Located just south of Tucson, Vail is officially an "unincorporated area" - but to its residents, it's every bit a town! Whether you come to golf, hike, do business or just relax, Vail has it all.
Vail was originally a station and water stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad. Vail was named after pioneer rancher Edward Vail, who established a ranch in the area in the late 19th century. Vail deeded a right of way across his ranch to the railroad. His brother Walter Vail owned the nearby Empire Ranch, now part of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. In 2011 the residents of Vail began the process of incorporation to become a town.