Green Valley homes have an array of styles, lending themselves to the desert environment, the views of the mountains and valley, and mostly to their occupants. Although square footage varies, most of our homes and townhomes are single level, with two bedrooms and two baths. Many of the homes built when computers became commonplace also include a den/office. Southwestern, Santa Fe, Alamos or Territorial styling makes single family homes in Green Valley very desirable. Single family homes range in size from approximately 1,300 to over 3,000 square feet. Green Valley boasts an abundance of townhomes. Each unit shares at least one common wall, which may be with a carport, garage or an adjacent unit. Townhomes are designed to maximize the privacy of the individual patios/backyards. Green Valley townhomes range in size from approximately 1,000 to over 3,000 square feet. Located near the center of Green Valley and within close proximity to the golf courses are the Casitas. These generally are designed as groups of 1 and 2 bedroom units, with each small group clustered around a common, shared courtyard. Casitas, at about 600 to 700 square feet are small, fully functioning homes and many times are sold fully furnished. Green Valley condos are also known as Villas.These are the original villas from which Green Valley has grown. They feature a unique, single-story, southwestern style architecture with walled-in front patios, and come as one or two bedroom units. Many of these are also sold furnished. Green Valley golf is one of the main reasons people move here. All of the golf courses have homes, both townhomes and single-family homes, lining the course, in both gated and non-gated communities. Possibly the number one attraction to Green Valley is Green Valley Recreation, Inc. With 13 recreation centers, and activities too many to mention, no one is left wanting for something to do.
Surrounding Green Valley are many interesting and beautiful communities and developments. Adjacent to and directly to the north and east of Green Valley is the town of Sahuarita. The Town of Sahuarita (pronounced saw-wah-ree-ta) was incorporated in 1994 and has grown rapidly since. It has award-winning schools, shopping areas and several planned unit development (PUD) communities. One of these, Rancho Sahuarita, features a man-made lake and a recreational facility with water features and community gathering areas and parks. To the south is the town of Tubac. Tubac also lies in the Santa Cruz River Valley and is bordered by the Santa Rita, Tumacacori and San Cayetano Mountains. Tubac has a rich history dating back to the 1700's, but today, it is a thriving artistic center that lives its motto, "Where Art & History Meet". Widely known as the charming art center of the Santa Cruz Valley, Tubac has attracted movie stars and political icons to establish homes within its borders.The recently renovated Tubac Golf and Country Club affords world-class recreational opportunities. Extremely picturesque, Tubac retains the historical beauty of its Spanish and Territorial architecture against a backdrop of Elephant Head in the Santa Rita Mountains. Homes in the Tubac area are mostly custom homes. With new developments as well as existing homes, Tubac offers a wide selection from which buyers are sure to find the home of their dreams. Rio Rico "Rich River" is a planned community located in Santa Cruz County, 57 miles south of Tucson. The community's 39,000 acres roll gently down from the Santa Rita Mountains through the San Cayetano Foothills westward to the Santa Cruz River. The community was founded in 1969 and has continued to grow at a steady pace. Rio Rico is an area where the Spanish and Indian families lived generations before the American Revolution and where Arizona history began. The area offers a broad range of community facilities including a park, recreation center, children's playground, riding stables, swimming pool, 18-hole golf course, several sports recreational areas, convenient shopping plaza and a senior citizen center.