LA Puerta On Hacienda Del Sol Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
La Puerta rests in Tucson’s Catalina Foothills area. Many of the homes here are modern, custom-built homes nestled on large lots exceeding one acre. These one-acre lots on the slopes of the foothills cradle the stunning examples of southwest architecture to be displayed like jewels in a Tiffany’s box.
Commonly found here are homes with Colonial, Spanish, and Santa Fe façade styling, not to mention breathtaking 360-degree scenic views.
The ascent to La Puerta is not only a heavenly reminder of some of Tucson’s most magnificent mountain views, it also has some of the most picturesque city views… a definite plus as many homes surrounding this area feature either stunning views of the mountains or the city — rarely both at the same time.
The secluded, gated area of La Puerta borders some of Tucson’s finest shops. North of La Puerta is La Encantada, a quaint but exquisite outdoor mall which boasts the names of Cole Haan, Armani. South of La Puerta is St. Phillips Plaza, filled with gourmet dining, unique art and jewelry boutiques, and home decor.
A guest ranch, Hacienda Del Sol, is located directly in La Puerta’s area and is a Tucson historic landmark. Originally a prestigious ranch school for girls, among its attendees were the children of the Vanderbilt, Campbell, and Westinghouse families. Once converted to a guest ranch, it became a beacon resort for celebrity stars such as John Wayne and Clark Gable.
Continuing in the tradition of excellent schooling, Catalina Foothills High is the area’s local high school known for its arts and academic performance. This public school’s band was invited to march in the popular 2006 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
La Puerta is definitely the jewel of the Catalina Foothills.