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Tubac, AZ

Old Tumacacori Bar...a western classic

I walked in the other day and man can I tell the good old smell of mesquite wood burning and they have about five differnt coffe drink going that night.  (Jan 3, 2008 | post #6)

Tubac, AZ

Building on Ranch Land in Tubac

After noon , M C Fire Protection is my first chose and Fire Sprinkler Fitters second. M C Fire does a lot of work out here with our locate fire department so you can’t get it wrong with them. AND the solar I used “The Solar Store” But they where a bit too expensive. I’m going up to Tucson in a week to meet with some gentlemen about the system for their clients’ house, so let me see what they say. Nogales had has a pretty okay system: not great but good enough.  (Jan 3, 2008 | post #4)

Tubac, AZ

Q's & A's about Tubac, Tumacacori & Rio Rico

Good Morning to all I'm starting a poll about everything to everything. What to eat, where to move, how’s the weather, who do you go to, when to visit and which road to take. Please feel free to ask away.  (Jan 3, 2008 | post #1)

Tubac, AZ

Hi Friends ... I'm new ...

After noon Bob, If you go back to goggle look between Streets Camino Apolena and Circulo Silva – for this area – It is highly developed - now if you look across the street of Pendleton you can also see houses built there too. Normally Pendleton is not build able due to farmland and the river, but here you see homes. Now finally compare that to five miles north and five miles south. You notice that there are pockets of developments out there. Yes, you do have a dirt road but its only roughly 3 to 4 lots away from where the pavement ends. Okay, perk able lot? Sorry, but I’m not telling you something that could cost you later. You can call Rudy’s Septic systems for a quote he's in the phone book . – Bridges, no sorry only one on Rio Rico Dr., and 2-dirt crossing. Price – I have to check, I’m not in an area where I have my info.  (Jan 3, 2008 | post #57)

Tubac, AZ

Building on Ranch Land in Tubac

Good Afternoon Daddio, Morning Star and Salero Ranch are beautiful areas – If these are areas you can afford then go for it. Not only for privacy but beauty. The builders are dependable out here, we have many different builders to pick from that are not only dependable but are used to building in remote areas and custom houses. They work for you because there reputation depends on it. Fire Insurance is a bit more than expensive; the fast, cheap, safe way to correct this problem is to have your architect design a “closet” inside your home for a water sprinkler system – about 4 x 5 room. If you include a system not only does your rates drop dramatically, but there are two companies in Tucson, Az that can do it for only .75 to .85 cents a sq. ft. – example ( 5000 sqft = $ 4,250.00) Not a bad deal at all. And the electric home issue, ??????? This is all up to you. Would you rather pay a small fortune on panels and batteries or put up with pain in the butts in Nogales with rate increases every week? I personal have ½ of my appliances hooked up to solar and the other half on the grid, but I like it that way. Hope this info helps.  (Jan 3, 2008 | post #2)

Tubac, AZ

Hi Friends ... I'm new ...

Your address is 259 Camino Mirador , Rio Rico Az 85646 Beautiful Lot . This area is one of the highy developed areas back here. Your Mom pick a great lot.  (Jan 3, 2008 | post #55)

Tubac, AZ

Hi Friends ... I'm new ...

Dear Robert Hayes, DO NOT SELL TO ANY COMPANIES OR CONSTRUCTION GROUPS. Your parents have a beautiful lot. (Do they live in Florida?) If I’m right they have that “cal-a sac / corner lot”. This little lot doesn’t seem like a lot right now but companies are doing the same thing they tried 10 years ago. The normally Mail or e-mail the owners of land in a certain area, If they get any bits they turn around and sell to people on the Internet or China. Please do not let your parents fall for this. The construction does the same but they normally sent out a scout to research and call you mom and dad. These companies normally like for people out of state and out of country, because with the market “Down” they will gently scare you to sell. Again don’t fall for it !! I looked at surrounding streets and there is no property for sale within a half a mile from your folks place, but there are houses on the market – in fact 3 are in spitting range. The lowest is 167,000 and the highest 399,000. Now all of this is from the comfort of home, I can’t tell you what people are selling there property for with out a real estate agent but I can take a look if you like. It looks like your parents have about .5 acres out there, I have not personal step on the property but going rate is between 22,000 and 35,000.But I’ve known people to get as much as 55,000 for a half acre. Property changes face out here a lot, due to electrical, water and views. By the way, Warning, if you plain to build on this lot – It will take you longer to build than a construction company would so don’t let that discourage you. Well, If that’s all for now – Happy New Year too all and talk to you soon !!!  (Dec 29, 2007 | post #52)

Tubac, AZ

County OKs 2 big developments in Tubac

I HIGHLY SUGGEST THAT ANYONE AND EVERYONE WHO LIVES IN THIS AREA OR OWNES PROPERTY HERE – READ UP AND GET READY TO FIGHT!! THIS IS A BIG DEAL!!! “If the projects win rezoning, Las Mesas and Sopori Ranch could bring more than 20,000 newcomers to an area estimated at 900 people in the 2000 census. Today it has about 1,500.” By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star PLEASE READ ANY ARTICLES AND EDUCATE YOURSELF AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REMEMBER THESE JOBS THEY TALK ABOUT, ARE NOT FOR THE LOCATES NOR SURRONDING TOWNS – PEOPLE WILL BE COMING FROM TUCSON, PHENIX, AND CAILFORNIA. WHY YOU ASK? BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE HERE THAT ARE UNEMPLOYED AND JUST NORTH IS A RETIERMENT COMMENITY.  (Dec 13, 2007 | post #1)

