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Review of Tucson, Arizona

Depressive heat, a dying city full of retirees
Star Rating - 4/5/2019
I was stationed at DMAFB in Tucson in 1993. I lived there for 15 years until I retired. Tucson is a wasteland with depressive heat, no freeways AT ALL! A dinky horrible zoo, crime like I have never seen, no jobs, drugs from Nogales like a river, dirt, more dirt, and sand. There is NO WATER, they call their dry river beds as rivers but they are bone dry. No grass, no real trees, except some palm trees. Albuquerque is where we live now, and it's far better in everyway. Albuquerque has a REAL river running right thru it. Albuquerque has the largest Zoo in the southwest, I25 running North to south, I40 running East to West, the countries longest tram to the ski resort on top of the Sandias, an Aquarium, Cliffs playland, mountains everywhere near by, summer temps at 90° Winter rarely snows much. After leaving Tucson, I can really see what's missing in Tucson....everything!
Charles | Albuquerque, NM
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I love Tucson precisely BECAUSE it has no freeways. If I wanted freeways, traffic, and stressed out people, I’d move to Phoenix. Which is almost as charming as LA but doesn’t have an ocean.
Butch | Casas Adobes, AZ | Report Abuse

I left Abq last month after 2 1/2 years of the most frightening crime I have ever seen! Please don't tell me how great Abq is, it's the worst place I have EVER lived. Nonstop violent crime, car thefts, violent police, and on and on. A total warzone of a "city". I wouldn't go back for a million dollars. You can get killed by simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Just a couple of weeks ago some creep was beating up a woman across from the college. When a good Samaritan from El Paso intervened he was promptly shot in the chest and killed by the thug. This kind of thing goes on ALL THE TIME. Drugs, prostitutes, gangs, crazies, all roam the streets. It's the most lawless place I have ever seen.
steve | Albuquerque, NM | Report Abuse

There is no place on earth as bad as Albuturkey. It is the most crime ridden, drug addicted, violent place in the universe.
steve | Albuquerque, NM | Report Abuse

Zoos are dumb entertainment for ignorant people and aquariums are worse. I don’t respect the opinions of people who perpetuate senseless animal cruelty.
Sunny | Spokane Valley, WA | Report Abuse
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