Tierra DE Las Flores Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
It is not surprising that this tiny neighborhood northeast of downtown Tucson would carry a name that means “land of flowers.” Surrounded on three sides by the Saguaro National Park, Tierra De Las Flores is in a perfect position to witness the spring flowering of the giant cacti that are the symbol of the Sonoran Desert. Even closer to home are the hiking trails and rugged terrain of Villa Alegre Park. For those wishing to work their way around emerald green links while enjoying the contrasting desert landscape, the Forty Niner Country Club & Golf Course is across the street on East Tanque Verde Road. “Tanque verde” mean “green tank.”
Tierra de Las Flores is only a block wide and has the windy North Avenue de La Lantana as its only through street. Two other smaller roads end in cul-de-sacs. Homes are large, almost all with swimming pools and individually designed. Landscaping is a mixture of desert shrubs accented by a few smaller trees tolerant of desert heat. Lots are irregularly shaped, and the common land between properties has been left in its natural state. Development didn’t begin in this area until the 1970s.
Tanque Verde Elementary is the only school in the neighborhood. The rest, including Tanque Verde High are to the north and west. The University of Arizona is roughly ten miles due west. Tanque Verde Baptist is the closest church. A bit farther west is St. John on the Desert and Tanque Verde Lutheran Church. The closest shops and restaurants are along East Speedway Boulevard and East Tanque Verde Road. Dairy Queen and Jamba Juice have quite a few outlets throughout Tucson.