Campbell-Grant Neighborhood

Campbell-Grant Neighborhood

Attractive mid-century homes on manicured lots define Campbell Grant, a small central Tucson neighborhood about 2 miles north of the University of Arizona. Buyers desiring one-story living have their choice of well-maintained, ready-to-update brick ranchers and adobe bungalows on wide, tree-shaded streets. Low walls offer privacy and curb appeal on lots that may accommodate recreational vehicles or multiple cars. No two properties are alike in Campbell-Grant. Erected during the post-World War II building boom, homes here offer carports and mature plantings. Landscaped rock and cactus gardens make the most of compact front yards. Some streets also boast mountain views.

The borders of Campbell Grant are Campbell Ave. on the west; Tucson Blvd on the east, Grant Rd. on the South, and Glenn St. on the north.

The neighborhood is home to Connor Park, which was recently renovated and reopened with new play structures funded by 2018 voter-approved Proposition 407 bond funds. In the northwest corner of the neighborhood, there are two stravenues—a fun word only recently explained, referring to a diagonal roadway, which is neither north/south like an avenue, nor east/west like a street—called E. Conner Stravenue and E. Rennoc Stravenue. These are both named after John J. Conner, an early developer in what is now Tucson. Notice that Rennoc is Conner spelled backward.

Wilson Wash runs through the neighborhood and is the favorite feature of some residents. Some long time neighbors recall when the wash north of Copper was un-landscaped, and used to bloom with wildflowers. Sadly, part of the plan to increase the flow of the wash decades ago included clearing the wildflowers and planting Bermuda grass. 

Although Wilson Avenue is actually two streets separated by the wash, both sides are rather narrow, and neither side is one-way. As Campbell Grant is a very pet friendly neighborhood, drivers really need to be aware of people walking their dog, or children.

Given the wide and generally unused (therefore a bit overgrown) easements in this neighborhood, Campbell Grant is not only home to humans and their pets but is also home to javelinas, coyotes, and even roadrunners. Just a little caution in the early mornings and evenings makes them no real problem. 

There are no schools or churches in the neighborhood, but with Campbell and Grant as two of its border streets, the neighborhood features a larger-than-typical offering of local restaurants and cafes. Just outside the boundaries of Campbell Grant, you will find restaurants like Culinary Drop Out, Postino’s, and Snooze

On the east side of Campbell Ave., between Glenn and Grant, you’ve got Pho Can Tho, Prep & Pastry, Blue Willow, Cartel Roasting Co, Bing’s Boba Tea, Goodness Fresh, Eegee’s, and Raging Sage Coffee Roasters. And just around the corner on Grant, you’ve got Upper Crust Pizza, and the new Mojo Cuban Kitchen and Rum Bar.. 

While Campbell Grant doesn’t contain any schools within its boundaries, the Tucson Unified School District serves the neighborhood. Students can attend public schools in adjacent communities. Along the neighborhood’s northern boundary, 2-acre Conner Park is a convenient spot for picnicking or soccer. A shaded playground makes outdoor play possible, even on the sunniest summer days.

Residents don’t have to travel far for shopping and dining. The North Campbell Avenue corridor along the neighborhood’s western boundary is dense with shops and restaurants. Just north of East Glenn Street, the Campbell Plaza Shopping Center is a destination for groceries and home goods. Or take Campbell Avenue 2 miles south to the University of Arizona for everything the campus has to offer.

Campbell-Grant Area Facts

Campbell-Grant has a livability score of 75/100, which is considered excellent.

The cost of living in Campbell Grant is 7% higher than the Tucson average.

Campbell-Grant crime rate is 28% lower than the Tucson average.

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