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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.


Quick Facts About Tucson

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Tucson's cost of living is 8.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Tucson's population is 521,695 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.80 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Tucson is $126,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.80 percent.
    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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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)
Tucson should rank as one of worst places to live,
Tucson is an overgrown cowtown in every sense of the meaning. It should not be on anyone's radar of up and coming or desirable cities unless you are retiring, don't need... (read more)
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re: The end of the World-Tucson - 8/8/2015
Skippy, you crack me up!!! I have been reading people's thoughts on Tucson for a couple of the very reasons you covered in your statement about the place. First, I'm... (read more)
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