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Pros

-High desert climate
-Arts & culture
-Attractive setting

Cons

-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 Tucson


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Tucson is 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tucson jobs have Increased by 0.98 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Tucson's cost of living is 8.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Tucson's population is 521,695 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.80 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Tucson is $126,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Tucson public schools spend $9,357 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 52.7 students per teacher in Tucson.

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Comments


re: re: - 4/2/2009
OMG - stay away from that area! Lived there for 10 years - they still hate yankees, feel righteous about being christian (Ira), and are mostly just as poorly educated... (read more)
The end of the World-Tucson
Absolutely the worst place ever. The economy sucks unless you think $9.00/hour is great pay, like most Tucson natives. The phrase " low expectations" should be the city ... (read more)
re: Proceed With Caution - 10/21/2014
Ummm... We are very middle income, live with neighbors who are firemen, clergymen, retired and enlisted military and I have NEVER seen homeless anywhere near (like... (read more)
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