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Old 12-27-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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Hi everyone
I know this must have been asked a few times but I was wondering what areas dr recommended to move in to in Tucson.
We currently live in Dallas. My new job is at the Tucson airport.
From what I've briefly read on here oro valley looks like a good place to relocate. Any other areas you guys recommend?
Also, at whats the commute like from OV to the airport?
My hours are varied and very few times during rush hour.
Thx in advance.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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I am a native Tucsonan and moved to Florida 5 years ago. I had lived in Oro Valley and my wife worked near the airport at Raytheon. The commute was horrible back then because they were doing a ton of work on I-10. I think most of it has been completed. The biggest chunk of time is using the surface streets to get to the Interstate.

Oro Valley is a beautiful place to live. The other spots would be the Foothills but you would have to cut through town (Campbell Ave/Kino) to get down to the airport. Off hours it's not a bad commute. My brother also works at Raytheon and drives from Campbell/Skyline area without a ton of issues.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Oro Valley
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It depends on how much time in your life you want to give up? If you commute a half an hour each way, that's an hour a day and 5 hrs a week. On top of 40 hrs, you'll be away from home for 50 hrs a week. The south side has many nice communities that are cheaper than Oro Valley but you'll also have airport and I-10 noise. Depends on how you spend your 'off' time. If you're traveling to Oro Valley to bike ride more than once a week, you'll have to commute to do that too. Good Luck!
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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I work between 2 and 5 days a week depending on load. My current commute is 40 minutes each way so any decrease would be nice!
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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There is a reason why Oro Valley is "more expensive". The quality of life is much better! Beautiful mountain views. Hiking. Somewhat safer. Lots of speedtraps though lol! I'm not a huge fan of the developments on the southeast side. Maybe check out Sahuarita if you want to stay south and commute north.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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I read somewhere that north and east are he places to go.....
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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I read somewhere that north and east are he places to go.....
yes, if living in the "nicest" part of town is important to you, then the Foothills area of Tucson (N of River Rd and east of Oracle Rd) is it.....but you'll have a 40-60 minute commute to the airport, depending on start location..... Oro Valley, even farther, is very nice and has great views and shopping, but doesn't quite have the "cachet" of the Foothills.....if price is no regard, then El Encanto in central Tucson is arguably nicer than the Foothills and has half the commute time to the airport....

you may also want to consider the large Rita Ranch area in far SE Tucson, though it lacks some soul!....even farther SE are many choices in the Vail area, including Rancho del Lago and other smaller developments...commute time will be similar to a Foothills commute, but less traffic and less-crowded surface streets
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:01 PM
 
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What about Marena? I am thinking of a second home in Tuscson, so commute is not an issue. OV seems a little congested.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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Marana is the epitome of congestion! Oro Valley does have some high density and then low density areas. It all comes down to $$$'s. The less you spend, the less you get!
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Marana is the epitome of congestion! Oro Valley does have some high density and then low density areas. It all comes down to $$$'s. The less you spend, the less you get!
Marana is a huge area so depends upon the particular location but I find very little congestion in the quadrant bordered by Twin Peaks, I-10, Silverbell and Ina. I can be anywhere in that quadrant from Sunflower in ten minutes or less and I've done it at all times of the day. As soon as you get east of I-10 on Ina and roads south, it becomes very congested and you've got to go through that from Oro Valley to get out to the Interstate or stay with surface streets to commute south. To me, the area that is the new interchange with I-10 (Continental Ranch basically) is ideal for lack of traffic, easy access and really no need to go further than Grant to find every big box and warehouse store in existence.
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