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Old 02-21-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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I know I'm asking for it with a thread like this.......but what made people relocate to Tucson over Phoenix?
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:03 PM
 
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:-) Here's a few little videos for an overview, literally:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbhLSfK8EJk&t=7s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E-4kBSvBFQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAVhKbmK2w0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9PXFFA7WU0
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I know I'm asking for it with a thread like this.......but what made people relocate to Tucson over Phoenix?
I would be interested in hearing from Tucsonians on this as well. What I perceive to be Tucson advantages are:
- Overall a prettier more interesting terrain more mountainous
- Overall slightly better climate due to altitude and slightly cooler
- Currently slightly cheaper housing
- Has more uniqueness than Phoenix which looks like a corporate development
- Less crowded and slower pace
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:04 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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Incredible videos! Thanks, Wilma!
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:19 PM
 
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Colt, they are! That fellow does excellent work...
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:19 AM
 
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Wilma....thanks for those videos, just incredible.
We usually renta house for a week or so in the Phoenix area for vacation. But I think this year we may go with Tucson. Hopefully in 2 short years we can permanently relocate to Arizona. And I was trying to weigh the pros and cons of each city. Work commute is not a factor. But what is the job market like in Tucson for CPAs if anyone happens to know.
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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The biggest plus to moving to Tucson, for me, at least, is closer proximity to Mexico. A one hour drive, or less, from Tucson, as opposed to 3 hours from Phoenix. What if I suddenly needed some medication that my Dr. wouldn't authorize?

I lived in Phoenix from 1993-1996, and I'm looking forward to slightly cooler summers and a less crowded city to live in, a sleepier kind of town as I love to sleep!
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Granville, OH and Oro Valley, AZ
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Well, after 2 months in Ohio, I will drive to Tucson this Tuesday for around 7 weeks. I was already jacked up but the videos put me over the edge! The first, of Mount Lemmon..awesome. Riding my bike up it is grand but the descent with all that beauty is....words escape me.
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I've lived in both cities and much prefer Tucson. I came back here because of the slightly cooler weather, better monsoon season, prettier scenery, better hiking, more laid back vibe etc. Some people like huge cities, but I don't.
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:29 AM
 
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...I will drive to Tucson this Tuesday for around 7 weeks...
So envious! You are so fortunate! :-)

I like to keep the following bookmark handy; did you ever see this one... The Economist magazine named Mount Lemmon one of the Seven Best Rides in the World:

https://www.1843magazine.com/travel/...s-in-the-world
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