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Tucson, Arizona   Add Favorite    234 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 10 years 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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  3/24/2017
No Vision and No Resources to Create One

Tucson is such a disappointment because it could be so much more. It wants to see itself as the next Austin or Portland but it is not even on par with Tulsa or Topeka.... (Read More)

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  3/23/2017
Sad downfall of a city.

I have lived here all my life. I am quite young, so I don't have the same insight as some older people, but to me, Tucson has always been an economically depressed town,... (Read More)

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  3/11/2017
Tucson,AZ and lousy website

B4 I write a long diatribe, your registration and posting procedure is very flakey, so is this even... (Read More)

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