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Award Winning National Builders make Strong Move to Rocking K

August 2019 – Tucson-based Diamond Ventures is pleased to announce the opening of the first phase of homes within the long-anticipated Rocking K Master-Planned Community, located at the base of the Rincon Mountain foothills, adjacent to Saguaro National Park East, within the community of Vail and the award-winning Vail School District. The approximately 5,000-acre master-planned community will be accessed by Valencia Road and Old Spanish Trail. Construction on the eastern extension of Valencia Rd., which will connect Houghton Rd. to Old Spanish Trail, is slated to start construction later this year. 

Connecting to nature and enjoying the “great outdoors" has provided the inspiration for the community's unique features and amenities.  The Rocking K community is “Designed by Nature”, integrating neighborhoods with generous areas of natural open space and native landscapes. “Years ago, my father, Donald R. Diamond, recognized Rocking K as a gorgeous piece of land with an exceptional foothills location. Our family, Diamond Ventures, and a team of experts have carefully planned for this day. It's an exciting day for us," said Helaine D. Levy. 

Valencia Rd. Now Open; Rincon Valley now connected to Tucson

November 2020 – Valencia Road is a regionally significant roadway and designated State Route 910.  Valencia Road begins at Ajo Highway in the southwest quadrant of Rocking K and continues east connecting major employers and destinations in the Tucson, terminating at Houghton Rd.

With the KB, Lennar and Pulte announcing their commitment to the first phase of homes in Rocking K, Diamond Ventures, the master developer worked with regional transportation planners and Pima County leadership to extend Valencia Road from Houghton Road to Old Spanish Trail. The P3 public-private partnership received the support of the Department of the Interior, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, U of A Science and Tech Park, Vail School District, Rincon Valley Fire District and several other community organizations.

Construction on the eastern extension of Valencia Rd., which connects Houghton Rd. to Old Spanish Trail, Construction took place in Q3 2019 through Q1 2021, with the road completed in November 2020. The completion of this eastern section of Valencia Road serves to connect the eastern and western regions of our community and provide convenient access for the residents of Vail to major points of interest in Tucson. 

Rocking K set for Grand Opening

April 2019 – The long-anticipated wait is finally over as the Master Planned Community of Rocking K, Tucson’s premier new master-planned home community located at the base of the Rincon Mountain Foothills in the Vail School District, is set to Grand Open in early April 2021.  Rocking K provides residents over 10 miles of trails and 30%+ designated open space and is adjacent to Saguaro National Park East, making it the premier Master Planned Community in the Southwest.

Rocking K’s offers Arizona-inspired homes in a high Sonoran Desert setting. Phase 1 consists of 811 homesites and over 33 home designs, of which model homes for KB Home and Pulte Homes will be opening in March 2021 and model homes from Lennar will be opening in April 2021.  Richmond American Homes Models Opening in the Fall of 2021. Early adopters are already calling this community home, as Pulte Homes and KB Home are preselling the first new homes within the community.