El Cortez Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The El Cortez neighborhood joined the City of Tucson family of Neighborhood Associations in 1999. Close proximity to downtown ensures the neighborhood’s inclusion in the evolution of the city. The 1950s ranch-style homes hold true to their classic elegance in this well-groomed neighborhood. The early development takes advantage of the space available and gives each property near to the center of the city a good stretch between houses.
The north of Grant Road is included in the neighborhood, with Grant Road as the northern reference point. The El Cortez neighborhood stretches east to North 1st Avenue, with East Seneca Street as the southern line, and back to the east side of 4th Avenue. Being close to the metropolitan center, the streets are pedestrian-friendly with well cared for sidewalks and bike lanes on the major roadways, with the side street designed wide enough for vehicles to share the road.
Access to the El Cortez neighborhood is simple, with many streets that connect to the outside neighborhoods, although all the roadways are not thru-fares. The streets of East North, East Edison, East Hampton, and North Calle Chico are short connector streets that lead to the north-to-south through streets. North 4th Avenue, North Ave El Capitan, North 3rd Avenue, North Los Altos Avenue, as well as 1st and 2nd Avenues are through streets.
Major grocery store chains, as well as Grant Park Shopping Center, are nearby and easily accessibly by bus, foot, or bike. Along with the downtown area being within close proximity, the Sun Tran Bus Line has routes 6 and 20 available in the El Cortez neighborhood. The simplistic style of the El Cortez neighborhood is a tribute to the timelessness of the classic neighborhood design, without being cluttered by the modern day growth of the city around it.