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Downtown and Central Tucson
Tucson has many distinct neighborhoods. Some of its earliest neighborhoods, (some of which are covered now by the Tuscon Conventions Center) include:
• El Presidio,Tucson’s oldest neighborhood
• Barrio Histórico, also known as Barrio Libre
• Armory Park, directly south of downtown
• Barrio Anita
• Barrio Tiburón, now known as the Fourth Avenue arts district
• Barrio El Jardín
• Barrio El Hoyo
• Barrio Santa Rosa, dating from the 1890s, now listed as a historic district on theNational Register of Historic Places
Other historical neighborhoods near downtown Tucson include:
• Feldman’s, (named for an early resident photographer)
• Menlo Park, situated west of downtown
• Iron Horse
• West University, located between the University of Arizona and downtown
• Dunbar Spring
• Pie Allen, located west and south of the university near Tucson High School (named forJohn Brackett “Pie” Allen, a local entrepreneur and early mayor of Tucson)
• Sam Hughes, located east of the University of Arizona (named after a Tucson pioneer)
Attractions downtown include the Hotel Congress (designed in 1919) the Art Deco Fox Theater (1929) the Rialto Theatre (1920) and St. Augustine Cathedral. Included on the National Register of Historic Places is the old Pima County Courthouse, designed by Roy Place in1928.The El Charro Café, Tucson’s oldest restaurant, also operates its main location downtown.
As one of the oldest parts of town, Central Tucson is anchored by the Broadway Village shopping center.The 4th Avenue Shopping District have many unique and popular stores. The El Con Mall is also located in the eastern part of midtown.
The University of Arizona, including Arizona Stadium and McKale Center, and Historic Tucson High School (featured in the 1987 film Can’t Buy Me Love), are located in midtown. Other midtown attractions include:
- Reid Park (Tucson’s largest park)
- Reid Park Zoo
- Hi Corbett Field
- Tucson Botanical Gardens
- the Arizona Inn (built in 1930).
South Tucson is actually the name of an independent, incorporated town of one square mile, completely surrounded by the city of Tucson, sitting just south of downtown. South Tucson is widely known for its many Mexican restaurants and the architectural styles. TheTucson International Airport and Tucson Electric Park are located here
The West Side of Tucson is generally defined as the area west of I-10. Western Tucson encompasses the banks of the Santa Cruz River and the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, and includes
- the International Wildlife Museum
- Sentinel Peak
- the Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa. The area moving past the Tucson Mountains is commonly known as “Old West Tucson”. A large plain extending south into the Altar Valley, has large rural residential development and major attractions:
- Saguaro National Park West
- the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
- the Old Tucson Studios movie set/theme park.
On Sentinel Peak (a.k.a. “A” Mountain) just west of downtown, there is a giant “A” in honor of the University of Arizona. The top of Sentinel Peak offers an outstanding scenic view of the city looking eastward.
North Tucson includes the urban neighborhoods of Amphitheater and Flowing Wells. North Tucson includes some of Tucson’s primary commercial zones (Tucson Mall and the Oracle Road Corridor). Many of the city’s most upscale boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries are also located on the north side, including St. Philip’s Plaza. The Plaza is next to the historic St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church.
Some of the Tucson area’s major resorts and multi-million dollar estates are located in the Catalina Foothills, including the Hacienda Del Sol, Westin La Paloma Resort, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and Canyon Ranch Resort. La Encantada, an upscale outdoor shopping mall, is also in the Foothills.
The DeGrazia Gallery of the Sun Built by artist Ted DeGrazia is a 10-acre property listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features an eclectic chapel, an art gallery, and a free museum.
In the area northwest of Tucson, communities are diverse: Catalina, Oro Valley in the wester foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, and other residential areas in the NE foothills of the Tucson Mountains.
The Casas Adobes community is also in the NW side. It is home toTohono Chul Park and is centered on the historic Casas Adobes Plaza. Many of the Tucson area’s golf courses and resorts are located in this area:
- the Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
- the Omni Tucson National Resort & Spa,
- Westward Look Resort
- The Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain
Catalina State Park and Tortolita Mountain Park are also located in the Northwest area. In East Tucson is Desert Palms Park. East Tucson includes Saguaro National Park East.
Southeast Tucson area includes
- Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
- Santa Rita High School
- Chuck Ford Park (Lakeside Park)
- Lincoln Park (upper and lower)
- The Lakecrest Neighborhoods
- Pima Community College East Campus
- The Atterbury Wash with access to bird watching
- The suburban community of Rita Ranch(houses many of the military families)
- Civano (a planned development meant to showcase ecologically sound building practices and lifestyles)