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Marana, northwest of Tucson and abutting Oro Valley, has a strong agricultural history. Marana runs along the Santa Cruz River and straddles the I-10 corridor connecting Tucson to Phoenix. Marana is a suburban, family-friendly community offering a slower pace of life. Premiere residential developments such as Dove Mountain promise stunning views, year-round outdoor recreation, and events and entertainment for the entire family. The town hosts annual events including its Star-Spangled Spectacular, Cotton Festival, and Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting. Marana also has concerts in the park, miles of hiking and biking trails, and a variety of classes and sports. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Business and Industry in Marana
The town of Marana offers a diversity of businesses and employers including CalPortland, Comcast, Coca-Cola, FLSmidth Krebs, Lasertel, and Sargent Aerospace & Defense. Marana became a popular resort destination with the addition of the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, in December 2009, which hosted the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship for several years until the tournament moved in 2015. Marana welcomed a new, premiere outlet mall in October 2015 with space for more than 80 retailers. Marana has invested heavily in its future through development of an economic roadmap and it strategic planning process, which outlines the key focus areas of Commerce, Community, Progress and Innovation, Heritage, and Recreation. In addition, the town purchased the Marana Regional Airport in the 90’s and is working to annex land holding the Pinal Airpark to bolster aviation as a means of transportation in the community. The town collaborates closely with the Marana Chamber of Commerce to promote business as well as its Shop Marana and Marana Citizen’s User Card programs.
Marana boasts a population of about 40,000 people within its 121 square miles. Incorporated in 1977, Marana is part of the popular Sun Corridor in Southern Arizona. Marana’s population is well educated with 93 percent holding a high school diploma or higher degree. Marana has an elevation of 1,991 feet and boasts average daytime temperatures ranging from the low 30’s in the winter with highs in the 100’s in the summer. On average, annual precipitation is 14.9 inches. The median household income in Marana is $73,149 and residents spend 2.5% on city sales tax. The median age of residents in Marana is 39 years old, making it a popular among retirees and families alike.
Marana Activities and Attractions
Marana provides a variety of recreational opportunities and attractions to suit visitors and residents of all ages. The town opened a new splash pad at Heritage Park in June 2015 and Breakers Water Park is open to the public between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day each year for cool summer fun. Saguaro National Park is a spectacular sight with its forest of Saguaros and pristine desert. Picacho Peak is a short drive from Marana and promises incredible views on its hiking trails, especially during the spring months when visitors are greeted by a sea of wildflowers. Other attractions near Marana include Old Tucson Studios, San Xavier Mission, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Monument, and Biosphere 2.
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