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Old 01-29-2013, 06:47 AM
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My husband and I are thinking of moving here with our 2 young children on a few months. My Mother in law owns a home in Suahrita (subdivision near the pecan farms) I can't remember the name of it. She will let us live there for a while till we get on our feet. Is Suaharita considered a reasonably safe area? I would be home a lot alone with my children so I want to feel safe. How does this area compare to others in Tucson? If anyone knows the subdivision I'm thinking of that would be helpful. My MIL says it has a community pool. Please be honest about the crime, we're from Baltimore so I can take it Also what is the demographic like in that area? Is it families, older folks, military, or majority Hispanic?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:18 AM
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Sahuarita is a great place for families, imo. They have a master planned community Rancho Sahuarita, it's huge, they have plently of parks for kids and adults that like to play, they even have a "lake"

They are still building up the area but there is a major grocery store (Fry's) in a strip mall with other smaller shops and a medical center on the way. It's a fairly quiet community and very safe. It's right off the I-19 so you can quickly get to Tucson, the airport or a major shopping center within 15 minutes.

I hope I have helped somewhat with your questions, i'm sure others with more knowledge will post soon. I only driven thru that area or visited friends that live there.

Welcome to Tucson!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:35 AM
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You can check the demographics here on this website. Sahuarita is a newer community with people of all ages. The crime isnt going to be too bad but some neighborhoods might see more property crime than others.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:26 AM
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I lived in Rancho Sahuarita for several years. It is fine for your family. There are many stay at home moms. If you use Facebook, look for a page called Residents of Rancho Sahuarita and join it. There is a lot of activity on there and your questions will be answered. It is very safe but use common sense and keep your doors locked. You do hear about an occasional burglary or theft from a vehicle, but usually those people left their garages open or cars unlocked. I left Rancho because the development just got too big for my taste. The traffic has increased and there is just a lot of noise (barking dogs/kids/etc). That is not a bad thing...I just grew up in a rural setting and missed the quiet. I am still in Sahuarita, but moved to a different development for peace and quiet. I do think you and your children will enjoy Rancho.
As far as demographics, it is a good mix. In Rancho, there are many law enforcement types, military, Raytheon employees, etc.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:11 PM
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Sahaurita is right up against a large retirement community called Green Valley. Both are pretty safe places to live. Any crime tends to be more of the petty crime variety. As a previous poster said, just use common sense precautions. Lock your doors and close your garage at night. lock your car when you go to buy groceries etc. Sahaurita has built up a bit and is pretty self contained now. All you need as far as shopping, groceries, restaurants, can be found there(or next door in Green Valley). You won't really need to go into Tucson much at all unless you commute for work. A casino right up the road has music concerts, and the pecan groves make for one of the nicer drives in the area.
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