Tucson Relocation Guide
Relocating to Tucson
Tucson is incredibly diverse, so it is important to check out each area to get a feel for which one is best for you. Each area of Tucson has its own unique feel and community. Here is a list of stores and communities to help you get started on your Tucson relocation journey. If you are interested in moving to Tucson, please request our free relocation package. We will mail it to you with useful information for the new Tucsonan. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Downtown Tucson & the University of Arizona Areas
Downtown Arts District
Roughly bounded by I-10, 6th St., 4th Ave., and 15th St., www.downtowntucson.org/visit/cultural-arts
Find an eclectic mix of sidewalk cafes, bars, vintage and gift shops, theaters, and diverse galleries hosting numerous arts and cultural events each month.
On 4th Ave. between Congress St. and University Blvd., www.fourthavenue.org
Take the trolley through this unique, historic shopping district boasting more than 100 shops and restaurants offering vintage and boutique clothing, jewelry, furniture, artwork, and a food co-op. You’ll find fashions, antiques, artwork, and handcrafted and imported wares. The Fourth Avenue Street Fair is held in early spring and again in December.
The Lost Barrio
On Park Ave. just south of Broadway Blvd. www.thelostbarrio.com
This unique row of shops offers an extensive inventory of furniture and home accessories, plus garden and landscaping elements. Concentrating on Southwestern and ethnic styles, the shops carry antiques, reproductions, imports, and one-of-a-kind items.
Main Gate Square
On University Blvd. between Park and Euclid Aves., www.maingatesquare.com
A pedestrian-friendly shopping and dining destination near The University of Arizona with more than 50 shops and restaurants including clothing stores, a bike shop, a bookstore, coffeehouses, brew pubs, and the Marriott hotel. Take the trolley from Main Gate to Fourth Ave.
Old Town Artisans
In the historic El Presidio neighborhood, downtown at 201 N. Court Ave., www.oldtownartisans.com
An impressive amount of handcrafted work by local, regional, and Latin American artists and artisans occupies an entire city block, including a landscaped courtyard and a Southwestern restaurant.
Southwest corner of Broadway Blvd. and Country Club Road www.broadwayvillagetucson.com
This charming Mission-style complex hosts a restaurant and a number of interesting shopping experiences, from kitchenware to South American clothing and jewelry to art, fine Colonial furniture, imported rugs, unique toys, works by local artisans, and more.
On Campbell Ave. between Grant and Fort Lowell roads
This bustling corridor of Campbell Ave. offers a vast array of shops and galleries including Native American and Mexican arts & crafts, fine art, handcrafted jewelry, designer apparel and footwear, music and instruments, collectibles as well as nearly 50 restaurants.
Northeast corner of Grant and Swan roads
Find bed and bath accessories, men’s and women’s clothing shops, a paper and party-supply store, a cigar shop, a toy store, an ice-cream shop, an art store, a coffee shop, specialty baked goods, a grocery store, restaurants, salons, a furniture store, video rental, a six-screen movie theater, and other specialty stores.
El Con Mall
On Broadway Blvd. between Country Club Rd. and Alvernon Way, www.elconcenter.com
Tucson’s first regional shopping mall, El Con houses JCPenney, the Home Depot, Ross, The Poster Warehouse, Target, Claim Jumper Restaurant, In-N-Out Burger, and Century 20 Theaters with stadium-style seating.
Fort Lowell Furniture District
On Fort Lowell Rd. between Tucson and Dodge Blvds. www.fortlowellfurniture.com
Copenhagen Imports, Contents Interiors, Knock-on-Wood, Sunset Interiors, Mo’s Gallery & Fine Framing, Illuminations, and Alexander’s on Fort Lowell are all located within a three-block stretch and feature top-quality furniture, unique home accessories, and professional design services. Nearby find Tangerine Gallery as well as Total Look Interiors.
Southeast corner of Swan and Fort Lowell Rds., www.plazapalomino.com
You’ll enjoy shopping, fine dining, and relaxing among tiled courtyards and fountains in a hacienda-like setting. Shops include women’s apparel, jewelry, art galleries, specialty stores such as a stationery shop and restaurants.
Northwest Tucson & Foothills
Tucson Premium Outlets
Southwest corner of I-10 and Twin Peaks Rd.., www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/tucson
Tucson Premium Outlets features brands including Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, and more. Tucson Premium Outlets serves the nearby communities of Marana, Oro Valley, Dove Mountain, and Tucson.
Casas Adobes Plaza
Southwest corner of Oracle and Ina Rds., www.casasadobesplaza.com
This historic Mediterranean/Territorial-style center features premier home-accessory and furniture stores, upscale clothing and shoes, restaurants, cafés, plus jewelry, gifts, natural foods, and Native American arts & crafts.
