Altura is located east of Tucson, Arizona, at the base of the Rincon Mountains near Saguaro National Park East. In this beautiful Rincon Valley you will find a quiet and peaceful rural setting close to the conveniences of modern life, and friendly locals who help everyone feel at home, making it easier to move here.
Residents from All Over the World
People from Arizona, the U.S., and all over the world chose to retire and live in Southern Arizona and Altura for so many reasons. Imagine relaxing on your patio beside a stately saguaro cactus as you watch an extraordinary crimson, yellow, pink and purple sunset. Imagine taking an outdoor hike, bird watching excursion, or a swim in the pool in January. Imagine viewing night skies so dark that the moon and stars light up like a chandelier in the sky.
Our weather, 320+ days of sunshine each year, and outdoor lifestyle are some of the greatest benefits of living in Tucson. Mild winters mean you will never have to shovel snow again! And while the summers are warm, they last a few short months.
Close to Everything That Matters
After polling our residents, we’ve summarized the most common reasons they chose to live in this location:
- A University town brimming with arts and culture, live music, plenty of sporting events and great dining (Tucson was recently named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy for the quality of its regional food and farming techniques)
- Extensive arts, museums and cultural activities, including: Arizona Theatre Company, Catalina Chamber Orchestra, Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Tucson, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, and The University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography
- Access to highly rated healthcare, including: Banner-University Medical Center; Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital and Tucson Medical Center
- Nearby urgent care and walk-in health clinics
- Rincon Valley Fire Department service, just five minutes away
- Three minutes from the weekly Rincon Valley Farmer’s Market
- Five grocery stores between 8-13 miles away
- 30 minutes to the Tucson International Airport and 20 minutes to Interstate 10
- Seven minutes from a public golf course and 30-60 minutes from nearly 20 other golf courses in the region, which include some of the top courses in the nation
- Nearby attractions, including Kartchner Caverns State Park, Mission San Xavier del Bac, the old-west town of Tombstone, the historic mining town of Bisbee, Old Tucson Studios, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Pima Air & Space Museum
- Annual events, like the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase and the Fourth Avenue Merchants Street Fair, which attract visitors from around the world
- A diverse geography to explore throughout Southern Arizona, including the 9,157 foot Catalina Mountain range that borders Tucson on the North
- Hiking in the region at both Saguaro National Park East (minutes away) and the Saguaro National Park West, Catalina State Park, Sabino Canyon, Ventana Canyon and Pima Canyon