Tucson River Walk Luxury Townhomes

Tucson River Walk

Tucson Upscale Urban Living

From concept to reality Tucson River Walk Luxury Town homes are an adventure in upscale urban living. From this picture taken today with a monsoon storm approaching you can see downtown Tucson and A mountain in the background. Upscale urban living is somewhat new for this part of the Tucson Foothills. We first visited this new location on February 8, 2007 at the grand opening. Billed on their own website as Luxury Town Homes but listed as Single Family Residences The Tucson River Walk is a marked difference from anything seen in Tucson to date.

Exterior unfinishedThe best way to describe these homes is Single Family Residence with a Town home lifestyle.

Part of the confusion over the designation can be attributed to the unique way in which each of these homes is constructed. Typically a town-home has at least one shared wall with another home.

These homes have their own separate walls, but they do have a shared exterior. The construction is 2 X 6 for all exterior walls. There are two separate walls side by side for each unit approx 1 to 1 1/2 inches apart. The exterior covering of styrofoam, mesh and Stucco blends seamlessly as it flows from unit to unit. The description of Town home lifestyle means:

  • the owners are directly responsible for the roof and
  • their individual courtyard landscaping.

Tucson River Walk Luxury Homes Phase 1

There will be a total of 118 homes when this community is completed. The construction of these homes is broken into 5 phases. Build time from slab is 9 to 10 months. Phase 1 with 32 units has 30 sold units and the last 2 completed and ready for sale. They are starting to take reservation for Phase 2. Changes are being made for Phase 2. The floorplans for this next phase make the bedrooms larger. The optional roof cabana is to be standard and the cabanas in phase 1 were metal and the new ones will be stucco.

Because of these changes we haven’t included floorplans. When the new floorplans are available we will have then in PDF format for viewing, downloading and saving. There is a quick summary of features at the end of this post.

River Walk Town homes Included Luxury Features

A Sense of Community
Gated Entry and 24 hour Doorman
Perimeter Security Cameras
Heated Swimming Pool
Clubhouse with Great Room, Fitness Room, Kitchen and Baths
Direct Access to Rillito River Walking and Bicycle Paths
Minutes from Shopping, Entertainment, Restaurants, the University
Medical Center, and the University of Arizona
Common Areas, Landscaping, and Plaza Fountains

Quality ConstructionExterior Tucson River Walk Luxury Townhomes
8’ Entry Doors
Engineered Foundation System
Finished 2-Car Garage
Overhead Steel Garage Door with Operator
Standing Seam Metal Roof
Insulation Between Floors
Dramatic Balcony

Distinctive Interiors
Nine Foot Interior Ceilings
Laminate Flooring on Second Floor
Hand Textured Finish on all Walls/Ceilings
Designer Light Fixture Package
Decorator 2-Panel Interior DoorsTucson River Walk Luxury Town Homes Dining Area
Bull nose Drywall Corners
Brushed Chrome Lever Door Hardware
Quality Carpeting with Y2” Rebond Pad
Decora Light Switches
Master Suite Walk-In Closet
Laundry Room
Ceiling Fan Outlets in all Bedrooms
Prewiring with Multi-Media Panel

Direct Access Garage
Automatic Fire Sprinkler System
Smoke Detectors
Pre-Wired for Individual Security System
Secure Entry Deadbolt
Professionally Managed Home Owners Association

Gourmet Kitchen
Designer Granite Slab Countertops with 4” Backsplash
Stainless Steel Whirlpool Appliances: Super Capacity Self
Cleaning Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher and Refrigerator
Garbage Disposal
Under-mount Stainless Steel Sink withEntry to home
Brushed Chrome Pull-Out Faucet
Hardwood Cabinets
Recessed Light Fixtures
Island with Breakfast Bar
Walk-In Pantry

