Best known as an artists’ colony, Tubac was the first European settlement in Arizona. Established in 1752 by the Spanish, it was depopulated in the 18th century during the Pima Indian Revolt. Miners, farmers and ranchers repopulated the town in the 1900s.
Today, the town’s motto of “Where Art and History Meet” can be experienced through the art galleries, locally owned shops and businesses that line Tubac’s streets, giving the town its walk-able, friendly feel. Nestled within the scenic high desert vistas of Santa Cruz County, the small town is just short drive south of Green Valley. Warm temperatures year round and a thriving local community in close proximity to a major city ensure Tubac, Arizona real estate is always in demand.
Shopping and Dining
Tubac, named by American Style Magazine as a Top 25 Arts Destination for U.S. “Small Cities and Towns,” is home to numerous art galleries and local shops selling unique American and Southwestern goods. The Manos Gallery spotlights the works of 62 local artists selling jewelry, clothing, books, lotions, and more. For American pottery and custom metal furniture, browse the collection at Clay Hands Gallery and Studio. Local restaurants cater to tourists and residents alike with options ranging from the Old Tubac Restaurant & Saloon to Melio’s Trattoria. Need more options? Green Valley and Tucson are just a short drive away!
Parks and Recreation
Tubac’s gorgeous scenery and warm weather are ideal for anyone looking to enjoy an active lifestyle. For year-round golf, head to the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, located on 500 acres of the historic Otero Ranch. As part of the Santa Cruz River Valley, Tubac real estate provides residents with a plethora of hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, and off-roading options, including: the Madera Canyon, the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, and the Tumacacori National Historic Park. If you are an aspiring artist, or an accomplished one, then you need to make the Tubac Center of the Arts a favorite for frequent visits.
Whether you want a villa on the golf course, a country club estate or a townhouse near the Village, Tubac’s real estate will meet your needs. Prices range from $30,000 to $450,000 for land and from $80,000 to over $1.5 million for homes. With such a diverse listing, you’re sure to find the best deal for you!
Schools, Health and Transportation
The children of Tubac are serviced by the nearby Green Valley schools. For higher education needs, the University of Arizona at Tucson is just under an hour away. The McCollough Regional Health Center provides local medical care for the town’s residents, and some of the country’s best hospitals are only 45 miles away in Tucson.
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