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-High desert climate
-Arts & culture
-Attractive setting


-High crime rates
-Growth and sprawl
-Economic cycles

What Bert Has To Say About Tucson Metro Area

Tucson is a large and growing Sun Belt city known for its attractive setting, pleasant climate, and cosmopolitan nature. It attracts retirees and a younger crowd. The area consists of an attractive, modern downtown with a small historic district, surrounded by suburbs laid out in a grid. The University of Arizona, about a mile north of the downtown, brings college-town feel (particularly on football weekends and during the basketball season). Tall, forested mountains surround the city up to an elevation of 9,000 feet. Into the mountains are numerous planned communities and higher-priced homes, many around golf courses.

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Quick Facts About Marana

    The unemployment rate in Marana is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Marana jobs have Increased by 0.89 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Marana's cost of living is 8.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Marana's population is 41,315 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1,789.12 percent.
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Marana is $233,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -12.04 percent.
    Marana public schools spend $7,443 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.8 students per teacher in Marana.

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Marana has a new zip code 85658
With this new zip code comes an area called Dove Mountain. Dove Mountain is a very unexpected beautiful suprise. The Ritz Carlton will be opening in 2009 and one of the... (read more)
Marana is very nice in the winter. We can almost wear shorts all year round. I hope you like wind and dust because that is what our spring and early summer... (read more)
Desert Sunsets.
The desert around town is probably the most beautiful you could find. The sky is so clear you can see the star most every night. We have mountains, deserts, and many... (read more)
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