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Old 11-07-2019, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Traveling
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WOW, lots of posts saying about the same thing . . .

I have nothing against Oro Valley, however, when I was "home hunting" a few years ago, my first impression was Seniors and Families.

After much research, I chose a Patio Home near Stone just South of the Tucson Mall and could not be happier. Very possibly not quite as peaceful and safe as further North but much more convenient with Shops, Banks, Restaurants / Bars and, above all, the Rillito River Recreational Trail all within walking distance.

I have nothing against safety but boredom needs to be considered as well.
Sounds good to me.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ 10/06/09
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My opinion, don't move to Tucson...
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Traveling
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My opinion, don't move to Tucson...
No reasoning? Just, don't move to Tucson?
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:28 PM
 
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Thanks everybody!
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:37 PM
 
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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My opinion, don't move to Tucson...
I believe it’s part of the same fear that some people in southern Oregon have which is that too many people (i.e. Californians) are moving in to escape the fires, the COL, people, politics, whatever. And they will spoil the “hidden secret” that is their town/city. I suppose it’s a legit concern in terms of infrastructure. But I think it’s more than that. They’re afraid of losing local culture. Anyway, jmo.
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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And the only reason it was ranked #2 was because of the ratio of police to civilians. Paradise Valley narrowly got the top slot because they have a few extra officers. The Oro Valley police have nothing better to do than to strictly enforce every minor traffic infractions. One of my elderly family members got her first ticket in 50 years for doing a "granny turn" into her neighborhood Walgreens.
Thanks for the warning! Being a Centralite, thru and thru, can't think of a reason to go through all the effort of going up there. More than likely, they have too many gated communities, so the police, to relieve their boredom, target minor traffic infractions.

In Las Vegas, it's Henderson and Summerlin, way too many gated communities, leaving the police nothing more to do than to enforce minor traffic infractions.

Being I confine my life to Central Tucson, seeing a cop car is a rare sight!
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Thanks for the warning! Being a Centralite, thru and thru, can't think of a reason to go through all the effort of going up there. More than likely, they have too many gated communities, so the police, to relieve their boredom, target minor traffic infractions.

In Las Vegas, it's Henderson and Summerlin, way too many gated communities, leaving the police nothing more to do than to enforce minor traffic infractions.

Being I confine my life to Central Tucson, seeing a cop car is a rare sight!
I'm with you. Almost everything we do is located in central or southern Tucson including our favorite places to eat. I intentionally write 'places to eat' because I think it's tough to beat a good food truck. And living near I-19 quickly gets us where ever we need to go. Traveling down Oracle to town or Tangerine to I-10 takes a long time.
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:04 PM
 
Location: ABQ
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I'm with you. Almost everything we do is located in central or southern Tucson including our favorite places to eat. I intentionally write 'places to eat' because I think it's tough to beat a good food truck. And living near I-19 quickly gets us where ever we need to go. Traveling down Oracle to town or Tangerine to I-10 takes a long time.
That has been my observation while visiting Tucson. I stayed in Oro Valley for 4 days but everything I truly enjoyed and loved about Tucson was south. I'm not saying I couldn't live up there but it's such a hassle to get downtown that I can't imagine living up there if I was working. Telecommuting or retired? Sure. But why drive in stop-and-go stoplight traffic for 40 minutes twice a day? Needless to say, on all other trips to Tucson, I stay downtown.
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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I live on the opposite side of town from Oro Valley. Over towards Sabino Canyon. It is very lovely and very quiet. If I want to get downtown I can just zip down Craycroft and I am there. Craycroft has much less traffic than Oracle in my opinion. I would say to check out this side of town for sure!
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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OP already stated that he doesn't mind having his hands on a steering wheel for 30-45 minutes, and that's his prerogative. As the Oro Valley area expands, there will eventually be a greater choice of restaurants, distractions, unless a good portion of its populace is snow birds, like Green Valley.
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