Villa Catalina, Tucson AZ

Villa Catalina

In the heart of Tucson

Paradise in the heart of Tucson

A 55+ Community
Villa Catalina Courtyard

If you’re exploring options for 55+ communities, you came to the right place. We’re located in the center of the historic Sam Hughes neighborhood at the corner of 6th and Country Club in Tucson Arizona.

Built between 1957 and 1961 as Tucson’s first “Own Your Own Luxury Apartment Home Complex”, Villa Catalina has become one of Tucson’s most recognizable communities.


This meticulously maintained 80-unit mid-century modern complex offers spacious one, two and & three bedroom homes ranging from 800 to almost 3000SF. All residences enjoy beautiful views with most units having front and rear facing patios. All units have garage parking.

Most importantly, this is a great place to live!

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Location Is Everything

You know what they say, “location, location, location“. Enjoy the close proximity to the University of Arizona Campus and Wildcat games, downtown dining, Flora's Market Run, Borderlands Brewing, El Con Center, 4th Avenue, Banner University Medical Center and just about everything else you will ever need, all within a 2 mile radius.

Classic Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Villa Catalina, Tucson, AZ

Typical to mid-century modern garden apartment design, the floor plans are open, and all include large expanses of glass and balconies or patios that let in the light and expand the living space. Most have spectacular views of the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountain range.

All of Villa Catalina’s buildings are built around a lushly landscaped interior common area with two pools, BBQs, expansive patio areas, two shuffleboard courts, and a putting green. The complex also offers two community laundry rooms for those units that have not added their own washer / dryer hookup. There are garage spaces for every unit and sufficient on-street and private lot parking.

In 1992, Villa Catalina sought and received Senior Housing designation. As such, we now require that at least one resident is 55 years of age or older and none are under the age of 18.

Learn More About The Advantages Of Villa Catalina

You’ll enjoy a home with no electric bill, water bill, property tax bill or yard maintenance because that is all built into your fixed homeowner’s fee. Where you can lock & leave with confidence, enjoy the heated swimming pool year round and make new friends. A tranquil environment with garage parking for all residents.

Want to learn more about the Villa Catalina HOA? Click the button below to read our CC&R’s, Bylaws and Community Rules and Regulations.

Our Historic Status

Villa Catalina, Tucson, AZ

Villa Catalina prides itself on having retained its initial quality, sense of place, and community spirit for more than 50 years now. As a result, on December 12, 1999, the Villa was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Notable Characteristics:

•  Example of modern design applied to low-rise apartment buildings.

•  An example of the post-war garden apartment whose appeal is related to its embrace of indoor-outdoor living.

•  Association with Lionel Mayell, a prominent developer of early cooperative apartment buildings in southern California, Arizona, and Texas.

Learn more about the community’s historic significance by downloading our National Register of Historic Places Registration Form

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