The Richland Heights East (RHE) neighborhood is a residential oasis in the midst of the sprawling city of Tucson, Arizona. RHE has zoning, unique within the city limits, which allows only one dwelling per half acre. We are located close to the Rillito River and joined to it by the Christmas Wash, which provides a highway for desert wildlife to visit our neighborhood. We have hundreds of geckos, lizards, rabbits & quail; javelinas, coyotes & bobcats are regular visitors; raccoons and even a badger & a mountain lion have been spotted in the neighborhood. We also have nesting Harris & Cooper's hawks, and visiting owls both large & small. The neighborhood is one quarter square mile in area, located 2 miles north of the University of Arizona and less than a mile south of the Rillito River. It is bordered by Campbell Ave to the west, Tucson Blvd to the east, Prince Rd to the north, and Ft Lowell Rd to the south. See RHE Map or Google Map of RHE. Richland Heights East has more than 270 homes, almost 30 businesses, and over 800 residents.
In 1994, the residents of RHE established the Richland Heights East Neighborhood Association (RHENA), registered with the City of Tucson. Its purpose is to provide a formal way for residents living in the Richland Heights East neighborhood to work together to improve their neighborhood and surrounding areas. You can see the most recent revision of the Bylaws of the Association here. We have our Annual Membership Meeting on the third Monday of October each year. In addition, we have one less-formal get-together in the Spring that is more picnic/potluck/party than meeting. The Board of Directors meets monthly. The board meetings are normally held at the home of one of the board members and are open to all residents of RHE. (If you are interested in attending, please contact any board member to find out the date, time and location of the meeting, and so we can insure there is adequate seating.)
To be a member of the NA, the only requirement is that you live in or own property in the neighborhood. The association is for all RESIDENTS, not just for home owners, so renters are members. To be a "member in good standing" or "voting member" you must pay annual dues of $5.00 per adult per household. Dues are used for the Spring Party and other activities, plus traffic circle maintenance, graffiti removal supplies, office supplies, and other operating costs.
This website was created in September of 2011 to give neighbors a place to find out what is going on in the neighborhood. Contact the webmaster if you have questions, suggestions, corrections, additions, etc.