La Cholla Airpark (57AZ) Oro Valley, AZ.  What better place to star gaze than twenty miles northwest of Tucson in Oro Valley, at the base of the dramatic Tortolita Mountains? Here lies the 1,000 acre La Cholla Airpark with an unobscured sky for star gazing. This magnificent location is home to 91 established residences. Though already a private airpark, the ultimate privacy for each is further secured by a minimum of its seven acre lots.

Besides the horses, Javelinas, and deer, you will find the elusive Yak, something with only a designation: L-19 and… what are those things? Ooooooh. Hel-i-cop-ters. A 4500’x44’ lighted, asphalt runway and 44’x44’ helipad give these animals a good place to come and go, and they can get their favorite libation on-site, Avgas. Not only are the “animals” varied, so are the properties. One incomparable example is Mr. Toshikasu “Ski” Tsukii’s guest house that incorporates the nose of a 737, the tail of a 727, and two cabin sections of 707s. His nearby swimming pool in covered by the fuselage of a 747. All incorporate superior and innovate design inside and out. Unique and magnificent! Though there has been a runway here since April 1943, the airpark itself was not established until 1972. The home sites may have their own taxiways and hangars, but there are still approximately 15 freestanding “T” hangars, a bank of hangars and shades, and open tie-downs near the pilot’s lounge/operations office, as well as the transient parking. If you would like to visit, please consult their website: for information and to complete a prior permission request. Close to Tucson. Close to the stars. Far from the bustling crowds… Take a flight down to this unsurpassed airpark. There are still unimproved lots and currently seven homes for sale. Ranging from $530k to the nearly $4m, 16 acre property with a home of over 12,000 square feet, which comes with all the space and amenities for family, friends and horses one could dream of. Yahoo cowboy!  -Kit



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