Dove Mountain


A Resort Community Only Minutes From the Heart of Tucson, Arizona

More than three square miles of natural open spaces are woven through a luxury community.

Planned from the beginning with an emphasis on open space and respect for both the natural habitat and its inhabitants, in Dove Mountain, the views go on forever. Dove Mountain shares more than 10 miles of border with natural preserve and Arizona State Trust land, and the open space within Dove Mountain extends beyond its borders.

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


World-class shopping opportunities are within a short 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. The Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Center are just 4 miles from the entrance to Dove Mountain.  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


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


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


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


Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 School – Students experience rigorous Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (CSTEM) academics, learning tools, technologies, and resources. This new school offers full day FREE kindergarten, preschool, gifted education, special education, fine arts, before and after school care (LEAP), full-time Master level school counselors, health services, music, physical education, media room, athletics and more! More information is available from Marana Unified School District.

Dove Mountain students may also attend Mountain View High School. District transportation is provided from Dove Mountain. 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.

In addition, the Tucson area hosts several private schools, including the award winning Basis Charter School (K-12), Leman Academy of Excellence (K-8), Pusch Ridge Christian Academy (K-12), Salpointe Catholic High School (9-12) and The Gregory School (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.

A major metropolitan small town

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 university with nationally ranked sports teams. It is the first American city to be recognized as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. All of the culture, entertainment, and food of central Tucson are only 25 minutes from Dove Mountain, as are the opportunities for continuing education and lifelong learning at the University of Arizona.

The New York Times called Tucson a city “that wants you to explore,” and Dove Mountain encourages you to do just that. A morning hike among the saguaros, an afternoon game at The University of Arizona Stadium, and a five-star dinner can all be done in a single day. Winters are balmy by day and sweater cool at night. And due to its higher elevation, summer temperatures are 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.