Tubac Arizona is an ancient Spanish presidio, or fort, that is now a working artists' community. Tubac was one of the first stops on the Camino Real, the Royal Road from Mexico to its settlements in California. This community in the high desert of Arizona is extremely scenic and offers exceptional recreational opportunities. The streets of the town are lined with old adobe homes and many interesting shops.
There are several good restaurants here, even though the town has only 1,200 people (but growing at 25%). There is a community center and a small library. Outdoor activities like golf, birding, hiking, and mountain biking are world class. Peña Blanca Lake is about 30 miles away. The Tubac Festival of the Arts is an annual affair that is not to be missed. Tubac is located in Santa Cruz County.
Here is a practical mini-guide to Arizona retirement