2. Catalina Foothills

The Catalina Foothills area boasts legendary art galleries, spectacular golf courses, to-die-for restaurants and sinfully good shopping, all right at the doorstep to Tucson’s greatest wonder – the Sonoran Desert.

Possibly Tucson’s most iconic feature, the mountain peaks of the Catalinas are truly breathtaking, and here you’ll have a front row seat. When you venture into this area look forward to a connection to nature like you’ve never felt before while maintaining access to some of the city’s greatest luxuries. If you’re looking to enjoy the perfect combination of serenity and action (and maybe take in an incredible sunset while you’re at it) then this is the place you’ll want to be.

Catalina Foothills is located north of Tucson in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Situated in the southern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Catalina Foothills had a population of 50,796 at the 2010 census. Catalina Foothills is one of the most affluent communities in Arizona and in the U.S., with the 6th highest per capita income in Arizona, and the 14th highest per capita income in the U.S. of communities with a population of at least 50,000. The Catalina Foothills community includes some of Arizona's most expensive homes and land, and has the highest median property value. It boasts some of the nation's most prestigious resorts, golf courses, and spas.

The Catalina Foothills area is defined as north of River Road, east of Oracle Road, and west of Sabino Creek. The Catalina Foothills community is bounded to the north by the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. Popular attractions for residents and visitors in the Santa Catalina Mountains include:

The Catalina Foothills is also home to La Encantada, the largest upscale shopping center in the Tucson metropolitan area. Stores include Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, and Tommy Bahama.

The Catalina Foothills community also forms the core of Tucson's resort corridor. These include the Hacienda del Sol Resort, Westin La Paloma Resort, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and Canyon Ranch Resort.

The Foothills area is also home to the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun near the intersection of North Swan Road and East Skyline Drive. Built by artist Ted DeGrazia starting in 1951, the 10-acre property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features an eclectic chapel, an art gallery, and a free museum.



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