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Around Town at The Preserve

The Greater Tucson area provides a rich cultural oasis of museums, shopping, and outdoor activities geared toward the Southwestern lifestyle. Tucson is home to the University of Arizona known for its science, technology, and business management programs along with over twenty collegiate sports. At The Preserve at SaddleBrooke the breathtaking Santa Catalina Mountains provide more than just a beautiful backdrop to the community. With driving, hiking, and horseback riding trails, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the wonders of nature in your own back yard. Come see why “The Old Pueblo” is a noted vacation destination and a spectacular place to live.

Points of Interest Map


Libraries, Colleges & Universities
The Preserve offers easy access to a variety of education institutions and libraries in Tucson, including the University of Arizona, Pima Community College and various public libraries.
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University of Arizona

The main campus of the University of Arizona is located about one mile northeast of downtown and 30 minutes from Oro Valley. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a nonprofit organization affiliated with The University of Arizona, offering a variety of courses.

Northern Arizona University

NAU Tucson North Campus is located off of the I-10 Prince Road exit. The campus offers an array of courses from education and business administration to interdisciplinary studies.

University of Phoenix

The University of Phoenix Southern Arizona Campus is a for-profit institution located in Tucson. Primarily catering to working professionals, they offer a selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Pima Community Colleges

Offering personal enrichment and professional development opportunities in a wide variety of subjects, Pima Community Colleges located throughout the Tucson area, provide noncredit continuing education classes and adult education programs.

Catalina Community Library

Dewhirst-Catalina Branch Library is located at 15631 N. Oracle Rd. Inside this 2,500 square foot facility, the library hosts everything from the Catalina Mystery Book Club to providing regular library services, meeting rooms and computer rooms.

Oro Valley Public Library

The Oro Valley Public Library is located within 9 miles of The Preserve at 1305 W. Naranja Drive in Oro Valley. The library features an array of events and club meetings throughout the year, in addition to library services, public computers and volunteer opportunities.

There are many fine shopping centers located close to The Preserve, such as the outdoor plazas, La Encantada featuring premium brands, St. Philip’s Plaza, Plaza Palomino and Casas Adobes Plaza. For local shopping needs, you’ll find everything you need at Oro Valley Marketplace and major name brand grocery stores.
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La Encantada Mall

Located within 20 miles of The Preserve on Skyline Drive, La Encantada is an outdoor mall featuring a fine array of top-name shops including BCBGMAXAZRIA, bebe, Aveda, Coach, Coldwater Creek, Cole Hann, Crate & Barrel, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and much more. Restaurants include NORTH Fattoria Italiana, RA Sushi Bar, Blanco Tacos + Tequila, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill and more.

Other shopping includes: Tucson Mall, Foothills Mall, Park Place Mall – all located in Tucson.

Oro Valley Marketplace

The Oro Valley Marketplace, conveniently located at Tangerine & Oracle Road in north Tucson, features approximately 800,000 square feet showcasing an extensive selection of specialty stores, as well as national retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues including a 12-screen Century Movie Theater, Walmart Supercenter, Best Buy, Big Lots, Chase Bank, PETCO, DSW Shoes, Cost Plus World Market, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, In-N-Out Burger, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar and more.

Grocery Stores

Several major grocery chains are located near The Preserve, including Albertsons, Bashas’, Fry’s, Sprouts And Trader Joe’s.

On-site Neighborhood Center

The SaddleBrooke Shopping Center features a Bank, Dry Cleaners, Doctor’s Office, Golf Cart Sales & Service, Physical Therapist, Gas Station, Minit Market, Financial Services, Beauty Salon, Dentist Office, Chiropractor, Realty & Property Management, Paramedic Facilities.

Hospitals & Medical
Many major hospitals and medical facilities serve the residents of Tucson. Healthcare organizations include the Oro Valley Hospital, Northwest Medical Center, and the University Medical Center.
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Oro Valley Hospital

Oro Valley Hospital is a medical and hospital complex approximately 10 miles from The Preserve, bringing quality health care closer to The Preserve and SaddleBrooke homeowners. The hospital’s state-of-the-art technology and healthcare professionals are committed to providing high quality, compassionate care in an environment focused on patients.

