One of the unique qualities about Tucson, Arizona is the city’s diverse design. An apt representation of that spirit, the Mountain View Neighborhood offers stylish, affordable housing on large tracks of natural desert land.
Despite being set just north of the city center, these sprawling properties give the Mountain View Neighborhood a rural feel. Sparse on amenities, this neighborhood is nevertheless steeped in character.
The Mountain View Neighborhood has been a registered member of Tucson’s neighborhood associations since 2004. Its official boundaries are East Prince Street to the north, North Mountain View to the east, East Fort Lowell Road to the south, as North 1st Avenue to the west.
The neighborhood is home to the Arizona State Government offices on East Fort Lowell Road. Mountain View breaks the standard grid-aligned streets to create a unique area with limited through street access. East Halcyon Road to the south is the only street connecting the eastern and western boundaries, as cul-de-sacs cut the other streets short.
Restaurants are abundant on the outskirts of the Mountain View Neighborhood, but the majority of coffee shops and bars are just a few blocks away from this residential area. The Sun Tran Bus Line’s number 6, 15, and 34 routes provide quick transportation through out the city.
The Mountain View Neighborhood’s rustic and untamed presence just north of the city center is a reminder of the once wild west from which Tucson was born. The combination of multi-unit apartment complexes and simple hacienda style homes tell the story of a city that grew quickly, but fought hard to maintain a natural style in its development.