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Tucson Rated Tops in New Business Week Survey

Tucson Rated Tops in New Business Week Survey

Did you see Tucson in Business Week's Best Affordable Places to Retire feature?
(See: looked at Zip Codes across the country, factored in cost of living, home prices and proximity to health, recreation, culture, arts, natural environment and other amenities. After the data was evaluated, the message was clear: Tucson was Number One in this prestigious Business Week report!

The honor is no surprise to me. There are so many reasons to make Tucson your home. Our home prices are affordable. We have superior arts, culture and entertainment, golf courses, wonderful shopping and good restaurants. With more than 284 days of sunshine - in a panorama of desert surrounded by mountain ranges - you'll want to consider a home in Tucson.

There are so many great neighborhoods in this town. But for me there's one that "sits above the rest" in more ways than one. It's the Catalina Foothills: It's my home and it's among the most desirable communities in Tucson real estate.

With its higher elevation and proximity to the majestic Catalina Mountains, the Foothills is a quality community with unsurpassed mountain views, a panorama of twinkling city lights and superior amenities that earn it a special distinction. Before areas like Dove Mountain in Marana existed, Catalina Foothills was where gorgeous Southwestern homes were built within the magnificent natural desert. In this area there are variety of home styles and prices to meet your needs - no cookie cutter environment here! Instead, there are historic haciendas, sleek contemporaries, Mediterranean-style townhouses mixed with beautiful Santa Fe adobes. For the best in Tucson real estate in terms of investment and quality of life, the realtor's choice is often the Foothills.

Regarding Education: The consistently high levels of exceptional faculty, facilities and curriculum have earned the Foothills school system an "excelling" rank by the Arizona Department of Education. Shopping your interest? La Encantada is a cosmopolitan shopping center, with local artisan shops side by side with sophisticated international shopping including Tiffany, Louis Vuitton and Brooks Brothers. Everywhere there are unique galleries and boutiques offering outstanding arts and culture opportunities. Some of Tucson's finest dining experiences are available here!

From Sabino Canyon, with its wonderful tram-ride, walking trails and water oasis, to hiking opportunities with the stunning vistas of Finger Rock and Pusch Ridge - Nature is at your doorstep in the Foothills. If outdoor recreation is your preference, select from a variety of gorgeous country clubs, spas and golf courses.

Check out this New York Times article to understand why I love my home in the Foothills:

Selfishly, I like to keep the secrets of this desert gem to myself. But I'm happy for the Tucson plaudits - Come discover the wonders of desert living for yourself!


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