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Rita Ranch is a large neighborhood on the far southeast side of Tucson, Arizona, about a half-hour drive from the downtown area. This community borders the Davis Monthan Air Force Base on the northwest and is just northeast of Interstate 10. It is roughly bounded by East Old Vail Road, and is traversed by South Houghton Road, East Rita Road, and East Valencia Road. The zip code for this Pima County community is 85747.
The Rita Ranch neighborhood includes a large expanse of land, with the residential area taking up a small amount of space in comparison. The primarily residential area here is situated on the west, roughly bounded by Valencia Road on the north and South Houghton Road on the east.
This large community functions much like its own city, offering many commercial offerings, including a supermarket, pharmacy, and several popular eateries. Cottonwood Elementary and Desert Sky Middle Schools are also located within the residential area. Near the center of the residential area is Purple Heart Park, a neighborhood park with several baseball fields, walking paths, and an outdoor swimming pool. There is also a good amount of open space here for other sports and games.
Just outside of neighborhood bounds to the southwest is Vail Academy and High School, a convenient education option for the older children residing in Rita Ranch.
This community is also just a short drive from the Pima County Fairgrounds, Fred Enke Golf Course, and the many mountain parks and natural areas that surround the Santa Catalina Mountains to the northeast.