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The Valencia Ranchos residential area is southwest of Tucson, Arizona, near Drexel Heights. The one-story ranch-style homes here are located close to schools, shopping, and recreation. The neighborhood is bounded on the west by South Joseph Avenue, east by South Range Road, and on the south by West Bilby Road. Local schools are Harriet Johnson Primary, Valencia Middle, and Haiki High School. Nearby shopping includes Valencia Road Shopping Center, which has a Wal-Mart Super Center, Radio Shack, and a Chili’s restaurant.
Several local parks are near the community. Winston Reynolds-Manzanita Park, on South Westover Avenue, has baseball and softball fields, a basketball court, and the Rolly BMX Park. The park also offers horseshoe pits, 12 picnic tables, two playgrounds, soccer and football fields, and tennis and volleyball courts. John F. Kennedy Park, at Ajo Way and Mission Road, has a pool, playground, sports fields, lighted tennis courts, and an urban fishing lake.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum on North Kinney Road is a museum, zoo, botanical garden, and educational center. It has exhibits of live animals in natural settings with educational presentations. There are over 300 animal species at this 21-acre desert site, including mountain lions, gila monsters, and prairie dogs. The botanical garden presents more than 1,200 species of plants native to the Sonoran Desert region along almost two miles of walking paths. The museum, located nine miles northwest of Valencia Ranchos, is a one-stop source for everything you’d ever want to learn about the Sonora Desert.