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Old 11-03-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: illinois
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Moving from Illinois to Tucson,AZ needs some advice on the city PLEASE
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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did you already look over this Tucson subforum of city-data here?....much, much discussion here in the other threads.....

otherwise, if you have some very specific questions, we can try to answer those....thanks....
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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Hi labriea06, we are in the process of moving to Tucson next year. There are tons of useful information in many recent threads. Please check them out.

The members of this forum are extremely helpful!
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Thank you to the previous posters- yes there is a ton to read on about moving to Tucson. Especially from a Midwesterner standpoint. I too moved from IL Chicago suburbs to Tucson 16 years ago. If there's a specific question(s) you have, we'll either point you in the right direction to a really good post from before, or answer it for you here.

Good luck!
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:38 PM
 
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I moved from Naperville to Houston. In 2007 to Tucson. I spent 2 years doing anything I could to get back to Houston. My advice, stay far far away from Tucson.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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To the OP, yeah, we need more information if we are going to help you.

@ashmatical23, can you be specific about why you are handing out that advice? Tucson is not for everyone, definitely, so if you tell the OP why you weren't happy with it that would likely be useful information.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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^^ ITA, how are we supposed to know what the problem is (in your opinion) if you're not specific?

I can never take posts like that serious. Just sounds like some grumpy person trying to badmouth a city wherever they have the chance. We are all adults here and this forum is supposed to be helpful. I don't see the help in that post unless there's an actual story behind it.

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Aha! I did some research into this person's post. Sounds like they got burned by bankruptcy in AZ. They also have the vaguest things to say about Arizonans: apparently we are all rude, weird, timid, uneducated, etc. Oh! And we're all drug addicts! (Humorous stereotypes/generalizations considering a large percentage of people living here are actually from the Midwest, where this person came from )And that's just a little snippet. People who talk like this with sweeping generalizations are usually the problem in said situation they complain about, not the actual city they live in. Life is what you make it, no matter where that is.

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Old 11-21-2011, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I can't help much, but my daughter and her family live in Vail, on the east edge of Tucson, and love it there. They've lived there for roughly 8 years. They speak of it as a small, close-knit community. They were in another part of Tucson for a couple years before being transferred to the D.C. area about 11 years ago. They couldn't wait to get back.
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Tucson, Arizona
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Moving from Illinois to Tucson,AZ needs some advice on the city PLEASE
You'll love it here, it's totally different from the midwest in good ways. Less crowded, people are more easygoing and laid back & nicer. You will love the break from the snow and harsh winters. It's easy to find work here and rent is very reasonable. Go for it, you won't regret it.

Don't listen to the people who speak bad things, they are people who had a bad life experience and chose to blame it on the city they live in instead of looking at it as life is not easy or fair and that bad things just happen. It's like someone moving to Tucson then getting a divorce and then saying Tucson is a "horrible" place to live in because they got divorced there. That's just a bad life experience nothing to blame on Tucson but that's the type of thing going on with people who speak bad things about Tucson. They moved to Tucson and broke thier arm, therefore Tucson is a bad place. LOL! Don't listen to that kind of reasoning.

Tucson is a very nice place to live and you will love it here.
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Tucson, Arizona
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^^ ITA, how are we supposed to know what the problem is (in your opinion) if you're not specific?

I can never take posts like that serious. Just sounds like some grumpy person trying to badmouth a city wherever they have the chance. We are all adults here and this forum is supposed to be helpful. I don't see the help in that post unless there's an actual story behind it.

ETA:

Aha! I did some research into this person's post. Sounds like they got burned by bankruptcy in AZ. They also have the vaguest things to say about Arizonans: apparently we are all rude, weird, timid, uneducated, etc. Oh! And we're all drug addicts! (Humorous stereotypes/generalizations considering a large percentage of people living here are actually from the Midwest, where this person came from )And that's just a little snippet. People who talk like this with sweeping generalizations are usually the problem in said situation they complain about, not the actual city they live in. Life is what you make it, no matter where that is.
Good post, exactly! Don't listen to people with those kinds of complaints they are just blaming Tucson on their own screwups and mistakes and bad life experiences that would have happened anywhere they lived!
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