Tubac, AZ

Old Tumacacori Bar...a western classic

What A great place to be !!! You can walk-in as yourself regardless if your wearing ripped jeans or decked out in a 500 hundred dollors suit. Abe's is the place to be !!  (Dec 5, 2007 | post #5)

Tubac, AZ

Developer proposes 3,100 homes near Tubac

Good AFter noon Every one, I live here, I’ve been here, my family is here, we’ve been here 8 generation and it’s sad to see your world that we grow up with, the memories, the past and happiness that our town brought us. But, I understand that we can’t keep a great place like this hidden forever. The only thing that I wish I could change is the pace of new things to come. For example: In the last 3 yrs., Three of the oldest family’s out there, lost there houses. Most due to Taxes that raised well above their social security and their retirement checks. Our Taxes tripled 6yrs ago and is increasing by the year. How do you tell an old widow that she lost her house because she bought to many groceries or she used too much gas? I think the developers forgot that people live out here and most of us are ranchers and blue-collar people. So, people can say what they want, It is a free country, But Please try to imagine the world from someone else’s perspective, and ask yourself what’s the negative, positive, change, who does it affect, what would I do, and any other question you like. But, large developer do hurt people in little towns at least it did to mine – and their not done yet – They just approved of three different developments – one is 1,800 homes and the others are between 300 to 800 homes. Two more are at county right now trying to get approval. One for 3,300 homes the other 5,200 homes. NOTE: In 2000 population of Tubac was 4,243 / Carmen was 36 / Tumacacori was 150 this includes the mountains, and what is call northern Rio Rico today. DID YOU KNOW? - That The “Barrio” is only ¼ occupied the rest is for sell! Why are they building when they can’t sell their first project? Out of the ¼ occupied ½ are snowbirds. I hope that gives you some thing to think about.  (Nov 28, 2007 | post #15)

Tubac, AZ

Palo Parado bridge?

Sorry To Tell you but Palo Parado means ... Palo = Stick Parado = up/standing " standing stick " Back in the day that area was a forest of Palo Verde trees (means = Green Stick)and when they died and dried up they were perfect standing sticks  (Nov 28, 2007 | post #12)

Tubac, AZ

Hi Friends ... I'm new ...

I’ll tell you one thing about Abe’s… … It’s not a pleasant feeling to go in there with the lights out, the TV silent or alone. But sometimes that the fun of it. There's alot of stories but only Abe himself can tell you the truth.  (Nov 28, 2007 | post #49)

Tubac, AZ

Hi Friends ... I'm new ...

BARBARA, Good Morning, Well Abe’s is closed on Tuesdays and the weekends are always the best. I will e-mail you their phone number so you can call in advance to see who is there and find out if that’s the night you want to go. They open at 2:oo pm til’?? But they can stay open to 2:oo am. Game nights are always fun and Christmas Eve night is the best!! Every one in town stops here. The Tumacacori Mission right across the street has their LUMINARIES it starts at dusk. It’s a beautiful sight to see you must come down to see it. There’s no admission fee and you get cookies and hot coco.  (Nov 28, 2007 | post #48)

Tubac, AZ

Hi Friends ... I'm new ...

Good After Nonn MaryB, ~~ My apologizes; for taking so long to comment on your questions. Will for your first question regarding road conditions on the east and west side of Rio Rico, Az. For the most part I would say that more than 85% of all roads are paved and for the remaining dirt roads, they are in good if not great shape for being dirt. Caution * when driving in the outer reign of Rio Rico both East and West do take alone water, cell phone, map (best maps from goggle) and be prepared to drive for several hours. A lot of roads do connect to each other with is very covenant, but the down side is that you just keep going and going trying to see what’s on the other side. *(If you like to scenic drive, than you will really enjoy driving through and around Rio Rico). – Next question – Build able lots in Rio Rico? Please have caution when going to the East Side Rio Rico (From Pendleton Rd. East) A lot of these lots were divided poorly, I would say that within 10 parcels that 7 of them are build able and 3 out of 10 are ideal. With my experience I’ve seen and recommended that when you find your ideal build site; purchase the surrounding land if it falls into canyons, washes and/or rough terrain. The reason being, is if someone else buys this land next to your IDEAL property, Guess what, they will cut in, move dirt and destroy the landscaping just to make the lot build able one. And now it’s next to your house. There are a few plateau (aka = mesa’s) on the east side, but not many. -- Next Question -- Tubac foothills lots -- Will unfortunately, a lot of them fall in the category just talked about, BUT don’t let me discourage you! There are wonderful lots out there; you just have to find them. Do your home work thou, some parcels are asking way too much while others are too little. * I called a guy with a personal “for sale sign” on his property. He was very nice but was asking $40,000 dollars for his property. I told myself that either this property has10 acres OR there’s gold up in there hills. He was crazy to ask for that amount expectedly after I went to county records to find that he’s property was only .17 of an acre. Well, 5 years later the property still sits with its sign. – Next Question – Tubac West Side – Beautiful land out there, a lot of washes that run with fury at times but some times worth it. The proposed utility lines are a big deal to the landowners out here. It has been back and forth so many times we all lost count. The new proposal is offering underground utilities with possibility of grand fathered properties to chose to connect with them or not. BUT unfortunately I cannot tell you what they decided and/or if that proposal will last. This does effect a new 1300 home development in that area. – I hope I did not gibber gabber too much, but until next time, Good day. --- By the way, anyone in the area needed help, please feel free to stop by Abe’s Old Tumacacaori Bar @ 1900 E. Frontage Rd. Tumacacaori, Az -- They always know where to find me  (Nov 15, 2007 | post #46)