Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the “Best Place to Retire,” Green Valley, Arizona is famous for its extensive retirement communities. Located near the hiking and birding areas of the Santa Rita Mountains, Green Valley is just 20 miles south of Tucson and 40 miles north of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. With a plethora of outdoor and indoor activities, including: nearby hiking at the Madera Canyon, 13 local recreation centers worth more than $20,000,000, and 10 easily accessible golf courses, Green Valley real estate was designed for adults and families seeking an active lifestyle year-round.
Shopping and Dining
At Green Valley Village you can find hardware stores, craft and bookstores, beauty salons, clothing stores and a selection of resturants which include: China View, La Placita, Marti’s Bistro, and Trattoria Ragazzi Italian Restaurant. There’s even a free, award-winning farmer’s market!
Continental Plaza offers stores and services including: grocery, jewelry, barbershop & salon, restaurants as well as apparel. While we could tell you about the stores and shops, why not let the businesses introduce themselves.
In the greater Green Valley area you will find spas, beauty salons, furniture stores, restaurants and easy access big box stores like our super WalMart. Plus we are a short 20 minute drive to several large malls in Tucson.
Parks and Recreation
Relocating to Green Valley means you’ll never be more than a few minutes from a year-round golf course. Residents have access to 8 local golf courses and 2 more within easy driving distance of the city. If you’d like to find out more about Golf Opportunities in and near Green Valley, then visit my page dedicated to Golf Coursesin the area.
Golf not your thing? Try out one of the cities 13 recreation centers, each ranging from 2,000 to 25,000 square feet. There are 7 Major Centers, which feature a combination of extensive amenities, including: an auditorium; social and meeting rooms; a catering kitchen; swimming pool with a spa; hobby/craft studios, including: art exhibition centers, clay studios, wood shops, and art rooms; a fitness center; tennis courts; racquetball courts; billiards; and shuffleboard. Desert Hills Social Center even has a sauna! Satellite Centers serve smaller neighborhoods and typically feature a pool, spa, and meeting room.
Relocating to Green Valley can be done on any budget! Whether a small townhouse in The Villas (priced at under $100,000) or a $1,000,000 Alamos Estate overlooking the Santa Rita Mountains fits your needs, you are sure to find the perfect property for you. Famous for its extensive retirement communities, Green Valley features numerous age-restricted communities ideal for retirees. Other neighborhoods, such as Casa De Abrego and The Acres, feature excellent schools and parks and are perfect for families seeking to enjoy the many pleasures southern Arizona has to offer.
Schools, Health and Transportation
Just minutes from a metropolitan area, Green Valley real estate offers a unique combination of community recreation and big-city services. Health services are provided by 24 adult care homes, two nursing homes, four assisted living centers, and several medical clinics. Additional needs can be met by the oncology center, the facility for memory disorders, or the nearby Tucson hospitals. The University of Arizona in Tucson is also only 30 miles away. For travel, Green Valley residents are a short 20-minute drive from the Tucson International Airport, and door-to-door shuttle services are available to make the commute even easier.