One of Oro Valley’s most popular master-planned communities is Rancho Vistoso. The development of more than 8,500 homes ranging from quaint condominiums to luxurious multi-million dollar, custom-built estates is nestled in the foothills of the rugged Tortolita Mountains. Both family and retirement-friendly, the development features nine parks with incredible mountain vistas in the 85755 zip code. Rancho Vistoso was named #1 of the “Best Affordable Places to Retire” in the country by Business Week in September 2009 and encompasses thousands of acres where more than 16,000 people now reside.

Rancho Vistoso offers a relaxing, resort lifestyle in the high Sonoran Desert where walking, hiking and biking trails are as plentiful as the native saguaro, cholla, and ocotillo. The community abuts Catalina State Park, Arizona’s second most-visited state park, where green Palo Verde and Mesquite trees sway in the breeze next to cacti blooming in the sunshine. Rancho Vistoso offers convenient access to dining, shopping, local culture, and top-notch medical facilities. The development is also home to commercial space for businesses including Oro Valley’s distinguished Innovation Park campus where biotechnology and high-tech businesses such as Ventana Medical, Raytheon, and Honeywell Aerospace are located.

There are three golf courses within Rancho Vistoso, two of which are public and one fully private course. Voted the “Best Public Course in Tucson” in 1999 by Golf Digest, The Golf Club at Vistoso is one of the public courses in Rancho Vistoso. Though Sun City Vistoso is an age-restricted neighborhood within Rancho Vistoso, The Views Golf Club within the neighborhood is open to the public. Just as the name of the club suggests, the course offers spectacular views of the Tortolita and Santa Catalina mountains. The Stone Canyon Golf Club, owned by Phil Michelson and partners, is a private course of 18-holes offering upscale amenities for the most discerning of golfers in addition to some of the area’s most beautiful vistas. The Stone Canyon Club course, designed by Jay Morrish, is currently ranked #33 of the “Top 100 Residential Courses” by Golfweek and is currently ranked #4 as best in the state by Golf Digest.

Rancho Vistoso includes a variety of excellent property options in 31 different neighborhoods. Rancho Vistoso offers a range of housing options from starter homes to multimillion-dollar estates depending on the level of luxury living one desires to achieve. Some of the gated neighborhoods of Rancho Vistoso include Siena, Hohokam, Vistoso Hills and the age-restricted Vistoso Village. The neighborhood of Fairfield Rancho Vistoso is also gated and includes a community pool and spa. Single-family homes in Cortona, Monterey at Vistoso, Somerset Canyon and Stone Terrace offer amazing views and access to plenty of open space. Luxury gated and golf communities are available with the option of custom home sites in High Mesa, Honey Bee Canyon, Honey Bee Ridge, and Stone Canyon. Other neighborhoods within Rancho Vistoso include Stone Village and Vistoso Highlands 4th and 8th Green where excellent golf is as close as walking out the back door.

Contact Barbara today to find your new resort lifestyle in Rancho Vistoso!