Catalina Foothills

The Premier Community In Tucson, AZ

Catalina Foothills, Situated in the southern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Foothills had a population of 50,796 at the 2010 census. The Foothills is one of the most affluent communities in Arizona and in the U.S., with the 6th highest per capita income in Arizona, and the 14th highest per capita income in the U.S. of communities with a population of at least 50,000. The Foothills community includes some of Arizona’s most expensive homes and land and has the highest median property value. It boasts some of the nation’s most prestigious resorts, golf courses, and spas.

Catalina Foothills is served by three public school districts:

  • Amphitheater Public Schools serves neighborhoods in the western Foothills, namely Pima Canyon Estates, Cobblestone Estates, and the Via Entrada neighborhood. Amphi schools serving the Foothills perform among the top in the state academically and include Canyon del Oro High School. In 2007 and again in 2010, Newsweek Magazine rated Canyon del Oro in the top 5% of public schools in the U.S., one of a handful of schools in Arizona included on the list.[7]
  • Catalina Foothills School District serves the upper Foothills, with schools that score among the highest in the state on standardized tests, including Catalina Foothills High School. Catalina Foothills High School is the only high school located in the Foothills proper and was established in 1992. In 2006, the Foothills had Arizona’s second highest percentage of students exceeding math, the third highest percentage of students exceeding reading standards, and the ninth highest percentage of student exceeding writing standards on the Arizona Instrument to Measure Success (AIMS) mandatory exam.
  • Tucson Unified School District serves the lower and northeastern neighborhoods of the Catalina Foothills. TUSD schools that serve the Foothills are Jacob C. Fruchtendler Elementary School, Joseph W. Magee Middle School, Doolen Middle School, W. V. Whitmore Elementary School, Davidson Elementary School, Catalina High School, and Sabino High School.

 

The Catalina Foothills area is defined as north of River Road, east of Oracle Road, and west of Sabino Creek. The Catalina Foothills community is bounded to the north by the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. Popular attractions for residents and visitors in the Santa Catalina Mountains include:

The Catalina Foothills is also home to La Encantada, the largest upscale shopping center in the Tucson metropolitan area. Stores include Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, and Tommy Bahama.

The Catalina Foothills community also forms the core of Tucson’s resort corridor. These include the Hacienda del Sol Resort, Westin La Paloma Resort, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and Canyon Ranch Resort.

Great Places To Eat In The Foothills

The Foothills have some amazing restaurants

Commoner & Co.
6960 E Sunrise Dr
Located near the entry to Sabino Canyon, the items on the menu at Commoner & Co. are familiar: short rib, a burger, country salad, meat loaf, shrimp cocktail. The catch is that Commoner takes these items and presents them in fresh, seasonal and upscale ways, all in an atmosphere that’s relaxed and cool. The shrimp are vodka-poached, the short rib comes with a bone marrow bread pudding and the meatloaf is dressed with a super-luxurious mushroom broth. It all makes for a dining experience that’s familiar yet fun.
5601 N Hacienda Del Sol
If you’re at The Grill at Hacienda del Sol and you don’t order wine, you’re doing it wrong. With over 900 labels and 6,000 bottles of wine, 16 consecutive “Best of Awards of Excellence” from Wine Spectator, and trained sommeliers on-hand at all times, there are few places anywhere where you can have a wine-focused experience of this quality. Plus, the food is amazing, elegant and expertly crafted.
Fiamme Pizza
4704 E. Sunrise BlvdFiamme Pizza is rooted in the authentic art of pizza making. They use imported Neapolitan flour (which taste amazing!!), San Marzano tomatoes, fresh fior di latte (mozzarella), fresh basil, and a variety of other locally sourced ingredients. Their natural fermentation process for our dough includes a wild yeast starter that yields a light, crispy yet soft flavor with a wood smoke char.


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