Community

Our Community

Masterfully planned with an emphasis on low-density, Dove Mountain inspires a true sense of community with the utmost respect for the natural habitat and its inhabitants.

Elevations soar from 2,700 to 4,300 feet. Long, spectacular views seem to go on forever in every direction. Almost a third of Dove Mountain’s nearly 9 square miles is dedicated to open space. Importantly, the integrity of Dove Mountain’s perimeter is forever enhanced, with over 10 miles of boundary against either formal preserves or Arizona State Trust owned mountains.

Climate Climate

Climate

Couples hikingPossibly the most lived-in area of your home at Dove Mountain is your patio. With sunny days numbering over 330 a year, the high Sonoran Desert literally makes the great outdoors a prominent part of your home. Tucson’s summer temperatures are cooler than Phoenix and the Palm Desert area. Daytime temperatures are typically seven degrees cooler and nighttime temperatures are often over ten degrees cooler, yet Tucson’s winter temperatures are just as warm. And, during the summer months when temperatures are the highest, sunset usually brings as much as a 30 degree drop making nights cool and comfortable.

Shopping Shopping

Shopping

World-class shopping opportunities are within a 30-minute drive of Dove Mountain and offer precious collectibles, including Southwestern art, and museum-quality Native American jewelry. On a larger scale, Tucson is home to two major enclosed malls, featuring hundreds of well-known stores and restaurants at convenient in-town locations. And La Encantada, just 25 minutes from Dove Mountain in the Catalina Mountain Foothills, features upscale shopping that will impress even the most well-traveled tastes. In addition, all the highly desirable shopping of Scottsdale, Arizona less than two hours away makes for a most enjoyable day trip.

Attractions Attractions

Attractions

Residents of Tucson and Southern Arizona can always take time out to admire nature, wandering the desert flower gardens or viewing a sunset among the saguaros. Whether it’s outdoor exploration or urban adventure you crave, there are numerous activities available within a short drive of Dove Mountain. Several of the region’s attractions rank as one-of-a-kind, including San Xavier del Bac, the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Kartchner Caverns, Tohono Chul Park and Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Dining Dining

Dining

Tucson’s popularity with visitors makes its fine dining options plentiful and diverse, an unusual and appealing accomplishment for a city of this size. Diners will find more than 3,000 eateries in Tucson, including many award-winning and independently operated restaurants with Southwestern and Mexican influences. Additionally, there are more than 30 dining options within seven miles of Dove Mountain. The award-winning Gallery Clubhouse and The Ritz-Carlton at Dove Mountain feature some of the finest cuisine in the Tucson area. And, the Dove Mountain Centre offers still more dining choices on property.

Medical Medical

Medical

A number of highly regarded medical facilities in the Tucson area assure residents an enviable quality of life. The University of Arizona’s prestigious medical school has helped turn Tucson into one of the nation’s top cities for quality health-care. One of the eight Centers of Excellence housed within the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center is the state-of-the-art Arizona Cancer Center, which was designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute, the highest designation afforded by the Institute.

University Medical Center (UMC), the training ground for some of the nation’s most promising medical students, also is located within the Health Sciences Center. UMC was named to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2006″ list, and more than 100 UMC physicians were identified as The Best Doctors in America in 2005. Tucson Heart Hospital, another highly acclaimed medical facility, has brought together leading cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, state-of-the-art medical technology and the finest facilities to provide quality care to patients with cardiac problems. Within 15 minutes of Dove Mountain is the Northwest Medical Center, a 253-bed acute care hospital as well as Oro Valley Hospital, a 144-bed facility with inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostic imaging and emergency, medical and surgical care.

Schools Schools

Schools

The Marana Unified School District was founded in the early 1920s and now boasts more than 13,000 students, 1,800 employees and 17 schools. Marana schools have a reputation for excellence; in fact, nine Marana schools have been designated “A Plus Schools” and three have received the “National Blue Ribbon” honor. Dove Mountain has donated acreage for a future school. In the meantime, Dove Mountain students attend public schools at Ironwood Elementary, Tortolita Middle School and Mountain View High School. District transportation is provided from Dove Mountain to all three schools.

Additionally, the Tucson area hosts several private schools, including the well-respected Green Fields Country Day School (grades K-12), Pusch Ridge Christian Academy (grades 6-12), Salpointe Catholic High School (grades 9-12) and St. Gregory College Preparatory School (grades 6-12). Tucson is home to the University of Arizona, a top-ranked public university with a stellar reputation in academics and athletics. Additionally, Pima Community College’s newest campus is just eight miles from Dove Mountain and offers a unique alternative to university life.

Casual, Cultural, Comfortable. Tucson.

Described by the Wall Street Journal as a "mini-mecca of the arts", Tucson's internationally respected theater, museums, symphony, ballet and opera company complement a renowned state university. All just minutes from Dove Mountain. Tucson's popularity as a destination has spawned fine and diverse dining, world-class shopping and entertainment attractions. The Zagat Survey ranked Tucson the #1 city in the U.S. for spas and resorts.

Winters are balmy by day and sweater cool at night. And due to its higher elevation, summer temperatures are routinely significantly lower than Scottsdale and Palm Springs. Like the outstretched arms of its giant saguaro, Tucson's most significant characteristic may be its welcoming nature.
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