Yesterday I brought my daughter to the dentist and decided to sit out front of the dentist’s office at the shopping center next to Sierra Fitness and Garvi’s which is close to the corner of Sunrise and Kolb. It was about 90 degrees on a bright day with about 40 % humidity since it is monsoon season. I looked straight ahead and could see the beautiful high Santa Catalina Mountains and thought WOW, this place is heaven, even in Summer. I live about 5 minutes away in Sabino Mountain and what area could be better? Utilities and taxes are more affordable here than most places; there are great restaurants that offer summer specials and are almost never crowded; the streets are not congested; the air is crisp and clean; the stars show brightly at night….wow….Tucson in the Catalina Foothills area almost seems like a best kept secret. It seems like there should be more people striving to buy second homes here or retire here or just get jobs here and move here all year long, like my family and I did 4 1/2 years ago. Since then I have not gone back to MD once and I do not miss it at all. I am amazed. What a great decision we made to become Southwesterners and pick the Catalina Foothills as our place to reside!