Sam Hughes District
Sam Hughes District is an area of older homes near the University of Arizona that is very popular with the college set. Because it is so close to the University it is a popular area for professors and professionals that work at the University as well as students.
Many of the homes for sale in Sam Hughes have been totally renovated and are absolutely beautiful inside. These Sam Hughes homes are typically smaller homes that often look unremarkable from the street, however once you get inside them you will be amazed at the quality of workmanship and the uniqueness of the remodeling that has been done.
Sam Hughes is a laid back area where the residents treasure their old fashioned lifestyle. From your Sam Hughes home you can walk to most everything and the area has a good mix of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.
Although Sam Hughes is basically a University Community there are children in the neighborhood and Sam Hughes homes are served by the Tucson Unified School District including the Hughes Elementary, Mansfeld Middle and Tucson High Schools.
Sam Hughes was a Welsh immigrant who came to Tucson as a young child. Sam never attended a day of formal school but by hard work and effort became a successful merchant here during the California gold rush years. Sam Hughes was a man of vision and in the early 1870's he helped incorporate the City of Tucson and served on the first Tucson City Council. In 1871 Sam helped establish a public education system in the Territory of Arizona
Sam Hughes died in 1917 and several years later a new elementary school in Tucson was names after him. The Sam Hughes District surrounds that very same school from so many years ago.
Driving Directions: The Sam Hughes District is adjacent to the University of Arizona in downtown Tucson. The boundaries are loosely described as; Speedway on the North, Broadway on the South, Campbell on the West and Country Club on the East.
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