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Tucson, Arizona   Add Favorite    230 Reviews | Review This Place




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 6.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tucson jobs have Increased by 0.89 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Tucson's cost of living is 4.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Tucson's population is 531,641 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 31.14 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Tucson is $153,600. Home appreciation the last year has been -18.36 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Tucson public schools spend $11,190 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19 students per teacher in Tucson.

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  11/24/2016
Area is Deceptive; Looks Healthier Than It Really

Many people who come to Tucson see the big homes in the foothills and mountains around Tucson and think that the area is doing well. After all, when we see wealth like... (Read More)

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  11/21/2016
Warning - Cowtown Camouflaged as Up and Coming Cit

Tucson is still in the Great Recession / Depression that started in 2008. Home prices have gone nowhere for the most part and the city has fallen apart. It can't afford... (Read More)

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  10/25/2016
Stupid Tucson - Caught with its pants down

Tucson has had how many years to figure itself out and get itself on the right track or any sort of track? Something like 300 years, right? Tucson is one of the oldest,... (Read More)

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