Developers of single-family-style rental homes have multiple projects underway around the city.
The living- and dining-room area of the two-bedroom, two-bath unit at the Aerie property near Thornydale and Ina roads. This development opened this year, and one on Tanque Verde Road opened in March 2012. Six more are planned or under construction.
Aerie units range in size from 650 to 1,250 square feet, and rents range from $834 to $1,220 a month.
"Herbert," formerly the Armory Park Apartment complex, will consist of 450-square-foot studios and 600-square-foot, one-bedroom apartments. Common areas will feature an exercise facility and massage room. Rents have not been determined.
A former low-income apartment complex downtown is being renovated for its expected summer opening.
A former north-side eyesore that drew the ire of neighbors and area businesses has gotten a face-lift.
Vista Sierra Apartments was a vacant, boarded-up complex that had become a magnet for taggers and squatters. Town West Design Development bought it last year after the Section 8 requirement was removed.
The complex, now known as Casa Presidio Apartment Homes, is now leasing one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments ranging from $735 for a one-bedroom to $1,485 for a two-bedroom unit with a den.
Ramon Ley, left, and José Hernandez work on an apartment. Casa Presidio also features a new pool, spa and fitness center.
The kitchen in this two-bedroom apartment is nice, and so is the breakfast bar and dining area, rear. But rental residents of Encantada at Riverside Crossing can also arrange to use a chef's kitchen provided by the apartment complex.
The "dog ranch" at the luxury apartment complex elevates dog parks to something almost elegant: There is room to run, of course, but also tunnels, a pooch water fountain and a bathing station.
The clubhouse lounge features a cascading waterfall, flat-screen TVs and a Starbucks coffee bar. Residents want luxury and convenience but don't want to own and maintain a home, the property's developer says.
Luxury living without commitment. Such is the draw for many residents of Tucson's newest resort-style apartment complex.