Southern Arizona Offers a Rich Tradition and Lifestyle Choices
Southern Arizona is a region rich in its multicultural heritage and history. Famous for its stately saguaros and beautiful scenic preserves, this area includes state and national parks, golf courses, resorts, and wineries. Tucson is home of the University of Arizona and host to events like the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, La Fiesta de Los Vacaros (Tucson Rodeo), the El Tour de Tucson bicycling event, the Tucson Conquistadores golf classic, and much more.
Location Near Major Area Employers, Downtown Tucson, Airport
Located on the southeast edge of metropolitan Tucson, the Vail area is just:
- 20 Minutes to most major employers, including Raytheon and the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park
- 25 minutes to the Tucson International Airport
- 35 minutes to Downtown Tucson
- 35 minutes to Caterpillar’s new downtown location
- 10 minutes to new Northwest Emergency Center
Award-Winning A+++ Vail School District
The Vail School District has won many awards and honors – including being named the best school district in Arizona – and has been recognized across the country. The District includes 5 schools (2 elementary, 1 middle school, 2 high schools) within 7 miles of Coyote Creek.
Heirloom Farmers Markets
This farmers market has grown from a small, local event to an area-wide attraction with 50+ vendors, open every Saturday.
Market Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (OCT– APR) & 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (MAY – SEPT)
Location: The big barn at 12500 E. Old Spanish Trail, (520) 882-2157.
Vendors offer local organic produce, local antibiotic and hormone-free meats, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, ready-to-eat foods, soaps, lotions, and handmade arts and crafts – plus a great place to gather for shopping and periodic special events. Every third Saturday of the month enjoy a community yard sale and pet clinic on the West side of the barn.
For more information, visit the Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market website managed by Heirloom Farmers Markets.
Kartchner Caverns State Park
First discovered in the mid-1970s, Kartchner Caverns was kept protected and secret for many years while plans for the creation of the state park were completed. Visit the Kartchner Caverns State Park website for information about guided tours of the cavern’s strange and colorful formations, educational exhibits, and park amenities.
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Colossal Cave Mountain Park is a 2,400-acre desert park, rich in area history and wildlife. The park includes Colossal Cave – an underground cavern of beautiful formations discovered in 1879 – and La Posta Quemada Ranch. The park offers educational tours, exhibits, talks, camping opportunities, meeting and event space, and special events. The nationally-known Arizona Trail runs through the ranch. For more information, visit the Colossal Cave website.
The Arizona Trail
Located just 2 miles from Coyote Creek, the Arizona National Scenic Trail is a continuous, 800+ mile diverse and scenic trail across Arizona from Mexico to Utah. It links deserts, mountains, canyons, communities and people.