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Old 04-25-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Or a roommate could be a nice local resource......

tucson housing: rooms & shares - craigslist

ETA OP, you could buy a small RV and stay in that, too. Rv parks are loaded with nice folks.
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Old 04-25-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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There are motel rooms with kitchenettes and weekly rates. That might be cheaper than the furnished apartment.
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Old 04-25-2015, 03:35 PM
 
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There are a lot of rentals in Green Valley that can be had for a song in the summer months, a month at a time. I would check the various websites.

Also, in a few weeks, many sublets will be available near the university.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Guess I should have said my plan was to drive my car out to Tucson, get a furnished month rental, then explore. I will only bring clothes, books, and a very few personal possessions (full car) and that's it.

I appreciate all of your input. I've never heard of Evergreen Club and have bookmarked it for further info thanks! I wish I could afford an RV but that isn't in my current budget.

I'm not jumping blindly (I hope). I'm spending hours each day looking up rental information, using a zip code map, looking up rental reviews, making lists of where I want to go and check out places.

Thanks again!
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Old 04-26-2015, 01:19 PM
 
Location: SW US
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There are motel rooms with kitchenettes and weekly rates. That might be cheaper than the furnished apartment.
Summer is a good time to do this in Tucson. Winter visitors will be gone and rates go down.
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Cape Elizabeth
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Guess I should have said my plan was to drive my car out to Tucson, get a furnished month rental, then explore. I will only bring clothes, books, and a very few personal possessions (full car) and that's it.

I appreciate all of your input. I've never heard of Evergreen Club and have bookmarked it for further info thanks! I wish I could afford an RV but that isn't in my current budget.

I'm not jumping blindly (I hope). I'm spending hours each day looking up rental information, using a zip code map, looking up rental reviews, making lists of where I want to go and check out places.

Thanks again!
You should have added the word brave to your description of yourself. I give you so much credit. I am just curious, do you have any ties to Tucson, like good friends or family, or live there earlier in life?
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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You should have added the word brave to your description of yourself. I give you so much credit. I am just curious, do you have any ties to Tucson, like good friends or family, or live there earlier in life?
Brave? lol I'm a scaredy cat! No ties to Tucson other than a love of the desert, but I do have a cousin who lives in Phoenix. I visited him over 25 years ago, and we visited Tucson along with going to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. I did fall in love with Sedona, but that area wouldn't work with my budget.
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Cape Elizabeth
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Brave? lol I'm a scaredy cat! No ties to Tucson other than a love of the desert, but I do have a cousin who lives in Phoenix. I visited him over 25 years ago, and we visited Tucson along with going to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. I did fall in love with Sedona, but that area wouldn't work with my budget.
Your reply really jives with my life as well. First, you and I are the same age. My cousin moved to Tucson when he was only 18 and I went out there to visit also over 25 years ago. I have been to Arizona one or two other times, and for years, I always said I wanted to retire in Sedona. It was my favorite, gorgeous place, but then, I saw how the super rich kind of took it over (maybe that is not really right), but it too dropped from my list due to that factor.

We moved to Maine after our daughter and son-in-law got their first real jobs here and we began to vacation here. Now there are grandkids and I could not be happier.

All the best to you. Let us know how things are going.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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30 days is not enough time to learn if you like the area, and what the housing market is like. There is a big difference in sales time between a 3/2 and a 1/1. If you have never lived in the desert southwest you can depend upon snakes, scorpions, sand storms, and being able to fry your egg on the hood of your car at 4am.

People will tell you it doesn't happen. Yes it does. And it is most likely to happen if you live near fresh water or have a fresh water feature in your back yard. The reptile, tortoise, animal, and bird, will come to drink, and or bathe and sun.

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Old 05-06-2015, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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We moved to Maine after our daughter and son-in-law got their first real jobs here and we began to vacation here. Now there are grandkids and I could not be happier.

All the best to you. Let us know how things are going.
Well since there are no grandkids anytime in the foreseeable future, I'm not tied to any one area. Daughter already mentioned she would Christmas vacation with me

Took the Find My Spot quiz and top 7 spots were in Arizona and New Mexico. So I've started doing some research into NM areas. Never been to NM, so now I'm thinking that I'll pinpoint areas in NM that I would like to see what it's like, visit apartments to view, see how far shopping is, etc. I have narrowed down my Arizona search to Cottonwood (outside of Sedona) and the Cochise County areas. So now I'm thinking of 30 days in New Mexico and 30 days in Arizona while I explore. I'm also now planning for next spring instead of this fall so I have some mad money for exploration.
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