The Neighborhood

Explore the world right outside your door

Get ready for sunny days, warm smiles, and breathtaking desertscapes.

Enjoy life in Tucson, with breathtaking desert landscapes in every direction you look. Abundant natural lands and an average of 350 sunny days per year provide endless recreational opportunities when you live at The Hacienda at the Canyon. 

There’s also plenty to see and do — and eat! Visit popular attractions like the Mission Garden Museum, the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, Saguaro National Park, and Biosphere 2. Food lovers can embark on a taco tour and discover a wide variety of other cuisines available in Tucson. Enjoy ample shopping, galleries, theaters, casinos, and more. 

It’s easy to see why Tucson is one of Arizona’s best destinations and a popular senior living destination. Don’t just take our word for it. Join us in the one of the Southwest’s most beloved cultural and social hubs.  

Black and white historical pic of a city.

Discover the rich history of Tucson.

Tucson was founded in 1776, making it one of North America’s oldest continually inhabited areas. Before Spanish missionaries and explorers arrived in the late 1600s, Hohokam Indians had lived here for at least 4,000 years.

In 1854, Mexico sold all of Arizona south of the Gila River as a part of the Gadsden Purchase. This transaction made Tucson an official part of the United States. The incorporation of Tucson as a city in 1877 made it the oldest city in Arizona. Tucson’s roots expanded with the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1880.

Today, more than one million residents call Tucson home. There’s something majestic about this area, where five mountain ranges create a picturesque, protected valley. You'll also find magnificent saguaros standing tall on the desert floor and aspen and pine growing above them on stark, wind-swept mountain peaks.

More History
Tucson is where it’s at

Looking for more?

Discover Tucson, Arizona, with live updates and events. From art shows to concerts, entertainment venues, and musical and cultural happenings, local news, and more, fill your days with whatever piques your interest.

Discover Tucson