Thunderbird Height Wilmot Desert Estate Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Thunderbird Heights/Wilmot Desert Estate is comprised of homes representing the nostalgia of mid-century, nuclear family living on the East Side of Tucson. This 1950s neighborhood is now surrounded by the sprawl of contemporary urban lifestyle.
What the urban sprawl sprung upon this neighborhood is the choice between having easy access to some of Tucson’s more highly sought-after eateries, and that of enjoying local restaurants whose presence has been significant since the time the neighborhood broke ground.
Sidewalks and an easy biking route to local businesses border the red brick mid-century ranch homes. Within a 3-mile walk, one can enjoy materials from the local Wilmot Library. This local 15,000 square foot library received the Biennial National Architectural Award for distinguished accomplishment in library architecture by the design architects of Nicholas Sakellar and Associates.
Residents also frequent the popular local Park Place Mall. The Thunderbird Heights/Wilmot Desert Estate neighborhood is close to St. Joseph’s Hospital of Carondelet. This hospital came about from its pioneer origins of 1880 and was the first school of nursing in that area. The modern health facility boasts a state-of-the-art Neurological Hospital and specialized care at the Women’s and Birthing center.
Filtered Catalina Mountain Views is a plus to this community.
Not far from the splendor of Ventana Canyon, Sabino Canyon, and Mt. Lemmon, there are many recreational options. People can enjoy hiking in Mt. Lemmon part of the Coronado National Forest with its wonderful views of Pusch Ridge. The trails here are about 5.8 miles long and have an approximately 8,000-foot elevation. Mt. Lemmon is also a great skiing destination in winter months and receives about 180″ of snow annually.
Sabino Canyon, adjacent to Sabino Creek, was once part of Mexico but was part of the Gadsden Purchase in 1854. These mountains that are part of the Santa Catalina Mountain range forming about 12 million years ago, and were home to the early Hohokam Indians. Now, many people picnic and hike this canyon.
Average homes in this area start at $133,000 and exceed $200,000. The average square footage per home is 2,000, which makes them some of the larger mid-20th century homes in Tucson.