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Old 02-09-2019, 03:13 PM
 
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Hi guys, is the drive to Arizona U terrible from Saddlebrooke senior community (asking for son)? Also, any thoughts on living there would be appreciated. Like does it feel super remote or more suburban.


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Old 02-09-2019, 04:12 PM
 
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Interesting question, Katera . . .

The homes in SaddleBrooke are beautiful and the surrounding areas are even more beautiful but the remote feeling scared me off.

Personally, I prefer a little less remote and a few more conveniences such as being able to walk or bicycle to a few stores, shops, banks, bars and restaurants.

Maybe just me but the last thing I would choose since retiring is having to "Drive To The Bathroom."

As for the commute to the University of Arizona . . . my best guess would be about ONE HOUR. Once again, not for me but we all have different priorities.

Good Luck.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:25 PM
 
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Wow an hour. Ok, I figured 35ish minutes. Ok, thanks for your input.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:33 AM
 
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Plan on 40-45 minutes. We've made the drive several times.
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:38 PM
 
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The drive from Saddlebrooke to U of A is along Oracle Road. This is the main surface street that connects Oro Valley, Catalina and points north like Saddlebrooke to the middle part of Tucson. I agree that many times of day, it could take an hour or more. It is loaded with long duration traffic signals, and driving time depends on time of day. I would get sick of making that drive on a frequent basis, especially during busy morning or evening rush hours. In the middle of the day, not so bad. I have driven along Oracle Rd countless times, all days of the week and all times of day.

Saddlebrooke covers a large area. It can take 10 minutes just to get from some of the houses in Saddlebrooke to Oracle Rd in a car. Speed limits are slow and the streets are not on flat terrain.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:51 AM
 
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I just checked on a traffic map with current road conditions. At 6 AM it would take (depending where in Saddlebrooke you live) 40-47 minutes. Then add in another 5-10 minutes to find a parking spot at the U of A.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:46 AM
 
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All comments so very helpful! Thanks!





OK, one last question....haha: I noticed that Saddlebrooke was in Pinal County. Does anyone know if we could still attend the North campus of Pima County community college? Or do you have to live in Pima County. Thanks again!
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:28 PM
 
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All comments so very helpful! Thanks!





OK, one last question....haha: I noticed that Saddlebrooke was in Pinal County. Does anyone know if we could still attend the North campus of Pima County community college? Or do you have to live in Pima County. Thanks again!
He could attend Pima. It looks like they don't charge more for out of county tuition either, but you could double check on that: https://www.pima.edu/paying-for-school/costs/index.html
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:05 PM
 
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I thought residents of Saddlebrooke and other Robson communities had to be 55 or older. Is that not the case anymore?
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:54 AM
 
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I thought residents of Saddlebrooke and other Robson communities had to be 55 or older. Is that not the case anymore?
Not sure of all Robson's (but it's probably the same), but Quail Creek is 40+ for new construction & 55+ for used homes. You'd be hard pressed to see anyone in Quail Creek under 65 though.

And as being younger in these older established communities, you can definitely feel like an outsider generationally speaking.

I would recommend one of the newer 40+ communities that's only been around for 5 or less years. Should be a younger crowd & easier to make friends.

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