Summerhaven Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Summerhaven is a neighborhood with grand views and a unique setting. The famous Catalina Highway winds 24 miles up Mt. Lemmon, above the 8,000-foot mark, to reach the small community. After a deep breath of cool air, the fresh scent of pine, and a glimpse of stunning views, the 24 miles to northeast Tucson seems like a short drive. Summerhaven properties range from small, one-room units to high-end custom real estate. Some residents stay on the mountain year-round, while others leave before the winter snows.
The unincorporated community draws tourists intrigued by the community’s history. Attracted to the small shops and local vendors, tourism money keeps the community thriving. The lore of gold found in the mountain during Arizona’s Gold Rush is an incentive for visitors to explore the area. Summerhaven was once part of a United States military camp, when the Army advanced a campaign against the Apache tribe.
Newcomers who live or work in Summerhaven can expect a full social calendar. From the annual marathon to the annual road bike trip to the top of the Santa Catalina Mountains, there are many recreational activities and events to enjoy. A popular summer event, Music on the Mountain, focuses on local musicians. The free concert is featured for several Sundays. When residents want to get away from crowds, several hiking trails of varying lengths offer expansive views of the Catalina Mountains.