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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.

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  • Location: South-central Arizona, 60 miles north of the Mexican border
  • Country: United States
  • State: Arizona
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  • Metro Area: Tucson Metro Area

Quick Facts About Tucson

    The unemployment rate in Tucson Metro Area is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tucson Metro Area jobs have Increased by 0.89 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Tucson Metro Area's cost of living is 2.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Tucson Metro Area's population is 1,010,030 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 51.46 percent.
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Tucson Metro Area is $168,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -22.58%.
    Tucson Metro Area public schools spend $9,112 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.2 students per teacher in Tucson Metro Area.

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