South Tucson homes for sale

All About Living in South part of Tucson, Arizona

A helpful guide to South Tucson for newcomers and native Tucsonans, alike. The Tucson Metro area consists of a whopping 9,189 square miles. This guide is to help you narrow down what area of Tucson you’d like to live in based on your lifestyle. Learn about the history of the area, about some of the popular neighborhoods, what amenities and services are located here, and search homes for sale in the south part of Tucson. Your questions are welcome! Hello@RealTucson.com

Top 5 Reasons to Live in the South part of Tucson:

  • Easy access to I-19 and I-10
  • More affordable homes compared to other areas
  • Wide variety of housing
  • Close to downtown Tucson
  • Lots of great hole-in-the-wall restaurants

General Location:

Tucson Multiple Listing Service (MLS) defines the south part of Tucson as south of 22nd, Aviation Highway, and Golf Links Road. West of Wilmot, east of I-19, north of Pima Mine Road.

The MLS description of the area includes the city of South Tucson, but also extends farther to the east and south. The zip codes in the area are 85706, 85713, 85714, 85746, and 85756.


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Description of South Tucson

The south part of Tucson is a blend of residential neighborhoods, combined with industrial areas and commercial properties. Many types of housing are available in the area including single family homes, townhouses, and manufactured or mobile homes. The south part of Tucson has some of the most affordable homes in Tucson.

The post war years brought a lot of production builders, looking to build more affordable homes for returning GIs. Home building has continued in present times. The more affordable land prices allow folks to purchase more home for their money than other areas of Tucson.

Aerospace Industry

Tucson is known as an aerospace center, and south Tucson is in the middle of it with Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson International Airport, Air National Guard, Raytheon, and Bombardier all within the South Tucson location.

The airplane boneyard is located within Davis Monthan Air Force Base
The airplane boneyard is located within Davis Monthan Air Force Base

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  • Pueblo Gardens
  • Valencia Reserve
  • Rancho Valencia
  • Sunnyside
  • Littletown
  • South Tucson

South Tucson Attractions and Amenities

Public Parks and Recreation

There’s quite a few public parks with ball fields and playgrounds in the area including: Silverlake Park, Rodeo Park, and Mission Manor Park.

Kino Sports Complex

Kino Sports Complex includes the Kino Veteran’s Memorial Stadium as well as several other ball fields for baseball and soccer. There are tentative plans to build an ice rink in the area in the future. That expansion will also include adding shops, restaurants, and hotels to the area.

The Loop Multi-Use Path

The Loop is a car-free, 130-mile long walking/biking path that touches most areas of Tucson. In the south part of Tucson, the loop is located along Julian Wash, and branches off toward the Kino Sports Complex.

Tucson Rodeo Grounds

The La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo and Rodeo Parade are hosted here each year in February. The tradition has been going strong for nearly 100 years in Tucson.

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros has been an annual event in Tucson since 1925.
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros has been an annual event in Tucson since 1925.

Casino

Desert Diamond Casino is located in the area. The casino features a hotel and pool.

Shopping

Shopping, restaurants, and services are located along 4th Avenue, 6th Avenue, 12th Avenue, and Valencia Road.

Museums

Pima Air and Space Museum is located in the area. It’s a fun place to explore with kids and history buffs alike!

See giant airplanes up close at the Pima Air and Space Museum located in Tucson.
See giant airplanes up close at the Pima Air and Space Museum located in Tucson.

Area Healthcare and Hospitals

The Tucson VA Hospital and Banner University Medical Center South are both located in the southern part of Tucson.

South Tucson Schools

Tucson Unified School District and Sunnyside Unified School District are the two school districts that service the area.


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