About Tucson

Tucson (TOO-sahn) is a growing metropolitan area of over one million people that keeps getting better and better – Tucson, as a city of over 525,000, has been rated as the country’s 32nd largest City. The city’s surrounding geography is a postcard image of cactus forests, rolling hills, and craggy mountains. National and State Parks and Forests ring the city.

Major incorporated suburbs of Tucson include Oro Valley and Marana northwest of the city, Sahuarita south of the city, and South Tucson in an enclave south of downtown. Communities in the vicinity of Tucson (some within or overlapping the city limits) include Casas Adobes, Catalina, Catalina Foothills, Flowing Wells, Green Valley, Tanque Verde, New Pascua, Vail and Benson.

Tucson lies in the borderland, a region that blends the cultures of the United States and Mexico, and has a long history of settlement by ancient Native American peoples, Spanish explorers, and Anglo frontiersmen.

The weather is mild nearly all the time, just right for all kinds of fun outdoor activities.