Eleven Arches Apartments for Rent
Set in the exclusive Catalina Foothills in northern Tucson, the Eleven Arches area is considered to be one of the crowning achievements of the architectural team of Josias Joesler and John Murphey, who were responsible for much of the Spanish Colonial revival architecture prevalent in modern Tucson.
The area is named after the Eleven Arches estate, built for Grace Shipping Lines heiress Louise Grace in 1937. Built on 200 acres of foothill land, the estate was originally remotely located to serve Grace’s desire for privacy. Today the estate is the largest remaining Joesler-designed adobe left in Tucson and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Eleven Arches neighborhood is located north of Camino a Los Vientos and just north of Hacienda del Sol Road and is part of the 85718 ZIP code. Homes in the area are large, sprawling Spanish-style complexes with large front patios, adobe walls, and desert-style landscaping such as Saguro cacti and mesquite trees. The lack of businesses in the area provides residents a sense of security and privacy. Wild animals including roadrunners, coyotes, and snakes can often be found in the area.
Residents of Eleven Arches are among the most affluent in Tucson. As of October 2010, the median housing price in the area was $674,910. While Joesler homes are among the most desirable in Tucson, there is also new home development in the area, and the average median age of a home there is 22 years.
Many residents of Eleven Arches are members of one of the golf courses and private clubs in the area, such as Westin La Paloma or the Westward Look. The area’s proximity to the foothills means that residents also have access to hiking, biking, and horseback riding opportunities.