20 apartments for rent in Houghton, Tucson, AZ
East of the Catalina Foothills, amidst rolling canyons, Houghton Neighborhood homes have created a harbor of natural landscape. The density of the southern half of the neighborhood slowly disappears as it dissolves to the north into the natural scenery. The Santa Catalina Mountains provide a backdrop to this community.
Even in the remote corner before the Catalina State Park, there is plenty to do beside taking in the scenery. To the north of the Houghton neighborhood is the Arizona National Golf Club. To the east is hiking and camping at the Saguaro National Park. To the south, before the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Houghton residents can visit the Fred Enke Golf Course. To the west is the Randolph Municipal Golf Course.
The Houghton neighborhood’s boundaries are East Speedway Boulevard to the north, and the combination of North Tango Verde Road/South Melpomene Way to the east. The southern edge is East 22nd Street. South Houghton Road closes in the western side of the neighborhood.
Houghton encompasses a two-square-mile area. The community joined the Tucson’s Neighborhood Association registry in 1984. Created during the city’s expansive growth, the Houghton neighborhood has sought to balance the growing needs of the area with the preservation of the natural desert.
The rural feel of the area masks that the city of Tucson is next door, as the wide roads are free of sidewalks and bike lanes. The sparse traffic on the neighborhood streets makes it easy to share the road safely, with few through streets. The meandering streets come to a stop in cul-de-sacs that extend into the desert.