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Old 10-30-2019, 07:06 PM
 
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Physician considering moving to Tucson. Need input on safest and nicest areas to live. No children. Like the mountains. Don't mind a 30-45 minute drive.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:48 AM
 
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Oro Valley hits everything you're looking for.
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:18 AM
 
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:11 AM
 
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I live a stone's throw away from Oro Valley in a unincorporated county island. Biggest threat in our subdivision are the packs of roaming coyotes that eat people's cats.

Ten minutes to hiking trails and ten minutes to all of the shopping along the Ina Road corridor.
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Oro Valley was ranked 2nd in safest cities in AZ in a recent study - I posted it on this forum somewhere just can't remember off the top of my head. I LOVE it there!
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Old 11-01-2019, 05:50 PM
 
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Oro Valley was ranked 2nd in safest cities in AZ in a recent study - I posted it on this forum somewhere just can't remember off the top of my head. I LOVE it there!
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.
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I'll 3rd Oro Valley....beautiful views, nice hiking and biking trails, nice housing stock, low crime...really no negatives that I could find.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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And the only reason it was ranked #2 was because of the ratio of police to civilians.
Where does it say that that was the only reason? I'm sure it was a contributing factor but I somehow doubt it was the only reason.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:00 AM
 
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Where does it say that that was the only reason? I'm sure it was a contributing factor but I somehow doubt it was the only reason.
Forget the source, but it was almost a close tie as to which city was safer - Paradise Valley or Oro Valley. The deciding factor was the ratio of officers per 1000 residents. From what I remember PV had 2.1 officers per 1000 and OV had 1.89 officers per 1000. Honestly if I had to guess, what might push OV to second place would be all of the retail stores that PV doesn't have. Probably more shoplifting and breaking into cars in OV.

As someone that lives a stone's throw away from OV and sees all the crime posts on NextDoor the biggest issues are coyotes and bobcats eating pet cats or people speeding through residential streets.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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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.
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