About Green Valley
With more than 300 days of sunshine and an average temperature of 85 degrees, Green Valley inspires an active outdoor lifestyle. Attesting to this fact is the abundance of local golf courses, swimming pools, tennis courts and recreation centers throughout the community.
Located at an elevation of nearly 3000 ft., Green Valley is situated in the heart of historic Southern Arizona at the base of the majestic Santa Rita Mountains. From here, you will discover a multitude of historical sights, scenic wonders and unique shopping opportunities - all within a 30-minute drive.
Madera Canyon, high in the rugged Santa Rita Mountains, is home to 238 species of birds and is renowned for its hummingbird population. Hiking and nature trails branch from this canyon that lead to the 9,453-foot-high summit and a spectacular view of the lush Santa Cruz River Valley.
It's a golfer's paradise in Green Valley which maintains six championship courses ranging from traditional broad layouts to challenging, tournament-quality designs. Several of the courses offer club memberships. Easy access to 18 other top courses is within a half-hour's drive.
There is a tremendous diversity of shopping opportunities in Southern Arizona. Beginning in Green Valley, there are over 400 businesses that offer gifts, clothing, merchandise and services geared toward the preferences of seniors.
Original Southwestern art and craft items are available from local artists as well as from neighboring art communities like Tubac. There are many world-renowned artists who reside in the area with exhibits in area galleries.
The community, with an area population of more than 27,000, offers the casual, clean, uncongested atmosphere of a small town, yet provides all the major services and diversions that a comfortable retirement lifestyle commands. Airport and specialized facilities are available in Tucson, only 25 minutes north on Interstate 19.
For an international flair, the Mexican border town of Nogales, 40 miles south, offers a wide variety of unusual, handcrafted gift items.