6960 Rock Ledge Place, TUCSON,AZ 85750
Tucson is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census put the population at 520,116, while the 2013 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was 996,544. The Tucson MSA forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area (CSA), with a total population of 980,263 as of the 2010 Census. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, both of which anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is located 108 miles (174 km) southeast of Phoenix and 60 mi (97 km) north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Tucson is the 33rd largest city and the 59th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Roughly 150 Tucson companies are involved in the design and manufacture of optics and optoelectronics systems, earning Tucson the nickname Optics Valley.
Tucson is commonly known as “The Old Pueblo”. While the exact origin of this nickname is uncertain, it is commonly traced back to Mayor R. N. “Bob” Leatherwood. When rail service was established to the city on March 20, 1880, Leatherwood celebrated the fact by sending telegrams to various leaders, including the President of the United States and the Pope, announcing that the “ancient and honorable pueblo” of Tucson was now connected by rail to the outside world. The term became popular with newspaper writers who often abbreviated it as “A. and H. Pueblo”. This in turn transformed into the current form of “The Old Pueblo”.
In the early 1980s, city leaders ran a contest searching for a new nickname. The winning entry was the “Sunshine Factory”. The new nickname never gained popular acceptance, allowing the old name to remain in common use. Tucson was dubbed “Optics Valley” in 1992 when Business Week ran a cover story on the Arizona Optics Industry Association.
Description: “Fabulous contemporary gated estate in Ventana Canyon Mountain Estates with the most amazing ”top of the world” views. Truly stunning, elegant yet comfortable with spacious terraces, a bridge walkway across the tiled pool and spa, rare cactus garden in the auto court upon arriving. In addition to a spectacular master suite and 2 guest suites, home has a covered indoor-outdoor full bar, entertainment room, exercise room, massage salon, art studio, and office. Home is available furnished at $8 million.”
- 7756 sqft.
- 3 beds
- 6 baths
- 3 garage
- Listing agent: Janell Jellison
- 6960 Rock Ledge Place, TUCSON,AZ 85750