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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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  2/16/2018
The Long And Short Of Tucson

I write this review based on nearly 18 years of residence and work in many parts of Tucson and one of its northern suburbs, Marana. Thus my observations are first-hand,... (Read More)

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  2/10/2018
Low Wages, Uncertainty About Growth & Recovery

My view is that Tucson is still one of the worst major cities for young people because of paucity of jobs; low and stagnant wages; and little to do outside of hiking a... (Read More)

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  2/5/2018
Rude

Had a good time hiking the mountains. We stayed in an Airbnb and had our vehicle egged and locals scowled at us. People would flip us the bird on the road not sure it... (Read More)

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