshine each year, homeowners can expect dry and warm weather.
This comfortably warm climate creates ideal conditions for all outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and golfing.
If you are considering a move to the southwest, check out Tucson, Arizona. Here is why! >>>>> 5 Reasons to Move to Southern Arizona
El Charro Cafe – Downtown Tucson
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 21, 2023
This family restaurant opened in 1922. For those challenged by math, that’s over a 100 years ago. But there is more!
The same family have operated the restaurant since it opened. It is the oldest Mexican restaurant with continuous operation by one family in the U.S.
El Charro Café is a passage into Tucson’s Culinary History. It continues to receive dining acclaim from all over the world.
People come from all corners of the globe to experience El Charro Café and Kim and I invite you to do the same.
For more details on this iconic Tucson restaurant check out El Charro in downtown Tucson, AZ
Scottsdale OR Oro Valley
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 14, 2023
Trying to decide between Scottsdale and Oro Valley for your Arizona home? Consider the differences between the two cities to determine the better one for YOU!
Both Scottsdale and Oro Valley have dry desert climates. But Oro Valley is at an elevation of 2,700 feet and is cooler in the summer…..and winters.
Both cities have many excellent public and private schools.
Scottsdale homes cost more. The median price of a home is Scottsdale in October 2023 is $800,000. Oro Valley’s median home price is $565,000.
Both cities have a lot offer. But which one is the best fit for you depends on the individual and their preferences.
Take a deeper dive on the comparison between Scottsdale and Oro Valley Arizona.
This Weekend In Tucson AZ
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – November 9, 2023
If you live in Tucson, AZ or planning a visit, then plan on taking in one of these great events. November is the start of the season for annual events in the greater Tucson area. So, don’t miss out on FUN IN THE SUN!
Should you be thinking of making Tucson, AZ your home or considering the area as a winter get away, give us a call – 520-940-4541 – we can help!
Check out the list of events in Tucson this weekend.
55+ Communities In Tucson AZ
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 25, 2023
Are you pondering the question – “Where To Retire?”
At some time, everyone does. And maybe, just maybe, a 55+ community in Tucson AZ will pop into your thoughts.
There are lots of 55+ communities in Tucson, AZ. 20 to be exact. Some are big, some are small, but there is one to fit your lifestyle and budget.
Start your planning for the future right here! Go ahead, just click on —– Explore 55+ Communities In Tucson AZ!
Best Neighborhoods In Tucson AZ
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 18, 2023
Kim and I are often asked “What are the best neighborhoods in Tucson”.
As you might expect, there isn’t an easy answer to that question. Why?
Well, “best” is in the eye of the beholder. So, to some degree every home buyer has found the “best neighborhood” for themselves. The one they bought their home in.
But if you are asking yourself that question, here are the areas of Tucson as defined by the Tucson MLS with the neighborhoods identified in them.
Check they out! One of them might be the BEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN TUCSON —–for YOU!
Robson Resort Communities
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 11, 2023
In the greater Tucson area, the inventory of homes for sale continues at historically low levels. Our clients have considered new construction options over the last few months.
New construction homes are being built across the greater Tucson AZ area. So there are lots of options to consider.
But if you are thinking of a 55+ community for retirement or seasonal residence, then you may want to consider a Robson Resort Community.
There are 2 Robson Resort Communities in the greater Tucson AZ area that are building new homes and one that was completed in 2022. That means newer resale.
Want more on these 55+ communities? Then check out these Robson Resort Communities!
El Tour De Tucson
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – October 3, 2023
In fact, people travel from coast-to-coast every November to ride in this annual event!
First held in 1983, El Tour de Tucson is a signature Tucson event.
Put on by Perimeter Bicycles, the event raises money for more than 100 charities each year.
El Tour de Tucson will get underway on Saturday, November 18, 2023. For more on this great Tucson event…..Peddle Over To – El Tour de Tucson.
Del Webb At Dove Mountain
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 27, 2023
The heated swimming pool and spa provides the place for a “dip” any time of the year.