Northwest corner of Ina Rd. and La Cholla Blvd., www.shopfoothillsmall.com
This mall offers a Saks Fifth Ave. outlet plus other manufacturers’ outlet stores, Barnes & Noble, specialty boutiques, a 15-screen movie theater, an international food court, restaurants, and more.
Gallery Row at El Cortijo
Northeast corner of Skyline Dr. and Campbell Ave., www.tucsongalleryrow.com
This shopping complex, with architecture inspired by the provincial farmhouses of southern Spain, is home to world-class galleries and shops that offer fine art, paintings, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, and clothing, as well as items for the home and garden. A chic Latin-American restaurant rounds out the mix.
Northwest corner of River Rd. and Campbell Ave.
This contemporary shopping center, set among tasteful courtyards and fountains, features upscale retail shops including furniture and art galleries, clothing boutiques, specialty shops, four stylish restaurants, and more.
Northwest corner of Skyline Dr. and Campbell Ave., www.laencantadashoppingcenter.com
La Encantada features high-end shops including Tiffany & Co., Bebe, Louis Vuitton, and Williams-Sonoma. Choose from a handful of upscale restaurants while enjoying the open-air environment.
Paloma Village Center
Southeast corner of Skyline Dr. and Campbell Ave.
Located in the foothills of Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains, this five-building center features high-end shops and restaurants, including a steakhouse, a regional gift shop, a spa, an all-suites hotel, and galleries. Inspired by the work of architect Josias Joesler, the center offers a romantic ambiance complete with brick buildings and ceramic-tile accents.
Southwest corner of Skyline Dr. and Campbell Ave. www.tucsonplazacolonial.com
Reminiscent of the streets of Spanish Colonial Mexico and topped with an Old World-style copper dome, this shopping plaza includes clothing boutiques, home furnishings, a bank, both a “med spa” and a day spa, galleries, and restaurants.
The River Center
Northeast corner of River and Craycroft roads
A palm-lined courtyard in the shape of the state of Arizona highlights this Foothills center, which features restaurants, women’s clothing, Southwest gifts, jewelry, craft supplies, a florist, a salon, and an antique store, as well as a public library branch.
St. Philip’s Plaza
Southeast corner of River Rd. and Campbell Ave., www.stphilipsplaza.com
Innovative restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a salon and day spa accompany shops featuring fashions, shoes, furnishings, and the arts. Set in a Mexican-style outdoor plaza with fountains, tiled courtyards and lush, colorful landscaping with an all-suites hotel.
The Tucson Mall
Northeast corner of Oracle and Wetmore roads www.tucsonmall.com
Tucson’s largest shopping mall houses more than 200 retail stores including Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears, Gap, and Old Navy, plus a food court with an international selection.
On Kolb Rd. just south of Sunrise Drive www.ventanaplaza.com
Nestled in the shadow of the Santa Catalina Mountains, this sophisticated plaza offers visitors international cuisine, designer handbags and accessories, and women’s fashions, as well as a gift shop, salon, fitness center, and children’s dance studio.
La Plaza Shoppes
At 6530-6548 E. Tanque Verde Road near Grant Road
A diverse mix of shopping opportunities features several restaurants, fine boutiques, art galleries, jewelry stores, furniture, antiques and collectibles, and a salon.
On Broadway Blvd. between Craycroft and Wilmot roads, www.parkplacemall.com
Approximately 150 fine stores, including Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Sears, accompany a food court that includes Bamboo Club. Shop at other big names including Gap, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft, Old Navy, Aveda, Z Gallerie, and Borders Books & Music.
The Plaza at Williams Centre
Southwest corner of Broadway Blvd. and Craycroft Road
In the shadow of Tucson’s eastside corporate and financial center, this sophisticated plaza features jewelry, gifts, elegant-to-casual men’s apparel, footwear, bicycles, high-end furniture and rugs, restaurants, and a nightclub.
Santa Fe Square
At 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road near Grant Road
This pueblo-style shopping center features a large art gallery, museums, rugs, a hair salon, a farmer’s market and more.
Trail Dust Town
At 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road near Grant Road www.traildusttown.com
Enjoy a replica 19th-century Western street with wooden sidewalks and Wild West stunt shows, small shops, galleries, and a central plaza with a gazebo. Restaurants include a steakhouse and a cafe. Specialty stores feature exclusive gifts, including jewelry, custom leather, Western attire, period photographs, fine art, home accessories, and gourmet chocolate and candy.