Relocation to Tubac Arizona

Relocation to Tubac


Tubac is the community where The Village atmosphere, tranquility, clean air, and warm weather restore your soul!  Kick back or join in on the many activities Tubac offers.

Tubac is forty-five minutes south of Tucson and the Tucson International Airport (TUS).  Tucson is a major metropolitan city offering, symphony, ballet, theater, expert medical services, and is home to the University of Arizona Wildcats.  Tubac, so close, and yet a world away from Tucson, offers a quaint village lifestyle with beautiful, modern housing, and countless outdoor activities.


Tubac real estate professionals are ready to assist you with your short term or long term residency needs. 


Gary Brasher, REALTOR®
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
(520) 260-4048
#2 Tubac Road, P.O. Box 4241 Tubac, AZ 85646

Meg Flanders, REALTOR®
Home Smart Pros Real Estate
(520) 603-8752
101 S. La Canada Drive, Suite #63, Green Valley, AZ 85614

Todd Harrison, REALTOR®
The Harrison Real Estate Group
(520) 398-3133
2221 E. Frontage Rd., Suite J101, Tubac, AZ 85646

Mindy Maddock, REALTOR®
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
(520) 247-8177
#2 Tubac Road, P.O. Box 4241 Tubac, AZ 85646

Steve Marino, REALTOR®
Long Realty Tubac
(520) 834-6392
40 Avenida Goya, Suite B, Tubac, AZ 85646

Candace Harmon, Associate Broker
Long Realty Tubac Property Management
(520) 260-0103
40 Avenida Goya, Suite B, Tubac, AZ 85646

Sally Robling, REALTOR®
Realty Executives Arizona Territory

(520) 245-9000
2251 E. Frontage Road P.O. Box 1914, Tubac, AZ 85646

Minister Daniel Steinhardt, REALTOR®
Magic Land Realty & Investments
(520) 604-6853
29 Tubac Plaza, Suite #2, Tubac, AZ 85646

Schools in the Tubac Area

Montessori de Santa Cruz Charter School is a public school that is free to all students!  It also has an excellent tuition-based preschool program that offers a nurturing learning environment and childcare for young children in our surrounding communities.

Santa Cruz Valley School District #35 – Educate Everyone Every Day!  Our goal in the Santa Cruz Valley school district is to provide a top quality education for every student, every day. In a world where it’s easy to feel like just another number, we relish the opportunity to know every student on an individual basis and to appreciate the value that each one brings to the collective whole. We recognize that there are many different ways to learn, and we work hard to ensure that every student has the opportunity to grow and thrive.

Community Organizations

The Tubac Community Center – Originally constructed in 1964 as a neighborhood school, the building now known as the Tubac Community Center first came to life in 1999 from the efforts of community minded residents, prompting a visionary response by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors.  Today your Center hosts a diverse and dynamic user community that has experienced a 3-fold increase in the past few years.  The Tubac Community Center takes pride in our commitment to serve the residents of Santa Cruz County, and like volunteer-based organizations everywhere, our success comes from our wonderful volunteers who make this all happen.

The mission of The Tubac Historical Society is to support research on the history of Tubac and the Santa Cruz River Valley, preserve that history, and share it with the public.  Now over 50 years old, the THS was conceived in the fall of 1966 by concerned citizens who wanted to save the Old Tubac Schoolhouse, which had been built in 1885. “By organizing THS, its founders not only saved the schoolhouse, which is now located on the grounds of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum but also established a viable historical society. THS continues to preserve and promote local and southwest history.  Find The THS at 6 Burruel Street in The Historic Village of Tubac.

The Rotary Club of Tubac meets weekly, Wednesday at 7:30am in Stables Ranch Grille at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa. They are a service organization helping the local community with scholarships, literacy projects, food bank, child welfare, and also international projects.  Each April they host the Taste of Tubac fundraiser to benefit our local community. 

The Tubac Nature Center (TNC) arrived on the scene in 2019. It is incorporated under Arizona law, and is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization under Federal tax law. Its mission is to provide environmental education and recreation, focused on protecting the nearby Santa Cruz River ecosystem. To carry out this mission TNC has its exhibits and headquarters at the Community Center in Tubac. In addition, it provides activities, such as weekly bird walks and hikes, nature walks, nature science classes for kids, the hawk watch in March, dark sky outings, lectures by experts, and other events that foster education about the natural world. TNC has an all volunteer staff that manages the center and assists in the various activities that help visitors learn about nature and enjoy the Santa Cruz River ecosystem.

