Our town is a namesake of the most recognized symbol of the region, the Saguaro, and roughly translates to “little saguaro.” A look at the surrounding landscape shows you why ranching settlers called it that. Little saguaros can be found everywhere around us, just off the beaten path. The youngest of these fantastic cacti grow under the shade of mesquite and palo verde trees that span our beautiful landscape.
The Sahuarita Town Center will also continue to expand, and welcome in more retail, commercial and mixed-use opportunities. Residents will see the addition of new restaurants, offices and service providers in the coming years.
The heart of the town of Sahuarita is the master planned community of Rancho Sahurarita.
Rancho Sahuarita began as 3,000 acres of dormant farmland in Sahuarita, Arizona, a rural community south of Tucson.
Bob Sharpe, Founder of Rancho Sahuarita, acquired the land in the 1980s with a dream of creating a place that thousands of families would one day call home. Over the following decade, Sharpe worked with the residents of Sahuarita to develop plans for what would become Rancho Sahuarita, the most highly amenitized master-planned community in Southern Arizona.
In 2002 the first family moved into Rancho Sahuarita. Now, more than 30,000 people live in Rancho Sahuarita to enjoy an unmatched lifestyle and experience.
Rancho Sahuarita also includes rich opportunities for recreation and connection. The entire property is a playground for all ages, with abundant trails, parks, pools, and open space.
Club Rancho Sahuarita, the community recreation center, also organizes free activities and over 200 events for residents to resident to enjoy.
Also in Rancho Sahuarita: The Sahuarita Town Center; a commercial Marketplace with retail, grocery, and business services; and a forward-thinking public school system, Sahuarita Unified School District.
The next phase of Rancho Sahuarita will include new neighborhoods, as part of the various phases of Entrada Del Rio. Together, they will comprise over 500 new home sites, where 500 new families will come to know Rancho Sahuarita as their home.
Future development over time will include many new homes in various neighborhoods, plus the addition of new parks, trails, amenities, and commercial offerings. As the community grows, the lifestyle and all that we offer our residents is planned to grow with it.