LA Bella Vista Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
La Bella Vista, meaning “beautiful view,” is on the northeastern edge of Tucson, next to Saguaro National Park. It is an appropriate name. To the west are the colors of sunset, turning the desert landscape a dusty rose and the cityscape of Arizona’s second largest city into a dazzling display of lights. Facing east are the sentinels of the desert, large free standing saguaro cacti for which the park was named. Hiking trails lead through this Sonoran desert forest. In the spring the saguaro’s creamy white flowers erupt from the main trunk and arms, opening up at dusk and closing by mid-day.
Within La Bella Vista’s two square blocks are sprawling homes on large irregularly shaped lots carved out of the high desert. The terrain varies in elevation and is dotted with succulents and other plants tolerant of the dry desert heat. Taking a walk in this neighborhood is pleasant as long as one avoids the mid-day sun.
The only roads in and out are North Avenida De Franelah from East Snyder Road and El Calle De Samuel, entering from North Soldier Trail. East Sneller Vista Drive is the only other roadway and it ends in a cul-de-sac. Aqua Caliente School and Tanque Verde High are to the south. The University of Arizona is closer to downtown, to the southwest. Houses of worship are to the south and west, among them Desert Skies United Methodist Church and the Corpus Christi Parish.
The closest shopping mall is Madera Village to the southwest on East Catalina Highway. Tucson is golf country and residents of La Bella Vista are close to the Arizona National Golf Club and the Raven Golf Club at Sabino Springs.