Tuscon - The Old Pueblo
Tucson, the home of The University of Arizona, is located over 2,500 feet above sea level in the Sonoran Desert and surrounded by six mountain ranges.
To the north are the Santa Catalina Mountains with Mount Lemmon, its highest peak, at an elevation of 9,157 feet above sea level. To the east, just past Redington Pass, you'll find the Rincon Mountains, then southeast of Tucson are the Santa Rita Mountains. Just west of Green Valley, southeast of Tucson, is the Sierritas Mountain range. Then west of the city are the Tucson Mountains. Finally, on the northern boundaries of Marana and Oro Valley, you'll find the rugged peaks and canyons forming the Tortolitas.
Although a resident, when asked, will tell you that he lives in Tucson, he might actually live in Marana, Oro Valley, Catalina, Sahuarita, South Tucson, Green Valley, or Tucson itself. All are located in Pima County and make up the Metro-Tucson area. Whichever community you call home, with an average of over 340 sunny days per year, one thing is certain: It's a great place to live, work, and play.
Oro Valley is located just north of Tucson at the foothills of the Santa Catalina and Tortolita Mountains.
Metropolitan Tucson offers a great variety of communities and living choices to meet every lifestyle.
Tucson is located in the Sonoran Desert and is surrounded by six mountain ranges.
Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau
University of Arizona
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Pima Air & Space Museum
Old Tucson Studios
Arizona State Parks