As Arizonas first European settlement, the village of
Tubac has seen its share of history and change. Since it was first settled in 1752 by
Spanish soldiers who built the presidio, five flags have flown over the community. Tubac
has been home to Native American peoples, Spanish Colonialists, and has been part of the
New Mexico Territory, Mexico, and the Arizona Territory.
Today, art and history meet....
Amid the stunning beauty of Santa Cruz County.
After years of conflict, the town had virtually vanished. In
the 1940s, painter Dale Nichols visualized an art colony and established a school in 1948.
Fascinated with the rich history of the area and its
desert/mountain ambiance, Nichols made Tubac his home for six years.
Hal Empie, Hugh Cabot, Nicholas Wilson, Michael Gibbons and
other notable artists who have been drawn to the simplicity, beauty and aesthetic
atmosphere of the area have made Tubac their home. Many painters, potters and sculptors
live and work in the village creating works of art in a rich array of media.
Tubac also attracts visitors from all over the world to
experience its Old West charm, to shop in its wonderful art galleries and unique
And to enjoy the offerings of the prestigious Tubac Golf
Resort and Spa which is a two minute drive from Lo Mejor de Todo.
Click on the image below for more on the golf resort.
Just 39 miles south of Tucson's busy metropolis, 15 miles south of Green Valley's nine golf courses and 12 miles north of Nogales, Sonora's many shops, Tubac, with an elevation of 3700 feet, boasts of much milder summer temperatures than those of its northern neighbors making year-round living very comfortable. The population as of 1999 was 1,188 with a good estimate of the present population around 1,500.
Tubac and the surrounding areas offer museums, contemporary arts, symphony, biking, trails, horseback riding, golf and miles of scenic hiking. Upscale Tubac Village boutiques are conveniently located within minutes, with major shopping areas, world-famous specialty restaurants and the Tucson airport near by. Tubac is small enough to offer a welcoming hometown feel, yet cosmopolitan enough to attract some of the worlds most important dignitaries and celebrities.
*(above photos were downloaded from the Internet)
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