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Old 03-24-2014, 06:58 PM
 
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Hi,

I am planning on moving to the Tucson area in a couple months because I plan to attend U of A. I'm a bit older though so I don't really want to live in a college student environment. I would like to live in an area that is close to the university as well as stores, restaurants, etc. I also enjoy attending cultural events such as theater as well as take in the occasional comedy performance so I would like to able to access these type of things without driving a great distance. In short, I'd like to be able to drive less than 20 (preferably 10) miles to get to these places and events. Living out in the raw desert is not ideal for me, nor is living smack in the middle of the city. A best-case scenario would be a family-oriented, quiet neighborhood, even though I'm single! Lol Clearly, I prefer a safe area as well. My max budget for rent is $800. I have lived in Arizona before, once in Chandler, just south of Phoenix, and once in Sierra Vista, which, of course, is about 80 miles south of Tucson. I do like the idea of being North (NW, NE) of Tucson so I am closer to the Phoenix area as I have friends and would like a shorter commute there, but I'm open to the possibility of living south of Tucson as well. I would appreciate any guidance you have to give. Thanks so much!
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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Hello Rising Phoenix ,

I would consider looking along River Rd. like between La Canada and Dodge. This gives you a lot of density for Tucson allowing for shopping and restaurants within your price range. I currently live near River and Campbell. My condo complex has a private access route to the Loop Riverwalk which means I can access A public park, 8 or so restaurants (4 being good), 1 hotel, a Trader Joes, a racquet club and a weekend farmers market amongst other things in a very short walk. While only being 7 miles from Downtown. I wouldn't trade this location for anywhere else in town. Apartments range from 550 to 900 or so but it's a relatively safe and quiet area.

Id take a look.
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