Interest in Tucson vacation bookings is on the rise again, now that we’re getting into the tail-end of summer.  And why wouldn’t it when people all over hear about the good things happening here and seeing images like the one above?  The thing is, people aren’t only coming for vacations these days… they’re coming for good jobs as well as what we’ve known for a long time; that Tucson is a great place to retire.  In fact, it was recently ranked quite high on the best places to retire (which should come as no surprise to those of us who already know and love the Old Pueblo)

Vacation rental homes near the best golf in ArizonaWalletHub: Tucson one of best places to retire

WalletHub on Monday released its list of best/worst cities to retire. The ranking charts 150 American cities across four main metrics — affordability, availability of recreational activities, quality of life and health care.

Scottsdale was No. 3 overall, the highest-ranked for any Arizona city. Scottsdale also had the highest percentage of residents over 65 years old (21.1 percent) and was fourth on the “mild weather” factor.

Tucson was No. 20 overall and the Old Pueblo got high marks for available activities and quality of life.

Tempe was ranked 32nd and was followed by Phoenix (No. 41), Mesa (No.42), Peoria (No. 50), Chandler (No. 57), Glendale (No. 62), Gilbert (No. 71), read more at

But not only for retirement… Tucson is bringing in some really good, highly skilled, high paying jobs leading to a new (niche) term for our area – “Optics Valley”

Arizona Technology Council and AOIA forge partnership a move to boost their ongoing efforts to grow the science and technology sectors of Arizona’s economy and increase the number of high-paying jobs in the state, the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Optics Industry Association (AOIA) Monday announced the two organizations have signed a collaborative agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Council will form an Arizona Optics Industry Committee to advocate for and promote the interests of the industry by holding optics-focused events and helping to influence legislative policy positions at the local, state and federal levels. The committee will develop a roadmap for the optics industry sector in Arizona and use the Council’s established leadership and infrastructure to address critical issues.

Tucson is home to one of the world’s largest clusters of optics companies, earning the region the name “Optics Valley.” Part of the reason companies choose to make Tucson their home is the world-renowned College of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona. read more at

With so many great things about our area, it’s really no surprise that business here at SunTree Corporate Housing is booming.  If you or anyone you need is in need of any kind of short term furnished rental here in Tucson, whether it’s for a job relocation, an extended stay vacation rental home, or simply transitioning between home (or having renovations done to your current home), call us and we’ll find you the perfect place to stay, making you feel right at home.