Ironwood Reserve Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Ironwood is a slow- growing tree that brings shade and color to the Sonora Desert. The 129-thousand-acre Ironwood Forest National Monument is located 50 miles north of downtown Tucson, Arizona. The Ironwood Reserve neighborhood is just a 15-minute drive to the park where its namesake trees are showcased. The residential cluster is bounded on the north and west by North Ironwood Reserve Road, east by Shadow Wash Way, and south by West Pima Farms Road. Residents enjoy an uninhibited, panoramic view of the desert, mountains, and evening sunsets.
Inhabitants of Ironwood Reserve find many shopping venues including the Foothills Mall, nine miles north of the neighborhood off of Interstate 10. There are 90 stores, eight restaurants, and a Cineplex with 15 screens. Anchor stores include Aeropostale, Saks Fifth Avenue, Old Navy, and Wal-Mart. Children attend the Desert Winds Elementary, Picture Rock Intermediate, and Edge High Schools.
The Ironwood was named for the density of its wood—so hard that it’s difficult to cut and sinks in water. The trees are evergreen, so they provide shade for over 230 species that grow under their umbrellas, blooming in May with striking white, pink, and lavender flowers. These shrub-like trees are the grandfathers of the desert, towering over other vegetation at up to 30 to 45 feet tall and living as long as 1500 years. The Ironwood Forest National Monument offers neighborhood families a variety of scenic outdoor recreation including horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, wildlife and plant viewing, and exploring archaeological and geologic sites. Within the ironwood forest is also a working copper mine and several ghost towns open to sightseers.