Recently, the city of Tucson was recognized as one of ten cities in the United States that might actually benefit from the Coronavirus Pandemic because of its livability, open spaces, climate, and ability to handle growth. People and companies who may move to Tucson to escape large cities will be the newest in a long line of human dwellers in the area. Tumamoc Hill is a great example of what makes Tucson so special and so inviting for people who may be looking to move to the Tucson area.
Tumamoc Hill is a living laboratory of both the desert and human history in this area on the edge of downtown and has been a place of continual research since 1903.
Tumamoc and the surrounding area along the Santa Cruz River is remarkable in that it is the longest continually inhabited site in the United States. Radiocarbon dating shows that there was maize cultivation over 4,000 years ago. About 2500 years ago a settlement was built on the hill and farming at the base of the hill supported Hohokam settlements. In the 18th century, the Spanish established Mission San Augustin del Tucson near the base of the hill.
Tumamoc Hill has reopened as of May 25th and is open from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.