Set at the base of the Catalina Foothills in northern Tucson, the Prince Tucson neighborhood offers residents a more rural environment while staying close to the major attractions of Tucson. The neighborhood includes several outdoor activity areas where residents can go to get some exercise, bask in the warm weather, or enjoy some mental stimulation.
Prince Tucson incorporates ZIP code 85716. It’s surrounded by the Rillito River to the north, Prince Road to the south, Country Club Road to the east, and the extension of Wilson Avenue North to the west. Freeway access is at the Casa Grande on-ramp to Interstate 10, about 3.5 miles away.
There are many places for Prince Tucson residents to go to explore the outdoors. One of the most popular is Rillito River Park, a river path where residents can enjoy a walk, run, bike, or even horseback ride. There are also exercise stations and wildlife viewing areas.
Rio Vista Natural Resource Park, on the southern side of the Rillito River (from Cactus Boulevard to Tucson Boulevard,) is situated on a former ranch site from the city’s Wild West days. Today, the park is a 40-acre natural resource park, joining the natural desert wildlife area with a tranquil setting. Residents walk or drive to the park for playground fun, picnic areas, and views of animals like birds, lizards, and bobcats.
Prince Tucson boasts The Valley of the Moon, an eye-popping folk art environment at 2544 East Allen Road. Built by the 1920s spiritualist George Phar Legler, it’s a one-of-a-kind location created with a nod to fantastical authors like Lewis Carroll, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Edgar Allen Poe. You’ll find mineralized rock cliffs, caves, miniature gardens, and a collection of desert flora. Open to the public, it’s a favorite spot for children in Prince Tucson, or children who want to unwind and find their inner child.