Where Summer Spends the Winter Just Outside Tucson, AZ – Landopia

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Property Summary

Surrounded by the beauty of the Sonoran Desert – but just off the beaten path – you can explore the beautiful wide-open of the American Southwest up-close and personal. Hike the mountain ranges around the Old Pueblo or stroll through wilderness preserves and parks. Your new home in the Tucson area boasts natural wonders from the cascades of Seven Falls at Sabino Canyon, the amazing cacti of Saguaro National Parks, the pine and aspen forests of Mt. Lemmon and the cool caves of Colossal Cave Mountain Park or Kartchner Caverns State Park.

From an amazing range of natural beauty to a full city at your disposal. Visit Kitt Peak National Observatory and the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory or grab some culture in Tucson’s museums and galleries. The art and architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac and a full display of vintage-to-modern aircraft are not to be missed at the Pima Air & Space Museum.

While you’ll call Pima county home, Tucson consists of six distinct districts, all connected by the 3.9-mile Sun Link Tucson Streetcar. You can roll your way through the heart of Tucson, from Main Gate Square at the University of Arizona, along Fourth Avenue, and across Downtown Tucson to Mercado San Agustin and back. Step off and on at streetcar stops to explore a wide range of shops and restaurants, for every style and taste!

When it comes to mountain biking, Tucson has created its own unique cycling culture and there’s nothing like it. Varied terrain, an abundance of trails (an almost ridiculous amount) and something for every skill level. In fact, Tucson’s predictable weather is an athlete’s dream come true and the area is a top-ranked Winter Training Capital city. With 350 days of sunshine a year here, who wouldn’t want to train here in the winter? With world-class pools, fields, gyms, equipment shops, and sports medicine experts, it’s a destination for the serious or the recreational athlete.

With a landscape of mountainous peaks in your backyard, you can access your southwestern getaway from the main road (Shaw Road) and hike in just a few hundred feet or get on an off road bike or ATV. The Diamond Bell Ranch community is a desert area with very dense vegetation, and yours is a mostly flat property. It’s like an adventure, sorting through the thorny Mesquite and Palo Verde trees. Iconic Joshua trees also dot the property along with a large number of Ocotillo, Prickly Pear, Cholla and Beehive cactus. It’s off the beaten path, for sure, but civilization is just around the corner in the bustling city of Tucson. Bonus, even though you’re off the grid, you have very good cell service!

  • 50 miles to Seven Falls
  • 58 miles to check out the caves of Colossal Cave Park
  • 37 miles to Kitt Peak National Observatory
  • Take in Tucson riding the Sun Link Streetcar
  • Grab your bike and explore a variety of terrain for all skill levels
  • All your shopping needs in the greater Tucson area
  • 33 miles to Tucson International Airport
  • 38 miles to the Tucson ER & Hospital
  • 36 miles to University of Arizona
  • Less than 2 hours to the border of Mexico
  • 133 miles to Phoenix
  • 276 miles to Flagstaff

Property Details

Street Address14993 S Rico Ave, Tucson, AZ 85736
CountyPima County
Size1.22 Acres
Legal DescriptionLot 223, DIAMOND BELL RANCH, TUCSON UNIT 11, according to the plat of record in the office of the Pima County Recorder, Arizona, in Book 21, of Maps, Page 27.Except all coal and other minerals as reserved in the Patent from the United States of America.
Google Mapshttps://goo.gl/maps/Gxp8d7aw2u1qC7jg9
Lat/Long CoordinatesNW: 31.978571, -111.306121
NE: 31.978475, -111.304942
SW: 31.978464, -111.306238
SE: 31.978356, -111.304810

Additional Coordinates:

Property has irregular shape:

NW: 31.978571, -111.306121
NE: 31.978475, -111.304942
SW: 31.978464, -111.306238
SE: 31.978356, -111.304810
South: 31.977970, -111.305728
Elevation3,261 feet
Annual TaxesApprox. $85.00 per year
ZoningCR-1 (Single Residence) zone - Site built, manufactured & tiny home homes are allowed. No minimum home size requirement but, must be a residence with living space and area to do cooking. No time limit to build. Camping, RV's and mobile homes are only permitted after the issuance of a building permit for a residence. Permit allows for 1 year while a house is being built. A 180 day extension may be applied for through public hearing with the Board of Adjustment (may or may not be approved). Contact Pima County Planning and Zoning Department at (520) 724-6675 for any additional details.
AccessProperty can be accessed via S Rico Ave.
SewerWould be by Septic
WaterWould be a well, water haul and holding tank or other similar option
UtilitiesPower by solar, wind or generator, Phone by cellular, satellite TV/Internet/Phone

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