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"Cooler Than Tucson"


Cooler Than Tucson - 4/15/2007
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Samuel
Tucson, AZ

Due to our unique geographic situation (foothills and mountains up to 4600 feet in elevation) we receive more rain and more importantly much more frequent rains then the Tucson valley just a few miles South. In addition during the summer we have morning and late afternoon breezes due to the weather patterns prevailing in hills above a desert valley. Thus our average temperature may only be a few degrees cooler "officially" but because of the "misery index phenomena" we always feel 10 degrees cooler, or more.

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Samuel
Tucson, AZ

Too Much Ado! - 4/15/2007

What is your outdoor passion? Golf; we have the Accenture Match Play here in the Tortolita's and that doesn't take in the Stone Canyon World Class Golf course also in the Tort's. Hiking, Horsing around, or Biking; Tortolita Preserve gives you hours of flat lush desert. Tortolita Mountain Park is still developing (come on guys- 5 years?) but has nearly 1000 acres of wilderness quality areas. Canyon hiking, Mountain climbing, Bird watching, Mt. Lion, Deer, Badgers, Javalina, and big mammal watching, ancient ruins, prehistoric exploring.... check, yup, got it all! Big to small, we got it all. For more info check out www.tortolita.com.

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Samuel
Tucson, AZ

Still A Good Deal - 4/15/2007

The average house in Tortolita (unincorporated Pima County) is about $300,000. But that is a little misleading in that most are on a minimum of an acre or more and average over 3 acres. Add to that that the view lots average a little more than that and costs of over a million dollars are not rare for the lot alone. The difference is that there are older (70's & 80's)homes the further one goes from the Tortolita's bring the average down, but most newer ones are currently (2007) selling for $300 to a high of $1000 a square foot. How is that a good deal? Prices on this highly desirable area continue to go up even as the burst bubble syndrome is found elsewhere. According to Sperlings house values here went up last year by 33.90%. For the last 5 years it has been over 100% or 20% a year. For investors, retiree's, and those with an eye to the future a purchase now is still likely to pay off in dollars, cents, and lifestyle. Even if you made 100% in the stock market or some other paper investment in the last 5 years, you don't get to live your lifestyle like you do in Real Estate in Tortolita.

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Samuel
Tucson, AZ

To Good To Be True? - 4/15/2007

One risks over-crowding when bragging about any good or unique area. Never-the-less truth must be told. If one likes the "outdoor" and "Natural world" lifestyle, then it likely can't be beat in the Tortolita Area. We have about 340 days of sunshine each year. Of these approximately 200 of them have the temperature of 78 degrees during the daylight hours. That means that outdoor living whether on ones patio or out walking, biking, hiking, or any other outdoor activity has very many days in which to engage. We also have more dirt roads than paved and more trail miles then either, though that is changing with our discovery and the rush to build million dollar homes in this paradise. The wildlife runs the entire range of animals found in S. Arizona with the possible exception of the Jaguar. Big to small, we've got it all!

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Samuel
Tucson, AZ

Cooler Than Tucson - 4/15/2007

Due to our unique geographic situation (foothills and mountains up to 4600 feet in elevation) we receive more rain and more importantly much more frequent rains then the Tucson valley just a few miles South. In addition during the summer we have morning and late afternoon breezes due to the weather patterns prevailing in hills above a desert valley. Thus our average temperature may only be a few degrees cooler "officially" but because of the "misery index phenomena" we always feel 10 degrees cooler, or more.

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