El Cortez, Tucson, AZ

El Cortez Neighborhood Guide Tucson, AZ

About

El Cortez is a charming neighborhood located in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. The area is conveniently located near major roads such as Interstate 10, providing easy access to the city and beyond. El Cortez boasts a thriving community atmosphere, rich in Southwestern culture and history. This locality is just minutes away from the University of Arizona and vibrant downtown Tucson.

What You Will Love About El Cortez, Tucson, Arizona

  • El Cortez is a well-established neighborhood with a strong sense of community.
  • The area has unique Southwestern charm, with adobe-style houses and native landscaping.
  • It is conveniently located near major thoroughfares, making commuting or exploring the rest of Tucson easy.
  • The neighborhood offers an authentic glimpse into Tucson's rich history and culture.

What’s Nearby

El Cortez is a stone's throw away from downtown Tucson, home to a lively dining and nightlife scene, unique shopping opportunities, and cultural attractions like the Tucson Museum of Art. It's also near to the University of Arizona campus, a major research institution and Tucson's largest employer. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Tucson Botanical Gardens and Reid Park Zoo are also nearby.

Lifestyle

The lifestyle in El Cortez is a harmonious blend of old and new. Residents enjoy the conveniences of the city, while maintaining a strong affinity for the area's history and culture. The neighborhood is welcoming and friendly, with regular community events that strengthen bonds among residents.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 52 restaurants, 7 grocery stores, and 10 parks within a mile of the El Cortez neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Fry's Pharmacy

    Retail, Drugstore, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    555 E Grant Rd

  • GROCERY
    Fry's Food Stores of Arizona

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    555 E Grant Rd

  • GROCERY
    India Food & Gifts

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    863 E Grant Rd

  • GROCERY
    Grantstone Supermarket

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    8 W Grant Rd

  • GROCERY
    Coronado Grocery & Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.2 miles

    3154 N Stone Ave

El Cortez Apartments and Rentals

89 Rental properties in El Cortez, Tucson, AZ.

  • The Hedrick on Mountain property

    $1,769+

    The Hedrick on Mountain

    2–3 Beds • 2–3 Baths

    3 Units Available

  • Stonewood Apartments property

    Contact for Price

    Stonewood Apartments

    3–4 Beds • 3 Baths

    1015–1236 Sqft

  • Las Brisas property

    $775+

    Las Brisas

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    420–868 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • 1535 E Hampton St #UPSTAIR property

    $795

    1535 E Hampton St #UPSTAIR

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    600 Sqft

  • 1014 E Glenn St #2 property

    $1,450

    1014 E Glenn St #2

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    880 Sqft

  • 2926 N Tyndall Ave #2 property

    $1,995

    2926 N Tyndall Ave #2

    4 Beds • 3 Baths

    1685 Sqft

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
13.8%
2.1%
utilities
2.1%
1.2%
food
1.6%
5.1%
transportation
3.4%
8.5%
healthcare
4.7%
10.1%

El Cortez Demographics

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El Cortez Reviews

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  • Near Grocery Stores

    Yes

    Say 19 of 27 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 17 of 27 renters

  • Near Schools

    Yes

    Say 16 of 27 renters

  • Nearby Parks

    Yes

    Say 15 of 27 renters

  • Area Has Potholes

    No

    Say 15 of 27 renters

  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 14 of 27 renters

El Cortez Transportation

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Very Walkable

75/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Biker’s Paradise

100/100
Bike Score®

Some Transit

45/100
2 other stops

Copper Star Transportation

Other

254 W Grant Rd

Tucson Tankers

Other

531 W Plata St

Source: foursquare.com

El Cortez Schools

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