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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 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%.
    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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  6/24/2017
An Acquired Taste

Coming from Los Angeles, I never thought I would end up in Tucson. I lived there for about 10 years. Tucson is one of the greenest deserts in the world. The Sonoran... (Read More)

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  6/4/2017
Tips on Tucson if you must live there.

This post will repeat some information about Tucson previously posted, but add additional tips on how to live there (not recommended). I advise those that doubt my... (Read More)

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  4/17/2017
Do Not Move Here

I moved here about 20 years ago and have not been able to leave even though I think about it every day. It's an awful place. The long summers will kill you, it's a... (Read More)

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