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Where we live: Menlo Park

Where we live: Menlo Park

For more than 4,000 years, man has been drawn to the base of Sentinel Peak to harvest the land and to create a home. From early pit houses to Spanish settlements and modern-day luxury dwellings, what is now known as Menlo Park Neighborhood is truly Tucson's birthplace.

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Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Nicole Harrington and daughter Hannah, 1, visit with a horse at the Tanque Verde Stables. Rather than a pool or tennis court, the stables were originally used as an incentive to buy a home in Bel Air Ranch Estates.

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Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Pride, the iconic fiberglass horse, stands watch at the Bel Air Ranch Estates entrance on Tucson's far northeast side.

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Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

The dining room of Dorrell-Jo MacWhinnie and Ed Berkeley, who moved into their burnt adobe brick home nearly two decades ago.

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Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

"It's really a wonderful place to live," says Dave Baird, who moved into the neighborhood in 1972. Baird's backyard is shown.

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Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Tanque Verde Stables owner Dennis Cole, left, talks with trainer Tommy Rodden as he works with Morena, a quarter horse. The stables were originally a community amenity. Some residents still board horses there.

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Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Dave Baird's backyard reflects the quiet, rural ambience of the neighborhood, which is a few minutes away from groceries and other essentials of life.

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Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Dorrell-Jo MacWhinnie's home in Bel Air Ranch Estates also has accommodations for horses, including Nicolai, an Egyptian Arabian who is a neighborhood star.

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Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Editor's note: Our series explores Tucson neighborhoods' homes, vibes and people. Look for the Where We Live series monthly in the Home + Life section of the Arizona Daily Star.

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