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Classy Houses, Classy Views: Catalina Foothills

Foothills Ridge is a suburban neighborhood in Tucson, AZ. Foothills Ridge Subdivision is in the central part of the North Area of Tucson, AZ. Near East River Rd and Campbell Avenue, Foothills Ridge is near everything in Tucson AZ.

Shopping, restaurants, and activities are nearby at La Encantada Shopping Center. This shopping plaza has many name brand stores and great restaurants. Restaurants to visit if you are living in the Foothills Ridge Subdivision or another subdivision in Tucson’s No rth area are Blanco Tacos + Tequila and North Italia Restaurant. Both of these well beloved eateries are located in the La Encantada Shopping Plaza, quite nearby.

Tucson’s north and northeast areas are established, with many homes dating back to the 1960’s and 70’s. Some have been nicely upgraded while others wait for the buyer that recognizes the value and brings lots of TLC, and some solid financing.


Catalina Foothills Subdivision is a posh suburb of Tucson, with a population of 50,573.Catalina Foothills is in Pima County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Catalina Foothills offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes.


Great views of the Catalina Mountains and Tucson City lights are standard features, but be ready to pay the premium the north area commands. The north area offers buyers a wide range of home architecture and lifestyles. But at a price. The north area has the highest cost per square foot of living space in the greater Tucson area.

Families in the Foothills Ridge neighborhood are served by the Catalina Foothills Unified School District. Grades K through 5 are served by Manzanita School; Grades 6 through 8 are served by Orange Grove Middle School; Grades 9 through12 are served by Catalina Foothills High School.


Considered by some to be the "Beverly Hills of Tucson," the Catalina Foothills area is home to posh resorts and upscale shopping. Because the neighborhood abuts the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains, it also has an abundance of hiking trails. With a mean elevation of 2,575 feet, Catalina Foothills sits comfortably higher than central Tucson, meaning slightly more winter like weather in winter, and a bit less torrid during our scorching summers.


The Catalina Foothills are known for their low crime rates, making it a safe place to live and raise a family.


Due to its location in the Northeast portion of Tucson, average travel time to work from Foothills Ridge neighborhood is 23 minutes, depending on Tucson’s erratic traffic patterns. Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 (latest available data) was $110,660. Median Sale Price of homes in Catalina Foothills recently has been $346,500, but there are homes available for much higher prices as well. Closed home sale prices recently ranged from $328,000 to $455,000. Given Tucson’s general population, one should expect that the general population of Catalina Foothills neighborhood is 80.72% White, nearly 9% Mixed Race families and 5.82% Asian.

To sum up the Top 5 Reasons to live in North Tucson:  1. The views. You will find both mountain, desert and city views here. 2. Catalina Foothills is close to upscale shopping and restaurants. 3. There is more natural desert in the Catalina Foothills than in most areas of Tucson. 4. Most of the lots in the Catalina Foothills are larger than much of suburban Tucson. 5. Catalina Foothills offers a very wide variety of housing types, plans and architecture.


If you are considering buying a home in the Catalina Foothills, or any of the other upper scale neighborhoods in the Northeast area of Tucson, be sure you contact an experienced and well rated real estate broker, . and also be sure to get pre-qualified for financing.

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