The Border Community Alliance (BCA) is a ten-year-old non-profit organization based in Tubac, AZ. Their mission is to bridge the border and create community through education, cultural exchange, and social investment. They focus on accomplishing this pursuit in the borderlands region of Southern Arizona/Sonora, Mexico. They are inspired to share with the public the good news of civil society in the international borderlands region.  They accomplish their mission through sponsoring multi-day and one-day trips to Nogales, Sonora, Kino Bay, Sonora, Oaxaca, and other locales throughout Mexico; by holding Borderlands Forums on a wide variety of borderlands topics; offering their Let’s Speak Spanish! language program; sponsoring their Borderlands Literature & Film Circle events; and hosting Borderlands Ambassador interns for a six-week immersive program each summer.  Find them in La Entrada de Tubac in The Historic Village of Tubac.

Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary is a non profit 501(c)3 horse rescue.  All proceeds from Gulliver & Friends Boutique benefit the equines of Equine Voices.  They sell housewares, clothing, jewelry, and more!  Donations and volunteers are welcome!  Find them at 12 Plaza Road in The Historic Village of Tubac.

The Tubac Buddhist Meditation Community provides a safe public space for spiritual practice through meditation and the study of Buddhism. Our goal is to cultivate wisdom and compassion in all aspects of our lives for the benefit of all Beings and the Earth.


Tubac Fire District

The mission of the Tubac Fire District is to create a safer environment within our community in order to increase the quality of life which our citizens may enjoy.”  Established in 1974 and operating out of four fire stations, the Tubac Fire District provides fire and emergency medical services, which include fire suppression, emergency medical response, rescue, fire prevention, public education, and a host of non-emergency services such as venomous creature removal.

Located in southeastern Arizona in Santa Cruz County, including parts of the towns of Tubac, Tumacacori, Amado, and Rico, the Tubac Fire District serves 10,000 residents in a 166 square mile area.  The TFD has a blend of commercial and retail areas, including more than 100 eclectic shops, eateries, and world-class galleries, all of which are intermixed with a variety of beautiful residential neighborhoods.

Mariposa Community Health Center

Helping to maintain the good health and happy lives of Santa Cruz County residents is the primary purpose of the Mariposa Community Health Center. Since our founding in 1980 we have become the largest and most comprehensive provider of medical, dental, disease prevention and health promotion services in SE Arizona.

Our locations in Nogales, Rio Rico, Tubac and Patagonia offer a “one stop wellness” model of integrated care that recognizes and responds to the whole person from physical to social to psychological needs.

Our services include adult/internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, dentistry, behavioral health and two full-service pharmacies. Our community outreach stems from our Community Health Services Department (formerly Platicamos Salud), which includes an entire building devoted to WIC for Women, Infants and Children. For a family of one or a family of many, Mariposa is here for you.

For appointments in Nogales, Patagonia, Rio Rico and Tubac, call (520) 281-1550.

Local Utilities

Telephone:  Centurylink

Water:  EPCOR

Gas and Electric:  Unisource

Places of Worship

The Church at Tubac is a family of believers in Jesus Christ, who gather together regularly for rich worship, authentic fellowship, and fun! We also have a heart to serve and give back to our community.  We welcome all those who share our belief in Jesus Christ, as well as those interested in discovering more about why our faith is so important to us, and life-changing for those who believe it.  No matter where you are on your faith journey, here you will find hope, love, and direction. Come, explore, and grow with us! 

St. Ann’s Parish & Its Missions is located within the Village of Tubac and has several other places to worship.  “Church is Family!  Pray and worship with us!”


Story Trail Garden and Foundation was established in 2016 as an IRS-approved 501-3-c, our Tubac Storytrails Garden is a 3/4 acre art installation in a quiet Tubac neighborhood that exhibits how art and history meet in the stories of everyday people who help our borderland region better thrive. We help raise funds and awareness for local Tubac nonprofits and build bridges of friendship and collaboration in the Sonoran borderlands region.

Greater Green Valley Community Foundation changes and enriches lives through guidance, education and financial support to charities in our area.

The Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area (SCVNHA) honors and celebrates the natural environment, cultural traditions, historic places, and working landscapes of the watershed of the Santa Cruz River in Pima and Santa Cruz counties in southern Arizona.

As a non-regulatory designation made by Congress, SCVNHA takes a grassroots, community-focused approach to support historic preservation, natural resource conservation, recreation, heritage tourism, and educational projects. We leverage funds and long-term partnerships for projects that foster pride in our contribution to America’s history and an enduring stewardship ethic for this 3,300 square mile landscape.