Hedrick Acres Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Hedrick Acres Neighborhood is located in the sun-splashed heart of Tucson, a pleasant throwback to traditional community neighborhoods and a friendly contrast to the hustle and bustle of downtown. Located just a couple miles from the University of Arizona, the area is bounded by First Avenue on the west, Glenn Street on the south, Campbell Avenue on the east, and Fort Lowell Road on the north.
The residential area is cradled between the two thoroughfares of commerce, First and Campbell, putting everything easily within walking or biking distance. Campbell Avenue strives for an eclectic, cosmopolitan mix of businesses and boasts markets and fast food, as well as a few trendy eateries. First Avenue, on the other hand, tends to lean more toward utilitarian businesses.
Some years ago, the Tucson mayor and city council made it a priority to build bike paths into all new street construction and to add bike paths whenever possible to existing streets. The result is that Hedrick Acres has wide, well-defined bike paths on every street, with savvy drivers who are well aware of keeping their distance.
Just a few miles north of Hedrick runs the Rillito River, usually a large dry wash, but edged with 15 miles of biking and walking paths and fabulous views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. This is also a Mecca for dog-walkers and horseback riders.
SunTran, the municipal bus system in Tucson, serves the area via several routes, and CatTran, the shuttle system of the University of Arizona, runs directly down Mountain Avenue in the center of Hedrick Acres.