Category Archives: Foothills Luxury Homes

Catalina Foothills Luxury Two Story Home at Pinnacle Ridge Sold Today for 900K


Many folks love the location of Pinnacle Ridge–high up off of Skyline and Campbell and close to the foothills of the Santa Catalinas where many homes, including this one, have spectacular views of the city and multiple mountain ranges going all the way to Mexico. This gated community of semi-custom, Sterling- built homes is close to Catalina Foothills schools.

4358 E Pinnacle Ridge Place sold for 900K and went under contract the day it was listed; it is likely there were buyers waiting in the wings. This two-story home features a hard-to-find 4 car garage and is one of the largest homes in the community at 4,446 square feet. It was built in 2002 and is sited on slightly over a half acre. It is marketed by Long Realty.

If you want to explore the Catalina Foothills or local Tucson real estate market, give me a call at 520-615-2598.

Catalina Foothills Luxury Home in Coronado Foothills Estates Sells for 980K


6525 N Longfellow Drive sold for 980K by Long Realty; it last sold for $1,250,000 in the fall of 2005 at the peak of the market. This shows a decrease of almost 22% which is very par for the course for those selling homes that they purchased at the peak of the market. In fact this Seller did well since many homes around the 1 million figure or higher see even more depreciation. This may be a sign of things to come where the true bargains are lessening. We have seen the bottom reached with some appreciation looming for the high-end homes that have suffered the most depreciation in the past 7 years.

This home has no HOA fee and is located in ungated Coronado Foothill Estates with up close and personal views of the high Catalinas. This very spacious home with almost 5K square feet is sited on .86 of an acre and has walls of windows with the great views one would expect when a home is nestled into the Santa Catalinas.

Catalina Foothills Luxury Home Sells in “The Canyons”


High up, nestled into the Catalina Foothills sits 24 hour security gated very luxurious “The Canyons”. 3508 E Secret Canyon Place sold for 2.4 million. Boasting a 4 car garage and too many upgrades to mention, this home is a true bargain and sold by Long Realty.

Click on the address to see the photos of this very luxurious home that is sited in one of the  prettiest communities in Pima County.

Tucson Luxury Home in Cimarron Sells for $830,000


5733 N Via Armable was only on the market less than 3 month’s time when it sold. This is a very short time for this price range.

It has a little over .86 square feet; is 16 years old and is sited on almost an acre. (Sold by Long Realty)

Cimarron is a non-gated Catalina Foothills community located minutes from Ventana Canyon. This community has rolling hills with Tucson city and high Santa Catalina Mountain views.

Tucson Luxury Home in The Canyons Mediterranean Sells for Just Under 2 Million


Long Realty listed 7391 N Finger Rock Place, but Russ Lyon Sotheby’s found the buyer for this beautiful home. The final sales price is $1,995,000.

The Canyons  is a very small  24 hour gated community very highly nestled into the Santa Catalinas.  This fabulous buy has over 6,200 square feet and is sited on almost 2 acres; the construction is  excellent with exterior walls of masonry stucco. It boasts a guest house and views of Finger Rock and Pima Canyon. The Master boasts his and hers’ bathrooms and the list of amenities is very long and enticing. Click on the listing address above to see photos and details.

~Why buy in Scottsdale when you can find a better home with nicer views and milder climate at a lower price? Call me at 520-615-2598 to explore the Catalina Foothills real estate market.~

Tucson Luxury Home in Alta Vista Sells for Just Under 1 Million


6211 N Paseo Zaldivar sold for 987K before it ever hit the market (listed by Long Realty). This one has over 3,500 square feet and is sold by the original owners who bought this Contemporary 16 years ago. It has dramatic city light and high Santa Catalina mountain views. When new it sold for 615K and then it was later extensively renovated and a pool,  outdoor bbq, and outdoor fireplace was added.

Alta Vista is a popular Catalina Foothills ungated community sitting adjacent to Ventana Canyon. Many of the homesites in this community are less than an acre, however, this one was sited on 1.13 acre.

Call me at 520-615-2598 or email me at if you want to explore the Catalina Foothills housing market. The Catalina Foothills is one of the rare places in America where luxury winter or second or primary homes are still affordable and prices are still well below the peak prices of 2006.

River Gate-Tucson Luxury Contemporary Closed Today at 850K

cat8149 E Owls Nest Place sold  ten years ago for 755K and now showing as improved sold for 850K by Long Realty.  It has 3,826 square feet and is sited on .6 of an acre. Click on the address to see photos and details of this listing.

Unfortunately River Gate Estates became a new development just before the crash  so had a very hard time selling as new, and has never fully recovered. It is gated and the located off of River Road with very nice high mountain and city views so this community should have taken off, but it never really did.

Prices are sure to go up and likely have bottomed here.

14 Luxury Catalina Foothills Homes Priced 750K + Under Contract


To view the 14 Catalina Foothills (zips 85750 and 85718)  list priced 750K or above that are under contract

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*****14 Foothills Luxury Homes 750K Under Contract*****

The photo is of my office’s (Russ Lyon – Sotheby’s International Realty) home that is under contract at 4076 N Sabino Mountain Drive-List Price $1,490,000.

I am a phone call (520-615-2598) or email click away if you would like to explore the Tucson luxury homes market. There are many good buys out there, but they won’t last forever!

2015 Luxury Catalina Foothills Homes Sold for 750K or More

michaelTo see the 37 Catalina Foothills luxury homes that have sold so far this year with price ranges 750K or over

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****37 Foothills Homes Sold 750K-1.6 Million****

The photo is of my companies’ (Russ Lyon – Sotheby’s International Realty) sale of 1.3 Million at 4920 N Hidden Valley Road.

~If you would like to explore the Catalina Foothills housing market, give me a call at 520-615-2598.~

New Catalina Foothills Alta Vista Luxury Home Sells for 973K

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Ungated Alta Vista has a superb location adjacent to the foothills of the Santa Catalinas. Since it is a hard-to find NEW contemporary–6601 N Placita Alta Reposa with almost 4,600 square feet — it was assured to sell. It was listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for $1,025,000 and sold for 973K. (Remember to click on the address to see photos and listing details).

It is sited on .8 of an acre; the lot sold for a bargain price of 127K in 2013. Most prime–well situated with mountain and/or city views in the Catalina Foothills homesites sell for over 250K.

~If you are thinking of buying or selling in the Catalina Foothills, give me a call at 520-615-2598 or email me at Check out my website:; you will be glad you did.~