Civano is part of a growing trend in the West: "new urbanism," which designs communities inspired by the best features of older, more established neighborhoods. Walk along Civano's sidewalks, and you see houses with porches and ramadas that recall early Tucson architecture. Drought-tolerant landscaping ? emphasizing such desert natives as palo verde and mesquite ? reinforces the sense of place.
Civano also tries to make efficient use of resources. Water conservation is promoted through rainwater harvesting and xeriscaping. Optional building techniques emphasizing thick walls make Civano's new homes 50 percent more energy-efficient than a standard new Tucson home. Most houses use solar energy in some form.
What else makes Civano special? Neighbors can communicate via their own website or talk the old-fashioned way over coffee at the activity center or over mulch at the Civano Community Garden.
Homes For Sale in the Civano Neighborhood in SouthEast Tucson
Civano Neighborhood Association Website