Iron Horse Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
With its well-traveled streets and well-preserved historic homes, Iron Horse is considered the #1 Most Walkable Neighborhoods in Tucson, according to Walk Score. This established community, which is located in the heart of Tucson, is within walking distance of a wide variety of surrounding area amenities, such as the University of Arizona.
Home designs in Iron Horse tend toward homes built in the early 1900s, such as bungalows and territorial-style houses. Iron Horse encompasses zip code 85701. The community is bounded by East 8th Street on the north, North Euclid Avenue and South Park Avenue on the east, East 12th Street on the south, and East Toole Avenue on the west. The majority of the neighborhood consists of single-family homes, although there are some eateries, shops and service establishments.
Of the many appealing aspects of Iron Horse is the University of Arizona, which sits just a few blocks outside of the neighborhood to the northeast. This public research university, which was founded in 1885 in the middle of the desert, now has Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners on staff and offers over 300 graduate and undergraduate degrees. There are 30,000 students, and the university is ranked #16 among all public universities by the National Science Foundation.
Outside of the neighborhood to the south is the Santa Rita Park, which features a playground, picnic area, and swimming pool. A little way outside of the community to the west over the 10 Freeway is the historic El Rio Golf Course, which dates back to the 1930s and was the original site for the Tucson Open. El Rio was operated as a country club until 1968, when the city of Tucson purchased the site and made it a public course.