Green Valley features a unique blend of Anglo, Mexican, Native American and Spanish Colonial cultures. The area has belonged to Spain as the San Ignacio de la Canoa Land Grant, then to Mexico, the Confederacy and finally the United States. Green Valley is at an elevation of 2900 feet, at the foot of the Santa Rita Mountains and receives more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Winters are mild, the air is clean and dry, and the natural beauty is spectacular. The average annual temperature is 80 degrees in the day and 50 degrees at night. Green Valley was selected as one of the best places to retire by “Where to Retire” magazine and “New Choices for Retirement” magazine because of the climate, the recreational, cultural and social opportunities, and the low cost of living.
Canoa Northwest, located at the southern most boundary of Green Valley, is one of the premiere master planned gated communities in Green Valley. A quiet, age restricted retirement community, designed for active seniors 55 and over, which consists of 301 single-family homes sitting at the 3,100-foot level of the beautiful Santa Rita Mountains in the heart of the greenest desert on earth.
Canoa Northwest is a truly fantastic place to live and play with nine golf courses nearby, two shopping centers, many places of worship, several medical facilities, hundreds of clubs, many volunteer organizations, 12 recreational centers which house state of the art fitness facilities, camera, clay, lapidary and ceramic studios, 17 tennis courts, 2 racquet ball courts, fully equipped woodworking shop, billiards, bocce ball courts, shuffle board courts, and 12 swimming pools all just minutes away from Tucson, and several historic small towns like Tubac, Tombstone, Sierra Vista and Bisbee.
In 1995, Fairfield Homes purchase 6,400 acres of land, which is now Canoa Ranch. In 1999, Fairfield began development of the first community on this land, which is now known as Canoa Northwest. In 2001, Monterey Homes struck a deal with Fairfield and took over development, completing the last home in Canoa Northwest in mid 2005.
It was not until the January of 2005 that Canoa Northwest began governing itself with a five-member board of directors. The association holds monthly Board meetings. The Board of Directors encourage its homeowners to become involved in their governance by becoming a board member or to get involved in the many committees of the board which include: Grounds, Gates, Newsletter, Roads, Welcome, Social, Election, Finance, Design Review, Documentation, and Website.
Living in a beautiful and friendly neighborhood like this one continues to be a reminder to all our residents of how lucky we are to spend our retirement years in comfort, safety, and contentment surrounded by good neighbors and gorgeous scenery in one of the most desirable communities in Arizona—Green Valley’s Canoa Northwest.