Windridge Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Windridge neighborhood is located on the northeast side of Tucson and sits southeast of the Catalina Highway. The road turns into East Mount Lemmon Highway, or the primary access route to Mount Lemmon, the highest point in the Catalina Mountains on Tucson’s northside.
The neighborhood is primarily comprised of frame and adobe–styled homes that are about ten to fifteen years old. Yards depict the beauty of the desert with plants, such as prickly pear and barrel cacti and palo verde and ironwood trees. The trees provide shade, serving as canopies over concrete walled enclosures of patios. In the early summer, the area is abloom with the hues and colors of vibrant desert flowers, such as sand verbenas, mariposa lilies, poppies, and lupines.
The neighborhood is marked by North Melpomene Way on the east, East Snyder Road on the north, North Soldier Trail on the east, and East Limberlost Road on the south. Residents like the fact that they can enjoy the desert warmth in the wintertime, or find relief in the cooling breezes of higher elevations during the summer months. At that time, temperatures in the valley can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sabino Canyon is also located northwest of the neighborhood and features a variety of desert flora, including saguaro cacti, dessert willows, and acacia trees. The popular recreational spot is a habitat as well for desert rattlers, jack rabbits, mountain lions, and coyotes.
The neighborhood is fairly walkable. However, most residents use their car in order to get around town and drive to nearby recreational sites for their exercise.