The hum of bulldozers, the whisk of traffic, and the dots of rooftops are now a way of life in Tucson, which occupies a valley that once had no cars, only a handful of people, and a pristine desert ecosystem unlike anywhere else in the world. Until recently, Tucson has escaped much of the development the ugly smog-filled concrete jungle to the north has become known for.
Times, they are a-changing! The Arizona Daily Star highlighted in a Sunday article how a northwest-side landmark, Sanctuary Cove, built in 1962, has managed to remain a peaceful respite from the rest of Tucson as development has sprung up around it. Despite the endurance of Sanctuary Cove itself, Annie Bunker, one of the cove's live-in caretakers, told the Star it pains her to see how much recent development has changed the surrounding area. "I have a really hard time looking out there now. The view has really changed," she said, having lived at Sanctuary Cove since 1984.