Urgent Care Centers: Oro Valley Hospital offers several Urgent Care locations to serve you and your family. Appointments are not necessary and patients are seen on a walk-in basis.

University Medical Center

Located at 1501 North Campbell Avenue, University Medical Center in Tucson is a 351-bed general medical and surgical facility highly ranked for cardiology, heart surgery and geriatrics, as well as many other specialties.

Northwest Medical Center

Northwest Medical Center is a 300-bed general medical and surgical hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services.

Other major hospitals serve residents of Tucson:

•Tucson Heart Hospital
•Tucson Medical Center
•Tucson VA Medical Center
•St. Mary’s Hospital (Tucson)
•St. Joseph’s Hospital
•Kino Community Hospital
•HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern Arizona
•El Dorado Hospital

Entertainment, Recreation & Sports
The Tucson area offers an abundance of things to do and see. From outdoor recreation to cultural and historical tours, residents enjoy the beauty of the Santa Catalina Mountain range and historic downtown with shopping and great restaurants.
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Local Attractions

From historic sites and major landmarks to natural areas and ecological destinations, the Tucson area provides residents with many ways to explore, learn and enjoy.

Old Tucson Studios – World-famous western theme park and movie location
Mission San Xavier del Bac – has been called the “Sistine Chapel of North America” because of its exquisite interior artwork
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block – includes pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial to contemporary and world folk art
University of Arizona Museum of Art – permanent collection of art
Nature destinations:
Sabino Canyon – Guided tour aboard a tram
Kitt Peak National Observatory – home to world’s largest collection of optical telescopes
Colossal Cave Mountain Park – cave tours, museum, picnicking, trail rides
Mount Lemmon – features the nation’s southernmost ski area
Tucson Botanical Gardens – includes 16 different gardens containing more than 1,200 types of plants
International Wildlife Museum – hands-on exhibits, interactive computers, and nature movies along with mammals, insects, birds and prehistoric creatures
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – Animals, plants, geology, ecology, restaurant
Biosphere 2 – The Biosphere 2 was originally created by scientists seeking knowledge of closed biospheres for space colonization and is now a research center owned by the University of Arizona. Located near The Preserve at SaddleBrooke, this unique attraction offers visitors an interesting and comprehensive look at the Earth’s eco system.


Tucson is perfect for an active lifestyle, featuring everything from skiing to biking:
Skiing – The slopes of Mt. Lemmon are convenient and challenging
Fishing – Three urban lakes and four small fishing lakes
Hunting – Large and small game abound
Hiking – Wealth of trails varying in difficulty are nearby
Biking – Tucson is one of the top ten bike friendly cities in the United States

Cultural Programs

Rich in history and culture, Tucson features a variety of programs to choose from. For music, you’ll enjoy The Tucson Symphony, offering classical and pops series at the Tucson Convention Center Music Hall. Theaters include Gaslight Theatre, Invisible Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company and Music Theatre Arizona. For dance, Tucson features Ballet Arizona and numerous other special events around town.

U of A Sports

Home to Wildcat collegiate sports, University of Arizona offers a variety of teams and sports to root for including, PAC-10 champion Wildcat Basketball, nationally recognized football, women’s softball, and national tournaments.

Biosphere 2

Two major airports serve the needs of Southern Arizona residents, Tucson International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
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Tucson International Airport

Less than an hour from The Preserve, Tucson International Airport is serviced by such major airlines as Southwest Airlines, Delta, and American Airlines to name a few. This airport currently provides non-stop service to 16 destinations with connections worldwide. It also offers over 55 daily departing flights.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Less than two hours from The Preserve, Phoenix Sky Harbor, dubbed as America’s Friendliest Airport™, is located in the heart of the southwestern United States and is one of the top ten busiest airports in the country. Approximately 15 airlines provide more than 100 non-stop flights out of Sky Harbor each day to domestic destinations and connecting service to anywhere in the world. Customer service amenities include Wi-Fi, three Pet Parks, a consolidated Rental Car Center and a unique audio and visual passenger-paging system. More than 300 volunteer Navigators serve throughout the airport, answering questions and welcoming visitors.