New to East Tucson? We’re bringing you all the essential information you need. Where are the grocery stores, restaurants and schools? Here in this guide to East Tucson we are bringing you the basics! It is never fun and can actually be quite difficult to navigate a new city. In Tucson that can be even more terrifying because there is SO MUCH going on at any one time. For those of you who might be new to the East Tucson area, this guide is for you.

An Essential Guide To East Tucson:

New in the area? This guide to East Tucson might be very helpful! You'll need to know where the schools, grocery stores, and restaurants are located!

Grocery Stores

Before you head to the grocery stores you should know that Tucson has some amazing farmers markets! This guide to the Farmers Markets in Tucson will help you find one that is open, easy to locate, and nearby!

Whole Foods Market

5555 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750

(520) 461-1300

If you are a Whole Foods fan and new to the East Tucson area you will definitely need to know this one! Of course we all know that Whole Foods is an eco-minded health-food store that also sells other natural and organic products. You don’t have to worry about missing out on your favorite products with this well known chain store found all across the US.


1940 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 206-9047

Another popular chain store for grocery shopping is Safeway! They are conveniently located nearby so you can get great foods to feed yourself, friends, and family.


9595 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85748

(520) 751-7699

Even further to the East we have an Albertsons! There are so many great options for grocery shopping in East Tucson! They have self serve checkouts and plenty of friendly staff on hand to help with any requests or assistance as you learn to navigate a new store!


When it comes to restaurants in East Tucson you can’t go wrong! There are plenty of amazing take out options for those busy days and nights when you just can’t imagine having to cook a meal. There are also some great options for those special occasions.

If you are looking for some happy hour options you might try tracking down some of the best margaritas in Tucson!


If you are new to the Tucson area and you have school aged children you will need to learn a lot about the school districts in Tucson and probably in a hurry!

There are a couple of different school districts that could be covering your home in East Tucson. The Tucson Unified School District is a big one in the area. They have an average graduation rate of about 79% with an enrollment of just over 49,000. It’s a very large district that is broken up into smaller areas for some of the school buildings to cover.


If you are looking for something to do in East Tucson we didn’t forget about you! There are lots of ways to stay active and enjoy your time in East Tucson. Hiking, Dog Parks, and more! Hair, Nails, and Beauty Care in East Tucson is no problem, lots of options to choose from.

For those of you who might be looking for some 55 and over activities in the area check out this post!

Finally, if you are looking to move to the East Tucson area you might want to check out our MCLife Communities in the area. The Place at 7400 is a great example of all that MCLife communities have to offer!