Riding in the Rincon Mountains in Tucson

Vail, Arizona: Chosen as the best place to raise children in Arizona

About Vail, Arizona

Vail is located southeast of Tucson, bordering the Rincon and Santa Rita mountain ranges. It has a long history of being a ranching and railroad community, long before subdivisions were developed in the 1990s and beyond.

View of Rincon mountains from Vail, Arizona
View of Rincon mountains from Vail, Arizona (photo credit: Ron Quarles)

Nowadays, the Vail School District is what brings many people to the area. As well as those looking for a more quiet, rural kind of lifestyle but with city amenities not too far away.

Most homes in the area are newer built, within planned suburban communities. The planned communities often offer a clubhouse, community pool, or other community amenities. The newer homes in the area are usually stucco often with tile roofs and feature 2 or 3 car garages.

Pool and community center in Rancho del Lago neighborhood in Vail, Arizona
Pool and community center in Rancho del Lago neighborhood in Vail, Arizona, within the Vail School District

Vail, Arizona highly rated by national sources

Vail, Arizona was rated as the best place to raise children in Arizona by Bloomberg Businessweek. The area located southeast of Tucson boasts beautiful mountain views in a wonderful rural setting. Bloomberg said this about Vail: “A growing community 22 miles southeast of Tucson, Vail overlooks the Rincon Mountains and is a quick drive from Colossal Cave Mountain Park and other parks. It is also home to the Del Lago Gold Club, an 18-hole golf course. The Vail School District, which ranks highly on greatschools.org, has seven elementary schools, four middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, an alternative high school, and two charter schools”

Family Circle also rated Vail #2 as a top town for families.

Vail Education Center
Vail Education Center in Vail, Arizona

Homes for sale in Vail, Arizona

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Rancho del Lago front entrance
Rancho del Lago front entrance in Vail, Arizona

Popular communities within the Vail School District

Sierra Morado pool with Rincon Mountain view
Sierra Morado pool with Rincon Mountain view

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