Richland Heights East Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Located in the midst of Tucson, the Richland Heights East neighborhood enjoys unique zoning which allows only one dwelling per half acre. As a result, the neighborhood has an open, rural feel with access to the bustling city’s surrounding amenities. For residents who enjoy wildlife, the area is located close to the Rillito River and Christmas wash, which provides habitat for desert animals such as rabbits, quail, coyotes, javelinas, nesting Harris hawks, and even bobcats and mountain lions.
Richland Heights East is comprised of more than 270 homes and nearly 30 businesses. Home designs are eclectic. You will find everything from classic adobe ranch style to Santa Fe, territorial, and also contemporary styles, since these homes were built from the 1950s to the late 2000s.
Richland Heights East is in zip code 85719. This one-quarter square mile area is bounded by Campbell Avenue on the West, Tucson Boulevard on the East, Prince Road on the North and Ft. Lowell Road on the South.
Of the many appealing aspects of Richland Heights East are the large lots and wide streets, which give a slow-paced, country feel to the area. Nearby attractions include the Tucson Botanical Gardens, H.H. Franklin Auto Museum, and Rillito River Park. The park lies along the Rillito River and has a picturesque, six-mile trail suitable for walkers, joggers, and bikers. The trail includes benches for resting along the way, playgrounds, and drinking fountains. The riverbed remains dry during most of the year, so you can often walk in it, although hikers are warned to watch for flash-floods during the summer season.
The community has an active neighborhood association known as RHENA (Richland Heights East Neighborhood Association) that was founded in 1994 with the purpose of improving the neighborhood. The association holds annual neighborhood events and runs community improvement projects such as graffiti removal.