Del Webb At Dove Mountain is full of amenities and activities for all to enjoy. To learn the detail about this 55+ community in Dove Mountain….CLICK ….Del Webb At Dove Mountain
SaddleBrooke Ranch Arizona: Homes, Villas, Golf & Amenities
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 20, 2023
This 55+ adult community is 10 miles North of Oro Valley and construction started in 2007.
To add to the luxury living experience, SaddleBrooke Ranch has villas. Villas can be a perfect winter “get away” home to escape those long winter days.
Take a peak at homes for sale in the Robson Resort Community Of SaddleBrook Ranch
Kitchen Remodeling Ideas
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 12, 2023
And one more thing. The user’s age is important. Seniors more than younger homeowners need light and functional space.
So if you are considering a kitchen remodeling include these 10 tips in your design.
10 tips to make a kitchen more convenient for seniors and anyone else. Not only today, but in the future. Check out the……. 10 Tips
520 Area Code For Southern Arizona
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – September 5, 2023
The 520 area code in southern Arizona covers a lot of geography.
Notable cities in the 520 area code include Tombstone and Bisbee, Arizona. Tombstone was a backdrop for western TV shows in the 1950’s and 60’s.
These western TV shows started the careers of many famous actors and actresses.
Southern Arizona and cities covered by the 520 area code are in the Mountain Standard Time zone. But keep in mind, Arizona does not follow day light savings time.
For a in-depth look at what is IN and OUT of the 520 Area Code…..520 Area Code
All Souls Procession
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 30, 2023
The All Souls Procession is one of the first annual events in Tucson. It takes place in early November and offers cooler temps and big crowds.
This is another must experience event in Tucson. Inspired by centuries-old Dia de los Muertos holiday of Mexico. Dia de los Muertos means “Day of the Dead”.
The All Souls Procession attracts a diverse group of over 35,000 participants. The actual procession travels some 2 miles through the City of Tucson.
To learn more about this annual event in Tucson………Go To All Souls Procession
Tucson’s Housing Market Pulse – July 2023
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 15, 2023
Mortgage rates moved up, demand continues to be high and resale inventory low. That means prices “should” continue to rise, but higher mortgage may dampen buyers interests.
On the other hand, new home builders are going strong and raising prices in response to demand.
Many new home builders have a captive finance units and able to give rate incentives or closing cost offsets.
Will Tucson home appreciation be greater than the borrowing rate? Time will tell.
Over the last 12 months, the Average Price of a Single Family Home and Condo/Townhome is up 6.1%. Get the details — Tucson’s Housing Market Pulse – July 2023
Tucson Is 15th In Nation For Home To Lot Size Usage
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 9, 2023
For those of us living in the greater Tucson area, we know Tucson is a great place.
It offers outdoor activities galore. It also provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains and Sonoran Desert.
And one more acolade comes from the “storage cafe”. Storage Cafe is a blog related to housing trends, life styles, and cities across the U.S.
Their recent study of “lot and home sizes” put Tucson 15th among the best cities for spacious living.
They concluded the median lot size is 8,204 square feet and median home size is 1,700 square feet. This means homes occupy around 20% of their lot.
That leaves lots of space for outdoor living amenities.
Want a deeper dive into this topic? Take a read and find out the how other cities placed in the lot and home size rankings.
Moving With Pets
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – August 2, 2023
Moving is a big transition for anyone. Mom, dad, the kids and even the pets.
Whether furred, feathered, finned, or scaled, your pet’s can be as stressed as the family. In most cases people will voice their feelings and issues.
Pets don’t have that ability…….yet!
So, what do you need to do to make your pets as comfortable at the people?
To jump start your plans for moving with your pets, here is some help. Take a 3 minute read of this guide to moving with pets.
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 25, 2023
This is a Sam Fox concept restaurant that is a main stay dining experience at La Encantada in the foothills. Given the location, it is usually busy and service can be a bit slow. But the food is always good.
North does not disappoints and this North Tucson location is one of their best!
A bright interior with a welcoming bar, plus a beautiful patio, perfect for dining all year round. But it can be noisy.
