Last Updated on April 23, 2021 by Kim Labriola
About Fairfield in the Foothills
Fairfield in the Foothills is a community, with 1,812 residences, located in the northern part of Tucson near Craycroft Road and Territory Drive in the 85750 zip code. The Fairfield community consists of a dozen separate subdivisions each with their own homeowner’s association.
There’s a wide variety of homes in the Fairfield community, from custom single family homes on large 1 acre +/- lots to low maintenance townhomes that appeal to many part-time residents.
Most of the subdivisions offer community amenities such as community pools, clubhouses, tennis and pickle ball courts.
Fairfield in the Foothills homes for sale
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While the neighborhood has a serene feel, it still is close to shopping, services, and restaurants. Whole Foods is right down the street. And Basha’s grocery is even closer. Sabino Canyon recreation area is a short drive or bike ride away. Ventana Canyon Resort is just a bit north. Take a look at the map below.
What makes Fairfield in the Foothills unique
The Fairfield community consists of 1,600 acres, with about two-thirds of that open space. The community was planned with homes lining the ridgetops of the Foothills which allows for fantastic views from most angles. This also allows for a lot of natural desert remaining which means a lot of native flora and fauna take up residence in the area.
Did I mention the views? There are unparalleled, impressive Catalina Mountain views looking north and city views toward the south.
Most homes in Fairfield in the Foothills are built of slump block masonry construction in the Territorial style. Homes typically range in size from 1300 sf to 3500 + sf. Most offer 2 car garages.
The individual neighborhoods vary with many offering low maintenance townhome lifestyle (which many part-time residents love) while other neighborhoods have single family homes on large desert lots.
History of the area
In 1928, developer John Murphey originally purchased the land that Fairfield in the Foothills occupies. Murphey is best known as the Catalina Foothills developer who hired architect Josias Joesler to design hundreds of residential and commercial buildings in the late 1920s to the mid 1950s.
In 1971, Sunrise Investment Company purchased the land and started building and development of the area. In 1976, Fairfield Communities Land Co. purchased the property and finished out the development. Fairfield Communites Land Co. was then locally known for residential building in Green Valley, Arizona, as well as resort timeshares in Little Rock, Arkansas and Tennessee.
Did you know… Parent company Fairfield Communities, Inc. was started in 1969 in Arkansas by C. Randolph Warner. Warner helped pioneer the vacation rental time share industry in 1978 in Lake Lure, North Carolina.
Search homes for sale in each individual subdivision within Fairfield in the Foothills:
- Sunrise Presidio Townhomes
- Sunrise Territory Village Townhomes
- Sunrise Territory Village
- Sunrise Ridge Townhomes
- Sunrise Mountain View Estates
- Sunrise Presidio East
- Sunrise Canyon
- Sunrise Patio Homes
- Sunrise Presidio Village
- Sunrise Valley
- Sunrise Territory Estates
- Sunrise Mountain Ridge
Top 5 features of Fairfield in the Foothills:
- Homes lined up along ridgetops for maximum views
- About two-thirds of the land is open space with natural desert flora and fauna
- Territorial style using classic masonry construction
- Convenient to shopping, services, and Sabino Canyon recreation area
- Community pools, tennis, pickleball, and clubhouses available for most homes in the area
Other Fairfield projects Southern Arizona
Fairfield built other communities in Southern Arizona including a few developments in Green Valley and the La Cholla Hills subdivision in northwest Tucson.
La Cholla Hills
La Cholla Hills subdivision is located near La Cholla Boulevard & Magee Road. The neighborhood is age restricted to those 55+ and consists of 389 townhomes and casitas. La Cholla Hills HOA offers neighborhood activities, a community pool, spa, clubhouse, pickleball and tennis courts.