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Old 12-04-2021, 03:13 PM
 
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Lived at Houghton/Old Spanish Trail years ago. Work took us to Albuquerque and now maybe back. Thinking of the other side of town this time, maybe Oro Valley. The goal is views and proximity to bike paths (no idea where the path is so need help on this) Budget is 500k. I’ll be working on U of A campus, and am wondering about traffic going south. Where would you suggest living if I wanted no more than a 30 min commute?
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Old 12-04-2021, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ
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Someone who lives up there may need to help with specifics, but isn't there some construction project happening up on Oracle Road for the next year or two?
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Old 12-07-2021, 05:42 AM
 
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Currently live in the "no man's land" in between Oro Valley and Marana, just south of Lambert. We are looking at houses in OV as well at the same price range, so stay away. lol

Work near Oracle and Miracle Mile and I take Oracle down to work every day. After living in Phoenix, the rush hour commute by big city standards is laughable. The traffic is thick, but it isn't that bad. Especially if you pick the right times to commute.

Look at the commute times on the various real estate websites, they are pretty spot on. Our house hunt requires us to be no more than 15 minutes from a disabled family member and a preferably about a 25 minute drive to work. Then also plug in the commute times during rush hour on any of the various mapping apps. They track the drive times in real time, so the commute time while drinking your morning coffee at 5 AM will be different than sitting in the car at 7:15 AM.

Google maps and especially satellite views are key. I'm looking specifically for trails to run & hike on within walking distance of my house. Pull up a house, hit the map view and then switch to the satellite view, zoom in and out and look for obvious social trails around the neighborhood. Hit the jackpot on one neighborhood and going to look at the house in a few days.
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