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El Montevideo Apartments for Rent

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Located just east of downtown Tucson, the quiet neighborhood of El Montevideo was first built in the 1930s and 40s. Residents enjoy wide streets lined with desert cactus and other local flora. Architectural styles in the neighborhood include Spanish Colonial revival, ranch, and modern.

El Montevideo is home to older residents, young artistic professionals, and college students attending the nearby University of Arizona. Many of the homes were designed by noted architect Josias Joesler, one of the most influential designers of Tucson homes in the 20th century.

The local neighborhood association defines El Montevideo’s borders as East 5th Street to the north, Broadway Boulevard to the south, Dodge Boulevard to the west, and Alvernon Boulevard to the east, and all within the 85716 ZIP code. The median home price in this area is $238.5 thousand, with 37 percent of residents owning their homes.

The southwestern section of the neighborhood houses the El Con Mall, a large suburban shopping center with retail stores, restaurants, and entertainment. Food options on Broadway include In-N-Out Burger and Claim Jumper, while the Lodge on the Desert hotel features higher-end American fare.

Residents often head to the Randolph Recreation Center, located on the southern side of Broadway Boulevard near the corner of Alvernon Boulevard. A variety of youth and adult sports leagues use the site for baseball, softball, and soccer games. Residents can also use the center’s gym, weight room, pool, skate park, and arts studios for a small fee. The city also offers classes for youths, adults, and activities for senior citizens ranging from badminton to card games.

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