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Top Communities to Consider When Moving to Southern Arizona: Part One

Welcome to our guide on the top communities to consider when moving to Southern Arizona! The New York Times said the fabulous city of Tucson is a “place that wants you to explore.” Whether you are relocating for a change of pace, career advancement, or retirement, Southern Arizona offers diverse neighborhoods and cities to suit various lifestyles. 

From bustling urban centers to serene desert retreats, each community in this vibrant region boasts its own unique charm, amenities, and attractions. Join us as we explore some of our communities that offer an enticing oasis to call home!


Imagine your new, customized home on a large acre +/- homesite surrounded by the grand Catalina Mountains during a summer sunset or the snow-covered peaks on a winter sunrise. Located 12 miles north of Tucson, Arcadia offers a quiet gated neighborhood minutes away from grocery stores, medical centers, entertainment, and shopping within the beautiful Catalina Foothills. Homeowners in this community rave about the custom interior features and colors they can select, plus the many plans and options of adding an RV garage for their home-on-wheels. 

Cottonwood Vista

Centrally located in the Catalina Foothills, Cottonwood Vista is close to shopping, medical facilities, and the Sabino Canyon recreation area, with over 30 miles of trails. Nature lovers in this community love its access to the outdoors. Just outside your back door, you can find the Rillito River Park Trail, which offers biking, jogging, riding, and much more!

Custom Canyon Pass

Desert dwelling at its finest is encapsulated in the stunning and private gated community of Canyon Pass located in Dove Mountain. Homeowners in this luxurious community love being tucked into the canyon of the Tortolita Mountains and are inspired by the surrounding desert beauty.

Enjoy all Dove Mountain has to offer, including the Gallery Golf Club and the Dove Mountain Golf Club just down the road, as well as fine dining and services. The surrounding communities of Marana and Oro Valley provide additional services and features you may enjoy. Although, you won’t want to leave your spectacular custom home designed by Fairfield Homes for long anyway!

Dove Mountain

Alongside the fairways of the Club at Dove Mountain golf course and the picturesque canyons of the Tortolita Mountains lies a golfer’s dream—the gated community of Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona. Dove Mountian offers secluded, stunning views of stately saguaros, the Sonoran Desert, canyons, and foothills. This high desert and mountainous region unfurls gorgeous plant life and 360-degree views with brilliant skyscapes.

Thinking of Moving to Southern Arizona?

Southern Arizona presents an abundance of appealing communities for individuals and families seeking a new place to settle down. Whether you are drawn to Tucson’s vibrant cultural scene, Vail’s stunning natural beauty, or Marana’s historic charm, there’s a perfect spot waiting for you in this dynamic region. We cannot wait to welcome you to your new home by Fairfield Homes! For more information, visit our communities page or call 520.214.7241.