How to Spend a Day in Green Valley, Arizona Green Valley, Arizona is perfectly located just 20 miles south of Tucson and 40 miles north of the border, along the western edge of the Santa Cruz River. Its small town comforts are mere minutes away from large city convenience. Green Valley has plenty to offer: from superb dining and museum experiences to outdoor adventures, relaxing nightcaps, and more. This is how to spend a day in Green Valley, Arizona. About Green Valley, Arizona Green Valley is one of the largest retirement communities in the world. 77% of its 21,000 residents is made up of retirees! This town is also known for its outdoor accessibility and beauty of the surrounding desert vistas. Surrounded by the Santa Rita Mountains and old copper mines, Green Valley, Arizona, was founded in 1964. It’s a part of the San Ignacio de las Canoa Land Grant given to New Spain in the 16th century. While the semi-arid hot desert climate offers over 90 degree summer days, its mild winter is what really draws people in. From October through March it is generally 70 degrees with lows in the mid 30’s. If you like the heat, the summer season from April to June and monsoon season of July through September have temps in the 90’s and hotter with lows in the 60’s. Regardless of whether you’re visiting, living or just passing through Green Valley, you’ll find quite the history here. Also wonderful people, desert beauty, and […]