Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Tucson, Arizona Homes for Sale

About Menlo Park

Menlo Park was the first settlement in what would become the city of Tucson, making it the longest continuously inhabited area in the city. It is also one of the largest neighborhoods in Tucson. Pushed against the Santa Cruz River, residents can see signs of years long gone, as some homes date back to the late 1700s.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $140,000 to $625,000

Closed Prices: $100,000 to $908,000

Median Sale Price: $183,550

Average $ per sq ft: $278

Association Fee Ranges: $0/quarter, $0/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1917 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 500 to 3600 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Around Menlo Park

Menlo Park is sandwiched between Interstate 10 and the "A" Mountain Sentinel Peak Park. Congress Street and Grande Avenue intersect the community, breaking it into four smaller communities. Ideally, the farther away from Interstate 10, the better, although there is little in terms of actual residential property here anyways. The Santa Cruz River does provide some buffer between homes and Interstate 10, but staying away from Congress Street is preferable. In terms of housing styles, most are one-level, single-family homes. There are a few larger homes spread throughout Menlo Park.

While this is one of the largest neighborhoods in Tucson in terms of area, much of it is taken up by the park and the river. After factoring in the Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital, there isn't much room for added amenities. Most restaurants are located along the east side of the neighborhood, near Interstate 10. Being next to the highway, the area offers lots of casual options including fast food and Arizona's own Eegee's. Seis Regional Mexican Cuisine off of Congress Street is probably the most well-known local spot. There are a handful of other options along Congress Street including a French bistro and fast casual restaurants.

Menlo Park is located not only off of the highway but away from Downtown, the boutique shops of 4th Avenue, and the university. Due to this, most visitors to the city never actually come to this side of town. The community reflects this as there are fewer attractions for outsiders and most homes are modestly sized. Discount hotels line the east side of the neighborhood along the highway, but the rest of the neighborhood has a simple, Southwestern aesthetic. Side streets are not overly busy, but many don't have sidewalks, making Menlo Park quiet but not very walkable.

Grab a drink at one of the restaurants along Congress Street or St. Mary's Road. Being mostly a residential neighborhood, Menlo Park has few options outside of hotel bars and diners, but for an entertaining night on the town, venture to the Downtown or University neighborhoods.

While Friday nights might leave a bit to be desired for night owls, there are plenty of Sunday strolls to be enjoyed. The mountain park is beautiful, especially during the mornings or throughout the fall months when the temperature cools. While it is necessary to stay on the trails, there is plenty to be discovered. The neighborhood's namesake park has a swimming pool, picnic pavilions, and a basketball court.

Locals Love

  • Nearby hospital
  • Close hiking options
  • Being away from downtown

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic off the interstate
  • Lack of amenities

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