Old West Ranchettes Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Old West Ranchettes community in Picture Rocks, Arizona is considered part of Tucson but has its own post office and zip code of 85743. Located in the hills below Picture Rocks, the neighborhood’s homes sit on an acre or more.
The neighborhood is split into two parts. The northern part borders the Picture Rocks Community Center and District Park. It includes the homes on North Old West Road and ends at West Manville Road. The southern part starts at West Manville Road and encompasses the homes on Old West Road and North Sanders Road plus the side streets.
Without ever leaving town, neighborhood children will find plenty to do after class at Desert Winds Elementary School and Picture Rocks Intermediate School. The Picture Rocks Community Center has many programs. The pool with splash pad is great for even small children, with a zero depth entry and multiple water features. The park has a baseball and a softball field. It also has a basketball court and a sand volleyball court. The lawn area is big enough for soccer. The playground has its own shade structure. Families enjoy barbecuing under the three ramadas. Walking is easy since there is a designated path. The biggest treat for older kids might be the BMX/skate park.
While Old West Ranchettes residents can shop at a neighborhood market, major shopping is available around Interstate 10 at the many shopping centers that line the highway.
Close to the Saguaro National Forest, the neighborhood is also near the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Old Tucson Studios, where many western movies were filmed. Sitting in the hills, its homes have great views of the saguaros that fill the area.