Just outside west gate of the University of Arizona and 1.5 miles from the downtown business district sits one of Tucson’s premiere shopping, dining and entertainment destinations Main Gate Square. Main Gate Square celebrates its rich history as one of the oldest shopping districts in Tucson dating back to 1922. U of A’s culturally diverse campus holds over 44,800 undergraduate and graduated students, over 10,000 employees, 19 colleges, over 50 fraternity and sorority chapters, 500 philanthropic clubs and organizations, as well as 20 intercollegiate athletic programs and a wide variety of academic programs. Central to the entire Tucson metropolitan area Main Gate Square and the University of Arizona are the focal point of Tucson.
Over 291,806 people live in a 5 mile radius. A modern street car connects Tucson’s activity centers, including Main Gate Square, along a 3.9 mile route.