Rancho Vistoso Homeowners – Save The Street Lights!

Since its origination the developers of Rancho Vistoso have made every effort to distinguish the Rancho Vistoso master-planned community as a special place to live and work. Part of the formula was to install street lighting along the main thoroughfare of Rancho Vistoso Boulevard. Not only does this add distinction to the area and give it an appeal that not many communities in the Tucson area have, but it also serves an important role in the safety of the community. Clearly the benefits for motorists are obvious by improving visibility along this most trafficked roadway through the area. An additional safety benefit though is for pedestrians who can more easily be seen by motorists due to the street lighting and the lights also encourage evening walks and enjoyment of the neighborhood by making the surroundings more inviting.

However, a few years into homeowner control of the HOA the street lights are being considered for possible removal. A committee has been formed to evaluate the role street lights should play in this community moving forward, with options ranging from partial removal, updating to more energy efficient lights, or even total removal. Of concern to the Board of Directors is the monetary cost of maintaining the street lights as this is a substantial portion of the budget for the community at large. However, the dues for the community are still relatively low and the enormous positive impact these lights make in the safety and overall appeal of Rancho Vistoso are all reasons why the street lights should continue to illuminate the area. Residents and business owners in the community can share their opinions by taking an online poll here: Rancho Vistoso Street Light Survey.

Team Woodall would greatly encourage all those filing out this survey to consider the positive impact the street lights make and vote to keep them around as they exist today or at least by modernizing the lighting system with more energy efficient lights.

Stephen Woodall
REALTOR, GRI @ Long Realty Company
Stephen has made real estate his full-time career and passion since 2008, primarily specializing in the Foothills & the Northwest Tucson areas of Oro Valley and Marana. He is a multi-million dollar producer, representing both sellers & buyers. Stephen has tremendous experience in new home sales, listing & selling primary residences, listing & selling vacant land, listing & selling luxury homes, investment properties, rentals, and real estate development parcels.

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