About Marana, Arizona
Marana encompasses around 120 square miles to the northwest of Tucson, AZ. It originally contained 10 square miles and has a history steeped in farming and agriculture, which the town still celebrates today during yearly Founders’ Day festivities. As a young town it has experienced a big growth period in the 21st century, growing in population to nearly 35,000 in 2010. The majority of Marana is in Pima County, with a small portion in Pinal County to the north.
Marana’s outstanding school district draws families who experience a high quality of education with a small town feeling. Marana is also a short drive away from the University of Arizona and Pima Community College campuses for easy access to world-class higher education opportunities.
The town’s focus on maintaining beautiful outdoor trails and community parks allows everyone to enjoy the beautiful weather when cooler temperatures arrive – there are 145 acres of parks in the Town and nearly 40 miles of trails. The Loop, a multi-use pathway popular with cyclists, runners, and walkers, connects Marana with Tucson over many miles of shared pathways not used by cars. All of this encourages an active and healthy lifestyle for residents and visitors alike.