REAL estate agents often chant the mantra “location, location, location,” which essentially means “find a home in a well-kept neighborhood with good schools and a low crime rate.”
Some may cite a fourth factor, “walkability,” a concept supported by self-styled “new urbanists” who advocate denser cities designed for the pedestrian and mass transit as much as for the car. In their ideal neighborhood, you could walk to a bookstore and then to an ice cream shop, and your children could walk to school, probably unescorted. (It sounds like so many movie depictions of America in the 1950s.)
Pedestrian-friendly generally does not apply here in the Foothills – just about everyone has to drive at least a little to get just about anywhere.
But, and I’ve made this point before, I believe that for us, proximity to shops, services, restaurants, galleries, etc, in an area where we can leisurely stroll around, is the best we can hope for and our equivalent of “walkability”. And the successful development of the 4 corners at Campbell & Skyline, anchored by La Encantada offers, by far, the largest & most diverse selection of shopping, dining and walkability in the Foothills. And because of it, the desirability & popularity of this side of the Foothills, and homes on this side of the Foothills, has grown.
And if you don’t buy that, at least read the article, it, I promise, is interesting,
to find your Tucson Foothills home