Welcome to Tucson

Tucson is a special place to call home. Founded in 1775, Tucson is a vibrant community, rich in history and culture that encompasses a unique blend of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American influences. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region. Recognized as one of America’s 10 Best Small Cities, Resonance described Tucson as, “Youthful, delicious and ambitious, Arizona’s second city has never been hotter.”

Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of nature’s best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucson’s fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.

If world-class dining is what you crave, our UNESCO World City of Gastronomy offers an endless variety of dining experiences and boasts the Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food. If you’re looking to have some fun, you won’t have to look far. Tucson has an abundance of outdoor and recreational activities, community festivals, sporting events, arts and cultural attractions, a vibrant downtown, exciting nightlife and activities for the whole family.

Tucson has much to offer in educational and career opportunities. Tucson is home to the University of Arizona, a premier research institution, as well as high schools that rank highly at both state and national levels. Jobs are growing in the Tucson area and unemployment is below the national average. Tucson has a diverse business community with key industries such as aerospace and defense, bioscience, optics, manufacturing, health care and business services that are leading our region in growth.

Tucson’s population is growing rapidly. The low cost of living and diversity in housing choices are very attractive to residents. Whether you want to be close to Tucson’s urban downtown or settle in one of the suburban communities, such as Oro Valley, Marana, Sahuarita or Vail, you will feel right at home.

We invite you to use this guide to learn more about our great city. You can also find more information at tucsonchamber.org or tucsonaz.gov.

Amber SmithJonathan Rothschild

President & CEO Mayor
Tucson Metro ChamberCity of Tucson