City/Town Snapshot: Town of Sahuarita

Sahuarita is a quaint, modern town just 20 miles south of Tucson. Since incorporating 20 years ago, the town's population has grown from 1,900 residents in 1994 to 27,600 residents in 2014. Sahuarita is situated at the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz River Valley, an area unique in history, culture and environment. From the rich Sonoran Desert landscape and the Santa Rita Mountains to the pecan orchards lining the bank of the Santa Cruz River - Sahuarita has something for everyone.

Both the young and young at heart call Sahuarita home. Our "pioneer neighborhoods" such as Santo Tomas and Sahuarita Village were settled by families generations ago and continue to thrive today. For those seeking something more modern, we are home to two award winning master planned communities. Families are drawn to Rancho Sahuarita, boasting Sahuarita Lake, a safari park, a splash park, several pool complexes and a state of the art clubhouse providing a variety of clubs and activities for residents. Active adults are attracted to the luxury retirement community of Quail Creek, home to an onsite golf course, restaurant, modern work out facilities, pickle ball courts and an expansive clubhouse with a wide range of activities. A true sense of community and tradition unites these diverse and multigenerational neighborhoods.

Our diverse, friendly residents demonstrate tremendous community spirit through Parks and Recreation sponsored civic and cultural events such as our annual Spring Festival, Fiesta Sahuarita birthday celebration, Spooktacular Halloween event, Winter Holiday Festival and many more. Our parks system consists of six public parks and numerous recreational programs and classes. Additionally, the town is bike friendly, with over thirty miles of bike lanes and four miles of separate multi-use trails. Future planning efforts include trail extensions and a community recreation center.

We are home to the National Historic Landmark Titan Missile Museum showcasing the relics of the Cold War between the U.S. and former Soviet Union. A tour of the preserved Titan II missile site is a one-of-a kind experience documenting the history of nuclear conflict and peace keeping efforts. A trip to the Asarco Mineral Discovery Center will allow you to explore the copper and mining industry. Tour the open-pit copper mine to see how copper ore is mined and processed - no reservation needed. Other attractions nearby include Madera Canyon, Kitt Peak Observatory, Arivaca and Peña Blanca Lakes and Hacienda de la Canoa Ranch.

Sahuarita is just 43 miles from the U.S./Mexico border, making it an easy jaunt to experience the arts, shopping and tastes of a different culture. Sahuarita's Sister City partnership with Magdalena de Kino in Sonora, Mexico celebrates cross-border collaboration that includes tourism, business development, sports, arts, and educational exchanges.

Here in the Town of Sahuarita, we are proud of our heritage and excited about our prospective future. I think you will agree that Sahuarita has something for everyone and invite you to discover Sahuarita:

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