Rio Rico, AZ means Rich River. The community, itself, began in 1969 and has grown as the area has expanded. Its beginnings go back to the Baca Float, a tract of around 100,000 acres granted to the heirs of Luisa Maria Baca by the US Congress because of an unclear grant from the Spanish government many years before. Rio Rico, AZ, Arizona is recognized as a resort community where it is surrounded by rugged mountains and pristine Sonoran landscape. Golf,
hiking, horseback riding can all be enjoyed year round.