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Area Description

Our Town’s history goes back much further than its 1977 incorporation. Archaeologists have discovered evidence of more than 4,000 years of human occupation in what is now known as Marana. Native Americans, European settlers and some of the earliest Americans lived in or passed through Southern Arizona. When the railroad put the community on the map in the 1800s, it gained a name: Marana, meaning thicket. These days, Marana is synonymous with quality of life in the Sonoran Desert. Actually, it’s been that way for thousands of years.

Includes Cities/Towns: Bennington, Marana, Tucson.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   As the gateway to Southern Arizona, Marana is brimming with adventure, excitement, and fun for the whole family. No matter what you are searching for, you will discover it in Marana.

Got the shopping bug? Our region has one of the most diverse shopping experiences around, with unique boutiques, convenient outlet malls, and everything in between. If something more active suits you, explore Marana’s outdoors for an experience you will not soon forget.

The Tortolita mountain range offers nationally recognized hiking and biking trails, and the awe-inspiring Saguaro National Forest will turn your visit into a life-long memory. Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure or a cozy time with the family, Marana is your destination. Our outstanding restaurants will keep you happy, with everything from family-friendly fare to 5-star dining.

Cultural Activities

Tucson, just 20 minutes from Marana, offers ballet, concerts, Museums, Symphony and Theater.

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Medical Facilities

MHC Healthcare is dedicated to providing excellence in integrated health services to the communities we serve.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  40.0  52.6  65.2  1.0 "
 Feb  42.5  55.6  68.8  1.1 "
 Mar  46.5  59.9  73.3  1.1 "
 Apr  52.0  66.6  81.2  0.3 "
 May  60.2  75.3  90.4  0.2 "
 Jun  69.6  84.8  100.0  0.2 "
 Jul  74.7  87.7  100.7  2.0 "
 Aug  72.8  85.5  98.3  2.6 "
 Sep  68.2  81.5  94.7  1.2 "
 Oct  57.8  71.6  85.4  1.1 "
 Nov  45.6  59.6  73.6  0.7 "
 Dec  39.8  52.9  66.0  1.1 "

Southern Arizona offers amazing weather year round. Sure it's a bit warm in the summer, but we do not fear any natural disasters. And the fall, winter and spring is terrific.

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Cost of Living for Marana, AZ

Marana, Arizona cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Senior Assistance in Marana, AZ

Marana, Arizona offers the following assistance for seniors:

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