Vista Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Vista is one of many neighborhoods located in the Catalina Foothills on the north side of Tucson. From this location it is possible to see the beautiful peaks of the Santa Catalina Mountains to the north. Residents of the community also get to enjoy a tranquility that comes from being a little off the beaten path.
One of the greatest things about being in the Catalina Foothills is the recreation. Being so close to a mountain range makes an excellent opportunity for hiking and camping. In fact, the hiking and camping is so great that visitors will travel from surrounding towns just to enjoy the Santa Catalina Mountains. For many, the journey up the mountain is purely a scenic one. This can easily be done as the entire trip has numerous scenic pull-offs that accommodate those looking to take pictures and take a glimpse of the city of Tucson below. There are also several picnic areas along the way that allow visitors to enjoy a meal with nature.
Area hikers and mountain bikers will often take to the Santa Catalina Mountains for a much different reason. Sure the area is incredibly scenic and beautiful, but for some it is all about conquering the mountain. For these people, it isn’t about just taking a day trip into the mountains, it is about stopping to camp, and the Molino Basin Campground off of Mount Lemmon Highway is a popular camping area.
For those more interested in activities that involve air conditioning, there are numerous small shopping centers in the area, and of course the Tucson Mall, which is about 8.5 miles to the west of Vista. This is one of the only real shopping malls in the area and is extremely popular with area residents looking for big name brand shopping.