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Old 05-15-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Orange County... Arizona bound
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Hi Tucson people

I currently live in Ca and am planning on moving to Arizona. I'm checking out Tucson over Memorial weekend. What areas do you recommend I check out housing wise? I'll probably live in a apt first then want to get a small house in a good safe area with character and hopefully nature around me but not the boon docks. Thanks for your. Reply...
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:25 PM
 
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Hi, I'm a single female new to Tucson (almost 3 months), I moved to the North East side and love it. Depending on your life history and your preferences is going to make you decide on where you want to be.
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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Age range? If you're young maybe West University or Sam Hughes. If you're older maybe River/Campbell.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Age range? If you're young maybe West University or Sam Hughes. If you're older maybe River/Campbell.
There are also a lot of grad students in the condos on River between First and Campbell. When I used to sell furniture, I had sofa after sofa delivered there ... PhD candidates, interns from the hospitals, researchers. Some were on temporary assignments, others planned to make Tucson their home. There are many town houses and patio homes in that area, too, and of course it's close to all the retail/entertainment/restaurants around the Tucson Mall area.

As far as the city goes, if I were single, I wouldn't want to go any farther north than Skyline. The Foothills is a beautiful area but it's mostly big houses for well-off families. For people interested in being closer to nature, I think the West Side is under-rated. If you stick close to the area south of West Speedway and north of Starr Pass, you have easy access to the U of A which lies due-east of there. On the East Side, the most established part of the city, the area around the Morris K. Udall Regional Park has a solid population of singles. The Northwest suburb is the fastest growing area of Metro Tucson, but I don't recommend it for single people.

There are more far singles than you might think in the town of Oro Valley, too. There are new rental apartment complexes with beautiful mountain views, some condo complexes, and small houses available. To my mind, OV is the best place in Southern Arizona for people interested in recreation suited to the Arizona weather. In addition to its 62 miles of dedicated walking and bike paths, there are plenty of golf courses and competition tennis facilities, a competition-class aquatic center, facilities for physical fitness and every kind of sport including soccer, basketball, volleyball, horseback riding, archery, etc. Plus, the entrance to Catalina State Park is in Oro Valley for SERIOUS hiking and camping. And the location puts people close to Mt. Lemmon for skiing in winter. OV's park system is remarkable, which I guess is the point of a PLANNED community.
https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/community-center
https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/parksandrec
Arizona State Parks: Catalina: Home

If I were a single person coming here knowing no one, I would check out the Meetup groups, find some things that interested me, and then explore where those people live.
Meetups near Tucson, Arizona - Meetup

Good luck.
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Orange County... Arizona bound
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thanks for all the replies I appreciate it.


I hope I like Az because I can't take so cal anymore and need a place close to visit my dad here.


I'm very familiar with meetup.com. I think it's a great website and will for sure check it out. I actually started a Boston Terrier meetup group here in Orange County and had a great turn out.
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:37 PM
 
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Hi there,
I am also in a similar situation and moving to Tucson end of July with two cats. What condo's/ rentals can you suggest?
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Hi there,
I am also in a similar situation and moving to Tucson end of July with two cats. What condo's/ rentals can you suggest?
A great number of rental apartments here are "pet-friendly." Cats and dogs to a certain weight/breed they specify. But they usually impose "pet rent," an addition to what you would pay for rent if you had no pets.

Pima County is the same size as the entire state of New Jersey, so it's next-to-impossible for us to suggest living arrangements for you without a rather complete description of where in the Metro you would want to live and what your other needs are.
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