Welcome to the area information section for Green Valley and surrounding Pima County areas. When considering what home to buy, the community can be as important a consideration as the real estate itself. This section should help you learn more about our beautiful community and all it has to offer.
Green Valley, AZ is recognized as one of the best master-planned and most active retirement communities in the nation.
The housing market continues to grow in the area with sales of existing and new homes to professionals and retirees alike. Beautiful neighborhoods with friendly neighbors, walkways, and public parks are at the heart of the community. Recreational activities such as golfing, hiking, birding, hunting, fishing and biking are some of the most popular. Some particular sites to see are the Titan II Missile Museum, historic San Xavier del Bac and Tumacacori missions, Madrea Canyon, local vineyards and of course, Mexico only 30 minutes south of us.
Green Valley Recreation brings in popular entertainment from around the country, and thespians both new and experienced can join the popular Valley Players Club. Green Valley Recreation also hosts numerous clubs for members, many of which are dedicated to art, music, letters and current events
To the south at the Tubac Center for the Arts, an eclectic mix of exhibitions and shows are open to the public throughout the year.
In addition, Desert Diamond Casino at Interstate 19 and Pima Mine Road brings in classic rock bands, country and western stars, comedians and more.
Green Valley's active adults will find an array of sporting opportunities, from leisurely pursuits to competitive challenges. Green Valley Recreation, a non-profit organization that provides recreational, social and leisure education to more than 27,000 members, has 13 state-of-the-art recreation centers that can be used by dues-paying members and their guests. Most feature the latest exercise equipment, large pools for lap swimming, tennis courts and more, including 8 hobby shops.
Just to the east in the Santa Rita Mountains, several challenging trails will take you to the top of the peaks or to a babbling brook deep in the Sky Island forest. To the west, the desert calls from a large swath of land traversed by hiking and biking trails called the West Desert Preserve.
A golfer's paradise thrives in the Santa Cruz Valley, with about a dozen top-notch courses to play. With a mix of private and semi-private clubs as well as several public courses, residents and visitors can enjoy a number of scenic desert layouts. Prices are comparable to other courses in the region, dropping in the summer months and picking back up again when it cools off. With so many sunny days here in Southern Arizona, it's always a good time to get swinging.
Among the highlights in the Santa Cruz Valley for visitors and residents alike is Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains east of Green Valley. Called a "sky island", the wooded canyon is only 11 miles southeast of Green Valley, but it sports an environment quite different from the desert below.
Madera Canyon is a haven for flora and fauna found nowhere else in the United States, and it has three distinctive lodges, miles of trails ranging from easy to very difficult, and picnic facilities.
According to the Friends of Madera Canyon, a Green Valley based advocacy group charged with protecting the canyon, more than 200 bird species have been seen in the canyon, including rare ones like the elegant trogan, flame-colored tanager, red-faced warbler and the rose-breasted grosbek.
The best trails in Madera Canyon clumb the southern side of Mount Wrightson, including the Old Baldy Trail and the Super Trail, both of which lead to the 9,453 foot peak.
A thick forest thrives in Madera Canyon. Visitors will find mesquite trees, several varieties of evergreen oaks, alligator junipers, Arizona Madrones, cottonwoods, white limbed sycamores and more.
By all means, come and see what we have to offer.