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Tucson Neighborhood Guide

A sunset in Barrio Viejo in Tucson, AZ

With a range of price points, home styles, and locations, there’s a dream Tucson neighborhood for everyone. Find yours. Neighborhood? District? Home cluster? It’s hard to decide exactly how to draw the lines around where people live. But let’s not get hung up on terminology. If you’re wondering where to live in Tucson, we’ve got… Read more »

Leave No Stone Unturned

Gems and minerals from a showroom in Tucson, AZ

8 places in Tucson to get your gem and mineral fix year-round |By Nina Kolodij There’s no better place to explore the wonders of the Earth than at the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show—the largest and oldest of its kind in the world. Once a year, TGMS takes over the city for almost an… Read more »

TG Eats: Roasted Squash with Agave Pantry

| By Amanda Oien |Photography by Brielle Farmer| Video by Amanda Oien, Brielle Farmer Shazieh Gorji was born to an Iranian family in Pakistan and, after studying ceramics in Vermont and attending culinary and baking school in Tucson, Gorji decided to make the Old Pueblo her home in 2012. Six years later, Agave Pantry was… Read more »

Trade Boredom for Board Games

Open hand with multi-colored dice.

Your one-stop guide to the Tucson, AZ gaming community |By Nina Kolodij Nestled among the diverse outdoors and celebrated dining scenes of Tucson, AZ, is another kind of adventure—the quieter but equally robust world of gaming. The Southern Arizona city is home to an abundance of gaming stores, making it the perfect place to get… Read more »

The Surprising Sports Town of Tucson, AZ

Discover Tucson athletics beyond the UA Wildcats |By Mish DeCarlo Tucson is the proud home of the University of Arizona—a PAC-12 university known for consistently securing national sporting titles and for feeding athletes into professional leagues. However, sports don’t stop at the edge of campus, because Tucson is also headquarters to both minor-league and professional… Read more »

Ghost Guide

A skeleton crawls along a ledge near a window at Hotel Congress in Downtown Tucson.

La Llorona and the Ghosts Who Haunt Hotel Congress and Fox Theatre | By Amanda Oien| Photography by Kristen Brockel A chill running down your spine, goosebumps dancing on your skin, a tight gasp for air. Is it a chilly October night, or is that an eerie haunt floating in the dark? Don’t Look Back… Read more »

Tucson’s Atomic Ranches

A flat-roof, brick home in the San Rafael Estates neighborhood of Tucson, Arizona

|By Louie Christensen |Photography by Brielle Farmer If you haven’t noticed, the Midcentury Modern look is back. Homes from this magical era are being splashed across architecture and lifestyle magazines, and home renovators and interior designers have caught on. Far from the glitz and glamor of the Hollywood hills (and it’s astronomical real estate prices)… Read more »

The Smell of Fall: Green Chile Roasting

A pile of bright green chiles

| By Amanda Oien| Video by Amanda Oien & Brielle Farmer Crunchy leaves, crisp air and flannels are what most people think of when it comes to Fall. Not in Southern Arizona, though. Pumpkin spice? Some might just say criminal.  Growing up, I knew Fall was here when I smelled the warm breeze of roasting… Read more »

Camp Dad & Mom

Tucson staycation with the 3-year-old for a week of family fun |By Oakley Hall With a week between summer camp and school starting, my husband, Chris, and I worried about how to balance work and childcare. We couldn’t exactly tell kiddo, “Hot dogs are in the fridge, pull some weeds, take a nap at noon,… Read more »

Timeless Turquoise

Mac’s Indian Jewelry has stood the test of time Mac and Karen McPherson of Mac’sIndian Jewelry began selling authentic Native American jewelry from a table at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet in the mid 1970’s. Now, nearly 50 years later, their son Shane and his wife Danielle are continuing the family legacy, searching out unique,… Read more »