The Catalina Foothills boasts some of the nation’s most prestigious resorts, golf courses, and spas. Popular attractions for residents and visitors in the Santa Catalina Mountains include:
Home buyers in the scenic Catalina Foothills have a range of options to choose from, including modest ranch style homes, spacious Mediterranean houses, and contemporary style homes. Nature lovers will enjoy hiking the scenic and challenging trails at Sabino Canyon, or strolling along the water at Rillito River Park. Grab fresh local produce at the Rillito Park Farmers Market, or hit the links at the Skyline Country Club.
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, Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort, and Canyon Ranch Resort.
The Foothills area is also home to the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun. Built by artist Ted DeGrazia starting in 1951, the 10-acre (40,000 m2) property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features an eclectic chapel, an art gallery, and a free museum.
The Catalina Foothills also boasts one of the most unusual subdivisions in Tucson, called Sin Vacas (Without Cows). According to historian David Leighton, in an article published on April 8, 2014, in the Arizona Daily Star newspaper, the land where Sin Vacas subdivision now sits was owned at one point by steel magnate William J. “Jack” Holliday who was fond of desert wildlife and fenced in his property to keep cows out, and called it Rancho Sin Vacas (Ranch Without Cows). Developer Kelley Rollings later came along and purchased the land and along with his Spanish speaking office manager named some of the most interesting street names in Tucson, giving many of them names related to the Seven Deadly Sins, such as Calle Sin Pecado (Street Without Sin) and Plaza Sin Lujuria (Place Without Lust).
Catalina Foothills Unified School District is a top-rated, public school district located in Tucson, AZ.