Such a beautiful sight! Those snow-covered hills are a gorgeous rarity that shows itself like a fly-by-night- here today, gone tomorrow. Tucson’s Catalina and Rincon ranges are frosted with the white stuff to where most on-lookers can readily see.
Mountain views are a major perk to having a home in Tucson. Luckily we are surrounded by 6 ranges, and you can see at least one fairly well from wherever you live. You don’t have to be butted right up to the mountain base to enjoy breathtaking views.
For luxurious living, most home buyers know that the go-to part of Tucson is the Catalina Foothills. Many home buyers flee even further north and endure the extra drive to Catalina Township or Saddlebrook, but if you are a first-time home buyer you may not be in a position to head to The Hills.
Surprise! There are little gold nuggets all over town that you may not suspect. So many important decisions factor into purchasing a new home, but an important and often overlooked one is your home’s ability to appreciate in value. If you are buying your first home, you will likely want to graduate to another home once you have some equity built, and selling your home is easier if its appreciation value is higher. According to Neighborhood Scout, homes with the highest appreciation values are scattered in pockets all over the city.
Unless your heart is absolutely set on the Foothills, consider these other areas where you can get the most value from your home purchase when you shop for a home in Tucson:
South Calle Rinconando/ Rincon Mesa Drive area
These neighborhoods are part of the far southeast area of Tucson. Rural and quiet with many nearby small horse ranches which are characteristic of its neighboring Vail territory.
South Camino de Oeste/ West Ajo Way area
A “settling down” type of neighborhood since approximately 51% of its residents are married. Homes here are affordable with a higher than usual appreciation value.
East Fort Lowell/ North Craycroft area
A tiny, isolated patch in east-central Tucson found in the 85712 zip code. Here you can find a beautiful home with a high appreciation value and good views of the Catalinas since some properties in this area approach the base of the mountains. Benefit here with aesthetics and close proximity to conveniences.
North Main Avenue/West Speedway area
85701-05 zips contain one of Tucson’s historic blocks, making it one of the high home appreciation neighborhoods. The area spans from I-10 to just past the University of Arizona, West to East, and into southern parts of Downtown. You won’t have far to go to catch those U of A basketball games or Downtown cafés and arts culture. Depending on where you find your home in this area, the Tucson Museum of Art is right up the street at 140 North Main.
22nd Street and South Park area
Variety is the best word to describe this area of Tucson. Homes in this area were built anywhere from the 1930s and even earlier to about 2000. This southern-reaching part of town is where Tucson’s rich Hispanic culture and Downtown’s hipsters meet, featuring easy access to on-street bike routes and the Aviation Bike Path, allowing you to use alternative transportation and be in the heart of Downtown’s action in minutes.
Searching for your new home requires a thorough, carefully thought-out decision-making process, but I will be happy to walk you through it. Avoid the mistake of overlooking Tucson’s higher appreciation value gems when you’re in search of your next home and ring me up to help you explore your next high appreciation home option! 520.730.4257