In 1977, the Town of Marana was formally incorporated, by ranchers and farmers wanting to protect their water rights along the Santa Cruz River as the Tucson area grew northward. Residential, commercial, and industrial development started in earnest in the 1990’s, and has continued at a strong, rapid pace ever since.
Today, Marana is a community of transitions – transitions from a hospitable built-up suburb to open desert, from rugged mountains to flat plains, and from luxurious accommodations to the Western-inspired look and feel of yesteryear, to name a few. Throughout it all, the Western and agricultural spirit still exists and remains strong in Marana. Marana today is truly close to everything, far from ordinary!