Tucson Community Information
Tucson is a vibrant community with a small town feel. Located about 60 miles north of the Arizona-Mexico border and about 120 miles south of Phoenix, Tucson is a city with a small town feel.
The city is rich is culture and history, having been continuously inhabited since 900 BC. Once a part of Mexico, and made a part of the Gadsden Purchase of 1853 by President Franklin Pierce, Tucson entry into the United States Territory was only because it was the flattest route to the California hills of gold.
Tucson’s architecture, music, art, and culinary tastes are testimony to its mixed heritage. Native American influence is also felt within the community.
With the advent of the railroad, the Chinese community expanded and developed. Since Chinese immigrants were brought to the area to build the railroad. Tucson’s diversity is celebrated in a weekend long event called Tucson Meet Yourself at the Government Center.
An abundance of theaters, art galleries including the Tucson Art Museum, and musical styles to fit every taste including bluegrass, jazz, classical, opera, country and current pop are heard in Tucson. The University of Arizona and Pima Community College add lectures, classes for the general community, arts, theater, music and sports to the Tucson scene.
For those who love the outdoor life, Tucson’s 360 days of sunshine encourage outdoor activity. Tucson’s mountain ranges, the Catalinas, the Rincons, the Tucsons and the Tortilitas, and to the south, the Santa Ritas contain a wealth of hiking and biking trails. The area is also well known for birding opportunities.
Sporting events include baseball spring training, University of Arizona and Pima College sports, competitive high school sports, soccer events, as well as national events such as El Tour de Tucson and Accenture Match Play. Tucson is known for it’s biking Friendliness and is has earned the Gold Biking Award.
Because of its diversity, Tucson has an plethora of fine, local restaurants which suit any palate. Stay out of the chain restaurants and enter the gastronomical delights of the delicious local scene!
Children’s activities are abundant from the Children’s Museum downtown, to the Zoo at Reid Park, the wonders of The Sonoran Desert Museum for young and old alike, and the fast wild west activity at Old Tucson Studios. Tohono Chul Park and the Tucson Botanical Garden are quiet hide a ways with plenty to see. There is never a dull moment!
When planning your trip to Tucson, be sure and visit the Tucson Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau http://www.visittucson.org/. Purchase a Passport for two for one entries, and enjoy!
…And watch Terry’s Tucson Home Blog for new posts on her favorite places in the city!
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