Basically, it’s a go to spot for a fun time with comfortable outdoor seating. Take a look at the details on North’s Italia.
Where To Spend A “Cool” Day In The Hot Summer
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 18, 2023
Did you live through the “Cold War”? If not, your parents or grand parents may have mentioned it to you. It was a significant event that influenced people during the period from 1947 to 1991.
Ok, ancient history for many today.
But the Cold War was a major part of the last half of the 20th century. A time of high tensions between the worlds two superpowers – the Unites States and Russia – ran high.
One significant product of the Cold War was the Titan II Missile System. A weapon built to ensure Russia would not attack the United States.
There were 54 Titan II Missiles sites in the United States.
Eighteen of those sites were in the greater Tucson area. Of all 54 sites, only one remains. The Titan II Missile Museum near Green Valley.
So if you want to do something cool on a hot day in Tucson, it might be the place to go. Learn more about this bit of Tucson history – Titan II Missile Museum.
June 2023 Tucson Housing Market Pulse
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 11, 2023
The June 2023 Tucson Housing Market Pulse shows year over year sales prices for Single Family Homes continue to move up. The median sales price for a single family home increased 3.5% and the average sales price gained 3.2% from June 2022.
Active Listings of Single Family Homes are down 13.4% from June 2022 with 1,593 single family homes on the market at the end of June. At the current burn rate for closed transactions that translates in to 1.8 months supply.
Condos and Townhouses prices moved up as well. The year over year Median sales price moved up 2.0% and Average sales price 3.9%.
With 157 Active Listings of Condo/Townhouses on the market there is only a 1.0 months supply.
Get the details and insights here – June 2023 Tucson Housing Market Pulse
Time Magazine Puts Tucson On Top 50 List
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – July 5, 2023
The news magazine Time released its annual World’s Greatest Places list for 2023.
Time Magazine asked its global network of correspondents to nominate their favorite destinations.
Destinations travelers should visit over the next 12 months. Places making the list offered new and exciting experiences. In all, 50 destinations – world wide – made the list.
A couple of places most will recognize include; St. Moritz, Vancouver, Budapest, and Kyoto.
And one you may not have expected, Tucson, Arizona.
For those of us living in Tucson, we know its a great place! And for those who would like to be living in a great place……give us a call, we can help you find your perfect home in Tucson.
Summer Monsoons In Tucson, AZ
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 27, 2023
June 15th is the start of monsoon weather and it runs until late September. Monsoons bring mid afternoon rains that can be quite heavy along with strong winds.
Now these rains are NOT what you might have seen in the movies about southeast Asia. Heavy all day rains.
Our monsoons can bring heavy rain, but will last less than an hour. Also, they are very localized.
For the inquiring mind, here is a 4 minute read on Tucson’s Monsoon Season.
The Landing – Oro Valley, AZ
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 20, 2023
Kim and I visit Tucson restaurants when ever we can and provide our thoughts on each one. The Landing is our most recent find.
This “beach comer” restaurant is owned by the folks who created Fini’s Landing in the Foothills. They created a winning formula for a casual hangout sports bar and they replicated it in Oro Valley.
Same concept, similar decor and continuing a menu with simple, straight forward good food. Oh, and drinks. Here is our take on THE LANDING.
All Tucson Realtors Are Alike……..Or Are They?
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 14, 2023
Did you know that there are over 5,000 Realtors in the greater Tucson area? Yes, 5,000! OMG!
Search the internet for a Tucson Real Estate Agent and you will find hundreds of websites. Not to mention the hundreds of faces and narratives on each one.
Most of the marketing wants you to believe all Tucson Realtors are alike. They have all passed the same State real estate exam and work at a realty company. Some are brand new others with years in real estate.
But are all Tucson Realtors alike?
If you want to have the answer to that question, take 4 minutes to read…. 3 Myths About Tucson Realtors.
Three Day Trips From Tucson, AZ
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – June 7, 2023
One of the great things about Tucson, AZ is the opportunity to take a short road trip that takes you back to the days of the old west. There are dozens of one day road trips and some over night places as well.
