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View Poll Results: Which Mid-Sized Southwest City is better?
Albuquerque 297 50.25%
Tucson 294 49.75%
Voters: 591. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-13-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Albuquerque or Tucson?
Both located in the southwest, and fast growing mid-sized cities.. both are 520,000 rage.


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Old 11-13-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I picked Tucson
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Tucson
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Albuquerque for me because of the fantastic weather.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Tucson.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Albuquerque for me, I hate Arizona.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Tucson - definitely for its sunsets and surroundings.

http://www.phyllis4you.com/assets/image/Tucson%20snow.jpg (broken link)



http://www.pima.edu/temp/hrslideshow/tucson_01.jpg (broken link)

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Old 11-13-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Those are nice pics and all, but only show the ultra-glamourous side of Tucson. Most of the city is about as desireable as a football player's jock strap after a game. Albuquerque has everything Tucson has, but with a better climate and just as nice scenery (if not better), and the bonus is that its nearby Santa Fe and not too terribly far from Taos. Sorry, but ABQ beats Tucson here by a long shot in almost every category.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Those are nice pics and all, but only show the ultra-glamourous side of Tucson. Most of the city is about as desireable as a football player's jock strap after a game. Albuquerque has everything Tucson has, but with a better climate and just as nice scenery (if not better), and the bonus is that its nearby Santa Fe and not too terribly far from Taos. Sorry, but ABQ beats Tucson here by a long shot in almost every category.
Steve-O -

You're not to be taken seriously here anyways. You have a hate-on for Arizona as big as the Grand Canyon. These pictures aren't make believe, but I'm starting to think that you are . Albuquerque is a great city as well, but even though the two cities share common traits, Albuquerque does not have everything that Tucson has, and vice versa. Just as Chicago does not have everything that New York has...

There are desirable AND undesirable parts to both cities. In addition, Albuquerque's altitude and temperature zone difference alone makes for a more moderate summer and nice seasons; however, it still will occasionally snow in Tucson in the winter as well. Albuquerque is a higher desert, and Tucson is a lower desert (yet still higher than Phoenix), and it usually averages 10 degrees cooler than Phoenix.

Tucson is not the premier city in Arizona, Phoenix is, yet, Tucson is larger than Albuquerque. Albuquerque is the "It" city in NM, and doesn't live in the shadow of a larger city. They both share the same issues: water supply, immigration, sprawl, crime. Tucson isn't as close to places like Sedona or Flagstaff (like Sante Fe for Albuquerque), but it does have a closer access to the beach. In Tucson's defense, I would say that the desert surroundings and mountains are arguably prettier than in Albuquerque, but there are also very few places that can compare to Tucson when it comes to sunsets and lightning shows (usually during the Monsoon Season).

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Old 11-13-2008, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Steve-O -

You're not to be taken seriously here anyways. You have a hate-on for Arizona as big as the Grand Canyon. These pictures aren't make believe, but I'm starting to think that you are . Albuquerque is a great city as well, but it does not have everything that Tucson has, and vice versa. Just as Chicago does not have everything that New York has...
So my opinion shouldnt be taken seriously? Then neither should yours, you biased bast... nevermind. Listen chump, I DO happen to LOVE parts of AZ, just not your beloved ****e Phoenix. Have you completely ignored the fact that Ive stated MANY TIMES that I love N. Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, PV, etc. Excuuuuuse me for not liking PHX, big friggin whoop! Tucson? Ive been there, and its MY OPINION that its hardly a great place whatsoever. Quit jumping on me for posting my opinion. Capeesh? Oh, and can I ask what Tucson offers that ABQ doesnt?
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