Sahuarita is located in the historic Santa Cruz Valley, surrounded by early Spanish missions, frontier outposts and old mines. It is just northeast of the age restricted Green Valley retirement community. In Sahuarita, family-friendly housing is plentiful along with excellent schools, parks and gorgeous subdivisions. Rancho Sahuarita, a master-planned community within the area, appeals to both first time buyers and investors who are seeking such features as being near schools, jobs and family-oriented amenities. Other master planned communities are Madera Highlands and Quail Creek.
Sahuarita is the best place in Arizona to pick up delicious pecans and learn about the local pecan grove, the largest one in the world. Madera Canyon, not far away, is a great place for hiking and bird watching. Many people from Green Valley and Tucson go to Sahuarita each year to enjoy the Barbershop Harmony Annual Show and the Annual Sahuarita Lake Triathlon.