Ninety minutes from Tucson are three places that take you back to cowboys, saloons and history.
Fini’s Landing – Beach Vibe In The Foothills
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 16, 2023
Entering Fini’s Landing through a door with a bronze flip flop as the door handle makes you feel right at home. Fini’s is what you experience on a trip to the Keys, a Caribbean beach bar or Cancun.
For those who have not visited these places, you now know the atmosphere and vibe. This is a locals place, but join the crowd. You will feel like a local in minutes.
For those seeking a place to watch their favorite team in action, Fini’s Landing is the place. With 11 BIG – 55 inch – TV’s there is good viewing from every seat.
Want more info on this great waterin hole? Start here…Fini’s Landing.
Thinking Of Southern Arizona? Think Tucson!
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – May 11, 2023
Tucson, Arizona, may not be as widely known as other popular destinations such as Palm Springs or Fort Lauderdale, but it is an excellent location for a seasonal home or retirement.
This vibrant city is gaining recognition for its unique fusion of the old and the new, blending modern amenities with traditional values. If you are considering Southern Arizona as your new home. Why? Check out these FIVE REASONS.
Fun-filled Adventures to Try When Camping In Tucson
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 25, 2023
Camping in Tucson, Arizona offers a breadth of exciting adventures to experience. Spending the night among mesquite trees with mesas and canyons as your views, you will surely feel as if you’re living in a dream.
Whether you’re planning an exciting camping adventure with your family or friends, it’s important to sprinkle some fun-filled activities in your itinerary to make the most out of your trip.
That being said, here are four exciting adventures to add to your camping itinerary>>>>>>>>Camping In Tucson
31 Don’ts For Decorating Small Spaces
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 18, 2023
Almost every home has one small space that is a challenge to decorate. Small-spaces doesn’t have to curb your style.
With a bit of creativity, you can make a small space live large.
Should you need to decorate a small space in your home don’t panic. Consider turning a decorating “don’t” into a “do” to make close quarters feel a whole lot bigger.
Check out these efficient storage solutions, stunning design ideas, and inspiring makeover ideas……Start Your Small Space Decorating Here!
Historical Sites And Landmarks In Tucson
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – April 4, 2023
Tucson is one of the oldest continually inhabited areas in North America. Archeological sites prove American Indians lived in the Santa Cruz River Valley near Tucson for at least 12,000 years.
Hohokam Indians lived here 4,000 years before Spanish missionaries arrived in 1600s.
Both the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson and the Mission San Xavier del Bac resulted from the Spanish occupancy. They remain two of the most iconic and historic structures in the region.
The adobe-walled Presidio became known as “The Old Pueblo”. That term remains one of Tucson’s nicknames to this day.
In 1854, southern Arizona and Tucson became part of the United States for $10 million when Gadsden Purchase bought the area from Mexico.
Needless to say, this history has created many historical sites and landmarks. To learn more just click here on …..Historical Sites and Landmarks In Tucson
The Arizona Inn
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – March 28, 2023
Do you want to Embrace the spirit of the Southwest in Tucson? Than book a stay at the Arizona Inn.
This charming Tucson hotel with resort amenities is a living piece of Tucson history. A family owned and run facility in the heart of Tucson since the 1030’s.
It provides a serene setting to relax and feel the nostalgia of days gone by.
Check out the details of this piece of Tucson history…….Arizona Inn
Thunder & Lightening Over Arizona
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 28, 2023
For air show enthusiasts this is a DON’T MISS event. A 2 day air event at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ. March 25 & 26, 2023. A multitude of aircraft displays, flybys and skydive activities. Not to mention the world renowned Air Force Thunderbirds.
Bring the kids, bring the family, bring your friends to this great airshow.
The free air show will feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, a demonstration squadron flying F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets. Additional flyers planned for the show will include the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the F-35A Lightning II demonstration teams.
Now the best part…..It’s FREE!
However, there is “premium” seating available…..NOT FREE….but worth it. Check out the details for …Thunder & Lightening Over Arizona!
Water In Tucson, AZ
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 21, 2023
The question about water availability in the greater Tucson area is a frequently from many of our clients. Especially those from Midwest and Northwest. Questions are ask not omly abut the quantity of water, but the quality.
One of the first things to know is that Tucson sits on the top of a large aquifer. Experts believe there is enough water there to last many, many years.
Tucson also receives water from the Colorado River via the Central Arizona Project.Clearly, there are concerns about the low water levels in the lakes and reservoirs feeding the Colorado river.
Water remains a precious resource throughout most of the southwest and southern Arizona. In that regard, Tucson’s water conservation programs have been in place for over 20+ years. To get a better understanding of situation take a read …….Understanding The Water Supply In Tucson Arizona.
Rillito Park Race Track
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 8, 2023
Saturday February 4 is the start of the 2023 winter racing season at Rillito Park Race Track. It is one of the oldest annual events in Tucson.
It has been called “The Birthplace of American Quarter Horse Racing.” For 77 years, this Tucson, Arizona racetrack has persevered. And during seven weekends each February and March, you can experience one of the most engaging racing environments in America.
Rillito Downs Race Track opened in 1943 and became the center of all Quarter Horse racing throughout the western United States.
It was part of a racing circuit that ran from Houston to San Francisco. This year the race schedule runs from February 4 to April 2nd.
Learn more about this historic landmark in Tucson’s history……….Rillito Park Race Track
Culinary Dropout – Novel Place With Good Food
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – February 1, 2023
How do you start a review of a restaurant operating in a building that was once a lumber yard?
Well, lets start with the obvious. It is big. I mean gigantic BIG!
The theme of the Culinary Dropout is……Hmmm….FUN!
Birthday parties, get together with friends, family outing or a block party but not outside. And there is a mega screen TV to catch your favorite sports.
It is big, there is lots of noise! Have a beverage of choice and play corn hole or ping pong.
Stop in and check it out. It might become your fun place to have fun, eat and have your favorite beverage……Read On Culinary Dropout
Discover The Natural Beauty Of Tucson
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 24, 2023
Tucson, Arizona, is a city surrounded by mountains and natural beauty.
There is no lack of outdoor things to enjoy, from the gorgeous saguaro cactus that dot the terrain to the steep mountains surrounding the city.
Tucson offers something for everyone, whether you like hiking, bird watching, or just exploring the great outdoors.
Discover some of the natural beauty of Tucson that you shouldn’t miss…….Lets Explore Now
Tucson Gem Show January 28 thru February 12, 2023
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 17, 2023
The world-renowned Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase opens on January 28, 2023. It runs for 2 weeks and closes on February 12th.
It is like a time portal, a trip around the world, and a treasure hunt all rolled into one.
Every winter, over 65,000 guests from around the globe descend upon Tucson, AZ. They buy, sell, and trade, gems, minerals, and fossils at over 48 gem show locations across the city.
If you’re planning a winter visit to Tucson, you won’t want to miss this three-week-long event.
“A” Mountain – Part Of Tucson’s Histoy
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 11, 2023
To protect the Presidio from Apache raiders, a sentinel stood on the top of the mountain. Thus the name Sentinal Mountain.
“A” Mountain contains volcanic rock from the nearby Tucson Mountains. But “A” Mountain is not a volcano.
Coming from its use as a look out point by the Spanish in the late 1700’s. It is part of Tucson’s history.
But that history was added to in 1915 when the U of A defeated Pomona College in football…..Find Out More About “A” Mountain!
Parish Brings Southern Cajun Food To Tucson
Tucson Real Estate Blog Post – January 3, 2023
The Parish may be the only southern Cajun restaurant in Tucson. Behind its unassuming store front is a comfortable eatery with friendly staff serving bold Southern Cajun food. Tables seat about 50 guests.
The bar area is also small, but perfect for a “beverage” of choice and appetizers or a full meal. Located on the west side of Oracle Road a bit north of Orange Grove Road makes finding it an easy task.
Come on down…..Ya’ll….More On The Parish
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