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Why Southern Arizona?

The city of Tucson provides The Highlands at Dove Mountain residents innumerable opportunities for entertainment, culture, food and fun.  A “straight shot” down Dove Mountain Blvd., which becomes Twin Peaks Road, then onto I-10 will get you downtown, or to the University of Arizona campus, in twenty minutes.  At that point you have your choice of symphonic concerts, opera, ballet, theater and dining.  Fine art, history and wildlife museums, botanical gardens and the Reid Park Zoo are some of the venues enjoyed by our residents.

The Town of Marana recently produced a wonderful video about the area. You can view it by clicking here.

Each winter the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show brings thousands of buyers, sellers and browsers to the greater Tucson area.  Geodes, precious gems, custom jewelry and meteorites are several of the treasures which can be found at the gem show.  Another winter favorite and event not to be missed is the Tucson Rodeo, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Celebration of the Cowboys).  A true western tradition, the Tucson Rodeo was first held in 1925.  Today our rodeo is one of the top 25 professional rodeos in North America.

If college sports are your passion, the U of A is proud of its perennially ranked men’s basketball team.  Wildcat football games are always exciting as are hockey and baseball games.  Our women’s softball team, like men’s basketball, enjoys national prominence. The 2012 men's baseball team was the national champion!  Professional sports can be found up I-10 into Phoenix with the Arizona Cardinals football, Diamondbacks baseball and Phoenix Suns basketball teams.

Things to do within an hour of The Highlands at Dove Mountain include the San Xavier del Bac Mission, Titan Missile Museum, the art community of Tubac, Arizona-Sonora Desert  Museum, Old Tucson Studios, Saguaro National Park, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Biosphere 2 and a whole lot of hiking opportunities.  Explore Additional Information / Links.

Famous for Saguaro cacti, which are unique to this area, southern Arizona is much more vibrant and alive than people might expect.  The summer monsoon seasonal rains, from mid-June to the beginning of September, bring with them brilliant lightening shows and vibrant colored sunsets.  The rains from the monsoons nurture lush flowers on native cacti, plants and trees. Mild winters contribute to even more growth and color.  Our climate is conducive to year-round outdoor living and activities.  Average temperatures range from 64 degree highs and 38 degree lows in January to 98 degree highs and 84 degree lows in June.  Living in the desert means our average rainfall is less than one foot per year.  

Looking for a fun road trip?  Bisbee, Tombstone, Lake Havasu, Sedona, The White Mountains and the Grand Canyon are a half day’s drive.  Our residents also enjoy getting away to such areas as Santa Fe, Las Vegas, San Diego and the Pacific Ocean, all of which are an easy day’s drive from The Highlands at Dove Mountain.