This month, Where Next visits Tucson, Arizona with Russ Lyon SIR’s, Marta Harvey. The SeattlebyDesign team invited her to share insights with us about this warm weather locale that many PNW residents flock to annually.
Rich in history, Tucson is fondly known as ‘The Old Pueblo’ whose modern era began in 1775, when the Spanish crown officially founded Presidio San Augustin del Tucson. Its name means “(at the) base of the black (hill)”, a reference to a basalt-covered hill and local point of reference known as Sentinel Peak. Today, Tucson is the 2nd largest city in Arizona and the 33rd largest in the US.
Widely considered a destination city, Tucson averages more than 340 days of sunshine a year and and a dry climate. In addition to the wide variety of recreational activities made possible by such an attractive climate, it also features world class spas, fine dining, a thriving arts scene, and much more. Home to the University of Arizona, Tucson is a college town and embraces an active, youthful vibe, not unlike other cities with significant college campuses therein. Did you know that Tucson was recently the first to be named a City of Gastronomy in the United States, by UNESCO? Yep, neither did we! Many Pacific Northwesterners are well-aware of this sun-drenched Mecca to the south. If you’re not and considering a second home or perhaps even relocation, you might consider Tucson. Home styles vary from historic bungalows to mansions downtown, from ranch homes to new sleek moderns.
Marta Harvey is a Tucson native who has been working in real estate for more than 20 years. Her passion for Tucson, attention to detail, and deep understanding of the local market are key elements of her success. Many clients benefit from Marta’s extensive new construction experience, which spans both design and build. And if that weren’t enough, she’s also proficient in relocation, whether corporate or military. Working with Marta means you’ll be supporting local community programs such as the food bank, the arts, and education. Most notably, she is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Tucson and a former Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson. Her exciting, charismatic approach to real estate will redefine your idea of the client-agent relationship. Indeed, many of Marta’s clients have become her best friends over the years. If you have any plans to be in Tucson, please let us introduce you to Marta? She’d love to give you a tour and help develop your understanding of the current real estate market.
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty