Balboa Heights Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Balboa Heights neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona, is a marriage of industry and residence, as the Spanish-style homes to the east slowly transition to the RV parks and sales on the west side of the neighborhood. The industrial area toward Interstate 10 is distinctively separate – located at North Castro Avenue – and under continual development to increase the local economy and job market.
The neighborhood boundaries extend as far north as West Laguna, with the larger West Glenn Road as a reference point. North Stone Avenue bounds the neighborhood on the eastern side, West Alturas Street is the southern boundary, West Grant Street is the southern reference, and the western boundary is Route 77/North Oracle Road.
One of the notable residents of Balboa Heights is the Tucson City Government compound, as well as the Arts for All School and the Balboa Heights Park. Each serves the greater community interest from this humble, unassuming, and hardworking neighborhood. The simple grid design of the neighborhood makes it easy to navigate the through streets of West Kelso and West Jacinto from east to west, as well as the thru-fares from the north to the south of the namesake, North Balboa Avenue and North Castro Avenue.
The Sun Tran Bus Line offers public bus services throughout the Balboa Heights neighborhood on routes 19 and 16, yet the close proximity to business and industry give the eco-conscious the option of walking or biking to nearby employment. The mixture of residence and business does need more then the average shrubs and desert landscaping to dissipate the summer heat and many properties use water-consuming trees.
The Balboa Heights neighborhood, as a registered member of the Tucson City Neighborhood Associations, is well on its way to developing an attractive and functioning partnership between residences and business in the community.