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Old 07-07-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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Looking for solid, safe neighborhood with access to public transportation and shopping. Want to rent for a year or so. Townhouse, condo, or single family home. Can this be pinpointed by zip code at all? A decent blue collar ambience will be fine.

I've been looking on Zillow and thought it sure would help to know what zip code is acceptable.

Thanks for any guidance. (Rent up to $850 max.)
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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Pretty hard to do that in Tucson as neighborhoods change drastically in a block or two at times. If you can narrow down which part of town, we might be able to help.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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I've read that the character of neighborhoods changes suddenly. It doesn't matter to me which part, except that I don't want to be on the edge of Tucson in any given direction. Or rather, I wouldn't mind, but my husband is opposed.

I saw a place on S. Country Club which seemed appealing. And one on E Eastland -- got an opinion? Is the designation "Central" good, bad or indifferent? Central Baltimore would be asking to be murdered, but is it the same in Tucson?
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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Central Tucson can mean Sam Hughes which is very nice or it can mean Grant and Stone where I see drug deals happening.

S. Country Club extends for many miles so it is hard to tell you much about the "area." E. Eastland looks to be around the Park place mall. I can't comment on that area, sorry.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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Not a big problem, BB.

You should be able to find a fairly decent 2 or 3 Bedroom Patio Home or Condo with 2 Baths in a "safe" neighborhood for that rent.

Very difficult to classify areas but I would say to avoid SOUTH as much as possible although there are some nice areas which would prove me wrong.

I live in a small Patio Home Community near the Tucson Mall (Stone and River) and I believe there are two rental units either available or soon to be available right now. Not perfect but plenty of shops and restaurants plus ample public transportation.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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All helpful info. Glad to know about Stone and Grant. Will check into the Sam Hughes area and try to find those patio homes, too! Thanks.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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85730, 85748, 75749 are all nice and on the Eastside which is the good part of town that isn't extremely expensive. If you can afford it go for the far North (Oro Valley/Foothills). Good Luck.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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Appreciate it, juice. My database is expanding.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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yeah, generally north is good. i like most areas near the rillito river
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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Looking for solid, safe neighborhood with access to public transportation and shopping. Want to rent for a year or so. Townhouse, condo, or single family home.
I live in 85715, and the area generally fits these criteria. The only real downside in my opinion is that it's a bit of a haul to the interstate and downtown.
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