Green Valley, Arizona is in a prime location to enjoy all that Tucson has to offer, just 30 minutes away. Residents of Green Valley often take advantage of the easy drive to access unique attractions, arts and culture, cuisine, nightlife, and the vibrancy of Tucson’s revitalized downtown. Tucson is home to the University of Arizona Wildcats, Davis-Monthan Airforce Base, high-tech optics, and manufacturing. Combined with the deep roots of Native American heritage and Mexico’s festival-loving influence, the result is a city brimming with life, innovation, hard work, and charm.
The official word is that you can “free yourself in Tucson.” It’s an environment that beckons “travelers, free thinkers and the free at heart” to “discover a place where you can explore without boundaries.”
Tucson’s downtown – the city’s “hub of activity” for well over a century – has new shops, microbreweries and brew pubs, and fabulous restaurants. The downtown area is composed of six distinct districts, all connected by the Sun Link Streetcar making it easy to access the bustling “centro” to experience the history and culture of Tucson. Plus it’s a fun ride!
In December 2015, Tucson received the United States’ first UNESCO City of Gastronomy title. Tucson’s rich culinary heritage encompassing distinct Mexican and Native traditions in both food and drink create a Sonoran dining experience that’s magical and unique. Diverse restaurants, options for patio dining, resort, hotel and casino nightlife, as well as farmers’ markets, and diverse food trucks are a proven culinary delight.
The landscape and areas surrounding Tucson are breathtaking. Newcomers to the Sonoran Desert can learn about this unique ecosystem by exploring Tohono Chul Botanical Gardens and Galleries the Botanical Gardens and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Close by sights not to be missed are the cascades of the Seven Falls at Sabino Canyon, the majestic cacti of Saguaro National Park East and West, high pine and aspen forests of Mt. Lemmon in the Catalina Mountains and end with a spectacular view of the night skies at University of Arizona’s Mt. Lemmon Sky Center.
The opportunities in bustling Tucson are endless, and accessing them from Green Valley’s quiet, safe, beautiful neighborhoods just a half hour away is the ideal arrangement.