I grew up in Albuquerque and have lived in Corona de Tucson for 6 1/2 years It lies between Sahuarita and Vail. I can relate to your situation since I had similar questions prior to selecting my home when I moved here from California. Before the economy hit its current snag, the Extended South sector of Metro Tucson was one of the fastest growing vicinities in the city. This vicinity includes the communities you mention, but everyone has a different take on the various neighborhoods. We would need to communicate more to determine your preferences in order to zero in on the neighborhood you will eventually select.
After living in LA for 35 years, it's been a pleasure looking up at the star-filled skies, without the glare of city life. I am affiliated with a large local real estate company called Tierra Antigua. Its progressive and energetic designated broker and staff has proven to be excellent and we are scheduled to open our fourth office at a time when other offices are closing. I would be delighted to help a fellow Albuquerquean and look forward to discussing your wants and needs further.
Marie Dagucon, Broker Associate
Cell: (520) 906-7039 or landline: (520) 762-9350.