Tucson Metro Area Guide

While searching for an apartment in Tucson, AZ be sure and take time to explore this diverse and fascinating city. This beautiful city is surrounded by the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Rincon Mountains and the Tucson Mountains. As the largest city in Southern Arizona, there is sure to be something here to suit everyone’s interests.

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One of the easiest ways to explore Tucson is to visit the different geographical areas of the city. Each area features its own set of attractions to explore. Downtown Tucson is home to many historical sites such as the Hotel Congress, the Art Deco Fox Theatre, the Rialto Theatre, the Saint Augustine Cathedral and the Pima County Courthouse. Downtown is also home to EL Charro Café Tucson, the city’s oldest restaurant.  Midtown features the Broadway Village Shopping Center and the 4th Avenue shopping district. Midtown is also the location of the University of Arizona, Arizona Stadium and McKale Center, the Arizona Inn and the Tucson Botanical Gardens. The south side of Tucson is most well known for its Mexican restaurants, colorful architecture and outdoor murals. The area is also the location of Tucson’s Electric Park and Sentinel Park.  The north side of the city is filled with commercial zones, upscale boutiques, restaurants and galleries. The area is also home to the La Paloma Resort and Loews Ventana Canyon resort, along with La Encantada an upscale outdoor shopping mall. The DeGrazia Gallery of the Sun features a free museum, art gallery, and eclectic chapel.

Tucson is home to many museums you’ll want to be sure and visit. Among these are the Tucson Gem Mineral and Fossil Showcase, Fort Lowell Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert museum which includes a zoo, museum, botanical gardens and biosphere 2. Biosphere 2 mimics a tropical climate in a controlled environment. Old Tucson Movie Studios is home to a theme park and movie studio primarily used in Western films.  The Arizona Theatre Company performs at the Temple of Music and Art and Broadway in Tucson performs at Tucson Music Hall.

Tucson is also home to a wide array of sports teams. The University of Arizona Wildcats compete in many different sporting events. The Tucson Sidewinders, the AAA affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks play at Electric Park.

Tucson also has a wide variety of parks to offer its residents. The Reid Park Zoo, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tohono Chul Park, Saguro National Park, and Sabino Canyon.  Mount Lemmon located in Coronado National Forest includes hiking, biking, rock climbing, camping, fishing, and sky rides at Ski Valley during the summer and skiing and sledding during the winter.

Steeped in history, awe inspiring surroundings, museums and zoos, there are also tons of beautiful Tucson apartments available as well. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Tucson has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Tucson area, our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Choose from the cities below to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy.

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