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SaddleBrooke is in South Central Arizona.


SaddleBrooke is the name for a census defined area located in South Central Arizona, about 20 miles north of Tucson. It is in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.The area is known for an abundance of open green space and views of the adjacent mountains. It is anchored by a large active adult retirement community, which is also named SaddleBrooke.It is part of the Tucson metro area. At 3400 ft. elevation the area enjoys cooler temperatures than the valleys of Tucson or Phoenix.

Get in

  • Drive to SaddleBrooke. State Highway 77 (oracle road) is located just west of the community. The subdivision of Eagle Crest is located at the junction with SaddleBrooke Blvd. The main entrance to the SaddleBrooke Retirement Community is accessed by driving east past from Highway 77 on E. SaddleBrooke Blvd.
  • Bicycle to SaddleBrooke. Bicycling anywhere in the Tucson Metro area is extremely popular. Many of the main roads in the SaddleBrooke community have delineated golf cart/ bicycling lanes. Mornings can be very busy for walkers and cyclists. Nearby the Tucson Loop Trail has over 100 miles of shared paved paths. Cyclists can bicycle from downtown Tucson on the Loop Trail to an area just south of the community on a dedicated paved cycling path.
  • Hiking is available directly from the SaddleBrooke retirement community. State Trust and National Forest land border the community boundaries.


  • Biosphere 32540 A Biosphere Rd, Mile marker 96.5 (just north of SaddleBrooke on Hwy 77), ☏ +1 520-838-6139, 9AM-4PM daily, no reservations required. This unique facility was designed as an artificially closed complete ecology, and was the setting for research on human interaction with natural systems. The site is now owned and maintained by the University of Arizona, which conducts tours for the public.
  • DesertView Performing Arts Theater. Live Concerts and other events at the 480-seat event center.

Parks and Outdoor Activities

  • Oracle State Park, 3820 E Wildlife Dr. ☏ +1 520-896-2425. April–October, 8-5PM daily. A historic 4,000-acre ranch in the northern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The Kannally ranch now houses the Environmental Learning Center, a small museum. The park offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding
  • Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Rd Tucson, AZ 85737.Over 5000 acres adjacent to National Forest land. hiking, birdwatching, camping.
  • The Chuck Huckleberry Loop Trail Multi use paved cycling/ walking trail. Over 100 miles.
  • MountainView and Preserve Golf Courses  
  • Map


  • SaddleBrooke Mini Mart Shopping Center. 63715 E SaddleBrooke Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85739 Bank, Gas, Doctors office, Pharmacy, Small mini mart, Hair.
  • Friday Morning Farmers Market 38759 S MountainView Blvd • Tucson, AZ 85739 Small outdoor market, fresh vegetables, breads, crafts,etc.
  • MountainView Pro Shop. 38691 S Mountain View Blvd SaddleBrooke, AZ Clothing, sporting goods.


  • MountainView Bar and Grill 38759 S MountainView Blvd • Tucson, AZ 85739
  • Preserve Restaurant Bar and Grill. 66567 E Catalina Hills Drive, Tucson (Saddlebrooke Blvd and left at Catalina Hills Road (directions not on all gps units)), ☏ +1 520-825-3028. W-Su 11AM-8PM. Restaurant with bar in the foothills of Catalina Mountains. Outdoor seating available. Call to ask for reservations are needed. Or online at opentables. Locals' and travelers' favorite for spectacular mountain views. WiFi available


Hotels available in Oracle, Catalina, and Oro Valley.


SaddleBrooke Community Guide

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