Catalina Foothills

Offers access to nature and urban amenities and maintains a low-key suburban character. 

Welcome to Catalina Foothills

Where majestic views, outdoor recreation, and luxury living collide 
 
Just north of Tuscon, Catalina Foothills rests at the southern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, affording residents some of the most spectacular views in all of Tuscon. Most homes were built primarily between the 1930s and 1990s, so there is an eclectic, almost quirky array of architectural styles to appease anyone's aesthetic preferences. Many older homes are being remodeled and sit on large, coveted lots. The winding roads, hills, peaks, and valleys take you to low-density neighborhoods and excellent schools. Catalina Foothills offers access to nature and urban amenities and maintains a low-key suburban character. 

What to Love

  • Stunning views of the Santa Catalina Mountains 
  • Access to some of Tuscon's highest-rated schools 
  • Homes uniquely tucked into nooks and crannies allow them to blend into the terrain 
  • Privacy, lot sizes, and views are highly desired 
  • Numerous luxury amenities, including several country clubs 

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Catalina Foothills can enjoy superior golf courses, excellent cultural opportunities, upscale shopping, and fine dining around every corner. The Santa Catalina Mountains and the Sonoran Desert create majestic views and various outdoor recreational opportunities. As a result, there is a dynamic combination of serenity and an active lifestyle, creating a peaceful yet bustling suburban atmosphere. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Excellent dining opportunities and amazing shopping abound in the Catalina Foothills. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is a fine-dining steakhouse serving premium cuts of beef and classic dishes like lobster tail. When you're in the mood for Italian fare, check out Vivace Restaurant, which serves up favorite dishes in an elegant environment and features an extensive wine list. Known for its romantic ambiance, The Grill at Hacienda del Sol serves New American fare with scenic views. 
 
La Encantada is the largest upscale shopping center in the Tuscon metropolitan area, featuring a full variety of designer and boutique stores. You'll find everything from Tiffany and Co., Pottery BarnCrate and Barrel, and Lululemon. For your everyday cooking needs, AJ's Fine Foods is a gourmet grocery store with market-fresh produce, butcher and seafood counters, and more. The weekly Farmer's Market at St. Philip's Plaza is the region's premier market, with over 60 vendors. This is a great opportunity to support local farmers and small businesses. Animal lovers will delight at PAWSH adoption centers, Tuscon's nonprofit pet supply stores, where all proceeds go back to the Humane Society. Adoptable pets are featured; you may find your next furry companion here. 

Things to Do

It is not hard to find something to do around every corner in the Catalina Foothills. If you enjoy outdoor recreation and sports, you're in luck. Sabino Canyon Recreation Area is a national forest area with hiking trails and tram rides, and Pima Canyon offers even more spectacular views along its trails. Finger Rock Trail Head is another popular hiking entry point with incredible city and mountain views through Finger Rock Canyon. If you're looking for a spot that offers year-round activities, Mt. Lemmon is beloved for biking and hiking in the summer and alpine sports in the winter. 
 
The DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is an art museum on 10 acres of land that displays impressive paintings by the Southwestern artist Ted DeGrazia. Festivals year-round add another exciting way to explore the region's arts, music, and seasonal events. La Paloma Country ClubVentana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club, and Skyline Country Club are all excellent country clubs with beautiful golf courses and other upscale amenities like fitness centers and spas. The Canyon Ranch Spa is another place to treat yourself to rejuvenation and relaxation. 

Schools

Students in the Catalina Foothills are served by three school districts, which include several top-ranking schools:
  • Canyon View Elementary School, PreK - 5th Grade 
  • Manzanita Elementary School, Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • Sunrise Drive Elementary, Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • Ventana Vista Elementary, Kindergarten - 5th Grade 
  • Orange Grove Middle School, 6th - 8th Grade 
  • Esperero Canyon Middle School, 6th - 8th Grade
  • Catalina Foothills High School, 9th - 12th Grade, District 16 - One of the top high schools in the state 

 

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