Situated in the lush rolling hills of the Santa Cruz River Valley, Green Valley lives up to its name. No wonder visitors contemplate relocation.
Green Valley may have started as a retirement community south of Tucson and north of Nogales, but the recreational opportunities within an easy drive attract active visitors of all ages.
The word is out on Green Valley. It’s no longer a place to quietly spend your pension. Nope, Green Valley offers proximity to some of Southern Arizona’s most prized attractions – and not just golf.
If you are into chasing a little white ball, Green Valley’s mild four-season climate attracts many amateur and pro golfers to its eight beautiful public and private courses. Beyond the greens, the charming artists colony of Tubac, just 20 minutes south, beckons. Nearby Madera Canyon, ranked as the third best birding destination in the United States, will have you pulling out your binoculars for 15 species of hummingbirds, along with tanagers, flycatchers, and trogons, to name just a few. Intrepid hikers can tackle the steep trails of Mount Wrightson, the second highest peak in Arizona. Handicap-accessible trails make for a gentler climb.
You’ll likely want to stay awhile. Lodging options run the gamut from deluxe ranch resorts to RV parks with expansive views to affordable condo rentals. So settle in and enjoy the greenery.