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The Catalina Foothills (North Tucson) is located in the southern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains and is one of the most affluent communities in Arizona and the United States, with the 6th highest per capita income in Arizona and the 14th highest per capita income in the United States for communities with at least 50,000 residents, based on the 2010 census.
The Catalina Foothills includes some of Tucson’s finest homes & land, has Southern Arizona highest median property value and is home to some of Arizona’s finest resorts, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, The Westin La Paloma and Westward Look Resort.
The development of the Catalina Foothills began in the 1920’s when John Murphey purchased thousands of acres of federal and state land. Murphey’s vision for the Catalina Foothills was low-density residential development, on lots designed for maximum privacy and preservation of the desert vegetation.
To carry out his vision John Murphey hired Josias Joesler, a Swiss architect, and together they began building homes in the Catalina Foothills in the 1930’s.
The Catalina Foothills area is defined as North of River Road, East of Oracle and West of Sabino Creek. Popular attractions for residents and visitors include.
Points of interest:
La Encantada Mall
Skyline Country Club
St. Philips Plaza