SWDesertHomes in Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Vail & More!: What is the average square foot price for a home in Tucson, AZ

What is the average square foot price for a home in Tucson, AZ

Employees from Caterpillar will be moving to Tucson, AZ over the next five years with the opening of a Caterpillar Regional Headquarters to be located downtown Tucson.  Curious about the Tucson lifestyle, Caterpillar employees have sent questions regarding relocation to our beautiful desert pueblo.  What better opportunity for blogging than to help provide information to those contemplating moving to the metropolitan Tucson area 


Question #2: What is the average square foot price for an existing home in Tucson, AZ?

The City of Tucson is 227 square miles, Oro Valley, 36 square miles, Marana 121, and Vail adds another 18. All in all, metropolitan Tucson covers a very wide area! Great questions to ask yourselves when moving to Tucson are: Do I want to live in a historic district? Downtown? Do I prefer rural or urban? Hills? Subdivisions? A longer commute? A short commute? Would I like my home on an acre of land? Are views important? Two story home a must? These and other questions are very important to pin down as you begin your search for a new home in metropolitan Tucson.

Caterpillar Relocation to Tucson AZ

If we take a 30 minute commute circle from the approximate location of the new Caterpillar headquarters downtown, you can see this provides you with a wide range of options in your home search! Here is a handy commute time calculator through Trulia that can give you a bird's eye view and approximation:   Commuting Time in Tucson Map

Another item to factor in is the difference in population Tucson experiences during peak months! Because we are a college town AND a destination city, and many, many part time residents take advantage of our moderate winter temperatures -- traffic swells as the temperature drops in Tucson, AZ. The last study I could find marked 300,000 residents as area "snowbirds".  Increased population = more traffic, so times can change as the visitors and part-time residents arrive.

So, back to the the original question, what is the average square foot price for an existing home in Tucson, AZ?

The Average Sales Price for the entire month of April 2016 was $221,260 an 3.88% increase from March 2016. Median sales price was $176,000 As of June 4, 2016 -- there are 3,898 overall new and existing homes for sale listed in metropolitan Tucson, including Oro Valley, Vail, and Marana. This includes townhomes, condos, single family residences, and mobile homes.

For a broad answer, we will stick to single family existing residences for these statistics. This brings that number to 2,874 available homes as of June 4, 2016. Homes range from $44,900 to $6,500,000.  There are 1,077 homes specifically priced between 250K and 500K.

So, let's look at neighborhoods in that price range.

Here is a map of Tucson neighborhoods, broke down by areas.

182 homes in North Tucson = Avg $/Sqft: $162.42
3 homes in South Tucson = Avg $/Sqft: $109.66
27 homes in East Tucson = Avg $/Sqft: $137.61
59 homes in West Tucson = Avg $/Sqft: $148.00
106 homes in Central Tucson = Avg $/Sqft: $176.01
102 homes in NE Tucson = Avg $/Sqft: $146.72
468 homes in NW Tucson = Avg $/Sqft: $146.30
78 homes in SE Tucson = Avg $/Sqft: $135.82
15 homes in SW Tucson = Avg $/Sqft: $142.61

Luxury homes for sale in Tucson

As your real estate agent, I am happy to set up personalized searches for your convenience based on your criteria.  Two story?  Mountain views? 20 minute commute?  Roomy lot?  Historic remodel?  Four bedroom home?  Pool?  Specific area of town?  Whatever your priorities -- I can help you find a home!  Please contact me today to help set up your new home in the Tucson area search - tailored to YOU!  Cara Mancuso 520-909-2988


If I can assist you in your home buying or selling in Marana, Tucson, Oro Valley, or Vail, please don't hesitate to call me!  Email at swdeserthomes@aol.com

Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Long Realty,


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Comment balloon 0 commentsCara Marcelle Mancuso • June 04 2016 08:08AM