Luxurious Baths
Garden Tub in Master Bath
Porcelain Floor Tile
Executive Height Vanity in Master Bath
Elongated Toilet Bowls
Ceramic Tile Bath Surrounds and Counter Tops
Brushed Chrome Plumbing Fixtures
Expansive Vanity Mirrors

Energy Saving Features
(2) 13 SEER Heating and Cooling Units
Digital Thermostat
Pella Energy Saving Dual Pane Clad Wooden Windows
2” X 6” Exterior Wall System with R- 19 Insulation
R-30 Ceiling Insulation
Tucson Electric Power “Guarantee Program”

Optional FeaturesSky Cabana
Sky Cabana
Soft Water System
Two Master Suites
Tandem Garages
Four Bedroom Plan
Sink Options @ Laundry Room

Homeowner’ s Association Dues

$150 per month


• Garbage Removal
• Pool & Spa Service
• Maintenance of Club House
• Security Guard ServiceWalnut Stair treds
• Gate Maintenance
• Street Maintenance
• Insurance for Common Areas
• Common Area Maintenance
(including landscaping and utilities)
• Exterior Building Maintenance
(including stucco & paint)

Tucson River Walk Luxury Town Homes Summary

• Luxury homes with private courtyards
• 2 or 3-car garages + Optional 4th bedroom
• Private elevators in each home
• Pre-wire with multi-media panel
• 24-hour guard-gate entrance and site surveillance
• Fitness center including saltwater pool & spa
• Upscale shopping and restaurants nearby

I don’t usually like pictures of narrow hall ways or stairs but when the stair treads are solid walnut I make an exception.

The exterior colors are very bold and Southwestern in nature. The interior designs are right out of the very Urban East. If you are moving to Tucson but don’t want to give up the style of home you had in the East, Tucson River Walk Luxury Town Homes might be just what you are looking for in your new Tucson Home.

The OnSite Realty website for this community is http://www.arizonariverwalk.com.

The website is no longer active and the project is no longer active.   The last we heard back in January 2009 was a new developer was going to be taking on the project.   To our knowledge this has not happened yet.


  1. says


    Since I wrote this initial post they have started Phase II and have made some changes. The 4th floor cabanas are now standard features.

    The pricing and availability have changed as well. I’m out of town till the 26th. When I get back I’ll post an update on the changes and pricing.

  2. Judy Stenman says

    Please let me know the range of prices for these and are they open to view this Sunday , Feb. 3? Thanks, Judy

  3. catherine lucas says

    What is the price range of these town homes? Hard to decide anything if nothing is down about price range…

    catherine lucas’s last blog post..

  4. says

    @catherine lucas – They are currently off the market. We have been told they will be back on with a new developer but no time frame has been given.

    We will post that here when it happens and they are once again available.

  5. says

    @Mackenzie Lentner – Mackenzie as I told Catherine Lucas above:

    They are currently off the market. We have been told they will be back on with a new developer but no time frame has been given.

    We will post that here when it happens and they are once again available.

  6. says


    Here is what I could find from one of their fliers:

    River Elks LLC / Louis Marson and Sons, Inc, Member – Builder / Andrew J. Kacic, Member – Developer

  7. Emily says

    Do these homes have another real estate website? The one listed takes me to marketing website (Go Daddy). Thanks!

  8. says

    @Emily – Emily,

    We heard back in January that a new developer would be taking over the project. To my knowledge that has not happened yet. The site has been down now for several months.

  9. Emily says

    Dave – thanks for the info. Am I correct in assuming, then, that the project is unfinished and only partially built?

  10. says

    @Emily – Yes, the project is unfinished. There are some finished units but there are a lot that remain to be completed or built, but it isn’t an abandoned project that is sitting there empty, there are people living in the community.

  11. SushiandBurrito says

    The new builder, AF Sterling, has the townhomes back up for sale, pricing from 245k-275k. They bought the project out of bankruptcy for $3.1 million and are finishing off. There are 11 unfinished townhomes they have for sale and have not published their design for the remainging 100 or so lots. Thoughts?

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