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Old 05-08-2016, 11:14 AM
 
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I'm debating between these three places for retirement. What do you like best about Tucson?
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:37 PM
 
Location: WA
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Standouts of Tucson for me are affordability, culture, food, weather, outdoor recreation, the laid-back vibe, the fact that Tucson doesn't treat its water with fluoride. Metropolitan areas the size of Tucson or Albuquerque seem to be perfect for me. Not too big, but most amenities are available and not too expensive.

I would probably pick Santa Fe if money were no object though.
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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We lived in Tucson many years ago. We have also lived in the Sierra Vista area for sometime.
Although Tucson is some 10 cooler normally than Phoenix it was still to warm for us.
We now live in the Prescott area (elevation is around 5000') which is much cooler than the Phoenix are, on average some 15 or more. We also get more rain and a little snow that normally does not last too.
Many retires here too and medical services.
In my area you can buy a 10-15 year old 1800 sq. ft. home with a 3 car garage for around $240K right now which I think beats Tucson pricing too.
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:33 PM
 
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I'm debating between these three places for retirement. What do you like best about Tucson?
Being retired and all three are relatively close to another, couldn't you spend time in all three?
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:07 PM
 
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^^^

Or spend a couple of hours reading the THOUSANDS of posts on the three locations ... as if that question has not been answered many times.
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:42 AM
 
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Yes, there are lots of posts on each location. I was looking for an evaluation of the three places. Sorry I offended you, jlawrence01.
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Old 05-21-2016, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Default Watch Santa Fe

Santa Fe is very expensive and since the new governor took over, jobs are lost and crime is up horribly. Ever person who moved seeking nirvana (from Colorado, California, east coast) are moving out. Foreclosures are up 2015-2016. Robberies occurs in shopping center parking lots.

I was shocked to learn of this from friends of friends (who aren't prissy people) looking to get out but can't sell homes. Unless you can buy in a truly gated community (which isn't near a downtown) you need an alarm and to watch your back.

We personally decided on Tucson (North) for that reason. I hope the State of NM gets back on track, it's a great place.
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Old 05-21-2016, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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We personally decided on Tucson (North) for that reason. I hope the State of NM gets back on track, it's a great place.

I think you'll like Tucson, Saavy. That or Hot Springs, AR, are neck and neck for our retirement destination of choice.
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Old 05-22-2016, 05:50 PM
 
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Prescott would be my choice if retired. Look at Sierra Vista as another alternative, better weather than Tucson (much better).
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Or you can pick the Prescott/Tucson hybrid you completely looked over which is Albuquerque. Prescott and Albuquerque have the same elevation which equals the same weather for the most part, and ABQ itself is very similar to Tucson as its the same size and everything. You then are a couple hour drive to Santa Fe. That's like the trifecta for you and you wouldn't have to decide.

If there are things you didn't like about Albuquerque odds are you wont like Tucson.
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