You will fall for this land!
37905 S Grantham Ranch Rd, Arivaca, AZ 85601
Lot Square Footage
DIAMOND BELL RANCH TUCSON
Power on road
Haul water or install well
NW4 SW4 NW4 10.00 AC SEC 34-21-10
Nearby Cities and Attractions
Rolling panoramic mountain views of the valley and some of Arizona’s best birding and wildlife make Arivaca a unique destination. Artists, makers, and growers make the community truly special. You’ll find Arivaca about 60 miles south of Tucson. From I-19 at Amado, you’ll enjoy a beautiful drive down Arivaca Road with native grasses, flowers, and ocotillo. Once you reach the village of Arivaca, you can spend the perfect day hiking in the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge then relaxing with a cold brew and food at La Gitana Cantina & Cafe or a meal at Arivaca Soul Food Restaurant. Don’t forget to get the gear at the Arivaca Mercantile and check out the Saturday Market too for unique art pieces by the local artisans of Arivaca.
You must visit Tubac, a historic village and destination for the arts. The Tubac Visitor Center is located at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum, 1 Burruel Street in Old Town Tubac. Call (520) 398-2252 for more information. Art galleries, museums, enchanting shops, and jewelry stores await your visit, as does clean air in a beautiful high desert rural environment. For your dining pleasure, Tubac is graced with family-owned restaurants offering outstanding cuisine and service, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Margaritas, cocktails, and fine wines readily await you. Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, old time inns, and B&Bs offer a soothing and relaxing atmosphere for your overnight comfort. Spa and facial treatment services are available in Tubac.
Hiking trails along the Santa Cruz river offer leisurely walks among majestic trees and greenery. Country roads offer vistas and open space for bicycling, and of course, golfing at the 27-hole course at the Resort.
A day in Tubac seems a wonderous dream, walking among galleries, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and photographs. The unique regional fashion, leather, crafts, antiques, and jewelry beckon your senses and eyes to the beauty and craftsmanship of yesterday and today. The Village atmosphere takes you a world away from urban life. Whether you come for the day or stay overnight, you will simply love Tubac.
Tucson is a city in and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and is home to the University of Arizona. It is the second largest city in Arizona, with a population of 542,629 in the 2020 United States Census, while the population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area is 1,043,433. The Tucson MSA forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area. Tucson is the second most-populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, both of which anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is 108 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60 mi north of the U.S.–Mexico border. Tucson is the 33rd largest city and the 58th largest metropolitan area in the United States (2014).
Major incorporated suburbs of Tucson include Oro Valley and Marana northwest of the city, Sahuaritasouth of the city, and South Tucson in an enclave south of downtown. Communities in the vicinity of Tucson (some within or overlapping the city limits) include Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, Flowing Wells, Midvale Park, Tanque Verde, Tortolita, and Vail. Towns outside the Tucson metro area include Benson to the southeast, Catalina and Oracle to the north, and Green Valley to the south.
Tucson was founded as a military fort by the Spanish when Hugo O’Conor authorized the construction of Presidio San Agustín del Tucsón in 1775. It was included in the state of Sonora after Mexico gained independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821. In 1853, the United States acquired a 29,670 square miles (76,840) region of present-day southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico from Mexicounder the Gadsden Purchase. Tucson served as the capital of the Arizona Territory from 1867 to 1877. Tucson was Arizona’s largest city by population during the territorial period and early statehood, until it was surpassed by Phoenix by 1920. Nevertheless, population growth remained strong during the late 20th century. In 2017, Tucson was the first American city to be designated a “City of Gastronomy” by UNESCO.
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
On February 20, 1985, the Secretary of the Interior Donald Hodel announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would purchase the Buenos Aires Ranch as a national wildlife refuge for the endangered masked bobwhite. At that time, Secretary Hodel expressed the agency’s belief that the Buenos Aires Ranch was the only place in the United States providing suitable habitat for the Masked Bobwhite Quail. Since that time, refuge staff, wildlife biologists, volunteers and many partners have worked together to restore the original landscape of open, semidesert grasslands and bring back the native wildlife that once called these lush prairies home.
An hour southwest of Tucson in the Altar Valley is 118,000 acres of protected and managed Sonoran grasslands. This is the major part of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. A few miles east, near the town of Arivaca, is the Arivaca Cienega (wetlands) and Arivaca Creek. This critical riparian corridor is also managed by the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge.
The Baboquivari Mountains which flank the grasslands to the west are the western-most of the sky islands of southeastern Arizona. Deep in the heart of these mountains beneath the tower of Baboquivari Peak is Brown Canyon. Here the Buenos Aires Refuge is charged with protecting and preserving a sky island canyon ecosystem. This is the location of the Environmental Education Center Lodge.
The diversity of wild-lands embraced by these three units of the Buenos Aires Refuge make it a particularly important tract of Sonoran ecosystems. The Refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center are in the old Buenos Aires Ranch buildings and visitor exhibits, information, a bookshop and shady grounds for enjoying the “good airs” and expansive vistas.
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory is the largest field installation of the Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory aside from Cambridge, Massachusetts.Located at the base of Mt. Hopkins 35 miles south of Tucson, the observatory educates its visitors with displays on astrophysics, astronomy, natural science and cultural history. Popular exhibits include the multiple mirror telescope, a three-dimensional model of the galaxy distribution in the universe, and a touchable topographical map of the Santa Rita Mountains. There are also exhibits that allow visitors to view the landscape and night sky with observatory telescopes and binoculars. Formerly known as The Mount Hopkins Observatory, the observatory was renamed in late 1981 in honor of Fred Lawrence Whipple, noted planetary expert, space science pioneer, and director emeritus of SAO, under whose leadership the Arizona facility was established.
The observatory is known for its pioneering work in ground-based gamma-ray astronomy through the development of the Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Technique (IACT) with the Whipple 10-meter Telescope during the early 1980s. The Whipple 10-meter is currently preparing to be decommissioned after forty years of service.